Sunday, 26 April 2015

Spring flowers, butterflies and a moon lake

Today I wanted to share the cards I have done during the last weeks classes. It has been a very busy week with my monthly class on Sunday morning,  two classes on Monday and one on Friday afternoon. I also had a Stall at the When you Wish Upon  Star Charity Event Fashion Show, which generated some further interest. Both cards were made during the usual 2 hour sessions and utilised numerous techniques from colouring/stamping through to embossing/punching and die cutting.

With Paul still being away in Saudi Arabia, the first card featured a lovely sunset, water and a boat, in a simple easel design.  The background was created using an ink/sponge and masking technique and the colouring of the boat and tree  using the aqua painter (water brush) and baked brown sugar ink pad.



The stamp is from the 'moon lake' collection featured in the Spring/Summer mini catalogue at only £16.95 for clear and £23.95 for wood mount

The second card was more traditional. The 3D contrast on pure white card is always a favourite and when contrasted with a ribbon and coloured insert, it really helps the features stand out. 


The embossing was created using the spring flowers embossing folder, offset to give further contrast.

I was given some 'Tattered Lace' dies for my birthday and was eager to play with them, so I have used one of them on this card, which is the delicate blossoming flourish which I have placed through the oval die cut hole. 


I have made a duplicate card but instead of the flourish have replaced it with the leaves from the bird builder punch and I think this is a lovely alternative

 
The butterflies were die cut using the butterfly embosslit folder which have now sadly just retired from the catalogue. They have been so popular they have already sold out! Lots of other designs are available in the catalogue, so please check out the brochure or my shop to add different detailing to create your own design. 


This weeks weekly deals are listed below and will be only available until Tuesday 28th April before a new collection of deals is announced.


 http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=3068&DBWSDEMOID=5003138

http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=3068&DBWSDEMOID=5003138

As always, if you want to take advantage of any of the deals on offer, you can place your order online or by using the link to my store on the right hand side of my blog page where it says 'Shop Online Here' or with me in person.


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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Flower shop card and matching envelope box

The retiring list has been out for a few days now and quite a few items have already sold out. It was a very frustrating day on Tuesday and apologise to anyone who experienced any problems with online ordering. There were major system issues as so many people were  trying to place their orders! However thankfully these are all now resolved. The document has been updated,  if you click on the photo below it will take you straight to the retiring products
http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2015_EU_RetiredList/EU_retiredList_ENG.pdf

There is also a short video which shares items that are retiring 


I am sharing the card and co-ordinating envelope box we made last week. We used the bow builder punch, Butterfly framelits, Flower Shop stamps and matching pansy punch for the creation.


I love the Lovely Lace background embossing folder


When I first created the card I stamped and punched the flowers out, placed them on the card  but thought they looked a little flat. 

With a technique I found on the internet I showed the ladies how to create the 3D flowers by stamping each flower three times and cutting out one and two petals from the flowers and joining it back up again with glue to create the layers.This was a fiddly procedure but kept them very quiet for a few minutes as well as sticky fingers! The petals were curled around a cocktail stick and when dried the layers were glued together to form a complete flower

We also made a co-ordinating envelope box with the envelope punch board to store the card

I hope you enjoyed my offering today and please contact me or head over to my online SHOP if you would like to purchase any of the products. 

Please remember items on the Retiring list are only available whilst stocks last or until 2nd June 2015


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