28/5: Another sheduled post – hope it arrives Sunday morning (AUS EST)
Mmmmmmmm … yes … I did have fun playing with this new set … and felt VERY satisfied with these (& yesterday’s) cards. And … I love being able to share them once again with you! (My new computer is FANTABULOUS … but still needs more “fine tuning”) I hope you like these two!!
I absolutely LOOOOOVE this colour combination and think that this is probably the nicest of the 4 cards I did with this set. (Oh … and I do plan to do more!!!! 😉 ) I was really happy with the whole design … and especially loved the way you can layer images with this set. You can see on the main card image I have added some soft flourishes (stamped off) in the kiwi kiss & baja breeze … run my Friendly words wheel across the bottom in choc chip & added the main flower image over it all … also in choc chip! (I did mask the words across the bottom before stamping the flowers with a post it note … so the flowers didn’t cover the words.)
I also re-stamped the flower image onto a scrap & coloured the flowers with ink & blender pen … cut these out individually … added a little “bling” and mounted with dimensionals. (I’m not sure if you can see this in the pic above?) But … I have included a close up … to show you!
The phrase has been stamped twice to give a shadow effect – I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure I positioned this perfectly! I also only stamped the “Friends” as the shadow by inking the stamp with ink & then wiping the ink from the other words with a baby wipe! (A Baja Breeze in-colour marker would have been easier … but … of course … is not available! Another way is to pick up some ink with a blender pen … and paint it onto the stamp where you want it!) Either way works well.
- Stamp Sets: “Friends 42-7” & “Friendly Words” Jumbo Wheel Stamp
- Cardstock & Papers: Baja Breeze Patterns DSP, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze & Whisper White Cardstock
- Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
- Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Flower Brad, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen, Eyelet Border Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack.
So … here is my last sample (for now!) 😀 Even though this bird image is not really my cup of tea … I was determined to use it. And I actually was really pleased with how it turned out! I kinda CASED the design from two different samples in the Idea Book & Catalogue! Again I have layered images! On the main image I have stamped some Bashful Blue flowers as a soft background image (I hope you can see that in the pic???) … and then added the bird on top in Riding Hood Red. The blue bird is stamped again on scrap & added with dimensionals.
I have used the flourish stamp as a soft background on the blue card and the Friendly Words Wheel stamp has been rolled across the RHR strip of card. The “Friends” phrase is punched with the Word Window punch … but … as it is a little longer than the punch … the secret is to stamp the image … and cut a strip just slightly narrower than the width of the punch … and feed ONE end through and punch just ONE end at a time! (Does that make sense??? 😕 )
Another clever hint from Convention: I have pulled the Rhinestone out of the Rhinestone Brad and stuck it directly to the RHR tiny flower. This is a great technique if you are wanting to add a brad to a small piece of card and you can’t hide the brad “wings”. All you need is to undo the tiny clips on the back … open up the wings completely and the rhinestone pops out! Simple! And … so effective!
- Stamp Sets: “Friends 24-7” & “Friendly Words” jumbo wheel
- Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
- Inks: Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red
- Marker: Always Artichoke (leaves & foot of bird)
- Accessories: Blue Rhinestone Brad, Bashful Blue Wide grosgrain ribbon, Trio Flower Punch, 5-petal flower punch, Sponge daubers, Word Window punch, Scallop Edge Punch
I really like this colour combination! I think the secret with some of the bolder new incolours is to find a soft colour that combines well. I love the way these two colours work so well … with the white, too!
If you are feeling inspired after seeing these “Friends 24-7” cards (I know I just fell in love with this set as soon as I watched Shelli demo it) … you can order this set from me at any time. I love receiving order emails!!! 😀 Just email me with your payment details … and I can have it shipped directly to your door within a few days! You might like to add the “Friendly Words” jumbo wheel … because it just fits so well with the stamp set. Don’t forget to add your p&h … all ordering information can be found on my “Orders” page.
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