Upcoming Classes

Thursday 9th June: 10.00-12.30: Cardmaking.. cards for men using the Plane & Simple stamp set.
Thursday 23rd June: 9.30-12.30: Scrapbooking.. we'll be continuing with our 8"x8" mini book, theme: Book of Me!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

A Two-step Stampin' Anniversary Card

On Friday 30th July, my hubby and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Rather than go out for a romantic dinner for two, as originally planned, we decided to take the boys away for a camping weekend. That's a story for another day.. and another blog.. Meanwhile, here's the card I made for Gareth..


Supplies:
Cardstock - Kraft, Almost Amethyst, Very Vanilla
Stamps - Bird on a Branch, Fun & Fast Notes
Inks - Almost Amethyst, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Lavender Lace, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa
Other - Linen Thread

Techniques:
  • I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the flowers precisely on the branch.
  • The flower stamp on the main image was inked with a combination of inks to give a variety of colours.
  • I used the 'rock & roll' technique to ink up the purple bird first with Almost Amethyst, then rolled the Perfect Plum ink pad along the head and tail of the bird.
  • I stamped the greeting by masking off each word in turn with a Post-it Note and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get each word exactly where I wanted it.
  • The birds were stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out and the purple one mounted on a foam pad, overlapping the red one.
Thanks for looking!

Sarah x

2 comments:

michelle said...

The card looks lovely Sarah!:)

love
Michelle x

Pat said...

wow! That is a stunning card Sarah!!! Love the two birds.....