No post last week as we didn’t complete our cards. But we managed to get that finished and one more as well. Everyone fell in love with the cute Bambi from some retired Stampin’ Up! DSP.
We did use the Torn Paper Technique to create the snow drifts at Bambi’s feet, then highlighted it with some Dazzling Diamonds sprinkled on Liquid glass. The snowflakes, with the smaller one stamped off, were inked with Tip Top Taupe – a change for me from Crumb Cake – and came from the now retired Endless Wishes. The lovely bold sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes in the current catalogue, stamped in Chocolate Chip. The pine cones and needles are from Peace This Christmas, stamped in Chocolate Chip and Garden Green.
A Wink of Stella, and some pearls finished this card.
Our other card, from the week before, used the Totally Trees Stamp Set, Botanicals For You and The Botanical Builder Thinlits. The Whisper White was embossed with the Petal Burst EF,over laid with a strip of Irresistibly Yours DSP that was coloured in Pool Party. Some masking of the sun and water in Pool Party and Sweet Sugar Plum made the background with the island, leaves and flowers just finishing the scene.
It feels like we were at a Tropical Island, just waiting for the bar tender to bring us some Piña Coladas or Margarita by the waters edge. Ahhhh!
Of course like most people these days some of the inspiration was from Pinterest. Where would be without it?
Here we are as promised. I think Vicki and I have been burning the candle at both ends to get this delightful treats to you today, as promised.
Some of the more senior viewers of this blog may well remember the Torn Paper Technique but for others it will be new. Whichever set you belong to you will find new ways to enliven your cards or scrap booking pages by following our detailed instructions.
As this month sees the launch of the 2016 Holiday Catalogue we have teamed the Faux Linen Techniques and Torn Papers with the A Day at the Beach Stamp Set from the new range. It is the same set I used here.
For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas is all about family, fun times, the beach, keeping out of the sun and digging in the sand. This set is just perfect for expressing a hot Christmas or just a fun time. Tearing paper and making Linen looking papers just adds to the fun off making your surprising cards.
There is a bonus this month as you get 4 technique sheets this time as we found it hard to confine ourselves to just using the Techniques one way each.
Many thanks to those of you who have benefited from our previous Techniques, make sure you tell your friends that you are on to a good thing!!
Pop back during the month to see more from the Christmas Catalogue, using some of the previous Techniques . Drop us a line if there is a technique you would like us to showcase as well. We are more than happy for any feed back you give.
Bye for now.
Off to organise next weeks card class.