Posts tagged ‘Sincere salutations’

March 31, 2012

A tribute to Cath Kidston …

It was my cake class teacher’s birthday this week – she was so excited that her hubby had taken her shopping and bought her a Cath Kidston handbag for her present – lucky girl!

So, in a tribute to Cath Kidston, I put a card together for her using the everyday enchantment sale-a-bration designer series paper …

I adhered the dsp to the front of a bashful blue base card, and teamed it with some polka dot designer series paper from the soft subtles collection in bashful blue. I stamped the polka dot frame from the four frames stamp set in real red onto whisper white cardstock, and used my stamp-a-majig to line up the sentiment from the sincere salutations stamp set and stamped it in early espresso ink. I punched out the stamped image with the decorative label punch and popped this up on stampin dimensionals then adhered this to the card. I finished off by adding a length of real red grosgrain ribbon (retired) tied in a neat knot.

Judging by her reaction in cake class this morning, I think Tracey liked her card!

All supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card recipe: cardstock: bashful blue, whisper white, stamps: sincere salutations, four frames; inks: real red, early espresso; accessories: everyday enchantment sale-a-bration designer series paper, bashful blue polka dot dsp, real red grosgrain ribbon (retired), decorative label punch, stampin dimensionals.

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November 19, 2011

Sail away – aye, aye sailor!

My friend asked me to make a birthday card for her sailor husband with a nautical theme …

I first stamped the Sail Away image – available as a single stamp from Stampin Up – using black stazon ink onto whisper white cardstock.  I stamped the same image onto a post-it note then cut it out to use as a mask over the stamped image.  I also punched out a 1/2” circle from a post it note and used that as a mask for a “sun”. 

Using my speedball brayer from Stampin Up – such a bargain at only £9.95 – I added colour to the sky and sea areas of the picture with bashful blue ink.

I mounted the picture onto a piece of early espresso cardstock and added sahara sand card which had been torn on one side to add interest.  I ran a strip of whisper white cardstock through the crimper for a paper ribbon, and added a sentiment from the Sincere Salutations stamp set, with some stamped circles from the Circle Circus set for faux brads.  Then I mounted the whole thing onto an A5 card base in bashful blue.

I stamped the pennant flags from the Pennant Parade set in bashful blue and crumb cake inks and punched them out using the new petite pennants builder punch.  I used my bigshot to cut out letters for his name in early espresso cardstock using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlit die, and mounted them on the card using stampin’ dimensionals over a piece of linen thread which had been knotted at both ends. 

I loved making this card – especially using my brayer – and my friend, Maureen, seemed very happy with it… just hope her hubby was too! 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up!

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