My postings over the last couple of months have been very far & few between. I do hope to be back & posting more often. Things have been a little crazy with me of late, but fingers crossed it is "full steam ahead".
Today's card has been created for my Volunteer Class we had this arvo. It is also a perfect way of using all that retired DSP that we have on hand but don't want to get rid of at the time. In fact, this paper is from a couple of years ago & yes, I hadn't even cut into it.
Well, you will be happy to know that I have created a couple of cards from it which means that there is not that much of it left - doing a happy dance!
Have you noticed there is no stamping on this card. BUT, I did use MDS for the "Happy Birthday".
I originally found today's card on Pinterest & have it sitting there for some time to do. Thank you so much for your inspiration!
Please note, the Green used in this card is not SU!
Base Card - Green - 8 1/4" x 5 7/8" or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 - Whisper White - 5 3/4" x 4" or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 - DSP - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8" or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 - Green - 4 1/2" x 3" or 11.5cm x 8cm
Layer 4 - Whisper White - 4 3/8" x 2 7/8" or 11cm x 7.5cm
Layer 5 - Green - 2 7/8" x 1 1/2" or 7.5cm x 4cm
Layer 6 - Green - 3" x 3" or 8cm x 8cm
Layer 7 - Whisper White - 3" x 3" or 8cm x 8cm
Layer 8 - DSP - 3" x 1 1/2" or 8cm x 3cm
Layer 9 - So Saffron - 3" x 1" or 8cm x 1cm
Supplies - Stamp Set - Nil Ink - Basic Black Card Stock - Whisper White, Green, So Saffron DSP - Windsor Knot - 2009 - 2010 Punches - Banner (SAB), 2 1/2" Circle Framelits - Circle Collections Accessories - Stampin' Dimensionals, Button - Old Olive, Twine - Whisper White, Snail Adhesive
1. Adhere Layer 2 DSP to Layer 1 Whisper White CS prior to adhering to Base Card - Green
2. Adhere Layer 4 Whisper White to Layer 3 Green
3. Adhere Layer 5 Green across Whisper White about 1 1/4" from bottom prior to adhering to Base Card
4. Print "Happy Birthday" via MDS onto Layer 7 Whisper White
5. Adhere Layer 8 DSP across bottom part of printed greeting prior to adhering to Base Card
6. Run through BS using Circle Collections Framelits
7. Punch circle from 2 1/2" Circle Punch, cut into pieces & adhere to above circle forming scallop circle around edge
8. Punch 3 Banners from Banner Punch & scraps of DSP prior to adhering to green scallop circle
9. Adhere to Base Card with Stampin' Dimensionals
10. Cut Banner shape into each end of Layer 9 So Saffron prior to adhering across middle of circle
11. Thread small piece Whisper White Twine through Button & adhere to Card - as per photo
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Today is a scheduled post as I will be attending the Dawn Service on this Special Day - ANZAC DAY. I think I have only ever missed it once due to ill health. Even as kids, I would always get up early & ride my bike to the Dawn Service & then later on march with the school. It was tradition.
The service on the coast would have to be one of the best I have ever attended with the "Last Post" ringing out over the ocean. It is mind blowing & nearly brings me to tears every year. The goose bumps appear every time. I think I can safely say that this happens with every servicemen/women & ex-servicemen/women.
If the Navy had a recruiting van parked along the beach, I am sure I would not be the only one queuing up to sign on!!!! The goose bumps..... I can feel them as I write this.
It is then off to the local RSL where we get together, chat, talk about our service days, listen to the oldies tell there incredible stories & play "Two Up", where I am usually a big looser, but just gotta play, can't help myself. In fact, I know quiet a few ex-sailors who have lost their whole pay packet (including myself) on "Crown & Anchor".
It seems like forever since my last post, but with the wedding season upon us, invitations & receptions have been taking up all my spare time.
Today's post is one I created a couple of weeks go & thought I would share with you. It is a very easy layout but one that can be changed out to whatever you want using different stamps, colours & even DSP.
In fact, this card would make a perfect card for Mum, especially with Mother's Day just around the corner.
Base Card - Perfect Plum - 8 1/4" x 5 7/8" or 21cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 - Sahara Sand - 5 3/4" x 4" or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 - Pink Pirouette - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8" or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 - 2 x Perfect Plum - 1/2" x 3 7/8" or 2cm x 9.5cm
Layer 4 - Very Vanilla - 1" x 3 7/8" or 2.5cm x 9.5cm
...was one of the stamp sets we used in our Technique Class last month. If you haven't tried Stampin' Mist as a Technique, give it a whirl as you will be surprised at how easy it is & the different effects you get on your card. Each time you do this technique, you will get a different look each time.
In our SAB Classes for February & March, we used the stamp set "Petal Parade" along with the gorgeous DSP - Sweet Sorbet. Today's card has been done with the Envelope Punch Board. The ladies were amazed at how versatile this little board is. So many options, so little time!
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Stamp Set - Petal Parade, Banner Blast, Express Yourself
Ink - Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black
Cardstock - Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Pool party