Saturday, September 17, 2011

Frame-It Baby Style

Here's a sweet teal card for a baby boy's shower. I used the Waltzingmouse Stamps Frame-It set and the Gingham & Co. set for the background. I sponged teal pigment ink on the edges and softened with white pigment ink, rubbing in very well to mute the colour.

I spritzed the square with Tsukineko's Pssst! Shimmer Mist in Champagne and it adds a subtle sparkle. The baby buggy was a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper magazine out of the UK. A little Swarovski crystal accents the hub of the spoked wheel. I love the versatility of Frame-It; you can feature all sorts of items in that square!

Hope you are having a great weekend; I am planning to stamp today - how about you?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Wedding Cards

This little tiered wedding cake from Stampin' Up! got star billing on this wedding card I made recently.

What made it special is the background panel of ecru flocked flourishes. That came from the bride and groom's wedding invitation, allowing me to personalize their card in a unique way. The cake is stamped on a Marianne die cut which is accented with small ecru pearls.

This last card (above) was made for a bridal shower. The stamps are from the same Stampin' Up! set. I put tiny pearls along the hem of the gown. I die cut and embossed the background, then patted Versaamark over the raised area and swished Perfect Pearls over all.

Frosty Acetate Christmas

For Canadian Stamp Talk's Challenge #17, to use a die cut on your card, and Waltzingmouse Stamps Christmas Card Challenge for September 2011, which was to use acetate in your card.

I layered four Memory Box die cuts of a snowflake border on acetate that I had stamped with the sentiment from Compliments of the Season in white Sta-zon ink. I pounced a Ranger Pearl acrylic paint dabber on the underside of the acetate to make it frosty. Then I layered onto a gorgeous deep blue silk cardstock from Italy. The luster on this carstock is amazing in real life, but you can't really see it under all the rest!