I have been so busy doing these card buffet posts … I do hope you are enjoying them??? It is quite time consuming to prepare a post with this much detail … so I do hope you are liking what you see! Please leave a comment … I love to have feedback and meet new friends! Don’t forget – if you would like to see better detail for any of these pics … just click on each for an enlargement.Check the end of this post for a list of suppllies.
My third theme was based on the stamp set – “Friends 24-7” … which you all know took a little while for me to see the potential of. After seeing Shelli (Gardner) demo this set at Convention … I just had to have it! 😀 So … I hope these cards might even do the same … and convince you that it is a LOVELY set … and helps to create the most DAZZLING cards! Here is sample 1 …
Do you like the colour combo? It is another new one … Elegant Eggplant / Baja Breeze / Kiwi Kiss! I think it is a really elegant colour combo. I have had a lot of trouble getting the photo to give a true representation of the colours … so this is still not quite right! I even resorted to using Gav’s “u-beaut” Nikon … but it seems this is the best I am going to get!!! It is actually a lovely combo. Anyway … I have teamed the “Friends 24-7” stamp set with the “Friendly Words” jumbo wheel stamp that go so well together! This looks a lot more difficult than it really is. Don’t be afraid to try a card that has several elements … just break each element down individually … and it won’t seem nearly as “daunting”. Here is the 2nd sample … a little more simple … but still gorgeous!
This card could easily be turned on it’s side and used just as effectively as a landscape design! 😀 I have stamped the image twice … using my S-A-M-J (stamp-a-ma-jig) to position it perfectly. Some simple colouring … and some Dazzling Diamonds and an awesome card comes together beautifully. The image was stamped in Elegant Eggplant & coloured with a blender pen & Kiwi Kiss & Baja Breeze ink. Some yummy satin Baja Breeze Ribbon Originals ribbon … and pretty Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon … creates a perfect combination!
And … my 3rd sample is super easy, too! Sorry about the shadows on this card … not sure what was happening with my photography today!? 🙄 You can see the gorgeous Super Nova glitter I have used on the flowers … just adds the prettiest sparkle to the card … and really lifts it. (And is a perfect match to the Kiwi Kiss!)
So … only one more theme for my card buffet to go … keep watching for the last group of cards using the “Crazy for Cupcakes” stamp set! It is a great colour combo, too … very funky!
Images copyright © Stampin’ Up! ® 1997—2009. Artwork by Andrea Lowcock.
CLICK ON THE TABLE … and you will see an enlarged image that is easy to read. The “bold” sizes for the card is the standard sizes that I had precut … and below each is listed the pieces that need to be cut from this “standard” piece of card. (I hope that makes sense!)
your cards are so beautiful, full of elegance and feminine details…very classy! Wonderful color combo!
Andrea adds: Yes … feminine is a good word for these ones! Thanks for your feedback! It is always lovely to hear from you! xx
Loving the Card Buffet Andrea……a creative feast for all….and no guilt or calories….PERFECT!!! (unless u don’t have the stamp set then the guilt of I wanna kicks in….LOL!!) Ur new coloue combo is AWESOME and I am lovin the eyelet border punch. Hoe cool does it make the cards look??? Great job sweetie!!
Andrea adds: LOL … no calories … you always make me smile, Lynda! I do love my eyelet border punch. Thanks for your enthusastic reponse!!! 😀
These cards are great Andrea. Thanks for all the work you have gone to put these on your blog. I know how time consuming it can be.
I love this colour combo. I think it might be a good Christmas one????
Andrea adds: Hi Jenny … I think you are right … this would make a gorgeous Christmas colour combo! Must try it out!!! xx
Love your cards Andrea, I do like your colour combo too, not one that I would have thought of (probably becasue I just don’t do purple), but they go so well together. Friends 24-7 is a very special stamp set, I’m starting to use mine more & more 🙂
Andrea adds: I love purple … and I agree … this was a GREAT combo! (even if I do say so myself!!! 😀 )
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