Tag Archive | Sincere Salutations

My Mother-In-Law’s Invites

My mother-in-law had a big birthday recently – for politeness, I won’t say which big number 🙂  We had a simply special celebration at a restaurant with family and friends – it was a wonderful night – and this is the invite I made to send out to everyone.

I fell in love with this card here and it inspired me to make the invitations.  It also inspired me to make another card, which I’ll post shortly.

To make this card, I used the colours Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Certainly Celery.  I popped the Blushing Bride background through the Big Shot with my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  I used the Scallop Trim border punch with a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock to layer along the bottom of my stamped image, together with a strip of Certainly Celery striped DSP (from the Subtles DSP Paper Stacks). 

I then used the retired Sale-a-bration Bliss stamp set to stamp in Crumb Cake around the edge of my Very Vanilla cardstock (and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink).  I tore the top right corner and sponged the tear in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stuck a snippet of Newsprint DSP under the corner.

Using Silhouette Sentiments and my Certainly Celery and Blushing Bride marker pens, I used marker-to-rubber and stamped the flowers in a row.  The bird was then stamped in Early Espresso ink.

For the sentiment,  I punched some Certainly Celery cardstock with the Decorative Label punch.  Then I stamped with Bliss in “stamped off” Crumb Cake ink and added a flower from Silhouette Sentiments using my marker pens.  The “You’re Invited” is from a great favourite stamp set of mine – Sincere Salutations – and is stamped in Early Espresso ink.  Again, I sponged the edges of the punched out Extra-Large Oval in Crumb Cake ink.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Medallion card in a box

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!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Inspired Pocket Silhouettes

This is a card I made that was totally inspired by a gorgeous card on SCS here

I love embossing, and making this card gave me the chance to emboss again.  When I haven’t embossed for a while, I forget how much it facscinates me.  Does that ever happen to you?  Perhaps with a different technique?  Embossing again makes me want to emboss even more!!

Anyhoo, the colours I used are Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore.  Along with Pocket Silhouettes, I also used Sincere Salutations.  I’d say Sincere Salutations has to be one of the most versatile stamp sets out there!  

Thanks for looking 🙂

Happy 70th Aunty Margaret!

Yesterday my lovely great-Aunt turned 70.  We had a great night out last night and this is the card I made for her.  Aunty Marg had asked for no presents, so I didn’t buy a present, instead I made her a little scrapbook album – somewhere she could put her photos in from the night.  You’ll have to check back tomorrow to see the album!

I used the stamp set A Rose is a Rose.  Seriously, my favourite stamp set in the catty.  The “70” comes from the stamp set Best Friends Numbers (retired).

I really love this colour combo – Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie.  How pretty is the rose?

And of course, I have to use textured cardstock for really special cards.  Aunty Marg is a very special person, so it goes without saying, I used textured cardstock.  Plus, I must have embellishments!  I used the Pretties Kit, So Saffron ribbon (unavailable) and Kiwi Kiss corduroy buttons (unavailable).

And this was the insert.  Again, the stamp set A Rose is a Rose, but then I stamped Sincere Salutations for the salutation.  I added a different colour in here.  I wonder if you can tell me which colours I used for the insert?

Thanks for looking 🙂

Upcoming embossing class – 29 January 2010

I first became addicted to making cards when I discovered embossing.  I think there is a touch of magic to the way embossing powder melts under a heat gun and transforms to a shiny, textured image.  So, because I love it, my next class will be on embossing.  This is one of the cards we will make, and a handy one too, I reckon!  It’s a masculine card, and so handy to have ready for a bloke’s birthday.  This card was inspired by this card here on SCS, and the card below is Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Whisper White.

And here it is again in Close to Cocoa, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.

Which colour do you prefer?

If the idea of embossing intrigues you, email me today for more details of my class at 7.30pm Friday 29 January 2010.

Thanks for looking 🙂