Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Inspired by Nature AND Michelle Zindorf

I have finally managed a reasonable brayered card.  I am so inspired by Michelle Zindorf and her brayered cards - what I wouldn't give to go to one of her classes!  If you haven't seen Michelle's awesome cards check them out here.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Card: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Basic Black
Ink: Black Staz On, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Accessories: Two Step Bird Punch, Word Window Punch

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rosebud Tutorial

As promised, here is the tutorial for making the rosebud using the Two Step Bird Punch from the latest mini catalogue:

Step 1 - Cut a strip of green cardstock (old Olive used here) about 3 cm (1 1/4") wide, this will save your cardstock and make rotating the 'hole' possible.

Step 2 - Insert the strip of cardstock from the right hand side of the punch and punch as shown above - you need the hole the end of the tail leaves.

Step 3 - Turn the cardstock over and insert fron the left hand side of the punch with the 'tail hole' in the window for the wing as shown above.

Step 4 - Punch a wing only from red cardstock (Real Red used here) and adhere the green wing with the hole in it over the red wing to form the calex of the rose.

Step 5 - Punch a leaf from the green strip and  adhere just the top leaf over the rose as shown above - et voila, you have a rosebud.

To see the rosebud used on a card go to this post.

I hope you enjoy making your rosebuds and as always, comments motivate me to write tutorials :-)

Have a great day

Pun Fun

Oh no - I left Asian Artistry at my downlines house, I will be picking it up today but in the meantime I had borrowed Pun Fun from her so decided to use that to create a card today, since I had red and black out and don't intend putting them away until I have had some more fun with my new favourite set I added a bit of Pumpkin Pie and here's the result.

Stamps: Pun Fun
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Black Staz On, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Baja Breeze
Accessories: Water Pen, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Asian Artistry Again

WooHoo - two posts in one day!  I can't seem to stop playing with this set.  I used the 1 3/8" circle punch to make the pot and I love the look with this stamp. 

I can see me using the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel on a lot of projects too.

Stamps: Asian Artistry, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Kraft
Ink: Old Olive Marker, Real Red Marker, Basic Brown  and Black Staz On Pads
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, 1 38" Circle Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds

Asian Artistry

I have been playing with the new Level 2 hostess set Asian Artistry, I love everything about this set!  I think the dragonfly is the most beautiful dragonfly stamp I have ever seen, and take it from me I own a lot of dragonfly stamps LOL.  I have added Dazzling diamonds to the wings but they don't really show up in the photo.

Stamps: Asian Artistry (Level 2 Hostess set)
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Brown
Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Sizzlits Little Leaves, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin Dimentionals, Water Pen