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 🙂
Posted in Family and friends, specials, Stampin'
Tagged 2-step stamping, a rose is a rose, birthday, boy, cameo coral, female, lots of bots, mellow moss, night of navy, occasional greetings, ruby red, samj, stamp-a-ma-jig
When I asked my Dad what he was after for my birthday, he had to think about it, and then after a few days, the best suggestion he could give me was money for a new jacket to wear whilst playing golf! So, if I thought if I was giving money, I may as well give it in a nice card!
I have stuck a piece of card to the inside of the back cover of the card, creating a pocket into which I slid the money and to make it easier to get it out I punched a semi-circle with my 1″ circle punch (you can see this in the second picture). I have used Night of Navy card and ink, plus Whisper White card, Wild Wasabi striped ribbon (sneaked in my colour of the month!!) and some Versamark ink – this is hard to see in the photo, but I rolled my Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel along the lower half of the front using the Versamark. I also used my Crop-a-dile and Mat Pack to create the row of dry embossed dots along the top edge. Big thankyou to Sue for demo-ing this method on her blog!
And now, drum roll……. can you see something new, pretty and shiny on the card?!!!! Yep it’s silver Hodge Podge!!! How cool does that look! This will be available from the first of August in the Spring Mini Catalogue! If you would like your very own mini catalogue to drool over please let me know – I will be posting them out this week!