Sunday, 19 June 2011

Another Birthday - This time its Jeans!

Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying the weekend?

I had a lovely day yesterday as a lovely lady called Hazel, signed up to join SU as an Independant Demonstrator with me - Hello Hazel!! **waves**.   Hazel joins me with Chrissi in our little team and has made some beautiful cards.  I know that she will absolutely love being a demo.  Shhhh, don't tell her but I have some pressies I will be giving her as a little thank you!

I was so excited I managed to do all my ironing last night (I can always think of better things to do - so there was about 3 months worth!!!)  but the good thing is, I have some clothes to wear now! So feel even better.

Anyway, back to the crafting.  It was Jeans birthday on Thursday (one of my lovely customers - and friend!).  I made the card before her birthday, but realised that I couldn't risk it getting squashed by putting it in the post.  So I bobbed it through to her yesterday. 

Here is the card

I attached a strip of Woodland Walk DSP to the Wild Wasabi card blank and then wrapped a piece of Certainly Celery Striped Grosgrain Ribbon around a mat of Melon Mambo card, adding it onto the card blank.

The pansies are made by punching out two butterflies (Butterfly Extra Large punch) from Shimmery White cardstock, spraying them until they are totally covered in water and then using an aqua painter to add tiny drops of reinker to the edges.  The ink instantly mixes with the water and spreads like magic over the card.  I used Melon Mambo to the outer edges and then a tiny drop of Daffodil Delight to the centre.

I left them to dry, drew thin 'veins' to the centre of each shape and then curved the shapes with my bonefolder and piercing tool before adding a brad through the centre.  They look so sweet and watching the ink spread is amazing - but be prepared - its messy!!! 

The sentiment is from Perfect Punches and I just stamped it in Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White card and cut it out really close to the oval.  Then I punched out an Oval Extra Large shape and mounted it behind on dimentionals to give a bit of depth.

Heres a picture from the side.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post today.  I will be posting information on my next class shortly - its going to be using some of the punched animals we made at the Stamptacular - there is a Hippo, Crocodile, Giraffe (he is Soooooo cute) plus an Ostrich and a Zebra. 

We didnt make all of the animals at the Stamptacular and those who came to the Stamptacular will get a reduced rate for coming to the class! You will get full detailed instructions and all materials.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

1 comment:

  1. So pretty. Lovely colours and gorgeous flowers. Love that stripy ribbon too :o) Lisa x