Whilst these little treats really do look good enough to eat that’s not what we need to do with them. Valentines day is round the corner but not prominently celebrated in my Crafty Creations group so most ladies opted for Happy Birthday.
We had one Valentine and a contrasting blue set for a ladies husband’s birthday. They tell me he does have a sweet tooth!
I think the tasty delights made us all hungry as we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea at our favorite coffee shop after class.
I do give thanks to Connie Tumm from Pinterest for the inspiration a long time ago.
Some of the products used are retired but I’m sure that if you are attempting this you will be able to substitute something else. The doughnuts were popped up on dimensionals, Then they were covered with acetate so you could make it into a shaker card if you liked. The Whisper White frame was popped up as well.
You may have the right size punches unfortunately I didn’t. Although I did use a ½” punch for the centers. Have fun and leave me a pic on my Facebook Page if you make one.
We certainly had some fun playing with the Embossing paste on Friday. As you can see quiet an assembly line happening. Two Big Shots, 1 Cuttle bug, 1 Embossing station and a water bath for cleaning. Thank goodness we had the big room.
As usual not a full crew but just as well with all the cutting and drying needed. In Whisper White:- 1 large Flower, 3 Branches, 3 Small flowers, 3 Medium flowers, 2 Autumn leaves. In Basic Black:- 2 Autumn Leaves, all from the Seasonal layers Thinlit Dies. The largest flower is from the retired Botanical Builder but I will still be using it for a long time, that’s for sure.
We didn’t experiment with colours but just practiced with the embossing paste for today. Colouring later!
Irma added a sentiment, the original didn’t have a sentiment, and used some coloured diamenties to highlight her card. The largest flower is from the retired Botanical Builder but I will still be using it for sure.
Every one managed to create a finished card despite dealing with a new technique!
Breezing around the net, looking at weddings, cafe’s sign, and crafty places one thing you see are a lot of are chalk boards and signage. It is on “trend” as they say and so will you be when you apply this technique to your cards and scrap booking layouts.
How do I do that you ask? Well we are bringing you how to create with the Chalkboard and Shadow Techniques.
We have used the “Carousel Birthday” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. I have posted other cards here, using this versatile stamp but I think these Techniques really compliment the stamps well. The fun of the carnival in town, before television and the internet exploded our sense, was a much longed for event, well reflected in this stamp set. Nostalgia abounds. Even my granddaughter has a tiny carousel in her toy collection!
We are consistent in making sure that each step in the card making is photographed and fully described for easy following. With ease of use on our minds for you we have decided to separate the measurements under imperial and metric headings to make it easier for you to follow in all the far flung lands.
As always you are invited to use these techniques for class or just for yourself. Everything you need is written down for you. Just supply the paper, inks and stamps and get creating!
Enjoy, there’s no time like the present, get your copy now!
Now that you have all received your DSP from the October specials I think you might be looking for some ideas to use them. These little cuties use the lovely By The Shore DSP, coupled with the Day at the Beach Stamp set from the Seasonal Catalogue.
The Girl and the Boy were a couple of random stamps I had in my collection coupled with some retired framelits.
The framelit in Real Red was embossed with the Sea Side Embossing Folder.
It was fun colouring the girl and boy with the Stamp and Write Markers and the Blender Pen. Colouring is very relaxing so it’s easy to see why the colouring trend has caught on! Mind you colouring a stamp and making a card means you have a give away product for your time as well.
The other elements, sun, umbrella, bucket and spade, were stamped on Whisper White and coloured before fussy cutting out and adhering with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete the card a pocket was needed for the necessary gift card, so I stamped and coloured the ball and thongs before embossing with the Sea Side Embossing folder. This was adhered to the base card using the Foam Adhesive Strips which gives just the right depth for a gift card, or money. They have made my life so much easier!!
Thanks Stampin’ Up!
Off to create some more cards but make sure you check back Saturday for our Technique Treats November selection using Faux silk and Faux Stitching Techniques.
Well it’s evening now and have just finished your delightful Pretty Paper Patterns cards. The PDF is already for you to download and discover the delightful things you can do with the new Pop of Pink DSP from the current “Find Your Inspiration” 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.
As with all these offers you can use any DSP with the card Sketch. Vicki and I have just giving you a head start. The “Pop of Pink” DSP will be available on the first of June.
You will find in the PDF 3 cards and a sketch you can use again and again. A complete tutorial with sizes in both centimeters and inches, together with a comprehensive list of all you need to make the cards.
Once you have them stored in your special folder when waiting for inspiration to hit you just have to flip through and Voila you are off crafting again. Add to your collection monthly.