Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Simply Jolly Holiday


I've been having another play with my Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper.  I've seen squares rounded this way before in blogland and thought they looked good so here's my version.  I followed the sketch at Simply Stampin'.



My card base is Cherry Cobbler.  I teamed it up with Basic Black for the mounts.  The four squares were punched out using the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches.  The edges were all corner rounded except for one.  

I added some 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon to the strip of Basic Black behind the papered panel.  The sentiment is from Delightful Decorations and punched with the 1" circle punch. It's popped on a Dimensional and then I added some Basic Pearls

This was fun to make once I'd decided how to incorporate my little squares.  Hope you've had a great day and I very much appreciate your comments. x



Supplies used
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive
Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Punches: 1 1/4" square, 1 3/8" square,  1" circle
Other: Basic Pearls, 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon



Dasher's Jolly Holiday

Another card to share from my Tuesday card class.  The next card class is on Thursday evening if you fancy coming along and making some Christmas Cards.

As you can see we gave Dasher centre stage.  Isn't he fab?  He's stamped in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla.  He was framed up using Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper, and Chocolate Chip.  The edges of  the Cherry Cobbler and Jolly Holiday layers were edged with Whisper White Craft ink.  On the Cherry Cobbler layer I added dots using a white gel pen.  The Chocolate Chip card base was matted with Cherry Cobbler stamped with Serene Snowflakes using Versamark ink.  A strip of 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon finishes it off.

I love the Cherry Cobbler it's such a rich colour and super for Christmas.  If you would like any of the above supplies then you can e mail me on ails300@btinternet.com.  How about spreading the cost by joining my Stampers 6 Club which will be starting in October.  I have 4 places available.

Thanks for coming over and if you leave a comment, I'll return the visit. x


Sunday, 28 August 2011

A little bit of Thanks


A little bit of Thanks to my customers this month.  I really enjoyed making these.  So much fun using the Brayer and one of my favourite stamp sets, Pocket Silhouettes.  I love stamp sets that include sentiments.

To achieve the Brayer effect, I firstly rollered off the page on some scrap in Not Quite Navy before gradually bringing it onto the Whisper white card without lifting the Brayer off the paper. 
I did the same at the top initially with Melon Mambo and a little Rich Razzleberry.  The image and sentiment are stamped in Soft Suede.

Hope you've had a great weekend.  Unfortunately the weather here turned quite chilly with wind and rain.  Brrrrr!! 

If you would like to purchase any of the above products then I'd be happy to help, e mail ails300@btinternet.com.  Thanks for visiting. x 

Supplies used
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card: Perfect Plum, Not quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Other: Brayer

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Butterfly Love


Woohoo Saturday again and another challenge from Less is more.  This week we have to take 3 challenges from the previous weeks and combine them.  I've gone for week 1 Pink Black and White, week 4 3 Squares and Week 16 Butterflies.  To be honest it was really difficult to choose as most of the challenges have been brilliant.  Sorry but the acetate one scarred me a little, hee hee.

So onto todays card, very simple really, a Whisper White base then  3 squares cut from Basic Black.  The butterflies from Butterfly Prints, I coloured directly onto the stamp using my Blender pen and Melon mambo.  I only coloured the centres enough to pick up the different patterns.  Then I coloured "Love" from the sentiment in Melon Mambo and positioned it with my Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Thanks for taking the time to come visit.  I'm sure this weeks Less is More talent will produce some very varied results, it's well worth a look. x

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Melon Mambo
Stamps: Butterfly Prints
Punch: Butterfly
Other: Stamp-a-ma-jig



Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Happy Glossy Cupcakes


Happy Wednesday!  It's a gorgeous day here today, hope it's been fine where you are.

I'm feeling very pleased with myself as I love the result on this card.  I've made it with the Friday Mashup challenge in mind.  This week it's Sweet as a Button.  You can use a button/s on your project or a cupcake or a mash up and use both.

I've reached for On a Pedestal stamp set.  I stamped the little cake in Not Quite Navy onto Very Vanilla then again in Pacific Point.  I cut out the Pacific Point icing and attached with a Dimensional.  I covered the icing in Crystal Effects and added a swirl of silver string.  The Very Vanilla panel was mounted onto Not Quite Navy and then mounted onto Blueberry Crisp Designer Paper.  I made a tag using the Decorative Label Punch and Crumb Cake.  "Happy" was inked in Pacific Point on Very Vanilla and cut out, then mounted the same as the main panel.  I added some Very Vanilla ribbon and a Real Red button dressed with a little silver thread.  The word Happy was also covered with Crystal Effects.  The card base is Crumb Cake.

