Music Retiform Card

Featuring: Sheet Music Background Stamp, Retiform Technique, Happy Birthday Thinlit, Timeless Textures Stamp Set.

Have you seen the Retiform Technique making its way around the card world lately?
I would venture to call it "Retro Retiform" as it is a technique I remember from years ago.

It is basically layering your stamp over your background piece using post it notes or paper to mask off as you go.
Sponging each piece to give it depth is good.

A vintage technique seemed to call for a vintage style card.

I decided to use my Sheet Music Background Stamp for this and stamped around the card using black ink. I sponged at each edge with soft suede ink.
I have used my sponge roller to add Crumbcake ink across the whole card.
Then using my Aqua painter I squeezed out droplets of water around.
I dried my cardstock with my heat gun and the water droplets create lighter areas over the piece.

I then used Soft Suede Ink and Timeless Textures Stamp Set to add ink spots, coffee marks and …

Daisy Delight Lever Card

Featuring: Daisy Delight Stamps, Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp, Label me Pretty stamp and punch, Delightful Daisy Designer Paper, Special Fold, Lever Card.

I love the idea of the Lever Card. But I am not always good at researching for instructions. LOL. So I just decided to design my own and it works so that works for me. hehe.
So this is my idea of a Lever Card.
As you can see I am still loving this Wisteria Wonder and Peekaboo Peach combo matched with the Delightful Daisy Designer Paper. So so pretty!

Slowly the card opens and you can see the front piece is moving.
 And then you can see the inside as well.

I created a little box shape that sits inside the card.

Would you like the measurements?
Card: 13cm x 13cm Square cut out of card is 7cm x 7cm Smaller square to sit inside is 6.5cm x 6.5cm
Inside Box - 8cm x 26cm - score at 6cm, 12cm, 18cm, 24cm. you will have a flap of 2cm to fold around to make a box shape. Glue the box side with the flap to the right hand side of your card. Glue …

Fan Fold Card

Featuring: Fan Fold Card, Daisy Delight Stamp, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, Happy Birthday Thinlet.

(Whoops...sorry I'm a bit late posting this week. I thought I had posted already. )

I found this great Fan Fold Card idea on Lyssa Zwolanek's blog. It was a smaller version and attached to a piece of single card but I wanted it as a stand alone card, so changed it up using adapted measurements to suit my idea.

The Peekaboo Peach Cardstock teamed with Wisteria Wonder and the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper gives it a very pretty soft feminine touch.

A double Daisy, (one stamped in Wisteria Wonder and one just punched out in Peekaboo Peach with the Daisy Punch) and a Lace doily for the front piece adds beautifully to this theme.

Can you see how I tucked the belly band around the card and how the greeting acts as an anchor between the card front and the belly band with careful placing of my dimensional under the little greeting to allow room for it to do this.


Wood Works Inlay.

Featuring: 3D box and card set, Instructions, Wood Textures Paper Stack, Seasonal Layer Thinlets

Oh I am so in love with the Wood Textures Paper Stack p.187.
When I saw this idea from Elizabeth Shannon a UK demo. I was in love.
The "look" of Inlaid Wood is simply amazing.
Don't you agree?
Got this bit of information from Wikipeadia. Inlay covers a range of techniques in sculpture and the decorative for inserting pieces of contrasting, often coloured materials into depressions in a base object.
This cute card and matching box all made with Wood Textures Paper.

I used the leaf from the Seasonal Layer Thinlets p.216
Cut your leaf twice.
Place a piece of cardstock under your chosen paper and lay the leaf from the other piece in the recessed space. Glue in place.

With the box I have used some enamel dots in Early Expresso around the corners.

Mighty cold and windy today here in Queensland Winter Weather. But bright shining sun. Yesterday was practically Spring Weather. LOL. Spott…

Happy 21st Card-in-the-Box

Featuring: Card in the Box, 3D, Instructions, Stampin Up
This post should be titledCard In the Box - Revisited. 
The other day someone asked me for the Card In the Box measurements and you know what...while I know them off by heart...I couldn't find anywhere on my blog where I had actually given them. Oh NO!! So I thought I would show you my latest Card In The Box creation, even though it is mostly done with Retired Stampin Up Products.
There is some current SU in there:-  Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White and Silver Glitter Card and Silver Foil Card. Number of Years Framelits Balloon Builder Punch Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set Bold Butterfly Framelits

The flowers are Retired Stamp Set Flowershop and Pansy Punch. Retired Star punches and Retired Designer Paper.

The beauty of  the Card in the Box card is the fact that it folds flat for mailing.

I love the 3D effect of your images popping out i…

More Fresh Floral Fun

Featuring: (Fresh Floral Designer Paper, Stampin Up, 2017-2018 In Colours, Pretty Label, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, 3D, Matchboxes, Notecards)

Oooh...I just love the Fresh Floral Designer Paper and the new In colours this year.
I just had to show them off at my Catalogue Party.

I made these cute little matchboxes and decorated them with Stamp images from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the Balloon Builder Punch.
Inside I placed a little Label using some of our marvellous punches - see how well they all go together here -
the Pretty Label punch p.207 and the 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches and the Classic Label Punch.

Each box held a pack of Berry Tic Tacs, and samples of our new sequins, ribbon and mini dimensionals.

I also made up a quick little pack of notecards in our beautiful new In colours, using the Fresh Florals Designer Paper and the Pretty Label punch, Circle punches and Classic Label Punch again.
What do you think of our new Glitter Enamel Dots (p.196)
Sparkly, adhesive-backed dot…