Monday, August 24, 2009

Enchanted Hollow cards - ALL OF THEM!

I thought I would share with you the whole grouping of my Enchanted Hollow cards - these images are designs that are exclusive to Heather's Stamp Haven - sold through the Stamp Barn.
These fairies are so beautiful - and the background Fairy Dust stamp is so versatile, you could use it on anything at all!

Here's Capri. She is "watercoloured" on the back of the vellum, and embossed in silver on the front.

Here's Cara. For this care I dry embossed a corner butterfly image, then chalked the image to highlight the embossing, and cut out the corner shape itself. I also pierced a trail of flight for the little butterfly around Cara.

Here's Crystal. She's done on a stair step card, with the image cut out - outside of the box style. And lots of Stickles glitter of course.

Here's Coral. This is a gate fold card with a dangling sentiment (I love doing those!).

Here's Dewey - the Dragon that takes care of the Fairies! Bazill Bling cardstock sets off his colour really well, and his wing was popped up to add more dimension. I added a ton of Stickles after taking the photo - so he is really very shimmery!
If you love Fairies, then you'll love this line of images - give them a try!
I will post the colour charts for all of these images next - so if you want those, make sure you stop in again and save them for yourself.
Until next time, have a great day!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Roly Poly Birdie

Today's card is another Sunshine Designs Roly Poly image - this one is the bird and the card base is my favourite birdhouse template! I punched a hole and threaded some embroidery thread through at the top - so that it can hang like an ornament.
Here's the card:
And here's the colour chart to watercolour it if you want to give it a try too, using water soluble markers of course (I use Tombow markers)!
The flowers on the birdhouse roof and also watercoloured right on the Bazill cardstock - don't forget you can do that with the markers too!
Until next time, have a great day!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Swing Top Card

Oh Happy Day!
Here's a cute little swing top card using the Sunshine Designs stamps again from Stamp Barn.

And here's the colour chart for this little guy too!

To make the card "swing" part, just use a brad as the hinge, making sure you don't glue down the top part but do glue down the bottom part. If you use a light colour base for the card - you can write your message on the inside under the top swinging part.
Until next time, have a great day!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Froggy Friday

It's a Froggy Friday!
My Mum loves the Turtle Tuesdays I have done in the past, but has always bugged me to do a Froggy Friday - so this one is for her!
AND - if you love this image - HERE is a link to Danielle's blog where she has this stamp as Blog Candy from The Stamp Barn. Make sure you leave a comment on as soon as you can, as she is drawing for it on Friday evening.

I had a bit of fun with this card - adding in some thin strips of cardstock in 2 different colours of green - to look like grass. I also bent some of the strands to give it some depth. I attached the strips with Terrifically Tacky Tape at the bottom and covered the openly sticky parts with shiny green seed and tube beads.
And here is the colour chart for the frog - give him a try! He is just 1 of the many Roly Poly images in this Sunshine Designs line of stamps - and they are all very fun to work with and colour!
Remember to put a comment on Danielle's blog for a chance to win!

Until next time, have a great day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Strawberries! Yum!

Here's a cute little card with strawberries on it - and a cute little paper strawberry - it's so easy.
I do love strawberries and I made some great freezer jam with the kids this summer after the local strawberry festival!

HERE is a great link to the template you can download and a complete tutorial on how to make it with complete details, so you too can make this oh-so-cute paper strawberry. It doesn't take much paper at all, so you can use up your patterned paper scraps this way.

And here is the colour chart to colour the image.

Until next time, have a great day!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Inky Antics Relaunch of the clear stamp cling sets

Sorry - I forgot about 1 more thing.
I have an e-mail from one of my blog visitors looking for the turtle stamp that I used on this POST.

When I went over to the Inky Antics site, all of their awesome turtle clear sets had been removed from the site. The reason is that they have now re-launched their clear sets and the turtles are now back! So anyone wanting to see the Inky Antics new release for the fall, and the re-launch of their turtle stamp sets - HERE is the link to the page with the Fall/Winter release.
Love those new coffee stamps, and the Triangle Treat box and co-ordinating stamps!

And did I mention that I have so oh-so-cute new turtles from Stampin' Bella? :)

A tree for all seasons

Start of the card parade:

Here is a cute set of cards using the Sunshine Designs cube All Seasons Tree RS006 CU (lg) from The Stamp Barn. I used the exact same layout for each card and changed up the Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background on each, the sheer ribbon colour and the colour of glitter frame.




And here is the colour chart for all 4 trees if you want it. Simply Right Clink on the image and save it to your computer. When you want to use it - print it the full size of a letter piece of paper and you are good to go.

To make the glitter frames, you use 1/4" wide Terrifically Tacky Tape and run around all edges of the stamped image paper piece. Peel off the red protective tape and then sprinkle the glitter that you want over all of the tape. Simply tap off the excess and you are done!
A great way to store the glitter that you use frequently is to put it in Rubbermaid container with an airtight lid and use a plastic spoon to scoop the glitter over it. When you tap off the excess - it goes right back into the container, throw the spoon in and seal it up for another day. Nice and Easy! For these, I used the Martha Stewart fine glitter - it comes in a great range of colours and is very nice to use.
Until next time - have a great day!