Best go and check on the dinner, enjoy your evening! x

Supplies required
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Pacific Point
Papers: Blueberry Crisp Designer Series
Stamps: On a Pedestal
Punch: Decorative Label
Other: Crystal Effects, Real Red Button, Silver Thread from my stash, Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon


Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Christmas in August


Hi there, today was the first of my card classes for this term and we made some Christmas cards.  Yep I know I mentioned the dreaded C word!  It is only 123 days you know. 

It was great to dust off my Christmas stamps though.  On this one we've used Delightful Decorations and Baroque Motifs teamed up with Designer Series Paper Jolly Holiday.

The baubles were stamped in Riding Hood Red and matted onto Cherry Cobbler punched out with the Ornament Extra-Large Punch.  A Very Vanilla panel was stamped with Baroque Motifs in Old Olive.  This was attached to the Jolly Holiday paper which was matted onto a Cherry Cobbler card base.  A panel using the opposite side of the Designer Paper and trimmed with the Scallop Edge Border Punch is raised on Dimensionals and added to the top once the baubles were attached with silver string.  

In class today the ladies chose to use a panel of Cherry Cobbler at the top which was very classy. 

I'm going to enter this into the Simply Stampin' Challenge which for this week is to Punch it Up!  I was really please to see that I won top 3 last week for this card, thanks ladies it made my day!  Go check out the challenge there's currently a stamp set up for grabs. 

That's all from me tonight, hope you are having a great week and thanks for visiting. x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! supplies unless otherwise stated

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Delightful Decorations
Paper: Jolly Holiday Designer Papers
Others: Dimensionals, Silver thread from my stash. 



Sunday, 21 August 2011

Butterfly Tag


A change from cards, here's a little tag that I made.

I used an ordinary luggage tag and sponged Early Espresso, Pacific Point and Pretty in Pink over it using my Sponge Daubers.  I then stamped a Butterfly from Butterfly Prints in Pacific Point after stamping first onto some scrap.  I attached a Perfect Plum butterfly cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and attached to a Whisper White circle which I had also sponged.  Then added a few more butterflies in Perfect Plum and Melon Mambo.  Finally I added some Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.

The inks were ones I had sitting on my desk, as was the stamp set and the butterflies were from my shapes tub (extras that had been cut out previously).

To be honest I'm not sure if the grungy look is me perhaps I'm too clean and precise but it was fun just going with the flow and seeing what emerged.  I'm sure I'll have another play some other time.

Thanks for your visit and comments.  A big welcome goes out to Stacey, thanks for following!

Here's the supplies
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card: Luggage Labels from a stationery store, Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Melon Mambo
Ink: Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Butterfly Prints
Dies: Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Ribbon: 1/4 Grosgrain Pretty in Pink

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Wedding Wheels keep Moving


It's Saturday and a new challenge at Less is More.  This weeks theme is things that move.  Well my couple, just married, are certainly on the move!

When I looked at my stamp I wondered how it would look if Mrs above, was embossed in white.  This fits neatly into CAS-ual Fridays challenge which is all about embossing so that made my mind up to give it a try.

I stamped Wedding Wheels in Basic Black and the using my Versamark Pen I highlighted the areas that I wanted the embossing powder to stick.  I then covered it in White embossing powder and heat set.  I repeated the process to add another layer of white.  This was mounted onto a panel of Basic Black with some 1/8" taffeta ribbon tied around.  A couple of tags from the Tiny Tag set and punched out with the Jewellery Tag Punch added my little sentiment.

I'm rather pleased with the result although it did take four goes!   Hope you all have a lovely weekend. x

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Wedding Wheels, Tiny Tags
Punch: Jewellery Tag Punch
Ribbon: 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon



Friday, 19 August 2011

Pocket Silhouettes


Hi Everyone, it's Friday and the first week back at school is over.  Next week all the activities start up again so I've been writting up my calendar with times etc.  Just need to remember to look at the calendar! Lol!

My card today is for the Simply Stampin' Challenge and for this week it is to use the colours - Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso and Pacific Point.

