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Getting in front …

I’ve been trying to get in front with my cardmaking at the moment so that I have the card made BEFORE the occasion instead of on the day of … or the day after! LOL! So here are a couple of the cards I’ve been making …..

This one uses Ruby Red, Night of Navy and the Lots of Bots set from the Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue. I needed a boy birthday card so I thought you can’t really go wrong with Robots! This one will also be part of the Stamp-a-Stack on Sunday afternoon (email me ASAP if you’d like to come along)

And this card uses the gorgeous A Rose is a Rose stampset. I’ve stamped with Mellow Moss and Cameo Coral using various impressions of ink – stamped off up to 3 times for some images. Of course I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig (SAMJ) to do the 2-step stamping  …. gosh that tool makes it so easy! I used Mellow Moss cardstock for the base card, but I thought the Cameo Coral cardstock as a mat behind the stamped images looked too bright for the subtle floral look I was going for so I chose Blush Blossom instead and it matches in quite well with the lighter impressions of Cameo Coral. The greeting comes from the Occasional Greetings stamp set and I used my markers to achieve a multicoloured image.

Stay tuned in the next few days for another fabulous special using one of the sets I’ve used here …. which one do you think it will be?!! Take care, K 🙂


Recessed cards

Today Laura and I held another class, this month it was on Recessed Cards. I designed a ‘Faux Recessed’ Scalloped Circle Card …….

And Laura designed a Recessed Window card using a template she had used previously from www.splitcoaststampers.com, here she has used the A Rose is a Rose stamp set in Riding Hood Red with Chocolate Chip Cardstock, DSP and Ribbon and a little bit of Kiwi Kiss too.

Now, when I am the ‘student’ at a class, I sometimes like to change the card around a little (stop laughing Alicia!!!:P) and a couple of the girls today asked if there were any other designs apart from Laura’s for them to see, so when I made mine I decided to use a different set to show them what else you could do!

I used the Welcome Home stamp set for the house and trees image and stamped it in Old Olive on the cardstock I was using then in Chocolate Chip on a scrap piece and cut the house out (like I have done previously with this set) I then used flowers from the Trio Flower Punch and leaves from the XL 2-step Bird Punch for my embellishments…. plus a little bit of chunky sprinkles on the flowers for some bling! You can see on the second picture how the images have been layered to create a 3D effect in the recessed window.

So, what do you think? Do you have a preference? Do you like or dislike them all? Let me know! And don’t forget, if you’d like to learn how to make these cards, give me a call or send me an email and I can arrange a class for you!

Have a great weekend! K 🙂