Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Petite Petals

This was my first creation with all the new Occasions Catalogue products and the Sale-a-bration free twine.  The twine inspired the colour scheme of the flowers being Pool Party and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I likely stamped the background in these colours too, after a light stamping of Crumb Cake using the En Francois background stamp. Loving the new wooden Elements also.  The Scalloped tag punch is so versatile.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Mojo Monday

Well let's give this one ago.  I haven't done this before, but feel free to join in and try your hand at a card using this layout.  I think it'll work great with the Starburst Framelits Dies. I'll get back to you with the result.

Here's the outcome:

I've used the new Starburst Framelits to duplicate the circles in the image. The On Film Framelit die provided the large embossed frame.  The base card is the brilliant Crushed Curry cardstock with Modern Medley DSP.  Topped with a punched out Petite Petals flower on Gold Bakers Twine
, with a touch of Gold sequin.

Monday, 10 February 2014

The Open Sea

A male card is always so handy in your collection, so out comes The Open Sea stamp set.  Stamp the journal on Crumb Cake and and have fun ageing it.  The wooden embellishment delivers the Happy birthday greeting.  The base card is Baked Brown sugar.

People Like You Stamp set

I had to look for the water colour paper and Stazon for these images. It's been awhile since I used the water colour paper and enjoy the versatility of the paper and wonder why I haven't touched it for so long.   Then I used a combination of aquamarker and Coastal Cabanna ink to colour the flower images and then a little to line the edges of the Happy Birthday banner. I tipped the flowers with a So Saffron marker to bring in the gold of the Gold Bakers Twine. Again the Scalloped Top tag punch had it's time!

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Simple Stems

Just one stamp from the Simple Stems  stamp set has been used on this card in Soft Sky on Naturals Ivory cardstock. Quick and easy card. I punched another tag with Soft Suede cardstock attached it to the base card.  I attached the stamped tag with Stampin' Dimensionals on top  to give the effect of a thick tag. The Simple Stems stamp set has endless uses and creates a different style each time I put my hands on it. You'll see more of this set soon.

Got to love the way you can make any tag size up to about 5cm wide and as long as you like.  The small tag with Best Wishes from the Petite Pairs stamp set was stamped on a Scalloped tag.  Approximately 3cm wide piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was inserted into the centre of the Scalloped tag topper punch.  I trimmed the end after I punched it out to the size I wanted, as it was a little too short to insert into the punch. So many options for this tag punch.



Hardwood Stamp set and the Scalloped Tag topper punch

A new Occasions Catalogue favourite would be the Hardwood  background stamp.  I was surprised the first time I stamped this image of how effective it was.  It makes a wonderful background topped with a tag, but here I have done the reverse and stamped the Scallopped Tag topper. The topper tag punch can be as long as you like and as wide as 5 cm. The burlap has been hand cut into the shape of a heart and over laid the heart on the stamped image. The wooden embellishment (new release) adds focus to the sentiment.  Did you see the new gold Bakers Twine?

Chalk Talk
Gorgeous Grunge

Early Espresso
Baked Brown Sugar