Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Sunday, 21 December 2008
I also made some lovely little test tubes full of sweeties using the scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" punch and Circle of Friendship stamp set.
And these are what I made for Harvey's teachers at school. Snowman soup made with the cute little snowmen stamp from the Window Dressing set.
All gifts and cards went down really well so I was very pleased!
Anyway, off to do more Christmas preparations!
Take care and Merry Christmas! Jo xx
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
I love snowglobes, and I love the Stampin' Up! Neighbourhood wheel, so I decided to use it to make a snowglobe card!
Very quick and easy. I stamped the polka dot background stamp onto vellum using Versamark ink, then embossed with white embossing powder. Cut a circle of Ruby Red cardstock and cut out the middle to make a hoop for the outside of my snowglobe. I then stuck a circle of the vellum behind it.
I then stamped some of the houses from the Neighbourhood wheel and coloured one in with Watercolour Wonder crayons in Earth Elements colours, cut it out and arranged it with the little Christmas Tree from the Loads of Love set onto a circle of Bordering Blue cardstock. I placed the vellum over the top and the hoop on top of that to make the snowglobe.
It was then placed on a card made out of Night of Navy cardstock and decorated with a length of Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon. The sentiment is from Loads of Love and was finished off with a little chipboard heart from the Loads of Letters chipboard pack.
All products Stampin' Up! Any queries just let me know.
TFL! Joanne xx
Saturday, 8 November 2008
I ran it through my Cuttlebug quite quickly, and was really pleased with the result. I embossed a piece of Bravo Burgundy cardstock with the Basic Black ink and it produced a lovely distressed/grungy type look.
I cleaned up with a few baby wipes and as you can see, no permanent damage to my Cuttlebug folder. Happy days!
I decided to turn my newly inked and embossed piece of cardstock into an anniversary card for my hubby, so here's what I did.
I stamped a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock with Paisley background stamp (love my background stamps!) using Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. This was attached to the left hand side of the card and I stitched the join together with SU! linen thread.
I cut the Bravo Burgundy embossed card into a heart shape and decorated it with a little Bravo Burgundy 5/8" ribbon and Hodge Podge Buckle and attached it to the card.
All done! He'd better appreciate it! LOL!
Lots of love, Joanne xxx
Thursday, 16 October 2008
First of all, stamp your main image.
Now the Stamp-a-ma-jig comes into it's own. The black handle is moulded at a right angle. It has a right angle on either side so it is suitable for both right handers and left handers. You need to butt the plastic sheet right up against the handle as shown.
You then use this image on the plastic sheet to align over your first stamped image, like so:
Remove the plastic, keeping the black handle in place. Then ink your stamp and stamp on top of your original image, butting the stamp up to the handle which you use as your guide (as you did before).
Now all you have to do, after you've stamped the top image, is to congratulate yourself on being such a cool and clever stamper to produce such brilliant gorgeous work!
All that remains is to make cards with said images!
This card was made using Regal Rose ink for the rose and Old Olive ink, cardstock and Designer Series Paper for the leaves and card.
On this one the inks used were Barely Banana and So Saffron for the rose and Old Olive for the leaves, with Basic Gray and Barely Banana cardstock and Old Olive ribbon.
Saturday, 11 October 2008
First of all, take a strip of cardstock 1 inch wide (I used SU! Ruby Red) and cut your scallop as normal. You can make your cardstock strip thicker or thinner if you want thicker or thinner ric rac, but I think this is a nice size.
And look what happens! Ric Rac Paddywhack! As if my magic! No more buying loads of ribbony ric rac or paper frills - you can make your own!
As you can see, I made a card with it. This is made using the lovely little birdie from the Fun & Fast Notes stamp set and the Holiday Treasures and Designer Series Papers in Old Olive. My ric rac is made with Ruby Red cardstock and finished off with white grosgrain ribbon. The edges of the birdie picture were finished off by distressing with my cutter kit (great for hiding not-so-straight edges if you're a bit cack handed like me!)
Now I'm off to try and work out how to make scallop squares. I may be some time......Hope this was clear enough for you. Any queries get in touch!
TFL! Joanne xx