Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Seize the Birthday #1 - Vintage Roses

Happy Tuesday Friends,
Today's post is for a new challenge that Lesley Croghan has started called Seize the Birthday.  The sketch will be used for a Feminine Birthday challenge one week and then again for a Male version the following week.  First time I have used Stampin' Up's Papaya Collage. I love the rose and frame images, and I just had to do a Vintage themed card.  I used stamp pads and markers to colour the roses and their leaves.  I Fussy cut the focal point, sponged some of the layers and embossed the Pretty In Pink mat layer.

Stamps:  S/U's Papaya Collage, Vintage Labels (R), Flourishes Nasturtiums
Card and Papers: Very Vanilla,Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake, DSP Patterns Stack - Brights and Neutrals
Ink: Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Certainly Celery
Finishing Touches: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, 
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Sizzix Lacy Brocade E/Folder, Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags Die, Bow Easy, Sponges, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dot
Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy stamping!
Cat's Ink Siggy

Fab Friday #9 - Best Wishes

Hi Friends,
Today's post is for the current Fab Friday Challenge.  I love this fabulous sketch and I enjoyed making this card.  The design worked out exactly how I wanted it, if not better.   I made a rolled flower centre with MFT's Large Rolled Rose Die and then punched out two layers for the base of the flower with Stampin' Up's Fancy Flower Punch.  When I spritzed and manipulated the Fancy flower shapes the card came apart so I opened it up and added the extra layers to my flower.  I did quite a bit of sponging with Wisteria Wonder and the flower was spritzed with the White Smooch Spritz to add some sparkle .  Finished off with some Wisteria Wonder Frilled Ribbon, Crystals and a Tag from Papertrey's Tiny Tags Die. The leaf was made by folding a 1 1/2"piece of card in half, putting it through the crimper at an angel and then free hand cutting the leaf.

Stamps: S/U's Tiny Tags
Card: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Finishing Touches: Crystals, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, White Smooch Spritz
Cool Tools: Martha Stewart Stained Glass Punch, Big Shot, Fancy Flower Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, MFT Large Rolled Rose Die,  Crimper, Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today,
Cat's Ink Siggy