Posts tagged ‘Friendly words’

September 17, 2012

Take a sip …

The stamping wheels from Stampin’ Up! not only make projects quick and easy to do, but they offer fantastic value for money when you change things up a bit and alter the wheel.  I took my scissors to two of my wheels – friendly words and take a sip –  making myself a fabulous new collection of single stamps in the process.  There’s a free tutorial on my blog showing you how to do this here.

With a little bit of paper piecing, these little thank you notelets came together easily;

and shading was added with ink and a blender pen.

Here’s what you need to make today’s card – all supplies are from Stampin’ Up!

cardstock: riding hood red, crumb cake, very vanilla; stamp sets: friendly words, take a sip; ink: early espresso;  accessories: neutrals dsp, stampamajig.

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September 28, 2011

Bella toile, friendly words and a pool party …

I’ve been trying out the traditional resist technique using the bella toile background stamp from Stampin Up.  I really love this background stamp but it will be retiring from the catalogue at the end of September – I’m so glad I got mine while I could!  Love it! 

Here, I’ve used versamark ink stamped onto glossy whisper white cardstock, and inked over with pool party ink from the new Stampin Up in-colours…

I used the small heart punch to make a border along one edge, and stamped the sentiment from my whacked friendly words wheel, using black StazOn ink.  I then attached it to a white textured card base from my stash with stampin dimensionals to add shadow and accentuate the punched border. 

Finally, I inked over one of the punched out hearts with crumb cake ink and attached it to the card with a stampin dimensional. I love the way the edges of the punched heart shape took on more of the ink, giving it a darker edge – so cool!

I was so happy with the way this card turned out – I’ll definitely try this technique again.

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