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Virtual card making

It was another cyberstamp night on Wednesday night. I love them! Our first challenge for the night was the spotlight technique. I used my gorgeous Time Well Spent stamp set that Stampin’ Up! gave all SU demonstrators for their Christmas present last year. I like this technique!

Spotlight technique

The second card was made knowing that a beautiful baby girl had been born on Tuesday, Evie Jane Foote. So, now all I have to do is buy a gift. The card was our sketch challenge for the night. I’m really loving the colour Rose Red at the moment!

Sketch challenge

Don’t you love the butterfly? It’s from the Merci stamp set which is in our Sale-A-Bration catalogue right now. If you spend $100 before 29 February 2008 you too could earn the Merci stamp set and this gorgeous butterfly for FREE.

I still have to make up my third challenge … a colour challenge. So watch this space and I’ll post that card after I make it tonight.

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Baby girls!

I’ve been asked by a friend to do some baby gift cards. Here are some baby girl cards I have started with … which one do you like best?

Simple Somethings No 1

The ‘It’s a Girl’ stamp I don’t like at all.  As soon as I stamped it on this card I regretted it.  The stamp is not a Stampin’ Up! stamp and, gosh, you can tell it is not!  The quality is clearly lacking, so this stamp will be off to Ebay!

Simple Somethings No 2

Simple Somethings No 3

I’ve used the Loves Me DSP for each of the above three cards and I really like this paper.  It is only available in the Summer Mini Catalogue until the end of March and after that … it’s gone forever!

Simple Somethings No 4

ATC – Artist Trading Cards “Little One”

ATC Little One Gold Embossed card

I recently did an Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This is the card I have submitted. The only condition for the swap was that we use the embossing technique.

So how did I do it? I have embossed the prams from Simple Somethings with gold embossing powder and heated with my heat tool. I have also embossed in gold the edge of my Very Vanilla cardstock square. For the rest of the card I have used my Floral background stamp to stamp the Bashful Blue card strip. The ‘little one’ is from Nice & Narrow. The stripy paper is Four Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I have also used Old Olive and Pale Plum cardstock. The prams are coloured using my blender pens and SU chalks with the colours Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Pale Plum. And there are dimensionals everywhere! Finally, I have bordered the different cardstock with Chocolate Chip and three SU gold brads finish off my very first ATC. It is only tiny … 3.5 x 2.5 inches!

This is the first one I had a go at, but I wasn’t as happy with it as the top ATC card 😦

ATC Pram gold embossed card

What do you think? Leave a comment! If I made this card again, I would not stamp ‘little one’ inside the pram …

I’m looking forward to seeing what I will get back. I’ll soon have 8 different ATC all using embossing to show off at my workshops and inspire me to create a full sized card!!

Fallout from Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks

Happy New Year to everyone!

I trust you are beginning to feel replenished after the chaos of the Christmas and New Year break. It was a busy couple of months before Christmas and as I catch my breath, I wanted to share with you some of the cards made during classes I ran for friends and family leading up to Christmas.

Did you receive your Christmas card from me?

My apologies too, despite my attempts to resize the photos down so they will fit this Blog, they do not. I will endeavour to rectify the problem as I learn the ropes!

Nice & Narrow Tree

Snowflake Trio

Punch card

Glad Tidings Square

Celebrate Bravo Burgandy

Celebrate Night of Navy

I couldn’t decide on which colour was nicer for the above card … thank you, Jo, for the design behind this card!

Big Snowflake

Kraft Christmas squares

In Any Event Night of Navy

In Any Event Old Olive

Again, my greatest problem, choosing which colour looks best. Thank you, Merryl, for the design behind this card!

If you would like to know the details of any cards and how they were made, please email me at rachel.capps@yahoo.com.au and I will fill you in. As Christmas is over for another year, I didn’t think anyone would be making Christmas cards just yet to need to know details …

I will be running more classes during the year: valentine’s day, birthday, children’s parties, easter, mother’s day, father’s day etc, so please contact me if you would like me to visit you and host a class for you!  Watch my blog to see samples of what you could make, I’ll be updating my blog all the time!