Friday, 30 December 2011

Emboss Resist

Hello Everyone

During some recent workshops, I had some requests to re-visit the 'Emboss Resist' technique. This is the card I came up with...

To create this effect, I first stamped the flower image , (hostess set - simply soft), on to Very Vanilla card using Versamark ink - sprinkled on clear embossing powder and heat set using a heat gun.

Next I took a dauber and daubed Island Indigo ink over the top of the image, finishing by wiping off with a tissue. Now the flower that has been embossed resists the Indigo ink and you get the effect above.

This card also uses the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch  - love this delicate effect - and three Mini Brads.

Hope you are inspired to have a go with the Emboss Resist technique. :)
Love Elizabeth X

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Birthday Owl

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a cute birthday card that we made during our December classes. We used a top note background and the Owl punch to make the sweet birthday owl.

The stamps come from Party this Way and Funky Four - the wings of the owl are made using the Boho Blossoms punch and the leaves made using the Little Leaves die.

I did the eyes in advance because I wanted to use Crystal Effects and it takes a little while to dry when you use a blob to make the 3D eyes. Now we have the Multipurpose adhesive sheets, I could make them all up on the adhesive sheet, so they could easily be stuck on during the class.

This card was inspired by the one I made for my niece Phoebe on her second birthday, so I though I would show you her card too....

Hope you like my cute little owl cards :)

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas Everyone

Hello Everyone and Happy Christmas to each and every one of you

Today I am sharing some luxury Christmas tags that we made during our December classes. Mine are currently attached to gifts under my Christmas tree.

They have so many elements I am not sure where to start telling you about them. I will start with the die used to create the tag shapes - this is the new Two Tags die, which is another Big Shot favourite for me.

We used some lovely Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon and the beautiful Victoria Crochet Trim. Amongst the stamps are Tags Till Christmas, Perfect Punches, Four Frames, Everything Eleanor, Elizabeth and Petite Pennants.

I chose Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Naturals Ivory cardstock along with some matching Designer Paper from the Regals and Neutrals stacks to create these vintage looking tags.

Have a wonderful Christmas holiday and I will be back soon.

Love Elizabeth X

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas Tree Gift Box

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a project that we made during our December classes.

It is made using the very versatile Petal Cone die and is decorated with cardstock buttons embossed using the Sweet Buttons Embosslits die.

We created the triangular box by trimming one section off one of the die before assembling.

Now as it is Christmans there has to be chocolate, so I designed a little opening so chocolates could be popped inside.

I just love all the things you can do with this die. I hope you like this project too.

Love Elizabeth X

Monday, 19 December 2011

Concord Crush Christmas

Hello Everyone

Today is another purple Christmas card - I promise to share some traditional colours in my upcoming posts!

This one is in the rich Concord Crush and uses stamps from Tags Till Christmas and Serene Snowflakes. I used a layer of white card run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder and added some dazzling diamonds for some sparkle.

Back soon with more Christmas ideas.

 Love Elizabeth X

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Layering in Wisteria

Hello Everyone

Today's card features one of our In Colours, Wisteria Wonder. I started by stamping the super large Medallion background stamp in the Wisteria Wonder ink on the matching cardstock. Love that tone-on-tone effect.

Next I created some layers for my greeting. I put some Concord Crush cardstock through the Big Shot using the ever popular Top Note die. I then turned the die cut 90 degrees, and cut again to create the shape above. I layered with a couple of squares then a die cut circle made using the Perfect Pennants die and finished with the sentiment stamp from the Perfect Punches stamp set.

Hope you like this one. :)

Love Elizabeth X

Monday, 12 December 2011

Penguin Candles

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a quick and easy gift to make for Christmas. I demonstrated this at some recent workshops and have loved seeing what my lovely crafting friends and customers have created with this technique.

If you have never stamped on candles before it is very easy. First stamp your image on tissue paper, (the wrapping tissue sort), colour as required, place on to your candle and cover tightly with wax paper or baking parchment. Next heat the image until the tissue melts into the wax - keep checking and heating until you can't see the tissue. Be careful with the heat gun near your fingers!

I did a little matching gift card, also using Polar Party stamps, Stazon ink and Island Indigo, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight markers. Happy candle stamping!

Love Elizabeth X

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Pennant Christmas Trees

Hello Everyone

Another non-traditional Christmas card coming up today. I went for Melon Mambo for this one along with one of the lovely papers from Cheerful Treat, which is the designer paper choice for our hostesses.

The die cut scalloped circle comes from the Perfect Pennants die, the trees use Pennant Parade and the Petite Pennants punch. The greeting is from Curly Cute. Hope you like it :)

 Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Island Indigo Christmas

Hello Everyone

Today's card was made using one of our A La Carte stamps called Something for Christmas. I love the little baubles and I used the marker-to-stamp technique to get the variation in colours. I also added some Basic Rhinestones for a bit of Christmas bling.

I used a half a Scallop Circle die cut shape on top of the Island Indigo cardstock. I then used some matching designer paper, (Timeless Portrait DSP), and punched a beautiful Lace Ribbon Border punch.

Hope you like today's project.

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Sparkly in December

Hello Everyone

Here we are in December - where did the year go? I turned around and it had gone! LOL

Now if you are in the UK and anyone asks you what you want for Christmas - why not have a Stampin' Up! gift voucher so you can buy crafting goodies from your wish list? I am offering vouchers which can be ordered by email or phone. Do contact me if you would like further details.

Today I have a sparkly Christmas card to share. It uses one of my favourite new stamp sets - Polar Party! Now I don't usually do cutesy - but I LOVE these little penguins and Polar Bears! Sweeeet!

We did all the circles of Whisper White with the Circles #2 die, plus one punched with the 1 3/4" Circle punch. The images were stamped in Stazon and then coloured using markers.

The greeting is from Petite Pairs stamped in Pacific Point to match the cardstock.

We finished by putting Versamark ink over the Polar Bear circle, we covered it in Heat and Stick powder and heated, then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds, (the best glitter ever IMO), to get a fabby sparkly look.

Hope you like it :)

Love Elizabeth X