Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Balloon Girl

I really love the colours in this card. Sort of like a sunset.
I used various distress inks,
7 Gypsies "off the wall" 8x8 paper pad.
Tim Holtz Die - hardware findings,
Movers & Shapers - styled labels & key holes.
On the edge - Distressed Doily
Tim Holtz stamp - Life is what happens....
My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks 6X6 paper pad

Simon Says Stamp Card Kits

I have been buying the Simon Says Stamp Card Kits for over a year now, but for whatever reason, never seemed to have the time to make anything from them, except for the July 2012 Kit which can be seen in an earlier post, by clicking the link.

Well I ran out of room and thought, this is it I am going to make at least two cards from each kit. I had so much fun I am now completely up to date, and can' wait for the July 2013 Kit to arrive. Below are the card kit supplies and the cards made from them:

June 2012

 This was the kit that made me want to subscribe and I still love it.


August 2013 

 This was a kit that had my favourite paper stash in it My Minds Eye Indie Chic - Ginger

September 2012

Amazing how at first I wasn't too sure what to do with this, having no school aged children. but I am happy with the way they both turned out.

October 2012

Just love the colours in this kit  and the flower in the stamp set is fabulous.

November 2012

I haven't made anything with the December 2012 Kit as it arrived too close to Christmas and my Chrissie cards were all finished, but I will use it this Christmas.

January 2013

I created one of my favourite cards with this kit, not sure why it is, but I just like it.

I really like the above card. as I said before, not sure why, it just appeals to me.

February 2013

I need to play with this kit some more I think, I was a bit stymied with it.

I did have fun making the dresses below though.

March 2013

Loved the Stamp set in this kit, but the rest was a bit to young and girlie for me I think? I struggled with this kit too.
These first two cards I really wasn't happy with the end results, although I do love the flowers.

 this one turned out better, I used a Jennifer Maguire technique. masking half of the card. Just love the woodgrain paper.

April 2013

Loved the colours in this kit, definitely need to play with this one some more.

May 2013

Arrived too late for Mothers day, but I have made a couple for next year.

June 2013

Just love the stamp set and paper pad in this kit.

I had two 50th Male Birthday this June, and this kit was perfect. The two below are just for fun.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

I really enjoyed this challenge from Simon Says Stamp. I also just happened to have a paper pad from Authentique and bottle caps from  Bottle Cap Inc.

The card stock I used is an old favourite of mine, I don't know the brand. It was purchased from a art supply shop in my home town, Victoria (Australia) that supplies to Kindergartens and preschools it is called Linen, and has a beautiful texture.

I embossed some scrap white card stock I had lying around with the Sugar & Starry Night Embossing folder set from Sizzix & Basic Grey and Coloured it using Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Broken China. coloured another piece of white card stock with Broken China ,Scattered Straw & Mustard Seed Distress Inks. I then Die Cut it using Tim's Styled Labels - Movers & Shapers Die and spread some Kiwi Perfect Pearls lightly around the edges.

Using various papers from the Authentique Delightful 6 X 6 paper pad I firstly stamped Hero Arts  Tall Flowers Cling Stamp onto a plain yellow paper and embossed with White embossing powder. I didn't use the flower Stalks, just the flower heads. I rounded the corners using the We R Memory Corner Rounder
I mounted it onto the Die Cut, after distressing both pieces with some Mustard Seed and Broken China Distress Inks.

I cut various strips of paper, cut banner corners on the thin strips, and distressed with Broken China.
I mounted this onto the front of the card using Stix 2 Anything Foam Mounts

I die cut some leaves from Tender Leaves by Memory Box and inked them with Broken China. 
I stamped some more flower heads from the Tall Flowers Cling Stamp, using Hero Arts Butter Bar Mid Tone Ink Then fussy cut some flower heads and leaves. I place one inside a Bottle Cap and filled it with Ranger Glossy Accents

I stamped the "You Make Me Smile" greeting using SimonSaysStamp - You stamp set. I die cut some small hearts using SimonSaysStamp - Holiday Shapes steelcraft die. Coloured them with Broken China and coated them with Glossy Accents. To finish off I randomly scattered some Kaisercraft pearls 

The finished card. I am very pleased with the way it turned out.

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