Lovely as a Tree

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June Technique Class

I’m back as promised to share my June Technique Cards with you.

First up was a quick and easy one showing the Watercolour Wash technique.

All you need for this technique is some Watercolour Paper, an Aqua Painter and a couple of coordinating inkpads.

Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Just Believe
Card: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Sponge Dauber, Aqua Painter

For the second card we did Crayon Resist.

Usually when I’ve done Crayon Resist in the past I’ve used Gloss Cardstock. Seeing how Stampin’ Up! aren’t selling Gloss Cardstock from 1st July I’ve done the technique using Whisper White cardstock.

This card was inspired by one I came across online made by Paula Dobson, but I’ve made a few changes and additions to make it a little more my own.

Stamp Sets: Creative Elements, Word Play
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Stazon Jet Black, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Sponges, Elegant Eggplant Dotted Scallop Ribbon, White Wax Crayon.

Those that attended my class made one of each of these cards and a sample of the technique. The sample is attached to an instruction card provided for future reference.

Rustic Oak

I’m back with another card to share with you all, making it 3 posts today. Gotta love this rainy weather for something….lol

This time I’ve used the Utah Divas International Colour Challenge #22.

I found these colours a real challenge to use together and am not sure if I like this card yet or not. Maybe you could leave a comment and let me know what you think and/or offer suggestions?

I decided I’d use the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and do some ‘thumping’ using More Mustard and Tangerine Tango on the leaves for the Oak tree image.

Here’s my end result.


I’ve only used a little of the Tangerine Tango on the tree which you may not even be able to see in the image. I’ve also used Tangerine Tango on part of the sentiment. I found the Tangerine Tango to be a bit bright and a little out of place with the other ‘earthy’ colours.


Stamp sets: Lovely As A Tree, Upsy Daisy, Wonderfully Worn
Card: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink: More Mustard inkpad, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango & More Mustard Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: Hemp Twine.


Till next time…..

Challenge 3

Todays card isn’t using a sketch, it was inspired, well you’d probably call it more of a CASE of this card made by Karen, but still fit’s my challenge as it’s made for men.

Colours again have come from the new Colour Coach. I’ve also used that set again…..

A very simple card. I love the double stamping using this image form the set.

Stamp sets: Lovely As A Tree, Heard from the Heart, On Your Birthday (insert)
Card: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichocke, Crumb Cake.

Till next time….