Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Cheery Get Well

One of my friends has been in hospital recently.  This is my first Get Well card and I was pretty chuffed at how this turned out.  It is not my own design.  I did find something very similar on Pinterest.  I just loved the rainbow colours and it was a bit different to what I normally do.

I used a few different punches here.  The four petal flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes pack and the Boho Blossom Punch.   Layering some of the flowers is the key to making this look really good.  Lots of glueing and very fiddly but worth the effort I think.  To make the flowers curve up I put them on a bit of hard foam and used the end of my Piercing tool to rub the centre of each flower.  This helps the petals to curl up and look more lifelike.

Ok, the colours I used are in order from left to right - So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Raspberry Ripple, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist and Pool Party.  The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen and fits in so well in that little space.  Can you see the specks of Blue made with the Gorgeous Grunge splatters again LOL.  The base card is  Crumb Cake then a layer of Night of Navy then the good old Whisper White.

Inside I stamped some stripes of colour to match the flowers on the front working from left to right and overlapping the colours as I went.

 I used the stripes stamp from (you guessed it) Gorgeous Grunge and I loved how they turned out.  Not too thick but thick enough to give the rainbow colour effect.

A very Cheery Card.

Monday, August 26, 2013

MDS Labels

This year at school a few mums got together and with my help we came up with a few items suitable as gifts for the Father's Day Stall.   Because we were making so many of these little treat holders we needed something quick and simple to decorate them with.  

It was great timing that last weekend we had our MDS (My Digital Studio) workshop at the Brisbane Covention Centre.  I am pretty up on most computer things but doing this course was great to pick up on little things I had no idea about.   After learning these new tricks I was able to come up with some great little labels that I could mass produce in minutes.  It helps if you have a good printer at home.

These are little boxes made using the No. 2 Box die (retired).  You make two of them and stick them back to back to make a double sided box with the handle in the middle.  We put Chocolate Chip Cookies in one side and a Coffee Sachet in the other.  Very simple and cheap for the kids to buy with their pocket money.

We also made these other treat cups.  Disposable coffee mugs filled with marshmallows, Hot Chocolate  and Coffee Sachets, and finished with a Freddo Frog.   I simply designed the labels using MDS, copied multiple times on a page and then printed them out on A4 paper.  Easy Peasy.......

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Father's Day Tape It

Woah!  Where have I been.  Can't believe my last post was July.  So sorry to anyone who's been waiting for a new one from me.   Father's Day is fast approaching and I have been making a few things ready for the occasion.  

First up I have this one made with Washi Tape (again LOL) and a few new goodies from the Annual Catalogue.

I have here the Epic Day Washi Tape (love the orange one), the Father's Day sentiment from Delightful Dozen Stamp Set, Chalk Talk Framelits and the Off the Grid Stamp which is a small background stamp and I absolutely love it.  So versatile and fills in lots of blank spaces.  This card took me no more than 10 mintues to put together.  Simple.  I added a bit of Bakers Twine and some silver glitter paper to finish it off.  The splatters are from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (another favourite).....

The next card I made using a new Stamp Set called Tape It.  Shannon West showed us some WOW projects at Convention using this set and then it was up for grabs as a Prize Patrol.  I so wanted this set and was lucky enough to win it WooHooo.  It is very easy to use and looks so real it isn't funny.
It looks like washi tape and what makes it great is you can pick from all our wonderful colours to stamp with.    Again I used Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set to fill in the white spaces.  Love It.

I'll be back later this week with another Fathers' Day Post.  A Double Slider Card - Stay Tuned..........

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