Monday, 18 January 2021

Blue Butterfly Best Wishes Card

Recently I saw these lovely cards made by Barb Mullikin using the SU! 'A Touch of Ink' Sale-A-Bration set.  I decided to make my version of a blue butterfly card.

Here's the card and envelope together.


I used Seaside Spray CS for the card base and I embossed a panel of the same CS using the 'Old World Paper' 3D embossing folder. Wow, that folder gives a LOT of texture!  I got the navy plaid paper from the stack of 6" x 6" paper that came with the SU! mini paper trimmer.  I stamped the butterfly outline in Night of Navy ink and used stamped off once Seaside Spray ink for the solid fill.  The stamp set comes with a dotty image and I stamped that a few times on the butterfly in full strength Seaside Spray ink.  I love the beautiful font of the sentiment!  I added some Seaside Spray shimmer ribbon and popped up the 'Stitched So Sweetly' die cut rectangle.  As a finishing touch I spritzed Night of Navy ink over the rectangle from a marker.


Here's a closer look at the butterfly panel.


Here's the inside of the card.  I used the leaf stamps from the set to decorate the inside of the card and the envelope.


Here's the envelope.



Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'A Touch of Ink' set
CS: SU! Night of Navy, Seaside Spray & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! navy plaid paper
Ink: SU! Night of Navy & Seaside Spray, Night of Navy Stamp 'n Write marker
Tools: SU! 'Old World Paper' 3D embossing folder, 'Stitched So Sweetly' die set, circle punches 
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! Seaside Spray shimmer ribbon, Dimensionals 

Ruth

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Floral Cake Birthday Card

The SU! 'Happy Birthday to You' stamp set was one of the offerings during Sale-A-Bration in 2020.  It's time for the 2021 Sale-A-Bration now so I thought it was high time I inked up the lovely cake stamp!  Here's the card and envelope together.


The card measures 5 3/4" square and my colour combo is Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Granny Apple Green and Whisper White.  I embossed the Blushing Bride square with the utterly gorgeous 'Parisian Flourish' embossing folder.  I used Stampin' Blends to colour the cake and cake stand.  I stamped two images and die cut the entire cake image plus just the flowers and leaves and I popped up the flowers and leaves portion.  I attached a strip of Granny Apple Green gingham paper and popped up the cake.  I tucked a die cut sentiment banner behind the cake.  I added three glitter enamel dots to the banner to complete the card front.


Here's a closer look at the birthday cake.


Here's the inside of the card.  I fussy cut a stamped and coloured flower and glued that over the gingham paper strip.


Here's the envelope flap covered with the cheery gingham paper.


Here's the front of the envelope with a popped up die cut name label.  I only needed a small name label as this card has been sent to my friend Bev!



Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'Happy Birthday to You' & 'Peaceful Moments' sets
CS: SU! Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Granny Apple Green gingham paper from 'Brights' 6" x 6" DSP pack
Ink: SU! Basic Gray, SU! Stampin' Blends  
Tools: SU! 'Birthday Dies' & 'Stitched So Sweetly die sets, 'Parisian Flourish' 3D embossing folder, MFT 'Fishtail Flags' Stax die set
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Ruth

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Floral Fab At 50 Card

This is the card I made for a friend's 50th birthday using some brand new Stampin' Up! supplies.  It's no secret I love flower stamps and the upcoming January to June 2021 Mini Catalogue has some beautiful flower stamps.  I pre-ordered the 'Pretty Perennials' stamp set with the matching 'Perennial Petals' die set.  The flowers have that lovely water coloured look to them.

Here's the card and envelope together.


The card measures 5 3/4" square and I've used a colour combo of Balmy Blue, Night of Navy and white with a hint of Garden Green provided by the leaves.  I inked the large flowers in Balmy Blue ink and then added some Night of Navy ink with a sponge dauber.  I die cut some flower shapes in vellum and layered those on top of the stamped flowers.  I die cut the '50' using Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and I included some of the Glimmer Paper as a mat layer so there's a definite touch of sparkle to the card.  I used foam adhesive sheets with the Glimmer Paper so that the die cut numbers are dimensional.  I used the 'Playful Alphabet' dies to cut out 'Fab At' in Night of Navy CS.  I sprinkled on some iridescent blue gems to finish the front.