For my panels I've used Pocket Silhouettes and repeated the image.  I tried the baby wipe technique for stamping the flowers, however I don't have any re inkers.  So instead I picked up colour on my wipe from the lid of my ink pads, after giving them a good squish.  I think it would be stronger colours if you used the re inkers.  I used both the Pacific Point and the Pretty in Pink, although you mostly just see the Pacific Point.  I stamped directly onto the wipe then onto the Whisper White panels.  I then tore the top edges and sponged Pretty in Pink along the edges adding extra to the bottoms to ground the image.  The panels were mounted onto Pacific Point and attached to the base card.  I made a label using the Decorative Label Punch, the 1" Circle Punch and the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  The sentiment was made up from the two sentiment stamps that are included in this set.  A little bit of Early Espresso ribbon finishes off the label.

Thanks for taking the time to visit. x

If you would like any of the supplies then you can contact me on ails300@btinternet.com

Supply List
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card: Pretty in Pink, Pacific Point, Whisper White,
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pacific Point, Early Espresso
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Punches: Decorative Label, 1" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle
Other: Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgrain

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Butterflies and Bling


Almost missed this weeks Friday Mashup.  Forgot card was still sitting waiting to be finished!  Where has the week gone?

This week, it's butterflies and bling and to mash it up use colours Perfect Plum, Marina Mist plus one added colour and a neutral.  I've added Melon Mambo and Whisper White is my neutral.

I've started off by sponging a Whisper White square with my colours Perfect Plum, Marina Mist and Melon Mambo.  Then added a butterfly from Butterfly Prints and punched out with my Butterfly Punch.  Some Basic Rhinestones add the bling.  The square is mounted onto Marina Mist card.  I attached a punched lace frill by using the Eyelet Border Punch.  I've sponged this also with my three colours.  Before attaching to the Perfect Plum card base I've further stamped the butterfly in the same ink.

Thanks for looking and hope you've had a great week. x

Here's my supply list which you can order from myself by e mailing me at ails300@btinternet.com

Supplies Used

Card: Perfect Plum, Whisper white, Marina Mist
Ink: Perfect Plum, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Marina Mist
Stamps: Butterfly Prints
Punch: Butterfly Punch, Eyelet Border Punch
Other: Basic Rhinestones



Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Lovely as a Tree Thinking of You


Here's my card for CASual Fridays challenge which has joined with Clean and Simple Stamping.  Two challenges in one! This is the sketch we were given to follow - 

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For my card I've gone with a Crumb Cake card base and teamed it with some Perfect Plum and attached a Whisper White panel.  The tree is from Lovely as a Tree and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  I sponged some Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant across the bottom and carried it over the card base.  The sentiment "Thinking of You" is from another stamp set Silhouette Sentiments.  I punched it out with the Word Window Punch then re inserted one end back into the punch to make it shorter.  This is layered onto Perfect Plum punched out with the Modern Label Extra-Large Punch

I had a lovely fun day with some close friends who are truly bitten by the crafting bug.  We are all learning together and passing on skills to each other whilst having a laugh.  It also kept me occupied so I was not thinking of my (or rather worrying about) my eldest who started secondary school today!  

If you would like any of the supplies featured in the above card then you can contact me on ails300@btinternet.com.

Thanks for looking. x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card:  Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Silhouette Sentiments
Punches: Modern Label Extra Large, Word Window
Other: Sponge Daubers



Saturday, 13 August 2011

Inky Blocks!


Quick post this morning and a very early entry for me to this weeks Less is More challenge which is a one layer getting inky.

Thanks go to Chrissie and Mandi for this week providing me an excuse to try out a technique new to me.  After seeing lots of beautiful cards using this idea it was always in the back of my mind to give it a go.

I used my Clear Mount Block size B and pressed it into my Crumb Cake ink pad then pressed it onto my Whisper White card blank.  Each time I varied the pressure that I used.  I then stamped Just Believe in Soft Suede.  I lined up my sentiment from the same set using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  It was also stamped in Soft Suede.

I really enjoyed my first time experimenting with this technique and will definitely be trying it out again to see what other effects I can achieve.

Can I just say how much I enjoyed visiting other challenge entries last week, it was so interesting to find out about other people's flags and countries.

If you would like to try out the technique above then here's the supply list which you can order from myself at ails300@btinternet.com.  I'd be happy to hear from you.

Supplies Required
All Stampin' Up!

