Saturday, December 26, 2009

Repeat this!

Repetition is one of the easiest ways to create interest on a otherwise plain card. Whether you're just starting out and have minimal supplies, don't have the right paper for your project or a seasoned crafter with "stampers block" you can create your own background or as the main focal image. I think it's also the best way to get the most out of your stamps and to justify why you just had to have them. The card example above was stamped multiple times with "Cheers to you" in versamark on creamy caramel cardstock and clear embossed. You could use whatever ink you choose but I like versamark for this one because it creates a watermark effect/darker tone and is perfect if you don't have a similar colour inkpad.
This one uses a single branch from "Cheep talk". Here I have masked off with a sticky note where I don't want the end stem of the stamp and lined up where I wanted it to branch off and stamped repeatedly and now it looks like bird is sitting in a tree.

Finally, this is where you can create depth. After first sponging (optional) the cardstock in creamy caramel on very vanilla cardstock, I stamped the gears from "sense of time" in close to cocoa, chocolate chip and encore gold. I then went back and sponged the edges in close to cocoa and chocolate chip. Oh so easy and very quick!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Quick!! It's nearly Christmas

This year I was determined to be organised for Christmas! But somehow in the blink of an eye it manages to sneek up on me and with only 4 days till christmas I have 12 more cards to post and still have to find gifts for everyone except my son! SO with that in mind and only hours to spare before I saw my kind, thoughtful and generous friend Tracey, here is what I came up with.
Really simple, quick and inexpensive with a stunning result!
I have used the Lovely as a tree set, green galore stampin' pad and riding hood red striped grosgrain ribbon from Stampin Up!
I love the dual colour of the scented candle which is perfect for a horizon.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Stampin Up simple Christmas card

This card was made primarily from scraps I had after making my swaps for Regionals. Very simple to make.
The tree is from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and it has to be the most used and versatile stamp set I have.
It is stamped in Staz-on black and the tree is watercoloured with ink from an inkpad and an aqua painter. The decorations are from Tree Trimmings and are stamped in real red.
Quick card to put together if you have alot to do.
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