Yeah! The Stampin’ Up! BIG SHOT has arrived in Australia!! And exclusive dies, and clear-mount rubber stamps, and new style punches, and 3 new In Colors!!
I’m sure you already know that the new Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue starts today … and it is FULL of amazing products!! You can check it out here. And check out my specials on the right hand column!
This is a card I made as a swap for a recent and lovely training day. I had to have this stamp set from the new Mini … Pony Party! My 5 year old daughter has stamped it more than I have, lol! As I made this card for a swap, I had the chance to play with a few variations. All the swaps were made using the colours Pretty in Pink and Elegant Eggplant. I’ve masked the pony to give a eggplant-night sky. I also masked the wings, twice. The difference on this card is that I’ve coloured in the pony’s mane with my marker pens.
On every card I also used the Dreams coordinating wheel in White Craft ink on the background Elegant Eggplant card stock. The difference on this card is that I’ve coloured in the pony’s mane with my blender pens.
I used Dazzling Diamonds on every card too – how can there be no bling on a magical card?!? The difference on this card is that I’ve sponged Pretty in Pink in the sky and coloured in the stars with Bashful Blue.
These are some of the designs I used for the Christmas stamp-a-stacks I ran for customers/friends last year.
This one is one of my personal favourites and was inspired by Nancy Littrell on SCS here. It was made using the masking technique, sponging using the colours Pacific Point and Pink Pirouette. The stamp sets are Lovely as a Tree and Many Merry Messages.
These two were inspired by Albongo on SCS here, using the stamp set Pocket Silhouettes, plus Best Yet and Short & Sweet. Again, these cards used the masking technique. And the colours are Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss and Real Red. Plus, you can’t have a Christmas card without lots of Dazzling Diamonds!
The next one is a subtle colour combo, using Sahara Sand and Bashful Blue. The stamp set is Season of Joy – so versatile!
The last card uses the colours Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Real Red which was inspired by the incredibly talented Jenny at Stamping Moments here. The stamp sets are Tree Trimmings, Spotlight on Christmas for the swirl on Whisper White and Season of Joy for the greeting.
My cousin came over yesterday so our girls could have a play day. And we had a lovely day! The girls made cards (while my youngest slept and my toddler was meant to sleep) and then we had a go at making cards when all the kids went outside to play for a while. I already had card precut in Bashful Blue, Barely Banana and Certainly Celery, so we just used what we had and put cards together. This is the card I made, using the stamp set Live Your Dream in the Summer Mini Catalogue.
I masked the circle and then stamped my images using Almost Amethyst for the flower and Barely Banana for the butterflies. I sponged Certainly Celery over the top of the stamped images. I then cut out the butterflies and added two FIRE rhinestone brads. A simple ‘thank you’ from Short & Sweet, a little paper piercing – and the card is done! Here is a close up:
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One of my dearest friends recently gave birth to a baby boy, Brynn (I love and adore his name!). This is the card I made to welcome Brynn to the world and his special family. I hoped to create the image of a ball with a ribbon around it … although I’m not quite sure it really works.
I used the masking technique for the ball and the colours I sponged in are Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery. I stamped the rattle from All Year Fun and had to use my Dazzling Diamonds to make the rattle stand out more. Then I used the ever so clever So Many Sayings Hostess stamp set with my Ballet Blue marker pen to stamp the sayings “It’s a Boy” and “Welcome”. I couldn’t have lined these sayings up so well without my Stamp-a-ma-jig either.
I really love the colours Bashful Blue and Barely Banana for a Baby Boy card … they always look great together! This time I unintentionally used Ballet Blue too and I think these three colours look fabulous for a Baby Boy card! Give it a go yourself 🙂