Here's the inside of the card.


Here's the envelope flap.


Here's the front of the envelope with a popped up name label.



Supplies: 
Stamps: SU! 'Pretty Perennials' & 'Fancy Phrases' sets
CS: SU! Balmy Blue, Night of Navy & Whisper White, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, vellum
Ink: SU! Balmy Blue, Garden Green & Night of Navy   
Tools: SU! 'Perennial Petals', 'Playful Alphabet', 'Large Numbers', 'Stitched Rectangles' & 'Stitched So Sweetly' die sets, sponge dauber
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! blue self adhesive gems, Dimensionals 

Ruth

Monday, 28 December 2020

Partridge & Pears Wreath Merry Christmas Card

This is the last Christmas card I made in 2020 and it's for my hubby Owen.  I made way more Christmas cards than I needed so I have lots left in the stash all ready for next year.  Here's the card and envelope together.


I used a 6" x 6" kraft card base with matching envelope.  The SU! 'Poinsettia Place' DSP pack has some lovely papers that are perfect for masculine cards.  I cut a square of woodgrain paper and matted that onto layers of Soft Suede and Garden Green CS.  I die cut the berry wreath from Soft Suede CS and the leafy wreath from Garden Green CS and glued the two die cuts in place.  I stamped the partridge in Soft Suede ink, die cut and popped him up.  I inked the pears with Crushed Curry ink and applied some Cherry Cobbler ink to the stamps with a sponge dauber to add some extra colour and dimension.  The pears are also popped up.  I made a 'Merry Christmas' sign, added some linen thread, attached the sign with a metallic green brad and popped it up.


Here's the inside of the card.  After stamping that lovely sentiment I added a strip of patterned paper, drew a line with a Soft Suede marker and glued the stamped and die cut partridge in place.


More of that pine bough and cones patterned paper went on the envelope flap to finish.



Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'Arrange a Wreath' & 'Frosted Foliage' sets
CS: Dovecraft 6" x 6" kraft card & envelope, SU! Garden Green, Soft Suede & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! 'Poinsettia Place' DSP pack
Ink: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Garden Green & Soft Suede, SU! Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker  
Tools: SU! 'Wreath Builder' die set, paper piercer, sponge dauber
Embellishments & Accessories: green metallic brad, SU! linen thread, Dimensionals 

Ruth

Saturday, 26 December 2020

SU! Gift Voucher Wallet

A friend's husband contacted me and asked me to order some SU! goodies as a Christmas gift for his wife and he also wanted to give her a £50 SU! gift voucher.  After I'd printed the voucher I knew I wanted to present it in a pretty way and I set about making a wallet.

Here's the wallet and envelope together.


Here's the wallet.  I cut a 9" x 4 1/8" piece of  Highland Heather CS and scored at 3 3/8" and 7 1/2".  I adhered a panel of beautiful snowflakes patterned paper and added some iridescent ribbon.  I die cut Misty Moonlight snowflakes, added Highland Heather punched circles and popped the snowflakes up.  I added an iridescent snowflake embellishment to each snowflake centre.  I stamped snowflakes using stamped off once Highland Heather ink, stamped the sentiment over the top in Misty Moonlight ink, die cut a stitched square and popped that up.


Here's the inside of the wallet.  I got the voucher printed onto Whisper White CS and I stamped snowflakes using Highland Heather and Misty Moonlight inks.  I rounded the corners with a punch before tucking the voucher inside the pocket.   


Here's the envelope flap.


Here's the front of the envelope with a popped up name label.



Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'Snowflake Wishes' set, Woodware 'A Gift for You' stamp 
CS: SU! Highland Heather, Misty Moonlight & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! 'Snowflake Splendor' DSP pack
Ink: SU! Highland Heather & Misty Moonlight  
Tools: SU! 'Snowfall' & 'Stitched So Sweetly' die sets, Simply Scored, circle punches, X Cut corner rounder punch
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! 'Snowflake Splendor' ribbon, self adhesive snowflake embellishments, Dimensionals

Ruth

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Two Gilded Faux Silk Background Snowflake Cards

The faux silk technique involves gluing crumpled tissue paper over the top of a piece of CS.  Often the tissue paper is glued over the top of a stamped image.  The technique is also great to create a textured background.  The gilded faux silk technique is where you highlight the textured tissue paper with embossing powder.  I saw a video a few months back and made a mental note to try it out.  

