Short & Sweet

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Another cupcake

I told you that you would see more of this set ‘Crazy for Cupcakes’ over the next few weeks but you might not have thought it would be this soon. Seeing that I had stamped 2 images onto a sheet of watercolor paper I thought I may as well use the other one now too.

Today’s card was actually inspired but this card by justcrazy on SCS. I really like the Candy Lane DSP. Does that sound familiar? I guess that’s because I really like most of the DSP in the IB&C. Wait till you see the new DSP coming in the Spring Mini starting 1st August. To think only a few years ago I very very rarely used Scrapbooking papers in my stamping projects. What was I thinking?????


Crazy for Cupcakes 2

As mentioned I’ve used the Candy Lane DSP in this card which uses the following colours: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla. I’ve used Whisper White for my sentiment though as the Watercolour paper is more white than vanilla too.

Stamp set: Crazy for Cupcakes, Short & Sweet
Card: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Candy Lane DSP
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Stazon Black, Going Gray
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Large & Small Oval, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Birthday Cards….

No not for me as my birthday isn’t till June but maybe for you…… These will be going out to some of my stamping friends in the not too distant future. One of my goals for this year is to be a little more active with sending cards out to those in the groups I’m in especially for Birthdays. I actually made a Card Organiser on Thursday afternoon and altered it a little from the SCS tutorial, which I will share with you tomorrow, but when it was finished I really didn’t think it would hold the amount of cards it will need to. What I’m aiming to do is to just make Birthday cards some days so I’m not leaving them till the last minute and then they don’t go out on time. Instead I’ve decided I’ll use one of my Forget-Me-Knot keepers I have (unfortunately these aren’t available at the current time through SU) but you could use any small box you have and decorate it with DSP to pretty it up. Anyway so now that I’ve shared ‘one’ of my aims/goals for this year let me show you the cards I made.

Remember yesterdays post I mentioned that these cards where using Old Olive, Real Red & Pumpkin Pie which is the combination I used for this original card shown here. Now I’ve differed these more than the Regal Rose, Old Olive & Pretty in Pink cards except for the image as you will see.

So this was the next card I made:

Live Your Dreams 10

For this card I two toned the flower. I inked up the whole flower with my Pumpkin Pie marker then I used a sponge dauber and Real Red inkpad around the outer edge. I was very happy with the colour result on this one. It looks a little more subtle and summery. The Real Red strip at the bottom of the card has been paper pierced with 3 rows as the strip looked very plain otherwise and I almost wasn’t going to add it but the card still needed something. I’m happy with it. What do you think?

The next card was this one:

Live Your Dreams 9

This one has a slightly similar layout to the original. I’ve stamped onto the Old Olive card using Old Olive ink and the small flower cluster from the Live Your Dreams stamp set instead of using DSP. I’m not sure if you can see it too well from the picture but I’ve Paper Pierced around the right hand side only of the main image on the Real Red base card.

And the final card for today is this one.

Live Your Dreams 8

A little bit of Old Olive Print DSP, some Old Olive brads and a couple of markers and your done. Well maybe not that simple but it is a very quick card and still looks effective.

Hope you like today’s cards.

Stamp sets: Live Your Dreams, Short & Sweet or Cheer & Wishes or Sincere Salutations
Card: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie or Old Olive Prints DSP
Ink: Real Red inkpad, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red markers
Accessories: Real Red 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon, Real Red brads (Bold Brights), Old Olive Brads (Earth Elements), Large & Small Oval Punch, Paper Piercing template & Tool (Tool Kit), Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Something blue…..

The colour I mean not the emotion. Who could be sad with the hot sunny weather we have in Sydney. Actually I don’t think we can really complain since school holidays started. I know my girls have been in the pool heaps these last few weeks. I guess if you are stuck outside working you might not appreciate the heat so much.

After making the last 3 cards I’ve shared with you all I wanted to make something using Blue. Seeing how at the time I still hadn’t made the effort to follow Carol Dunstan’s Tutorial to make my own In Colour Markers I needed a colour combination using one of the regular colour family blues. I went with Bashful Blue, Barely Banana and Certainly Celery. I can’t remember the last time I made a card using only colours from one colour family. It might be as long ago as my Convention Swaps from April last year…..

So this is what I came up with.

Live Your Dreams 2

Very soft I think but I do like it. However now that I have made time and created my In Colour Markers I wonder what combinations I’ll try next. Actually I might play with another stamp set too.

Stamp set: Live Your Dreams, Short & Sweet
Card: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue & Barely Banana inkpads, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana & Certainly Celery markers
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Sponge, Paper Piercing tool & template (Tool Kit), Stampin’ Dimensionals.