Inspired by Nature

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October Technique Class Cards

These are the 2 cards we made during my October Technique Class.

The card on the left is done using the Baby Swipe Technique and the card on the right is a Catty CASE using the Colour Spritzer Tool.

Here’s a close up of both cards.

The Baby Swipe technique resembles brayering but all you need is a Baby Wipe and some reinkers on gloss cardstock.

The Colour Spritzer Tool is a wonderful tool which I admit I don’t use enough. It’s great for adding a bit of ‘texture’ to you card especially where there is a lot of ‘blank space’.

After I made the Baby Swipe card I thought some embossed butterflies would like nice only to realise that I hadn’t yet purchased the Beautiful Wings embosslits die. I have now corrected that and made the alteration to the original card.

What do you think?? With or without? Or do you like both?

Baby Swipe Card Supplies:
Stamp sets: Inspired by Nature, Elements of Style
Card: White Gloss, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron
Inks: Stazon Black, More Mustard inkpads, Reinkers – So Saffron, More Mostard, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Basic Black 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Sponge Dauber, Baby Wipe, Optional extra – Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die

Colour Spritzer Card Supplies:
Stamp sets: Just Believe
Card: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Inks: Crumb Cake inkpad, Crumb Cake & Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: Very Vanilla  3/8” Taffeta ribbon, 1 3/4” Circle Punch, Neutrals buttons, Linen Thread, Colour Spritzer Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Till next time….


Crystal Inspired 2

Hopefully you read yesterday’s post and are here to see what other combination I made Makeesha’s lovely card in from her Make It Monday #36 tutorial. Now if you didn’t see yesterday’s card then scroll down and check it out.

Here is my other combination:

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and a close up to show the Crystal Effects:

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Can you guess what the colours are??

Well here’s a list of supplies just in case.

Stamp set: Inspired by Nature
Card: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive & Tangerine Tango* Stampin’ Write Markers, Kiwi Kiss & Chocolate Chip Inkpads
Accessories: Tangerine Tango 5/8” Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads, Crystal Effects, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool.

Which colour combination do you like?

If you have another combination that you have created this card in please leave me a comment with a link to check it out or if there is another combination you’d like to see let me know also by leaving a comment and I’ll see what I can do for you.

Crystal Inspired 1

During June Makeesha Byl created a lovely card tutorial for Make It Monday #36. Makeesha used the Inspired by Nature stamp set and Crystal Effects.

I finally managed to make time to do the tutorial and CASE Makeesha’s lovely card. I did change one thing on my cards (can you pick it??) and I also created another using different colours.

Here is my version of Makeesha’s card:

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and here’s a close up of the flowers so you can see the Crystal Effects:

Inspired by Nature 7 close-up

Stamp sets: Inspired by Nature
Card: Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip & Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers, Kiwi Kiss Inkpad, Stazon Black inkpad
Accessories: Real Red 1/2” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Crystal Effects, Bold Brights Brads, Mat Pack & Piercer.

I really liked this card but wondered how it would look in ………………..

Come back tomorrow and see what the other combination was I tried.