Posts tagged ‘Creative elements’

May 31, 2014

Silver and white ornament keepsakes …

This week’s challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is to make a Christmas card using a previous sketch.  There is a really helpful section on the site listing all the previous sketch challenges.  I looked back through the archives and decided that I loved this one from November 2012…

Sketch 11

I usually try to keep as close to the sketch as possible, but this time I tweaked it slightly by flipping the embellishment and the sentiment, which seemed to work better for my card …

Silver embossed ornament keepsakes by Stampin Up

The bauble was heat embossed in silver and cut out using the matching ornament keepsakes framelits and my big shot machine.  I heat embossed the sentiment too…

Silver embossed ornament keepsakes by Stampin Up left side

To make the background paper, I used the flourish stamp from Creative Elements and stamped onto whisper white cardstock in frost white shimmer paint, giving a beautiful shimmery image which is really pretty in real life…

Silver embossed ornament keepsakes by Stampin Up right side

I’ve been having a tidy of my craft room and found a length of white organza ribbon in my ribbon box, that has a pretty silver tinsel-like thread through the centre.  I thought it was too pretty not to be used, so I tied it in a bow and adhered it to the top of the bauble die cut with some mini glue dots.   I found my stash of Stampin’ Up adhesive pearls too, so added a large adhesive pearl to the centre of the bauble… I love the size of these large pearls – gorgeous!

Silver embossed ornament keepsakes by Stampin Up embossing close up

I struggled with my camera today.  After what seemed like a gazillion attempts, I managed to take one shot showing how shiny the silver embossing is!  Trust me – the embossing is so pretty in real life and I’m sure that whoever I give my card to will appreciate the colours and shine. 

Would you like to join in the card challenge?  Then hop on over to the 52CCT web page and join in the fun!  Hope to see you there.  And just for fun, I’m going to enter this week’s card in the Festive Friday #32 challenge.

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white;

stamp sets: ornament keepsakes, more merry messages, creative elements;

inks: frost white shimmer, versamark;

punches & dies: ornament keepsakes framelits;

accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, glue dots, large and medium adhesive pearls, big shot machine, stampamajig, white and silver ribbon from my stash.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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September 25, 2013

Wedding card and acetate …

Recently, I had the pleasure of spending some time with another member of the Pinkies team, Peg, for a craft day at her beautiful house set in a picturesque village in the Midlands.  She showed us how to make one of her stunning mini books – more on that in another blog post.

I was inspired by one of Peg’s cards where she had stamped onto acetate.  This is my interpretation …

Wedding card with acetate

A flower made from simply pressed clay was perfect as an embellishment on the ribbon… 

Wedding card with acetate close up

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: night of navy, whisper white; stamp set: creative elements; inks: whisper white stazon; accessories: window sheet, simply pressed clay and flower mould, whisper white organza ribbon, adhesive pearls,  glue dots, stampin’ dimensionals, sticky strip; additional: computer generated greeting.

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