Back to my workshop. These are the projects my lovely ladies made this time.
The idea from this one came from Convention last year in Melbourne. Here it is here. Sometimes you just need to create ideas by looking at another card and taking it from there. I liked the way the crimper was used and how we dragged our stamp pad over the corrugation to give it the rustic look. This was how I built the idea for the Happy Birthday one below. I love the butterfly in this card and we used markers to colour it. We also used the Dotted Ribbon Border Punch just a little under the image. Below you can see the card I created from the idea I got from Convention.
For this one I have used the following: - Cardstock - Confetti White, Pear Pizzaz, Early Espresso Stamp Set - Best Dad Ever Stamp Pad - Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz, Early Espresso Accessories - Early Espresso Marker, Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon, Crimper First of all I cut a piece of Confetti White 6 x 8cm. I inked up my stamp with Pear Pizzaz and then rock and rolled with Marina Mist. (To rock and roll you need to gently roll your stamp around the edges onto your ink pad to give your image an extra colour or shade) I then went around the edges of the stamp very gently with Early Espresso. This is to highlight the edges and then I huffed to moisten the stamp and stamped it onto the Confetti White Cardstock. I ran my Pear Pizzaz cardstock 9.5 x 14.5cm 3/4 way through the crimper and then went over the crimped area with my stamp pad giving it a rustic look. I tied my ribbon in a knot to accentuate the ties knots. I love the colours used in this card.I just love this next one as I love the nautical image of The Open Sea. This stamp set unfortunately will disappear once the Summer Mini Catalogue finishes on 31st March. I have heard it wont be appearing in the new catalogue but one can only wish. This one is also a very simple one and very effective using the following products :- Cardstock - Soft Suede, Whisper White, Pool Party Stamp Pad - Pool Party, Soft Suede Stamp Set - The Open Sea
For my next card I had prepared a bit more this time as I knew there would be some ladies who would not want to get their fingers all inked up. I decided since it is almost Easter that we would use the Happy Easter Stamp Set from the Summer Mini Catalogue. I used Watercolour Paper and a Blender Pen with various coloured Markers. For the background we used shaving cream and re-inkers. First of all you place some shaving cream onto an old plate or some kind of surface and flatten it out a bit. I used Baja Breeze and Pacific Point re-inkers and placed a few drops over the top of the shaving cream. I then used a skewer to swirl the ink around (not too much) to make a pattern. I used Glossy Cardstock and placed this glossy side down onto the shaving cream and lifted it and wiped straight away with a paper towel. You need to wipe it off straight away or you will be left with unwanted streaks. It is such a WOW project and the kids would love this one. It can get a bit messy though but it all comes off in the wash.
The other card uses Marina Mist Ink Pad and Well Worn DSP. I used the same technique with the resist embossing and Basic Black Ink. Quite a stunning stamp set.
Well I guess that is it for me tonight. I have an early start in the morning so I must get my rest. I was awake until 2am this mornng. For some reason I was unable to sleep. I know..... these are the times you get up and create. I had to work this morning so I was unable to do that, normally I would.
Well its bye for now and I hope I made it up to you for being away for so long. Cherio for now and thanks for popping by :)