April 22, 2010

Purple Pony!

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , at 8:45 am by bejewelledcreations

Ah, this stamp set called Pony Party is very cute and brings back memories of the My Little Pony‘s of the 1980’s!!! However, like many great toys of the 80’s, My Little Pony is popular for our own children! I remember that my friend had a couple of My Little Pony’s … I never did, but was ALWAYS jealous! Now I can stamp my own!

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

I’m not sure if you can make it out in the photo, but the cardstock with the saying at the bottom of the card has deliberately been curled and I’ve also curved it as I adhered it to the card.

Here’s a trick you can try next time you use a Roller Wheel… If you wheel your design diagonally across your cardstock you’ll end up with a better finish than if you roll your wheel horizontally (from left to right ) across your cardstock. It obviously works best with a random or swirly image rather than a wheel with writing on it (cos that would just be down-right weird and also slightly tricky to READ!!!)… give it a go! I think the reason is that it tricks the brain and you can’t “see” the join of the wheeled images – especially useful if your cardstock is wider than your wheel and you need to do two or more “runs” over the cardstock to cover it. You can see by the direction of the little cloud on my card above that I’ve wheeled it diagonally.

I showed some workshop guests the difference between covering a piece of cardstock by wheeling horizontally (left to right, parallel to the long edges of the cardstock) and then compared it to wheeling diagonally – the difference was huge! Naturally when you’re using a wheel there may be some wider gaps between each run of the wheel, so rolling diagonally tends to hide these small gaps a lot better than if you were to roll parallel to the cardstock. Again – I love finding ways to hide my mistakes!!!

Stamps: Pony Party, Dream standard wheel.

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink, Whisper White.

Ink: Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery.

Accessories: Blender Pens, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Elegant Eggplant Ribbon, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diaomnds Glitter.

Julia XX

January 28, 2009

Apricot Appeal and Regal Rose

Posted in Cards tagged , , at 11:01 am by bejewelledcreations

More cards with Scribble This and Appricot Appeal and Regal Rose (with a touch of Certainly Celery) …

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I know I’ve said it before, but you’ve GOT to try colouring in on Glossy White cardstock with blender pens/markers. It’s my NEWEST favourite technique.

September 25, 2008

Wild about Glitter

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , at 5:14 pm by bejewelledcreations

Here’s a little card that I’ve sent to my brother-in-law and his wife, as they’ve just told us they’re expecting! We’re Thrilled about their exciting news and of course, I just *had* to make them a card for the occasion!

The elephant from Wild About You is perfect for baby cards and I just adore the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter detail.

At such an early stage we don’t know whether they’re having a boy or a girl, so I’ve used both pink and blue on the card.  But because there isn’t so much pink on the outside of the card, I’ve used a pink ‘card insert’ to write my message. (I doubt they’ll find out the sex of the baby before-hand, so it will be a wonderful surprise!)

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

 

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Pixie Pink and Very Vanilla.

Stamp sets: Wild About You, Figures of Speech, Warm Words

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red and Versamark

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008