Sunday, 19 October 2014

White Roses

I made this card for this months challenge at Scrapbook Boutique.  The inspiration photo features white roses, bows and pearls with pale lavender.  I knew straight away what I wanted to do with this one!  I started with lavender cardstock and die cut one side with a SpellbindersA2 Bracket Borders One die, then I embossed the rest with Couture Creations Exotic EF and wrapped white satin ribbon around at the die cut end.  Next, I stamped the roses image from JustRite's With Sympathy clear stamp set, coloured it with copics, die cut it with a Spellbinders Floral Ovals die and added it to the card front with foam tape.  I tied a bow with the satin ribbon leaving long tails and adhered it with the tails twisted to the top left corner.  Finally, I added a Zva Creative pearl flourish.  I enjoyed this one and it has turned out just like the picture in my head - not always the case :)

Copic Colours used were:  BV000, C1, G40, G43.

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Yellow Roses

Here's another card for the Peep of the Week challenge at Power Poppy.  The weather has really warmed up and the roses are blooming madly in our garden and vases of beautiful smelling flowers fill my house (lucky me!)  So I thought I would use this gorgeous Power Poppy digital image titled "Arranging Roses" for this weeks challenge.  I started with background paper from BoBunny's Country Garden Collection and layered it onto blue cardstock.  Next I cut a strip of yellow cardstock, adhered it to the bottom and wrapped it with blue ribbon.  The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Dynamic Duos set and was stamped onto white cardstock and die cut with a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two die. I coloured the image with copics and die cut it with a Spellbinders Classic Oval.  Then I die cut blue cardstock with a Spellbinders Elegant Ovals die and popped the image piece on top with foam tape. Finally I die cut the butterfly with a Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly Mini die, added some tiny black pearls for the body and finished off with a tiny blue bow.

Copic Colours used were:  Y11, Y15, B000, B00, B02, R24, R27, G43, G46, C1, C3, C5.

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Colourful Bouquet

This is my final card for the World Cardmaking challenges over at Power Poppy.  This one is titled "Let's Get Personal" and features an inspiration photo.  I don't have my Christmas stamps yet, so I went with the colours listed - cool pink, hot pink, olive green, faded aqua, cream, white.  I was looking through the Spring Drop paper pad by First Edition and look what I found - a background paper with those exact colours!!  So I layered it onto pink cardstock and wrapped cream cotton lace and pink ric rac braid around one side.  Then I added pale aqua ribbon and a bow.  The image is the gorgeous Countryside Bouquet digital stamp by Power Poppy which I die cut with a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four and coloured with copics.  The scalloped circle underneath it is actually hot pink cardstock (truely - even though it doesn't look like it in the photo) and the bottom layer is pale aqua cardstock die cut with a Spellbinders Exquisite Circles die.  The whole image piece was then added with foam tape.

Copic Colours used were:  RV00, RV02, RV32, RV34, BG10, BG32, BG45, BG49, YG03, YG61, YG63, Y11, Y21, Y26.

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Inspired by Spring

Here's another card for the World Cardmaking challenges at Power Poppy.  This challenge is titled "Spring Forward, Fall Back" to celebrate the different seasons in each hemisphere.  Seeing that I'm a true blue Aussie girl, I naturally decided to make a Spring card, and I thought the most logical choice would be this sweet little image from Power Poppy's Springtime Love set which is stamped with Memento black ink onto blending card, coloured with copics and die cut with a Spellbinders Classic Oval die.  The background papers are from (appropriately) Spring Drop paper pad by First Edition, layered onto lavender cardstock, and the horizontal piece punched with EK's scalloped scallop border punch.  I also added a paper doily and a white picket fence made with Martha Stewart's picket fence border punch - because I thought they looked Spring-y.  Finally, I die cut lavender cardstock with a Spellbinders Floral Ovals die and popped the image piece on top with foam tape.

Copic Colours used were:  V01, V04, V12, RV32, RV34, YG11, YG13, G43, G46, B00, B02.

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Sepia Tulips

This card is for one of the challenges at Power Poppy to celebrate World Cardmaking Day (which, this year, happened to fall on my birthday - how cool is that?!!)  This challenge is titled "Woot Woot for Tuts" - meaning the challenge is to try one of the Monday Tutorials on the Power Poppy Blog.  I chose the tutorial by the amazingly talented Allison Cope on Colouring in Sepia.  You can find it HERE.  I started with a piece of dark beige cardstock which I embossed with Cuttlebug's Woodgrain EF.  I wrapped some lace and dark brown ribbon around the bottom and layered it onto dark brown cardstock.  Then I die cut some of the dark brown cardstock with a Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B - I made two and added them to the top corners.  Then I stamped the tulips and sentiment from Power Poppy's Dynamic Duos Peonies & Tulips set with Rich Cocoa Memento ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics, die cut it with a Spellbinders Labels Four and sponged around the edges with Versacolor Sand Beige ink.  I added the image piece with foam tape and a dark brown bow finished it off.

Copic Colours used were:  E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E53, E55.

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Pink Peonies


I made this card for another Peep of the Week challenge at Power Poppy.  This time, although I now have Power Poppy's Dynamic Duos Peonies & Tulips set (Yay!), I used the digital file for the flowers.  The background papers are from Prima's Meadow Lark paper pad, layered onto yellow cardstock with the vertical piece being punched down one side with a Martha Stewart border punch.  I die cut some pink cardstock with a Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die and added that to the centre of the card front.  I printed the peonies onto blending card, coloured them with copics, die cut them with a Spellbinders Standard Circle and layered them onto yellow cardstock die cut with a Spellbinders Scallop Circle which was then added with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment from the Dynamic Duos set directly onto the background, added some yellow ribbon and a bow.  For some reason, my pictures are coming out a little dark, but it still looks okay, I think.

Copic Colours used were:  RV52, RV55, RV66, G43, G46.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Kindness

There's another Peep of the Week challenge over at Power Poppy and this time, I have chosen once again to use the gorgeous Power Poppy Gladioli digital stamp.  The background paper comes from Victoria Park paper pad by Echo Park and the other paper is from Kaisercraft's Fine & Sunny paper pad.  Both are layered onto green cardstock with the central piece having been punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.  The image was printed onto blending card, coloured with copics and cut into a rectangle.  I then die cut some white cardstock with a Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle die and popped the image piece on top with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Peonies digi set, punched out with a circle punch and layered onto green cardstock die cut with a Spellbinders Standard Circle die, and also added with foam tape.

Copic Colours used were:  Y00, Y11, Y15, YG13, YG17.

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