Friday, 29 April 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
Flowerpot card made at SU class so all materials are Stampin' Up.
There is a tutorial for something similar on Split Coast Stampers
The flower part pulls up and it does have a stand on the back (but unfortunately mine did not want to stand upright!)
A matching gift tag.
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Our SU demo is a lovely lady who is so patient with me and my mum at class. We are always the last to leave!
It's her birthday this week so I wanted to give her a little gift to say 'thank you'.
I used, mostly, SU products. The only non-SU is the die for the box which is Sizzix Takeout Box.
The roses were made with Fancy Flower punch, a great tutorial here.
I tried holding the petals together with paperclips but some of them left little grey marks on the petals, hence the glitter to try and cover up the marks :)
After I'd put the box together I thought it looked too plain but had already glued everything.
It has something inside but I'll keep quiet as she might see this before her birthday.
Monday, 11 April 2011
Kraft card blanks are Papermania. The sentiment is Stampin' Up as is the main stamped image (Notably Ornate stamp set) and the leaves are from SU bird punch.
I highlighted some parts of the image with Glamour Dust and added faux stitching and distressing.
I liked the look of the card so, rare for me, decided to replicate it in different colours.
By the time I got to the blue one I gave up making my own flowers and used Prima!
The flowers are very simple to make using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix die.
Not my idea, I saw them in a cardmaking magazine recently.
You need to cut four of the smallest flowers on the die and three of the next size.
I tend to cut a strip of card the approx width of the flower I need and fold it concertina-like into four before running through the Big Shot so I'm only running it through the once but get four pieces cut. That sounds obvious unless you don't know it, someone I was chatting to recently thought you had to use four whole die sized pieces of card and run each one through individually.
Basically you fold one of the smallest pieces up very tight, next one not quite as tight etc etc and just layer them up, bending the petals a bit as you go.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Sunday, 3 April 2011
Friday, 1 April 2011
I had to make two Mother's Day cards in thirty minutes.
This one is my trusty Sizzix flower die (probably my most used die for speedy cards) and Cuttlebug embossing folder. Alphabet is also Sizzix.