Friday, April 25, 2008

One more with my new favourite set

I am loving this set. I thought I would try something a little different with it this time, and stamped the large flourish a couple of times across gloss white cardstock. I drew a few little swirls in with a white crayon, then brayered the lot with Old Olive ink. After polishing it up with a tissue, the white shows up nicely and adds a little interest to the panel.

No black ribbon so I made do with white ribbon coloured in with my Basic Black marker ... it's not a perfect solution but it does the trick.

It's impossible to tell from the scan, but the "kind" label has been attached with a dimensional - I love these little things, they add just that tiny little bit of "whatever" that makes the design work.

And I used that paper piercing technique again; this time it has worked much better than my first attempt.

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Supplies: Baroque Motifs stamp set, Rose Red, Basic Black and Gloss White cardstock, Basic Black and Old Olive ink, Small Oval and Large Oval punches

Variation on a theme

This one works much better than my first attempt with this set ... I straightened up the flourish and left out the piercing. The floral emblem (popped up on dimensionals) adds the little "something" needed to take the card out of the ordinary. Now my stamping area looks like a disaster area but I have achieved my aim.

Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®

Supplies: Baroque Motifs stamp set, Purely Pomegranate and Very Vanilla cardstock, Purely Pomegranate and River Rock ink

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My new favourite stamp set

As I work out how to post and edit my blog, I thought I would start with some artwork. This card is made with stamps my new favourite set, "Baroque Motifs" (from Stampin' Up! Australia's new 2008/09 Ideas Book and Catalogue) ... I just love this swirly flourish.

Not to mention my new favourite colour, River Rock - it's a very understated colour, I can see myself using it a lot.

I think that the piercing in the bottom corner might have been a mistake, but *shrug* it's done now. I have seen piercing done to great effect on many wonderful cards, but I guess it's something I still need to work on *g*.

Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®

Supplies: Baroque Motifs, Elegant Eggplant and Very Vanilla cardstock, Elegant Eggplant and River Rock ink.

Why not, everyone else is

It seemed like it was about time to join the world of blogging, so here I am. As an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I thought this would be a good idea to share ideas and news with people, as well as perhaps a bit about what happens in my little corner of the world.

So watch this space! I won't promise to update every day, or even every week, but I will definitely make an effort to post at least once a year. You can count on that.



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