Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Background Stamps 2

Today I am sharing the 2nd card I created while playing with my background stamps.

This one I am intending to send to my grandfather for his birthday next month.

Again, as you can see, this is a nice and simple card. Supplies used as follows:

First background: SU French Script stamped in Colorbox black ink, and over that is  the Second background stamp: SU Soft Swirls in Colorbox Saphire Silk (blue metallic) ink.

I then randomly stamped a dragonfly (old Club Scrap) all over in Encore Ultimate Metallic Green.

Cardstock colors are an ivory and a teal blue Bazzill (not sure what the colour is called)

I added 3/4" teal satin ribbon and mounted my greeting over it using foam dots. Frame and sentiment stamps are from SU Vintage labels, which were both punched from cardstock using SU largest oval and a large rectangle (PB) punch. Both of these were attached with foam squares for some added dimension.

Thanks for looking. Hope I've helped inspired some of you to dig through your background stamps.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Background stamps

I came across a thread disussing uses for background stamps on SCS recently which led me to look through my collection.

Honestly I do not have very many, maybe 6 SU and about 10 older Club Scrap ones that are sitting in a box. I have not unmounted these (and am still working on my stamp inventory binder) so they tend to get forgotten.

Anyway, the thread got me thinking, which ended in the creation of two very nice birthday cards  using more than one background stamp that I thought I'd share.

The first I will be sending to my aunt for her Birthday next month as tulips are very fitting for a spring birthday:

It's a really simple card. Supplies used as follows:
First background: SU French Script stamped in Memories dark brown chalk-a-lots ink
Second image is an old Club Scrap stamp (Tulips). The blossoms are inked with Colorbox Warm red fluid chalk and the stem/leaves with the medium green on my Colorbox Autum Pastels liquid chalk ink pallette.
Cardstock colors are an ivory and a warm red tone (random cardstock I had, not sure of the manufacturer).
I added 3/4" red ribbon and mounted my greeting over it using foam dots.Frame and sentiment stamps are from SU Vintage labels, which were both punched from cardstock using SU 7/8" scallop oval and a 1 1/2" circle punch.
Thanks for looking. Hope I've helped inspired some of you to dig through your background stamps.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Celebrate 30 Card

My beautiful, little sister turned 30 last week. Of course that ment I had to make her a gorgeous card for the occassion.

Did I mention her favourite color is pink, she has more shoes and purses I can count and loves bling?
So this card suits her perfectly :)
Supplies used:
Stamps: SU Wonderful Words (Celebrate), Numbers are from Club Scrap's Wedding Alphabet.
Silver background was cut with Tim Holtz On the Edge die - Brackets
Silver oval was cut with Spellbinder Nestie - Floral Ovals (2nd largest)
Punches: Purse - SU round tag, 1" square (PB), large and medium oval - double punches for handle (PB), Shows - mega show by Nankong (this was trimmed for a sleeker heel), SU 7/8" and 1 1/4" scallop circle, 1 " circle (PB)
Cardstock is Bazzill, the silver is a glimmer cardstock (although the photo doesn't really show it)
Ink: Colorbox

Here is the card open (it's easel style)

Inside greeting is SU Cute & Curly stamp and SU Curly label punch on top of EK Flourish label.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Housefly punch Art

I have one more little bug punch art to share, my adorable housefly.

This sweet fellow is dying to gift his pretty flower. He'd be cute for any occasion.
Products used: Coluzzle for the oval shape, Colorbox inks, greetings SU stamps from All Year Cheer.
Full punch art instructions for the fly below.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Dragonfly Card

Today I have an adorable punch art dragonfly bearing a friendly offering.

This little fellow is perfect for many occassions. From Birthday cards to 'Thinking of You' to 'Just Because'.

I mounted my little critter on a lace mat made using an old PB eyelet border punch.
Other supplies used: Cardstock - Bazzill (the wings are punched from vellum), ink - Colorbox, greeting stamp - SU All Year Cheer I.

Full punch art instructions for the dragonfly are below.


