Friday, 30 April 2010

SU! Workshop Sage & Cocoa Birthday Wishes Card

Yesterday afternoon my lovely SU! demo Joanne held an SU! workshop for my card group ladies and I was the hostess. We all made this very pretty card using the luscious Vintage Vogue stamp set, I love this set!

We stamped the flowers using the rock and roll technique where you ink the stamp in the paler colour first and then roll the edges of the stamp in the darker ink - in this case Sage Shadow and Close to Cocoa. When you are stamping more than one image using this technique you have to remember to clean your stamps between inkings so as to not contaminate your paler ink pad! The branches were made using the new Two Step Bird punch. Both flowers are popped up with Dimensionals.



Joanne also demonstrated a few things for us, one of which was this gorgeous gift box. After Joanne had made it she presented it to me as my hostess gift, I was happily surprised! The box is made the same as a 2-4-6-8 box but as we used A4 CS the measurements are 7-14-21-28 in metric centimetres which doesn't trip off the tongue so easily! Joanne rolled the Very Vintage jumbo wheel all over the CS before assembling the box. Then she decorated the box with elements from the Vintage Vogue set. Olive, Eggplant and Banana - I wouldn't want to eat 'em together but what a fab crafty colour combo!



This next photo shows the box with the goodies that were inside - a sweet butterfly hostess stamp, flowers, pretties, hardware and some new satin ribbons. I was delighted! Aah, a crafty afternoon with friends, gifts and then I earned SU! hostess goodies on top - a happy day indeed! Huge thanks to Joanne and my card group ladies!



Supplies for the card:
Stamps: SU! Vintage Vogue and Sincere Salutations sets
CS: SU! Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Sage Shadow & Close to Cocoa
Tools: SU! Two Step Bird punch, SU! Paper-Piercing Tool
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Clear Rhinestone Brads, SU! Stampin' Dimensionals

Supplies for the gift box:
Stamps: SU! Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel & Vintage Vogue set
CS: SU! Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Barely Banana & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Old Olive, Barely Banana & Elegant Eggplant
Tools: SU! Paper-Piercing Tool to add shaping to the flower, Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Sticky Strip, SU! Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, SU! Clear Rhinestone Brad, SU! Stampin' Dimensionals

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