June 26, 2012

An Oak for a Bloke.

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , at 9:11 am by bejewelledcreations

This is a card I made after a school-mum friend asked if I had any masculine birthday cards in my “stash” that she could buy to give to her husband… I really don’t make many masculine cards – I tend to make them as I need them. I don’t know about you but I struggle with masculine cards. Lovely as a Tree is a set that I don’t pull out that often but I enjoyed having a play around with it to create this card.

Anyway, I didn’t have anything suitable and although she said not to make one especially, I just *had* to. LOL. And besides, it was a good challenge.

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This isn’t her exact card (I didn’t get to photograph it in time), but it’s similar to this – on hers I used some retired Earth Elements buttons in More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive to tie in with the inks used on the tree, and I also used a retired Rub-on sentiment, but otherwise this card has the same colours, general design, stamp image (the Oak tree) and technique to colour the image. This one has the ribbon and bow whereas on her card I used the buttons instead of the ribbon as en embellishment.

You’ll notice that I haven’t put a sentiment on this card – I didn’t forget it; I left it off on purpose – now it can be used for almost anything masculine-y. (Is that even a word???) It could be a thankyou card for a bloke, a birthday card, or thinking of you card. See, I’m not totally useless – now I’m “prepared for anything!!” If I really wanted, I could stamp a sentiment and use the Modern Label or Word Window punches to cut out the sentiment and the adhere it in the bottom right corner.

Ta Da! -instant card; ready for anything.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Old Olive

Markers/Inks: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive

Other:  Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (Sahara Sand sheet), Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Designer Buttons Neutrals collection, Linen Thread, Stamping Sponges

Thanks for visiting.

Have you stamped today?

X Julia


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. 🙂