Sunday, 10 March 2013

Blooming Marvelous One Sheet Wonder (OSW) cards

Yesterday we created this with a sheet of card stock and a bit of stamping.

Today I am going to show you what I made with each piece. 

(Shhh...I'll let you into a little secret. As I am writing this I have no idea what I am going to do with those 7 pieces of Designer card stock! I am scheduling this post so I have a week to make something and add the photographs to my blog.)

This is what I did next. Firstly, I chose a base colour. As I wanted a clean look for my cards I chose to use Whisper White. Next, I decided on a colour to mount the Designer card stock on - I chose Certainly Celery. Sometimes I cut the mounts with equal edges; sometimes I made the border much bigger than the card pieces. I also cut one of the 14 x 7 cms pieces into 4 pieces; shaving a small piece off each so that all pieces had a Certainly Celery border. Here is a photograph to show you what I did.

Now to add some definition. This can be done by adding shape; texture, sentiments and/or dimension to make the card 'POP'. Different shapes can be achieved by using punches or dies and Stampin' Up! have lots of both! Textured embossing folders, ribbon, buttons, brads or fabric and help to create texture; and laying or using dimensions can add dimension. 

The internet is always a great source of inspiration for me. This card by Lois Folla has everything! I love it. Check out more from her blog here.

3D Butterfly Window Card 01 loisfolladotcom

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Simple Card Design 4 - Oh, Whale!

My friend Kath made these cards using my Simple Card Template  the Oh, Whale! Stamp Set and Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Papers. Thank you Kath for letting me share your card ideas on my blog.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Simple Card Design 3

This design once again uses two pieces of A4 card stock. these are my templates. For the mat cut at 29cms on the long side; then in half at 14.5cms. On the short sid es cut in half and in half again to create 8 pices measuring 14.5 x 5.3.

For the neutral piece cut on the long side at 28 cms; then in half at 14 cms. Then cut along the short sides at 5 cms; creating 8 pieces at 14 x 5 cms.

 For these 8 cards I used Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Card stock. I used lots of different Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to create some interest.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Talking Tools - Week 7 - Sanding Blocks-

Stampin’ Sanding System
Never replace your sanding block again! Sanding block and 
replaceable sandpaper with 2 grits—fine and very fine. Coordinates 
with Core’dinations Card Stock.
1 sanding block and 4 sheets sandpaper: 2 of ea. grit
Refill includes 8 sheets sandpaper: 4 of ea. grit
£3.75 129367 Stampin’ Sanding Block
 £1.75 129368 Stampin’ Sanding Block Refills

Use with:-

Core’dinations Card Stock
Heavy-weight sandable card stock for an antiqued, distressed look. 
Outside layers are exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours—one side textured, 
one side smooth. Inside layer is monochromatic colour. Reveal inside 
layer by sanding, tearing, or distressing. 
12 sheets; 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm); acid- and lignin-free
Use with Stampin’ Sanding System
 £6.25 129321 Pool Party
129322 Primrose Petals

129320 Real Red

Monday, 4 March 2013

Blooming Marvelous One Sheet Wonder (OSW)

For those of you blog readers who do not know what a One Sheet Wonder (OSW) is, let me enlighten you! A One Sheet Wonder (OSW) is when a single piece of designer paper (dp) is used for several cards/projects with no or very very little waste left over. In this case I have used stamps to create my own paper on an A4 piece of cardstock.

I have used the Blooming Marvelous Stamp Set with Rich Razzleberry; Tempting Turquoise; Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery ink pads on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I stamped randomly all over the card place in a landscape orientation first with the darkest colour - Rich Razzleberry using the flower stamp. Next, using Tempting Turquoise I stamped the humming bird; followed by the butterfly in Pretty in Pink. I finished off by filling in the gaps with the leaf stamp in Certainly Celery until the card is covered.

It ends up something like this:-

The designer paper (Yes! You are a designer. You have created your own unique piece of artwork. No two sheets will ever be the same; even if you are daft enough to try!) is then cut to create smaller pieces to decorate base card stock. I began by cutting mine as follows:-

On the long side at 14cms; then at 9.5 cms; leaving 6.5 cms.
I cut the 14 cms piece into three equal pieces at 7cms.
I cut the 9.5 cms piece in half at 10.5 cms
I also cut the 6.5 cms piece in half at 10.5 cms.
If you click on the image it will enlarge so that you can see the measurements more clearly just in case  you cannot follow my instructions!

Tomorrow I will show you what I did with this.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Yet More Blooming Marvelous!

Today I have four more cards to share with you. Hopefully they will inspire you with ways to use your free Blooming Marvelous Stamp set from Sale-a-bration. This stamp set has endless possibilities. I haven't even used the humming bird stamp in the set yet. I think you might be seeing more from this set in the not too distant future. 

 These cards have used the same colour combination as in the three previous posts but have also used the Oval Framelit Dies, the free Vine Street Textured Embossing Folder and the lace ribbon tape. (Note to self - I must order some more!)

130966 lace tape
Delicate Details Lace Tape, pg 3 Spring catalogue, 130966Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies129381

Friday, 1 March 2013

More Blooming Marvelous!

This time I have used Summer Starfruit for the base cards. I actually am loving this colour at the moment. My photographs do not do it justice.