Thursday, February 26, 2009

Brocade Basics Box

I have actually been stamping this week but my creations were for a swap (the time isn't over yet so I can't reveal the card) and a new challenge blog (which is a secret until 1st March) so I thought I had better do something I could show you.

The design of this box is by Michelle, an SU demo in NZ who was part of the Design Team for the latest UStamp. Isn't it cute? The stamp is from the Brocade Basics set. I used Wild Wasabi cardstock and ink, Whisper White cardstock and Close to Cocoa DSP. The ribbon is striped grosgrain in Wild Wasabi. This whole project went together in about 20 minutes. Gotta luv that!

Well, I hope I'll be back with another project tomorrow.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Thank You" Boxed Set

I attended a wedding last Saturday afternoon. I told the bride that my gift to her and her new husband would be to make her Thank You card. This is what I came up with. The box is based on the one in my previous post - I increased the dimensions so it was large enough for 16 cards and envelopes. The bride and groom are both Sri Lankan by birth and the bride's dress was a stunning red sari. I took my inspiration from that sari. The image and the sentiment are from the Artfully Asian set. I stamped the blossom branch in Basic Black on Real Red cardstock and coloured the blossoms with a Gold gel pen (non-SU). I mounted the image on metallic gold cardstock. The base card is also Real Red that I stamped using the Sanded background stamp for some texture. The sentiment is gold embossed.

I hope that they like this set.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wild About UStamp

I have joined UStamp 09 SAB - what fantastic projects they have. This is one of them - 5 cards with a matching box. It uses all product that we have here in Australia. The stamp set is Wild ABout You. The DSP is Bali Breeze - love it!!! This was really easy to make using just basic techniques.

I will be planning a Stamp Camp later in the year (maybe April) and we will be completing projects like this one so if you are in Katherine NT and would like to be kept informed of details, just let me know.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Iris Twist Card

This card is based on one from the current UStamp. It was designed by the German member of the UStamp team, Irene. I used Old Olive for the base cardstock and Rose Red DSP for the "Twist". The flower is 3 felt flowers held together with a Rhinestone brad. The sentiment comes from the set G'Day Mate. It is white embossed. I nearly made this card using no stamps but I didn't have a rub-on sentiment that I was happy to use.

Just a short post today but it is time to leave for work. See you next time.