August 13, 2009

Fun with Markers.

Posted in Cards tagged , at 8:05 am by bejewelledcreations

I just love my Stampin’ Up! Markers! There are so many ways to use them, and here’s a really cool thing to do with them… colour directly onto your rubber stamp in a combination of colours and then stamp once to have a multicoloured image. I think I’d better show you a picture to explain better (LOL).

Fun & Fast Notes with Markers

Fun & Fast Notes with Markers

As you can see, the flowers, leaves, mug/vase and saying from this image from Fun and Fast Notes are all different colours. I acheived this by colouring-in sections of the rubber stamp in my choice of colours and then when done, I gently breathed on the rubber to re-moisten the ink, and then stamped onto my Whisper White cardstock! This technique is great for adding multiple colours to an image without needing to colour-in the image after you’ve stamped it on the white cardstock.

I’ve used Riding Hood Red as the base card with a little flower image from Short & Sweet randomly stamped over the background in Riding Hood Red ink. I used Kiwi Kiss cardstock for the middle strip, and Apricot Appeal for the layering section. Gently tear the Apricot Appeal cardstock and adhere to the card. I then added 3 Old Olive brads (the closest in colour to Kiwi Kiss) to finish it off. And of course, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter!! LOL.

Enjoy. 🙂

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August 12, 2009

Inspired by the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalogue

Posted in Cards, Inspired by... at 5:01 pm by bejewelledcreations

One of a Kind

One of a Kind

Here’s a card that I made after seeing an example card for the  stamp set called One of a Kind in the current Idea Book & Catalogue. Have a look on page 95 and you’ll see a small square-cut card in green and blue… I used this example as inspiration for my card.

I used this card as a Make and Take for a couple of my workshops as it’s quite easy – just a bit of punching (ouch!! just kidding!!) and cutting and you’re pretty much done! One of the great things about Stampin’ Up!’s punches is that very often they co-ordinate with a particular stamp set. (How kind of Stampin’ Up!) The punch that matches the One of a Kind stamp set is the Boho Blossoms punch ($30.95 page 153) . You simply stamp the 3 flower image from the stamp set, slide it into the punch and line up the stamped image with the metal edges of the punch and punch out three perfect flowers that are already stamped in your favourite choice of colour. Of course, you can also just punch out the 3 flowers in Designer Series Paper or cardstock in your choice of colour to use as embellishments on cards and scrap-book layouts. It sure beats cutting around the tiny flower images!!!!

I love this colour combination – Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac.

Enjoy.  🙂

August 3, 2009

Baja Breeze with butterflies

Posted in Cards tagged at 8:35 am by bejewelledcreations

Here’s a card that I CASED from the Stampin’ Up! Convention. I didn’t go to Convention (by all accounts it’s a MUST! …. maybe next year!) but on our website, Stampin’ Up! have posted a video of all the fun things that the demonstrators who DID go to Convention got up to (lucky girls!!). They also played a video of some of the many cards that were demonstrated on the stage… this is one of those.

I don’t know the name of the wonderful demonstrator who made this card as there isn’t any indication from the video, so if you DO know, please leave me a comment and I can edit this to give credit! Thanks!

Stamps: Dreams Du Jour

Inks: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Confetti White

Other: Blender Pens, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue Pen, scallop square punch

Convention Card

Convention Card

I made my card 10 x 10 size whereas the one on the video appears to be more rectangular, I also added a third butterfly.

Here’s my second version:

Convention Card. Julia's Version.

Convention Card. Julia's Version.

I stamped the butterflies in Baja Breeze ink on Baja Breeze cardtock to give that very subtle look.

I like this card…  *much love* to whoever created the original!!! *bows*

August 2, 2009

Quick Cards.

Posted in Cards at 8:21 am by bejewelledcreations

In a hurry? Need a card NOW? Well, here is your answer…

Find some Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper that you like, match the cardstock to the colours in the pattern and add simple embellishments and a quick saying, and you’re done!

Quick Card

Quick Card

I’ve used retired paper for this card, but you can see how easy it is to create this card with your own favourite papers and colours.

Quick Cards.

Quick Cards.

The other great thing to working with Designer Series Paper is that you can create multiple cards at the same time, using the same colours and accessories, but simply changing the layout slightly or stamped image etc…

Quick Cards

Quick Cards

August 1, 2009

More Double Pocket Bags.

Posted in 3D items, Cards tagged , at 8:30 am by bejewelledcreations

Here are a couple more of the Double Pocket Bags and cards that I made for the fundraiser recently. I LOVE these things! I made one at my last Workshop and gave it away as the Door Prize! I also gave all my guests the template and instructions so that they could go home and make their own bags.

Chocolate Chip Double Pocket Bag

Chocolate Chip Double Pocket Bag

 Here is a set I made with Berry Bliss DSP, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa colour combination. Each bag can hold four cards; here are the second two cards for this set…

Small cards

Small cards

Making these 10 x 10 cards was great fun – I felt that due to the smaller size, Id din’t have to worry about filling the empty spaces with stamped images or embellishments – I just used Designer Series Paper and cardstock with one or two small elements/embellishments. Easy!

You may notice the very cute Scallop Oval Punched shape? WELL! It’s available in the NEW Spring Mini NOW!!!! It also has a matching stamp set -how kind of  Stampin’ Up! to do that for you! There are MANY new and exciting products, stamps, papers and accessories in the Mini Catalogue so if you’d like to have a look, send me an email me and I’ll arrange for you to receive a copy.

Don’t forget, if you’re in the Barossa Valley area and would like to host a Workshop to receive free stamp sets and products (based on sales, conditions apply), or if you’d simply like to place an order, please send me an email and I can arrange this for you.

Enjoy!