Thursday, 25 March 2010

Wild about You - by Barbara!

Here's a card made recently by one of my lovely friends and customers, Barbara. She made it for the birthday of a co-worker who loves elephants. It uses the retired background stamp, Paisley. I am waiting for a similar stamp to become current, as this one demonstrates the technique of "kissing" so well. "Wild about You" is a set that has been around for a long while, and it still holds great appeal, it's one of my most reached for sets when making cards for children. This little elephant always looks like he has such a cheeky grin, he's irresistable!!

The card base is Not Quite Navy, stamped with Paisley with matching ink. A brayer is very useful for getting an excellent impression from a background stamp as solid as this one. The elephants are stamped in Whisper White, in Not Quite Navy ink. The elephant on the left was inked up with a brayer using Not Quite Navy ink, and the one on the right was inked up by "kissing" the background stamp inked up with a brayer to pick up the Paisley pattern on the solid stamp surface. Barbara stamped him again so that she could cut out an extra pair of ears to pop them up. Cute hey!!

The sentiment was stamped using the Hostess set "Best Yet" , inside one of the stamps from the "Cute and Curly" stamp set. It was trimmed closely, and then mounted on a Baja Breeze Curly Label punchie - it makes a perfect mat for the cut down label stamp. Underneath the sentiment is a stretch of Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon. And, in trademark Bling Barbara style, the finishing touch was a blue rhinestone added to the flower centre.

Would you like to come along for a fun day and make some cards like this? If you are close enough to Cherrybrook to travel, make a note of the schedule of my monthly "Stampin' Crop" days, every 3rd Saturday. I'll have all my stamps, punches, tools and accessories available for you to use, and would be delighted to show you how easy and satisfying it can be to make your own cards. Beginners are most welcome, call me on 9484 9447 to reserve your place for next month, Saturday 17th April. Cost for the day is just $15, and includes morning and afternoon tea, tea, coffee, inspiration and casual instruction, as well as great company.

1 comment:

Kylie-Jo said...

Hi michelle,

I received my impressions magazine today - just wanted to say congratulations on your promotion to Senior Supervisor!! Well done. I love your blog and the creative ideas you have on it so I am now a follower.