Sunday 18 September 2011

Vroom Vroom Motorcycle

I was recently asked by a friend what would be a good stamp for a card for an older boy/man.  I suggested the Motorcycle stamp in the Stampin' Up Autumn Winter/Mini Catalogue.  After singing it's praises and thinking of all the wonderful things you could do with this stamp it suddenly dawned on me - I NEED IT!   Funnily enough it was the last day of the catalogue so I managed to order one.  Phew!  I am so glad I did.  It sat on my shelf until last weekend when I found I needed to make a "masculine" card for a motorbike loving 10 yr old.  I had seen lots of cards like this one so had to give it a go.  I am really happy with how it turned out.  The (silver) metallic cardstock was embossed with the square lattice embossing folder to recreate metal plate.

Stamp Sets:  Motorcycle(Autumn/Winter Mini 2011), Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper:  Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Metallic Silver, Whisper White
Ink: Stayz On Black, Poppy Parade (marker)
Cool Tools:  Square lattice embossing folder, Bigshot, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Extra  Large Punch. 

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Wednesday 7 September 2011

Showcasing the Cupcake Builder Punch & Create a Cupcake Stamp Set

Today I have been making lots of cards using the cupcake punch and stamp set.  Gotta love how these two work together!  I am aiming to create a collection of simple cards to create some inspiration for new stampers. 

The first two cards are cased from one given to me by Tracy Penn, my favourite Stampin' Up Demonstrator! Her website is here:

These were both created using Brights DSP, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight & Whisper white. The cases are stamped in Early Espresso ink. The larger square from the Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die was used as a base. 

This card was made using Subtles DSP, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink & Pink Pirouette inks and cardstock. I have cased my own card from an earlier post & have added some sparkles and little pearls as well. 

This card is made using the cupcake base as the basket and the topping as clouds.  The base is bashful blue embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

And... finally a handbag card using the base of the cupcake and the scallop oval punch.  Once again I have used the large square from the Scallop Square Duo Bigz die as a base. I used Real Red, Brights DSP and Whisper White and added some rhinestones on the handbags for a bit of bling.

I would love to have a few more to add to this collection - just need some inspiration.... any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Stamp Set: Create A Cupcake, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette,Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pacific Point
Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso, Rose Red
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Machine, Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Modern Label X-Large punch, Word Window punch, Cupcake Builder punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Square punch, Small Oval punch, Circle punches - 2 1/2 " & 1 3/8" , diamontes, pearls and ribbon. 

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