Card: Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamps: Just Believe
Other: Clear Mount Block Size B, Stamp-a-ma-jig



Thursday, 11 August 2011

Parade



Not a card to share with you today but a scrapbook page.  This is from a holiday to Disney Florida in 2008 and as we are going back again in a couple of months, I thought I'd better get my skates on to finish my album of the last time we were there.  No doubt I'll come back with another stack of holiday photos. 

My colour scheme was taken from the lovely lady in the top photo dressed as a butterfly.  I used Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo card stock.  The top square of Daffodil Delight has been rollered with the Whimsy roller in the same coloured ink.  I've attached two strips of pink rollered with the Music Notes wheel.  

Once I'd attached my photos I added some butterflies cut out using the embosslits die Beautiful Wings.  I added some So Saffron and Blushing Bride to the butterflies.  A little bit of sparkle was required so I added some Basic Rhinestones to the butterflies.  

Finally the title was stamped in Basic Black using Schoolbook Serif Alphabet on Melon Mambo and mounted onto Daffodil Delight. 

Here's a close up of the lady who gave me my colour inspiration. 


A lovely welcome to Vicky,  Thanks for following and hope you pop back often! 

Thanks for looking and if you are interested in Scrapbooking and would like to have some of the above supplies for your stash then send me an e mail on ails300@btinternet.com.

Supplies used
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card: Melon mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, So Saffron, Blushing Bride
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Schoolbook Serif Aphabet, Whimsy Roller, Music Notes Roller
Dies: Beautiful Wings embosslits
Other: Basic Rhinestones





Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Medallion Strength


Something a little different today.  I wanted to have a play at layering images and really had no plan in mind so just went for it.

I stamped the large Medallion in Old Olive (I used my Brayer to apply the ink directly onto the stamp) and stamped off the edge of some Whisper White.  Then cut a rough mask to cover it.  Then I stamped the words from Strength & Hope in Pear Pizzazz, sometimes stamping off the page first.  I decided to use the Rock and Roll technique on the butterfly.  It was stamped in Pretty in Pink then rolled in Night of Navy.  The scroll, in Pear Pizzazz, was used to fill in the rest.  I then lightly sponged in some of the areas with Pear Pizzazz and Pretty in Pink using my Sponge Daubers.   The center panel was mounted onto Night of Navy before attaching to a rectangle of Old Olive which in turn was attached to the Pear Pizzazz card base.

Finally I stamped the H in Old Olive and punched out using the 1 1/4" circle punch and matted it onto Night of Navy punched using the 1 3/8" circle punch.

It's fun just to have a play sometimes and see where it leads you.  Have a go!

Supplies required
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card:  Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Medallion, Strength & Hope
Punches: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch
Other: Sponge Daubers

If you'd like to purchase any of these supplies then please e mail me on ails300@btinternet.com, I'd be happy to help.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Simply Said Less is More


This week is a colour challenge at Less is More and we have been asked to use colours from our Nation's flag.  

In the UK we have a choice of the Union Jack representing the whole of the United Kingdom or the individual flag representing each country.  As I am Scottish I decided to choose the Saltire also known as St Andrew's Cross for my card above. 

I had this idea in my head for a few days and as it is based on a monochromatic colour scheme it was perfect for this weeks challenge.

I've used Pacific Point card and stamped the flowers from Simply Said and the heart from Tiny Tags in Versamark then embossed using white embossing powder.  I then mounted it on Whisper White.  This panel is popped up on Dimensionals before attaching to a Pacific Point square and placed on a Whisper White card base.

Now originally in my minds eye before seeing the challenge the panel was red so I decided to make cards representing my fellow nations. 


The red and white is for England - St George's Cross and Northern Ireland - St Partrick's Cross and it's these 2 flags along with the Scottish one that make up the Union Jack.  Wales wasn't represented in the Union Jack as it wasn't a Kingdom but a Principality (amazing what you learn on google!) but I couldn't leave it out.   


The colours are from Wales' national flag - The Red Dragon.  

All the above cards were made using Stampin' Up! supplies which you can purchase by contacting me on ails300@btinternet.com.

 Thanks for looking, I'm off to check the other entries.  I'm sure there will be lots of colourful ones.  x 



Saltire
The Red Dragon











St George's Cross
St Partrick's Cross

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Eastern skies


Here's card two from my card class last week.

