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!
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.
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!
This is the last make-and-take card my guests made at my Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue launch party.
The card is made with the colours Taken With Teal, Regal Rose, and Close to Cocoa. Don’t you love these colours together? I know, I do! I stamped the Medallion in Versamark ink and then popped the colour with my pastels – I love this soft effect!
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, which is stamped on Whisper White in Taken With Teal and layered on a the Curvy Label punch, cut in half and sponged in Taken With Teal. Naturally, the card is finished off with Dazzling Diamonds and a rhinestone brad!
Recently, we had a team day where we took a card in a box and made as many cards from boxes as we could on the day. I managed to make 10 on the day!
This was my card in a box:
I was inspired to make this card by SCS here. It’s a gorgeous card, so please check out the link! I altered the colours a little. So I used Kraft as the base, Not Quite Navy for the scalloped edge strip, textured Sahara Sand for the paper pierced strip and I stamped the Medallion on Bella Bleu DSP in Not Quite Navy. And I stamped the sentiment from Sincere Salutations in Not Quite Navy. A touch of Dazzling Diamonds and the card is finished!