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

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March 24, 2010

Magical Birthday Wishes.

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , at 2:06 pm by bejewelledcreations

I made it! I managed to do the shopping and get home in time to make the birthday card. If I hurry, I can upload it and still be on time for the school pick-up (woohoo!).

This is a Sneak Peak at a NEW stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn-Winter catalogue…. It’s called Pony Party and is a lot of fun to play around with and create many different-looking ponies and unicorns.

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

Awwwww – how cute is that pony? The beauty with this stamp set is that the wings, flowers/hearts/stars/butterflies etc… are all on separate stamps so you can play around with the pony and give her wings, a unicorn horn and add cute accessories to her rump. LOL.

I even stamped the trio of flowers onto the grass image to be flowers!

I coloured her in with ink and my Blender Pens. I wasn’t that happy with how the colouring turned out at first, but now that the whole card is assembled and the colours of the cardstock match the ink, I think I’m happy with it.

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

I bought the special Birthday Girl some craft supplies (and added a few items from my own stash, Tee Hee) and I want to make her a box to put everything in – if I manage to do it I’ll show you how it turns out.  🙂

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