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Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Snow Globe

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.

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TFL! Joanne xx

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Grungy Card!

I sometimes get the impression that some people think that Stampin' Up! is all about cutesy and/or twee images, nothing grungy or "alternative". Well I've tried to put pay to that with this card!

After seeing this video by Monica using the Cuttlebug embossing folders, a customer asked me a question. Seeing that the Stampin' Up! Basic Black and Basic Gray inkpads are waterproof, could you still use them on your Cuttlebug folders, or would they make a terrible mess like Stazon that you'd never be able to remove fully? I decided to live dangerously and try it out for myself. Here goes!

Being the non-fussy type I inked the whole thing! This is using Basic Black inkpad.
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.

The main card is made out of Sahara Sand cardstock which I stamped with En Francais background stamp in Basic Gray.

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