April 2, 2010

Such a pretty Cottage Garden…

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

I’ve always wanted a Cottage Garden. I just love the mass of sweet smelling flowers, but alas, I live where it’s very dry and our soil is quite sandy. The best things that grow around here are native gum trees and shrubs – all very lovely, but not quite the same. I’ll have to settle for a very LOVELY stamp set from the Autumn-Winter mini catalogue  instead (I think I can manage that!!!)

Here’s a card I made with the Cottage Garden stamp set and its matching Cottage Wall DSP (Designer Series Paper). The white area of the card is actually part of the paper pettern – SO pretty. I just adore this paper…. hmmm… wonder what hubby will think of me redecorating the bedroom with this paper?? LOL.

The three large flowers on the card have actually been stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and trimmed before adhering to the card. I’ve achieved the different tones of ink by simply ‘stamping off’ three times before re-inking the stamp – this gives a lovely soft look to the subsequent images.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

Look closely and you’ll see a clear pillow box with tags inside – this was made with Window Sheets (acetate) and the Big Shot with my Pillow Box die. It’s so easy and quick to make multiple boxes and because its quite small, it doesn’t take much to decorate the outside. Of course, if you made the pillow box out of patterned paper, you wouldn’t even need to decorate the outside so it’s a real time-saver for a quick gift box.

Julia XX

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March 29, 2010

The New Mini is ALMOST here!!!!

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , at 12:42 pm by bejewelledcreations

Only a couple more days until the NEW Autumn-Winter Catalogue is released! YAYNESS!!! I’m so excited!! (Can you tell?)

Gosh, there’s so much to love about it…. how about I give you a peak at a new stamp set? ANNNND……. You’ll also see one of the NEW In Colours that we’ll have until August. YUM!

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

This is the Stamp set called Cottage Gardern – it’s a Two Step set which as you can see, I’ve stamped the base image of the flower in Orchid Opulence and then stamped the outline image in RICH RAZZLEBERRY! <—- NEW COLOUR ALERT!!!

This is such a rich purple – it’s delicious!

You may notice that the three flowers are NOT quite the same depth of colour. WELL! Let me explain….  I’ve simply “stamped off” 3 times before re-inking my stamp and by doing this, you’ll achieve 3 tones of the same colour. Very nice.

Can you see the Polka Dot ribbon? Yep, that’s NEW too!

The saying comes from a current Sale-A-Bration set (Whimsical Words) which is very versatile.

ANNND…. while I’m showing you New things….. do you like the scallop border to the lower portion of the Orchid Opulence cardstock? I made that with the Corner Rounder punch. Simply remove the guide from your corner rounder punch, insert the cardstock into the punch, punch to create one scallop. Slide the cardstock along and punch your next scallop… continue for as long as you wan the scallops. :o)

Nearly time for the New mini!!!!!!

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