Thursday 14 May 2020

Cheerful Colours

Today's card is a response to two challenges: a colour challenge for Paper Players' PP490 (Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Granny Apple Green) and a sketch challenge from Fab Friday's #189
I do like the 'Dot to Dot' embossing folder - very funky!

Stampin' Up! card, (Whisper White, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo), ink (Memento Tuxedo Black), Dot to Dot embossing folder, Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp for the sentiment, Everything is Rosy and Sending Flowers dies, Small Daisy punch, enamel dot. 

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Spring Flowers

We're thinking about autumn colours down here in New Zealand, but it's still lovely to imagine spring. Retro Rubber helped me do that with their challenge #134: Spring Flowers.
I used an old favourite - Beautiful Bouquet,, from the 2017 Annual Catalogue - and a little of a new one - Ornate Frames. My mother-in-law liked the card, so that's the main thing!

Ingredients: Stampin' Up! card (Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz), ink, (Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather), dies (Bouquet Bunch framelits, Ornate Frames dies, stamps (Beautiful Bouquet, Dressed to Impress  - sentiment), Calypso Coral ribbon.
Other - pearls/dots I don't know the origin of, sorry!

Sunday 10 May 2020

Sending Hugs

This card is a response to two challenges: CAS(E) this Sketch's #371 and CAS Colours and Sketch's #369. I'm enjoying using the Stampin' Up! downloadable images, which also raise money for charity. This sentiment is from them. The 'Hexagons' 3D embossing folder definitely adds impact to the card!

Ingredients: Stampin' Up! card (Whisper White, Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile), paper (In Colours DSP in Purple Posy), Purple Posy and Pretty Peacock markers, Hearts punches, In Colour embossed gems, dowloadable images, Hexagons 3D embossing folder
Other - Stazon black ink

Happy Wedding Day

By a happy coincidence, I saw Global Design Project's challenge #239 - Weddings - right when my Stampin' Up! order FINALLY arrived after lockdown Level 4 here in NZ. Those gorgeous borders just beg to be made into wedding cards! Just Add Ink's colour challenge #504 - Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate and Basic Grey - seemed like a match made in heaven. 
I only glued the centre of both the ornate border and the roses - I liked the way the edges rose off the page. In fact, I gently sponged Smoky Slate under the lacy border to heighten the shadowed effect. 
Now all we need is to be allowed to gather for weddings, and I'll be able to use it.
Keep safe, everyone. 

Ingredients: Stampin' Up! card (Whisper White, Thick Whisper White), ink (Rococo Rose, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Stazon Black), Stamps (Petal Palette, Beautiful Bouquet - sentiment), dies, (Petals and More, Ornate Frames)
Other - francheville rhinestones.