Next post will be my last little bug punch art (for now), an adorable housefly (yes, they can be cute instead of just annoying).

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Snail Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

I have one more Valentine punch art card to share.
Here is my cute little snail couple.

Don't they look adorable? suppleis used:
cardstock: Bazzill, , background oval - Coluzzle, Ink: Colorbox, Stamp/greeting: Love Always - SU
I trimmed the banner at each end with my medium heart punch.

Full instructions for the punch art snail below.

Next couple of posts will feature 2 more little bugs bearing gifts, so come back soon.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Butterfly Valentine

This is a little later than planned but it's been way too busy at work the past few days that I didn't have the energy to do the instructions for today's (and tomorrow's) card any earlier.

Without further ado, here is my butterfly suitor.

Supplies used: stamps: (the little "love" on the heart is from SU's Love Always and the greeting is from SU's Animal Valentine. All edges were inked with Colorbox inks, cardstock is mostly Bazzill.
I again cut an oval with my Coluzzle for mounting and the greeting is on a 3/4" strip of paper that I trimmed with my SU Deco label on either end.
Full punch art instructions for making the butterfly below.

Come back tomorrow for one more Valnetine's card

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Bee Valentine

Today I am sharing my cute little Bee Valentine.

The basic design of this little bug is the same as my Love Bugs. I used by trusty Coluzzle to cut the nice even rings for the body. I punched a yellow and a black ornament and then layered them on top of each other. I then used my oval Coluzzle template and cut through both ornaments at the same time to make the rings. To assemble I alternated the colours. If you don't have a Coluzzle you can always hand cut the rings from the yellow only and glue onto the black ornament.
I didn't have the new SU honeycomb embossing folder yet when I made this card last week, but I just received my order the other day and I think this would work really well for this card.
Products used: Sentiment: SU Love Always, ink: Colorbox, cardstock: Bazzil. My little bee is pop doted onto the card.
The full punch list is in the below instructions.
Next post will be a Butterfly Valentine.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mini Envelopes

As promised here is a really quick and easy tutorial on the mini envelope I used on my Cricket Valentine card.

Finished size of closed envelope is approx. 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 ins. The one on my card was embossed and sealed with a little heart punchie. The one above has a little love note tucked inside and has a stamp and postage mark on the front.

The heart, stamp and postage mark stamp are SU - Lovely Little Labels. The I and U are Alphabet Pixies - Antique. Inks used are Colorbox.

The punch for the envelope is the EK Flourish label. As shown below just trim the inner points, score and fold.

Pretty easy and very cute.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cricket Valentine Card

Sorry this is a little late in the day, but better late than never, right?
Today I am sharing my cute little cricket (or grasshopper) Valentine.


Cute, isn't he? I left the card rather simple. The oval was again cut with my trusty Coluzzle, or use any nesting style oval die. Greeting is an old SU stamp from "Animal Valentines" which is stamped on a double punched large EK Flourish punch shape. Cardstock is Bazzill Basics and edges were inked with Colorbox inks.
Full instructions for the cricket/grasshopper punch art below.
As it's really late already I will share the instructions for the little "love letter" tomorrow (yes, it's made from a punch shape)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Caterpillar Valentine Card

Today we have a happy little caterpillar punch art card.


Doesn't he look oh so sweet? He's suprisingly simple to make and doesn't require too many punches either. This is also another great use for the SU Owl Builder punch. Full instructions can be found below.

Products used: Background oval was cut with my oval Coluzzel, but any larger nesting style oval die can be used. Sentiment stamp is from an old SU set (Love Alays) which was stamped on a modified key tag shape made using these instructions (I just lengthened it by about 1/2 ins to accomodate the sentiment). The heart he's holding is a large (approx. 1 -1/4 ins heart (PB)). All edges were inked with Colorbox inks, and the textured cardstock I used is (generally always) Bazzill Basics.

Here are the full punchart instructions, enjoy!

Next post I will share a card featureing an adorable little cricket delivering his message of love.

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