Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stampin Up Upsy Daisy #8

I couldn't resist using the Stampin Up Upsy Daisy stamp set (again!!). Sorry but it's my favourite! I tried to give the card a modern retro feel which I think I succeeded.

Products used: Stampin up Upsy Daisy stamp set, SU marker pens (Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, & Basic Black).

Friday, February 17, 2012

Stampin Up - Upsy Daisy #7

This cute card using my favourite Stampin Up set SU 'Upsy Daisy' was CASED from Amy Sheffer at Mine isn't identical but I loved Amy's original design that much that it's pretty close in just about every way (colour, layout, stamps etc).
I had difficulty securing the scallop border punch section used in the middle of the circle. I punched the length of a 12" cardstock in coordinating colour, then cut the strip off leaving about 1 cm overhang. I scored the centre line and folded the scallops over. I used my scissors to make little slits at each scallop join, then secured the 1cm overhang to the back of the card. This was the easy bit - see below...
I then thought the best way to secure the scallops (albeit fiddly) would be to use double-sided tape on each scallop. Unfortunately the scallops kept lifting so I ended up securing them (and almost a few fingers) using super glue. It got a little messy but it did the job. I'm not sure of a better way as the natural pressure of the folded over scallop was enough to keep lifting the scallop. If you find a better way, please let me know! :)

Solitary Tree birthday card - Art Impressions

Tree truck: Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink pads
Tree Shadow: SU Chocolate Chip, SU Crumb Cake, SU Soft Suede ink pads
Tree Leaves: SU Sage Shadow, SU Mellow Moss ink pads
Stamps: Greeting from SU Best Yet, Tree from Art Impressions T883, Tree Leaves from Art Impression.
Other products used: SU Aqua Pen, SU Punches, Kaisercraft paper, bling, silk ribbon in coffee colour, Dark brown and standard white cardstock.
Tree Trunk: Stampin Up Chocolate Chip
Tree Shadow: SU Crumb Cake, SU Soft Suede
Tree Leaves: SU Always Artichoke, SU Purely Pomegranete, SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Creamy Caramel.
Stamps: Greeting from SU Upsy Daisy, Tree & Leaves from Art Impressions T883
Other products used: Silk ribbon in maroon colour, Kaisercraft paper, Bling, SU Aqua Pen, SU Punches.