August 31, 2010

View Master Card

Good evening crafty chickies! I have a fun post for you today - this weeks challenge at Project Tuesday is to create a View Master Card! There are lots of ways to make these, you can find a couple of tutorials here and here. I kinda just made mine up as I went along, once you understand the basic technique you can pretty much wing it.

Friends of ours have just announced an imminent arrival, so I thought it would be cute to use the window for the "baby" sentiment, in a few different colours - including a pink and a blue of course. 

I stamped the sentiment from Lovely Labels on a circlular piece of Whisper White card four times - using Old Olive, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry and Baja Breeze ink.

The window was punches with the 1 1/4" circle punch.

There's a brad hiding under the leaf of the Rose Red flower - this is what allows the sentiment to spin.

The entire square layer is popped up on a double layer of dimensionals just to give the wheel a little more room to move.

I hope you'll give this fun card a spin (I know, I know - bad pun!) I wasn't sure I'd like the results, but love how it turned out.

Head on over to see what the Project Tuesday team came up with this week!

Stamps: True Friend, Lovely Labels
Paper & Card: Spring Flowers & Old Olive DP. Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Old Olive & So Saffron Card.
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Rose Red & Baja Breeze
Punches: Circle Punches, Wide Oval, Handheld, Lg Corner Rounder
Other: Old Olive Ribbon, So Saffron Brads, Circle Scissors Plus

Other: Jumbo Scallop Die-namics - MFT Stamps.

August 28, 2010

I Knead You....

You know what Saturday means around here - another great OCC Challenge! This week Wendy has challenged us to use these colours in our creations. I can't wait to get my hands on Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso - but for now Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red were great subs!

I spent awhile on this one, paper piecing every part of that cuteeeee image. The bowl and measuring cup were shaded with watercolour crayon in Bashful Blue and covered in a layer of Crystal Effects. I don't like the CE to be too smooth for this kind of application - a little texture looks great, so I apply it with a rubber brush.

The awesome layout comes from the ever talented Mercy!
For my interior sentiment, I only inked part of the word kneaded and added a couple of words from another set. This is a great way to get more out of any sentiment stamps.

I hope you'll play along with our wonderful design team this week - you can't go wrong with these colours!

Paper & Card: Spring Flowers DP, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Old Olive, Riding Hood Red
Handheld Circle, Square Punch, Scalloped Circle
Ruby Red Button, Crystal Effects, Hemp Twine

Stamps: Lovin' from the Oven, Clearly Sentimental about Food - MFT Stamps
Paper & Card:
Offbeat - Basic Grey
Apron Lace - Fiskars
Other: American Crafts Ribbon, Floral Screen Embossing Folder - Provocraft

August 27, 2010

OCC Sketch #30

Hi everyone, it's time for another great OCC sketch designed by Jennifer. This one has so much potential with a couple of nice large panels for stamping or showing off designer paper.

I used the new Apple Blossom hostess set again - loving the clean images in this one.

My colour combo was Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Taken With Teal.

Head on over to the OCC Sketch blog to see the uber talented design team creations!

Stamps: Polka Dot Background, Tiny Tags
Paper & Card:
Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White 
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, Taken With Teal
Punches: Jewelry Tag, 1/4" Circle
Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Brads, Small Grommets 

Paper & Card: Blush - Basic Grey
Other: Prima Flowers, Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder

August 21, 2010

They're starting to stack up....

Christmas cards that is! I used this week's OCC challenge - a sketch - to add to my stack of Christmas cards. This is the first year I've actually managed to get some made before December - I'm sure I'll be short, but it's a good start.
This one uses a new stamp set from SU! called Contempo Christmas. I loved the sentiments with this one, and the funky style.

I inked the Christmas tree with Kiwi Kiss, then used an Always Artichoke marker to add some subtle colour variation to the pattern. The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The simple sentiments in this set just make me happy - as does the clear mount option - no stamp-a-ma-jig used on this card!

Head on over to the OCC blog and feast your eyes on the wonderful design team creations!

Stamps: Contemp Christmas
Paper & Card:
Ski Slope DP, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke
Scallop Border
Other: Small Grommets, Old Olive Button, Embossing powder

Other: White Satin Ribbon, Jumbo Brads

August 19, 2010

So Proud Of You....