Here's one card with an envelope.


Here's the Highland Heather card.  To create the backgrounds I cut pieces of tissue paper and gently crumpled them into a ball, unfolding and recrumpling the pieces a few times.  The more crumpled the tissue paper is the more texture it has but tissue paper is delicate so gently is the way to go.  I glued the tissue paper pieces to panels of Whisper White CS and applied Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Misty Moonlight inks to the panels using oval blending brushes.  Next I wiped my VersaMark ink pad all over the panels and sprinkled on silver embossing powder.  The powder should cover the wrinkles but the powder usually covers quite a bit of the surface area.  As I didn't want total coverage I wiped off some of the powder with a finger before I heat set with my heat tool.  



Here's a closer look at the background panel.


Here's the Misty Moonlight card.


Here are both cards.  The cards measure 5 3/4" square and I added a strip of CS that I'd embossed with the 'Winter Snow' embossing folder to the right side of the card.  I die cut three snowflake shapes from the SU! 'Snowfall' die set and assembled my main snowflake images - the smaller snowflake shapes are popped up.  I glued the background panels in place, popped up the snowflakes and popped up the stamped and die cut sentiment banners.  I added iridescent blue gems as a finishing touch to the card fronts.  


Here's the inside of the Highland Heather card.  I added three silver glimmer paper die cut snowflakes to play up the 'sparkle' sentiment.


Here's the inside of the Misty Moonlight card.



I used some gorgeous Misty Moonlight snowflake patterned paper to decorate the envelope flaps.



Supplies:
Stamps: SU! 'Snowflake Wishes' set
CS: SU! Highland Heather, Misty Moonlight & Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Patterned paper: SU! 'Snowflake Splendor' DSP
Ink: SU! Balmy Blue, Highland Heather & Misty Moonlight, VersaMark 
Tools: SU! 'Snowfall' die set, SU! 'Winter Snow' embossing folder, Claina Palmer 'A6 Double Stitched Nested Dies' set, MFT 'Fishtail Flags' Stax die set, oval blending brushes
Embellishments & Accessories: SU! silver embossing powder, self adhesive blue gems, Dimensionals 

Ruth

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Wobble Snowman Celebrate The Season Christmas Card

Making a few wobble Christmas cards this year has been great fun for me and people have loved receiving them too!  I felt it was high time I made a wobble snowman card and I've used a much loved old snowman stamp to create this cute little number.

Here's the card and envelope together.  I love this particular paper from the SU! 'Snowflake Splendor' DSP pack, it looks like it has a linen texture to it when you look closely.


I made the card base with SU! Misty Moonlight CS and I added a panel of snowflake patterned paper.  I stamped the Hobby Art 'Giant Snowman' image in Misty Moonlight ink onto a panel of Whisper White CS, die cut a stitched rectangle and layered it onto a mat of Misty Moonlight CS.  I stamped a separate snowman which I coloured using SU! Stampin' Blends and I fussy cut that out.  I added Star Dust Stickles glitter glue to the snow on the bottom of the white panel and added Orange Peel Stickles to the snowman's nose.  I stamped the sentiment, die cut a stitched rectangle and popped that up on the snowman.  I mounted the snowman on a wobble spring to complete the card front.


Here's the inside of the card.


Here's the envelope.



Supplies:
Stamps: Hobby Art 'Giant Snowman', SU! 'Itty Bitty Christmas' & 'Frosted Foliage' sets, Hero Arts 'Very Merry Christmas' set
CS: SU! Misty Moonlight & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! 'Snowflake Splendor' DSP pack
Ink: SU! Misty Moonlight, SU! Stampin' Blends  
Tools: Claina Palmer 'A6 Double Stitched Nested Dies' die set 
Embellishments & Accessories: Star Dust & Orange Peel Stickles, wobble spring 

Ruth

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