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Medallion/En Francais Make-n-take

This is the make-and-take card I used at a recent workshop.  My hostess loves a vintage style, and she loved this card.  I used the colours Elegant Eggplant and Sahara Sand, sponging the edges of the Whisper White cardstock with Sahara Sand ink.  I stamped En Francais in Sahara Sand ink first and stamped it on the Whisper White cardstock.  After that I stamped the Medallion in Elegant Eggplant ink over the En Francais image.

I then used my two-way glue and dabbed it in the circles of the Medallion – then dusting it with Dazzling Diamonds. 

The sentiment is from Well Scripted, available in the Summer Mini catalogue, and it’s stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink on Sahara Sand paper.  The edges of the Scallop Oval are sponged in Sahara Sand ink as well.  Simple, but elegant and antiquey!

Thanks for looking 🙂

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December Frenzy !!

Here is one of my favourite Christmas cards that I’ve made this year.   I just love it!  And, you know, the sentiment is from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  I use Teeny Tiny Sentiments ALL THE TIME!  And it’s on special this month – from $62.95 to ONLY $31.48.  That is an incredible price!!!  Check out what else is on special by checking out the details below or clicking on the December Frenzy picture to the right.

I’ve also used the stamp sets En Francais (background), Delightful Decorations and Lovely as a Tree.  The En Francais was stamped in Crumb Cake, the ornaments are in Cherry Cobbler and the trees in Old Olive.  Wow.  This is a super colour combo for Christmas, don’t you think?

Now, you can’t see too well in my photos, but I’ve also sponged Champagne Shimmer paint all over the card and it looks GORGEOUS!! lol!

Now, the December Frenzy special runs all December, so now is the time to order up any last minute Christmas gifts.  And at this amazing prices, how could you not?!!

These are the promotion details, so you can click on the picture to see if anything on your wish list is there:

Contact me to place your order today!

Thanks for looking 🙂

The wedding invitation’s En Francais journey

So the next step on the journey to find the perfect wedding invitation was to introduce En Francais.  And I turned to the colours of Basic Grey and Whisper White.

Now, Cath had told me she liked this card.  So I mocked up something similar in her colours, but a little less busy.  I stamped the Baroque Motifs flourish in versamark on vellum paper and then embossed it with silver embossing powder – now that is tricky!  The embossing powder melts lovely, but the vellum paper isn’t a fan of too much heat!  I then layered the vellum over a stamped background of En Francais.

For the “You’re Invited” stamped in Basic Grey from Sincere Saluations, I decided to try a different combination of punches for the layering of the Basic Grey cardstock.  I used the scallop circle punch and two scallop oval punches.   This was a winner, as the way I layered the punches is used on the final wedding invitation – although not with this sentiment.

Then I added a touch of white tafetta ribbon and some pearls. 

Tune in tomorrow for the next leg of the wedding invitation’s journey …

Thanks for looking 🙂

Medallion wedding thank you

This is the last of the wedding cards I made for my lovely friend soon-to-be-bride. 

I’ve used the same colours as before – So Saffron, Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla.  I stamped the En Francais in Gold ink – but stamped off to make the colour lighter.  Then I stamped the Medallion in Versamark ink and covered it with clear embossing powder.  I heated the powder so it melted and once that was finished, I sponged So Saffron ink around the Medallion to make it pop out – also known as the technique of emboss resist. 

For the sentiment, SNEEK PEEK I used a new Level 3 Hostess stamp set, Occasional Quotes, and used my So Saffron marker to colour and stamp only the “thank you”.  I punched the Brushed Gold cardstock with the scallop edge punch and paper pierced a strip of So Saffron cardstock with my mat pack.  A few pearls (non-SU) finished it off.

Thanks for looking 🙂

My Convention swap

Well, Convention has been and gone this year.  It was my first time, and it sure lived up to my expectations!

This was the swap I made, using the stamp sets En Francais, Medallion and Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  I made a few different versions of this card, but this is the one I liked the best after they were all done.

I love this colour combo together, and I’m relieved that both Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand will follow us into the new catalogue when it launches in September 2010. Phew!

I was trying for a shabby chic look and began by stamping En Francais in Sahara Sand.  Then I stamped my Medallion in Versamark ink and then tapped my Pink Pirouette over the already Versamark-inked Medallion.  Then I stamped the Medallion half over the En Francais image.  And then I embossed the Medallion with clear embossing powder.   This is a close up:

I used the Scallop Oval, Large Oval and Small Oval punches to stamp my Teeny Tiny Sentiment and layer it.  Then I sponged all edges with Sahara Sand ink.   The strip was punched with the Scallop Edge punch and the thin strip of paper that was left after I punched my scallop edge is the piece I used to layer over the Sahara Sand strip (and that was textured Sahara Sand).  I love using up scraps!

Convention was amazing this year, and I’m grateful for all the amazing swaps I received in return for mine – thanks for sharing, ladies!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Golden Wedding Anniversary

How special for a couple to reach their golden wedding anniversary … imagine, 50 years together! Just over a week ago, my cousin Lyndal (hello, Lyndal!!) came around to make a special card for her boyfriend’s parents on their 50th wedding anniversary at the end of this month. This is the card she made … isn’t it gorgeous! And very special, for being handmade, but also as a special keepsake for the golden couple 🙂

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Lyndal used the background stamp En Francais, stamped in Sahara Sand. Next it was Baroque Motifs, Together Forever and Best Friends Numbers (retired) – all heat embossed using versamark with gold powder. The ribbon is not Stampin’ Up! … it was left over from my wedding invitations! And the paper is Whisper White and Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous metallic gold! The final touch was three pearls from the Pretties Kit.

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I’m afraid the photo (in poor light at night) doesn’t do the card total justice. I think Lyndal did a wonderful job … the card IRL is stunning and sure to be appreciated by the golden couple!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Something old …

Don’t you just love a wedding?  And when it’s your wedding, it’s one of the most memorable and special days of your life.  To help add to how special my friend’s sister’s wedding day will be, my friend also asked me to make tags for “Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue” … as long as I had the time (too kind! what a fun challenge!).  LOL!!!  I couldn’t help but say … yes please, I’d love to have a go!  What a great reason to make something special for someone on their special day!!  And what an awesome idea!!

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This is the tag I’ve made for “Something old” … I really tried for an old-worldy look.  To do this I used the technique … emerging colour!  The stamp sets I’ve used for the emerging colour are En Francais, Priceless and Simply Said.  You’ll see the word “Something” from Yummy (Sale-a-bration stamp set – now unavailable) appear on every tag which I hope will unite them all too.  For emerging colour I stamped En Francis in So Saffron, the butterfly from Priceless in the new In Color Kiwi Kiss and then the heart from Simply Said in versamark.  Then I embossed the heart with clear embossing powder.  After that, I pulled out my brayer and brayered over it all in Red Riding Hood Red.   After I finished brayering, I wiped the cardstock with a tissue.

I’ve distressed the edges of the emerging colour cardstock and the So Saffron cardstock.  And I’ve layered them onto Kiwi Kiss.  I’m sorry to say, the ribbon is either retired SU ribbon or not SU at all.

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Check back tomorrow for “Something new” …

Thanks for looking 🙂