Archive for May, 2012
I am making myself use SU colours that I don’t use much or even at all, and from the five in colours from 2011/12, I have hardly used Island Indigo. So I have been playing around with different colour combinations.
For this card I used Island Indigo for the card base and some of the stamping with Everything Eleanor, Crumb Cake for the background colour using the Music Notes wheel. Soft Suede for matting and Lucky Limeade for the Little Leaves die. I used the sponge daubers in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for soften the edges and finished with the sentiment from the Happiest Birthday Wishes set.
Bye for now…
I just used the scallop border punch and tried not to make it too over the top as it is for a man! Though I had to do something and used a fine tip to ‘edge’ the card, with the coloured in cherries punched with the cupcake punch and the heart.
Ok, I have made lots of cards recently and as I said, mostly for family, now all done so can be a bit more creative again. Hope you are having a lovely week, still very cool here and today they said we wouldn’t get any decent temperatures until we were out of May – think it is going to be a looong month…
More Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip, the Textured Impressions heart die and a few rhinestones, oh and of course, Create a Cupcake stamp set – all Stampin’ Up. The DSP is Beyond the Garden again and another simple layout.
I think that is the last of my cards for family at the moment, though I have done a male version of this in red and grey I might post. Have a good week everyone!
As I said before, yellow is not a colour I normally use but it is my challenge to myself this month to do just that, and believe me, I do have SU colours that I rarely use except for an accent, and this is another yellow day…
The new Addorning Accent embossing dies from SU are just lovely and easy to use, together with the Beyond the Garden DSP, all bright colours, make a cheery card for this time of year. I have layered the flowers from the Daffodil Delight to the tangerines in the papers, one of the large buttons for the centre with white twine and the Little Leaves die for the white leaves. This is for a Get Well Soon card for a friend who is poorly so might cheer her up. Bye for now!
Boy, when will this rain ever stop! So to cheer me up I have made a few cards with some bright colours from SU. This is a stamp set I have just bought – Up Up and Away – and it is lovely. I sponged the clouds using Pool Party with a scallop circle to edge over, the main colour is Daffodil Delight with Poppy Parade for the flags and basket on the balloon and sentiment. So just the three colours with the Whisper White of course, 1″ circle punch and scallop border punch, some grosgrain ribbon and the card is made.
Just hoping we may get better weather for the weekend, anything to make me feel better… Bye for now!
I do love Stampin Up’s Create a Cupcake stamps set and punch, it is such fun and you can do so much with it. I have left this with just three colours apart from the Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade and Marina Mist. I have been getting into the Brights recently but this is just plain and simple for a man’s birthday. May and June are some of our families busiest card giving times so I have a lot to finish. I used the dots from the punch instead of the candles, they are way too fiddly for my poor hands these days. It is embellished inside as well but haven’t taken a photo of that.
Ok, time to move on … bye for now.