Hi everyone - time for another OCC Sketch!

I pulled out some current and old In Colours that made their way into the new Colour Collections SU! are launching next month. I've used Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango.

I went with some super simple stamping and a little dimension for a bright, fun card. 

Head on over to the OCC Sketch blog and see what the design team has come up with!

Paper & Card: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point & Tangerine Tango.
Good Morning Sunshine Paper.
Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point & Tangerine Tango
Sm Corner Rounder
Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Linen Thread

Stamps: Great Expectations, Petals & Stems - Verve Stamps
Other: Button, Nestabilities

August 17, 2010

Project Tuesday: Flap Card

Hey everyone! I've got SUCH a fun project for you today - I had a blast making mine - this week at Project Tuesday we're making Flap Cards! This is a really easy card to make, but has that little extra pizazz that'll wow your recipent.
*sigh* Ain't she cute? And hello! look at that paper! That's the brand new Greenhouse Gala pack that'll be coming out next month. It's soooooo gorgeous. I watercoloured the Pure Innocence image with ink pads, paper pieced the dress and after layering and scrunching the prima flowers, sprayed them with glimmermist - you might be able to see the sparkle if you click the photo.

Gratuitous paper shot! So pretty right?

And here's the card all opened up. I love this style, it gives you lots of room for writing a message.

Head on over to Project Tuesday and link up your flap card - can't wait to see them!

Paper & Card: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. 
Greenhouse Gala paper.
Assorted for watercolouring, Pumpkin Pie
Circle Punches, Scalloped Border
Crop-a-Dile, Choc Chip Ribbon, Jumbo Brad

Stamps: Happy Mail - MFT Stamps
Brilliance Black
Other: Oval Nestabilities, Prima Flowers, Gold Glimmermist, Jumbo Eyelets, Magnetic Snaps

August 15, 2010

School Daze

Hey there creative peeps! Hope you're having a great weekend. It's time for another OCC challenge, and this week, in honor of the northern hemisphere returning to school after the summer break, we're breaking out school supplies or a school theme for our projects.

I kept this card clean & simple - it's how I saw it in my head, and it just refused to be embellished further! I used a brand new level 2 hostess set launching here in NZ next month - Apple Blossoms. It's too cute! For my school theme I used the apple image, some paper from the Notebook pack, the Spiral border punch and a little paperclip from the Clips Assortment. My colour combo was Very Vanilla, Kraft (soon to be Crumb Cake), Soft Sky and a pop of Real Red.

Head on over to see what the mega-talented OCC team have for you this week!

Stamps: Apple Blossoms
Paper & Card:
Notebook DP, Very Vanilla, Kraft
Ink: Sahara Sand, Real Red, Old Olive, Choc Chip, Basic Black
Circle Punches, Spiral Border, Lg Corner Rounder, Scallop Border
Real Red Ribbon, Clips Assortment Paper Clip

August 7, 2010

Emboss it!

Happy Saturday! Today the OCC challenge is one we can all have fun with - embossing! Be it dry, heat, or resist, add some embossing to your project. Heat embossing is one of those techniques that hook a lot of people into stamping, I was no exception - and dry embossing with a die cutting machine is just a staple for most of us these days. I know it hooked me on my Cuttlebug!

This a card I made a few months ago and never got around to sharing. One of my favourite embossing tricks is to cut a shape then emboss it, I've done that on the oval and jumbo scallop strip here. Then I've rubbed over the raised portions with an ink laden sponge dauber for a little contrast.

That adorable wee girl was coloured with ink pads on watercolour paper, her dress is paper pieced.
 I used squares of that gorgeous Basic Grey paper to finish off the inside - I just couldn't bear to throw out the scraps!

Head on over to the OCC blog to see the beautiful and varied creations by our wonderful design team this week!

Paper & Card: Regal Rose, Basic Black
Various for watercolouring
Circle & Square Punches
Certainly Celery Ribbon, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Stamps: PI An Apple for You - MFT
Paper & Card:
Euphoria - Basic Grey
Other: Jumbo Scallop Die-namic - MFT, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Rhinestones