Posts tagged ‘Gorgeous grunge’

July 16, 2014

More memorable moments – 75th birthday …

Butterflies are so beautiful, whatever age you might be – they are truly one of nature’s beauties. So I chose them as the focal image for this special 75th birthday card ...

Memorable moments for a 75th birthday

I stamped the beautiful butterfly from the best of butterflies stamp set by Stampin’ Up, in black stazon ink onto whisper white card and then coloured it in crisp cantaloupe ink with my aqua-painter, giving a shaded look…

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I stamped a sprinkle of dots from the gorgeous grunge stamp set to the background in illuminate ink, which is so soft and subtle but adds a touch of pearlised colour, adding that certain something to the card. Gorgeous grunge is such a versatile set – love it to bits!

My trusty stamp-a-majig helped me to perfectly align the sentiment…

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A small piece of sweet sorbet dsp, die cut with the circles framelits, looked perfect nestled on top of a paper doily, and the pretty butterflies took centre stage as the stars of the show …

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A sprinkling of adhesive pearls added a finishing touch. 

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card and particularly liked water colouring with my inks on the butterflies – very therapeutic indeed!

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cardstock: pistachio pudding, whisper white;

stamp sets: best of butterflies, memorable moments, gorgeous grunge;

inks: black stazon, crisp cantaloupe, illuminate;

punches & dies: circle framelits;

accessories: sweet sorbet dsp (retired), aqua-painter, stampin’ dimensionals, adhesive pearls, paper doily, stamp-a-majig, scoreboard.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up. 

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February 15, 2014

Stampin’ Up lovely as a tree – a Christmas landscape challenge …

It’s time for another 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge, and this week the theme is Christmas landscapes.  I took inspiration from my diorama card to make this snowy landscape …

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I used a brayer to add ink to the card in 2 shades of blue.  The snowy effect was stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set from Stampin’ Up …

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Touches of dazzling diamonds gave a hint of sparkle here and there… 

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The image was mounted onto whisper white card and then onto night of navy to make an A5-size card, which is a really popular size for cards here in the UK.  

A length of whisper white organza ribbon, tied in a bow around the card, added some softness, texture and a little luxury too.

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Finally, I added a sparkling frosted finishes embellishment to the bow – these were in the autumn/winter catalogue but I hope they make an appearance again soon – they are just gorgeous!  

I hope you like my card for this week, and I’d love to see what you’ve created.  If you’re feeling inspired, hop on over and join in the fun at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.

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cardstock: whisper white, night of navy;

stamp sets: lovely as a tree, more merry messages, gorgeous grunge;

inks: night of navy, pool party, white craft;

accessories: corner rounder, brayer, whisper white organza ribbon, two way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, frosted finishes embellishment.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up – contact me for details. 

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