Monday, 15 December 2014

Black Forest Just For You Card & Flower Easel Calendar

Angela and Janet came round last Thursday afternoon to make a card and an easel calendar.  They both love using the inks with ink duster brushes so I featured that technique on the card I designed for them to make.  I dusted Dandelion ink onto the square of white CS first, followed with Lilac Posies ink and I finished off with Grape Jelly ink.  I stamped the Inkylicious 'Black Forest' stamp at the bottom, edged the panel with black ink and matted it onto a layer of silver mirri CS.  I embossed a strip of black CS, embossed it with an embossing folder and rubbed Pearl Moon gilding wax over the raised areas.  I stamped the sentiment, adhered the panel and completed the card front by adding three punched silver mirri CS dots to the stamped panel.
 

Just some simple stamping for the inside and envelope.


On Saturday 6th December I spent all day at the Glitter Pot demonstrating and one of the things I made was an easel calendar which featured a stamped and paper pieced hot air balloon on a wobble spring.  


Angela and Janet both really liked it, in fact Janet bought the hot air balloon stamp and the paper pack!  They both wanted to make an easel calendar but Angela wanted a non balloon themed one and said she'd prefer flowers and butterflies.  So I designed a flower easel calendar using Angela's fave colours and then Janet followed the same layout but used the hot air balloon stamp and blue CS and patterned papers.  As Janet's calendar is intended as a gift for a man she didn't use the lacy die cut borders and ribbon - I forgot to take a photo of her completed calendar, d'oh!

The calendar base measures 5 1/4" square and I used a colour combo of Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi.  I stamped the dotty flowers on Wisteria Wonder CS using Elegant Eggplant ink, filled in the dots with an Elegant Eggplant marker, inked the edges with Elegant Eggplant ink, fussy cut and shaped the flowers and stacked the three layers together.  I stamped the leaves onto Wild Wasabi CS using Mossy Meadow ink, fussy cut them, inked the edges with Mossy Meadow ink and adhered them behind the flower layers.  I die cut the Wild Wasabi borders, tied the ribbon in a knot, popped up the flower element, added three punched butterflies and placed rhinestone jewels on the bodies.  I threaded a thin strip of Wild Wasabi CS through the holes of a white button and attached that to the centre of the flower with a glue dot.  I adhered the calendar pad to a mat layer of Elegant Eggplant CS and popped that up so it acts as a stop for the easel.  Angela couldn't decide if she would give her easel calendar away as a gift or keep it for herself!

Supplies for Just for You card:
Stamps: Inkylicious 'Black Forest' stamp, Personal Impressions 'Large Everyday Messages' set
CS: Papermania square white card blank, SU! Basic Black, silver mirri CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dandelion, Lilac Posies & Grape Jelly
Tools: Sizzix 'Starry Night' embossing folder, Inkylicious ink duster brushes, 1/4" circle punch, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: Creative Expressions 'Pearl Moon' gilding wax


Supplies for hot air balloon easel calendar:
Stamps: Woodware 'Hot Air Balloon'
CS: Glitter Pot Thick White CS, Core'dinations Black Iris

Patterned paper: PaperMania 'Heritage Press' A4 paper pack
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, dark brown Sharpie pen
Tools: Woodware Crafty Edger Deluxe & border cassette

Embellishments & accessories: PaperMania 2015 Calendar Tab, Woodware Action Wobble Spring, PaperMania Heritage Press Mini Pin-striped buttons, 3D foam tape

Supplies for flower easel calendar:
Stamps: Woodware 'Dotty Flowers' set
CS: SU! Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder & Wild Wasabi 

Patterned paper: SU! Wisteria Wonder paper from In Colour DSP stack
Ink: SU! Elegant Eggplant & Mossy Meadow
Tools: 'Lace Edger 2' Joanna Sheen Signature Die, SU! Bitty Butterfly punch
Embellishments & accessories: Woodware white satin stripe organza ribbon, white button, SU! rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals



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1 comment:

Mynn xx said...

Totally fun, Ruth! LOVE both calendars and that card is gorgeous! HUGS! :) Mynn xx