Wednesday, September 29, 2010

T Slider sample

For club this month we had planned to make a t slider card, but it had been months since we had all gotten together that we just chatted and made a quick shopping trip to the craft store, that ran out of time so the challenge was to make one for homework. This is my sample, you can find a tutorial on splitcoast stampers, I found this very useful and watched it several times as I had some trouble converting the inch instruction to centimeters.
I made the card to match the image and had no idea on what size my slider pieces should have measured so it took a lot of fiddling to get it right. I coloured the house mouse image with watercolour crayons and layered it onto a nestabilities die cut frame. The verse was punched out with the stampin up scallop punch.

Some nice examples can been seen on Frances's blog Stampowl's studio.
Stamps: Housemouse, Stampin up
Paper: Kaiser paper, red and white cs
Other: Tab punch, scallop punch, nestabilities die,water colour crayons,ds tape, adirondack watermelon ink.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Christening bunnies

Some stamping time at last, I left this rather late, I needed a christening card for my great nephews for this morning, I sat up until midnight making it last night. I knew the christening was happening but didn't have a religious stamp, especially one for babies or for that matter twin boys so I kept putting it off.
I just knew I wanted two of something and I thought of the zig zag card that I had seen on StampOwls blog and when I saw this sketch from Taylored Expressions I thought it would be perfect.
I had this cute Peter Rabbit set from Beatrix Potter that I purchased from spotlight earlier this year. Since I needed two rabbits I stamped one, masked it and then stamped another one overlapping the first. I coloured one bunny in green and the other in blue, the boys are identical and my niece like to use these colours to keep them separate. I didn't have a religious embossing folder so I chose the star one, well they are up in heaven..
I also wanted to try ribbon pleating it was quite fun and easy to do, so you may see a few of my cards done with this ribbon. I also like the way this design is able to stand up for displaying.
Stamps: Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Paper: White and blue card
Other: cuttlebug embossing folder,ribbon, copics, nestabilities oval and oval scallop