Today my card I have created to give to friend that has just become a first time Grandmother.
I thought the Lama from the Zoo Crew Suite was a must for this card, with her sitting there busy knitting away….maybe creating something fun for a new baby.
I stamped the Lama with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured it using Stampin’ Up! Blends.
When layering the Designer series Paper I felt it needed a bit of a lift, the two pieces of DSP with a white background was just too similar and needed to be a little different. A good way to change this with out completely changing the paper is to colour it. There are many ways you can colour your DSP and for this card I used the Lemon Lolly Blends. By using the Brush Nib end of your blend, colour the DSP – making sure you use the side of the brush not the point.
How to make this card…
If you get lost for ideas on card layouts, check out places like Pinterest. Here you can find lots of ideas by searching ‘Card Templates’ or ‘Card Sketches’. CardMaps and MojoSketch on Pinterest. I have a board on my Pinterest site called ‘Card Templates’ were I have saved card ideas. Sometimes I use these ideas when I’m feeling a bit lost for an idea or need some inspiration. When you do use an idea that not your own and share on Social Media (etc), then give credit to Where or Who inspired you.
4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”
10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
4 x 5 ¼”
10 x 14.4cm
3⅞ x 5⅛”
9.7 x 14.1cm
1¼ x 4¼”
3 x 11cm
¾ x 4″
2 x 11cm
2 x 2
5 x 5cm
3 x 3″
7.5 x 7.5cm
2 x 4″ (scrap)
5 x 10cm 9Scrap)
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About a week ago a box from Stampin’ Up! arrived on my door step and I was so excited….I new what was in that box and I have been waiting for this since the beginning of the year.
This was so exciting….now what will I do, what will I make. I pulled out the Baby Bear 141859 stamp set. This is a stamp set I love but have only used once before as its a 3 set stamp and was never really happy with what I had stamped with just using the blocks and trying to line everything up.
So played with just stamping the Baby Bear image over and over, just to get the hang of it. Still need to stand up to get everything lined up, but that’s OK because once you have it set up once and if your making multiples of the same card its all set.
Stampin’ Up! have made 3 YouTube Video’s on how to use and they are worth while watching just to see what you can do. Below are the links to these videos.
Aligning with Red Rubber Stamps – https://youtu.be/xWt-_YdYJfc
Creating Patterns with the Hinge-Step Technique – https://youtu.be/NfwgdoUReLQ
What did I end up making with the Baby Bear
Here I have used the Stamparatus in two different ways…
The first was to create the wording down the side of the card, this took a bit of time and playing around as I wanted the two lines to be in two different colours and also spaced evenly between top to bottom of the card.
To do this, I treated it as if it was a 2 step stamp. Each phrase was on each plate (the Stamparatus comes with 2 plates). Once positioned on each plate I held them up together to see if the phrases were in the correct position and then did a test run. When the position was correct it was just a matter of stamping the first phrase down the side of the card by moving the plate down the hinge. Then repeating it again with the second plate and using a different colour ink.
Baby Bear image was stamped on the other side of the card again using the Stamparatus and 3 step stamping.
To finished the card I used the Eclipse Technique to frame the bear.
Hope you enjoy my card. If you have any questions please contact me.
Below are links to all the products used in this card. The Stamparatus will be available later in the year.
I hope you have a lovely weekend, I did. On saturday night we had “Carols at the Lake”.
I live near a beautiful little town called Mittagong and its in the Southern highlands about an hour from Sydney. In not far the center of town we have lake called Lake Alexandra. Were there’s ducks, turtles and other wild bird life…..its a man made lake. It was used for water for the engines hauling coal to Fitzroy Iron Mines over 100 years ago. A very pretty spot with bush surrounding it….every second year we have carols down at the lake and it is so wonderful.
Anyway now I’m completely off track…who likes to colour in?
In January Stampin’ Up! will be releasing their new Occasions Catalogue and in this they have re-introduced watercolour pencils. Isn’t that wonderful…I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. So I made sure I ordered them in my pre-order. You see as I demonstrator you get to order the new product early. So if your interested in joining me then that’s one of the bonus you get…
So I also had to get a stamp to colour in…..I couldn’t resist it. Its so cute!
We all love babies don’t we…I do and now my boys are all growing up. I’m allowed to think they are cute because I can just hand them back..
Opps….off track again!
Think I’d better show you what I have been playing with today.
This is such simple cards.
I used the Basic Black (Archival Ink) and stamped the image into Shimmery White card stock. Allow the ink to dry or heat set with a heat gun.
With water colour pencil I lightly coloured the areas where I wanted colour and then went over with a Blender Pen.
I went back over some of the areas again to add highlights and again blender in with the Blender Pen
I like to leave some white space so I haven’t filled in all the areas with colour.
this week has been one of those weeks driving the boys around.
This week we are CASE-ing Connie Collins.
Have I ever told you that Blue is my favorite colour and its so fresh looking teamed up with the yellow.
I have wanted to do something in this combination for a while now and teamed with the spots reminds me so much of a country garden.
So today I’m going to Case this great colour combination…
The Stampin’ Up! stamp set is called “Baby Bear” and this is the first time I have used it. Its one of those “WOW” stamps and I loved the way it came out.
The Bear is a three step Stamp, this means you have 3 stamps you layer on top of each other to achieve the finished effect.
You can either stamp off your stamps to get lighter tones of one colour or do as I have done and used three different yellows, starting with the lightest and working up to the darkest. The bow I stamped off and then stamped full strength with the second stamp (only a two step)
I used the largest scalloped square from the Layering Square Framelits, as he only just fits. I then cut a large square to go under him..