This time we used the Brayer like a roller to make this eastern sky background and stamped an image from Pocket Silhouettes in Soft Suede.  The colours for the sky are Not Quite Navy, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and punched out using Word Window Punch then mounted onto a Melon Mambo Modern Label punch out.  The main image is mounted onto Rich Razzleberry and the card base is Not Quite Navy.

Once again thanks for looking.  I really enjoyed making this card so I'm sure you'll see more of this style. x

Friday, 5 August 2011

Sail Away Choppy Seas


Good Afternoon Everybody.  Almost the weekend!  

My card today was one that we made at my card class last night.  I'm so excited to show you this because we used the Brayer.  I had so much fun preparing for the class and experimenting different techniques with the Brayer.  So here's how we made it -

First of all we distressed a piece of Night of Navy card stock by using the edge of a nail file top and bottom and then tearing the edges.  This is so much fun and allows a lot of freedom to just,  well, get messy with it.  

The Sailing ship was stamped onto a post it note and the sails cut out.  Then stamped again onto Whisper White card in Night of Navy.  The sails were masked with the cut out sails.

Then we all had a practice with the Brayer.  The idea for this card was to chop the colour into the white piece using random small movements.  It didn't matter if there were lines etc. as it was supposed to quite random, hence the choppy feel.  We used Bashful Blue and then added a little Baja Breeze.

Some twine was attached with a tag stamped from the Tiny Tags set and punched out with the Jewellery Tag punch. 

Finally the card was assembled onto a Crumb Cake card stock.

Thanks for having a look and I'll share our other Brayer card soon. 

Supplies required 
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink:  Night of Navy, Bashfull Blue, Baja Breeze
Stamps: Sail Away, Tiny Tags
Punch: Jewellery Tag Punch
Other: Linen Thread


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Boys Party


Quick post today.  Just wanted to share a card I made for my nephews birthday using Party This Way. 

I'd been thinking for awhile to use the sign stamp and make a patterned paper panel with it.  I love the way the signs all point off in different directions.  This was mounted onto Pumpkin Pie cards stock and attached to the Pacific Point card base.  Three balloons were stamped in the three colours, cut out and popped onto Dimensionals.  

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card: Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Party This Way
Other: Dimensionals

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Manhattan in the pink


Today I'm sharing one of the cards that I made for my card class last week. 

I started of with a Crumb Cake base then layered it with some Blushing Bride card stock after rounding the corners with the 3/16" corner small punch.  I used the Top Note Bigz Die to cut some Very Vanilla which was then placed into the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder.  The edges were sponged with Crumb Cake and a little Old Olive.  The embossed lines and the center of the roses were sponged with Real Red working from the centers out to the edges.  The sentiment "Birthday Wishes" from Sincere Salutations was stamped in Blushing Bride on Very Vanilla and punched out using the Decorative Label Punch.  I'm loving this punch and use it a lot.  Again the edges were sponged with Crumb Cake and Old Olive using my Sponge Daubers another must have tool.  The label was popped up on a couple of dimensionals.  

You could really go to town with this adding ribbon, frills, gems etc.

Thanks for looking.  If you live in the area and fancy coming along to one of my classes then drop me an e mail or if you just wish to purchase some of the supplies for the above card then I'd be happy to help. 
ails300@btinternet.com 

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Thanks So Much


A little card to share today.  This is my thank you card for last months Stampers 6 Club. I really appreciate my customers and like to put in a little thank you card with their orders.

I've used Crumb Cake as my card base and stamped using the same ink some of the hearts from the I {heart} hearts set. Then stamped a further heart in Marina Mist on Whisper White card and cut out.  This was popped up on a couple of dimensionals.  The "Thanks so Much" is from Sincere Salutations set and i used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up along the bottom.

Very simple and straightforward.  If you would like any of the supplies to make this card then I'd be pleased to help.  E mail me on ails300@btinternet.com.

If you would like to join my NEW STAMPERS 6 starting in October, then I have places available.  It's a great way to spread your crafting costs and gradually work through your wish list.  Our new catalogue comes out at the beginning of October so lots of new goodies to peruse.  If you would be interested then drop me an e mail - ails300@btinternet.com.

Thanks for your time. x

Monday, 1 August 2011

What a pair!




A pair of very different cards for the FEELING FRUITY challenge at Less is More where your card is to involve fruit or fruit colours.  Gosh this made my tummy sink as I don't own any obvious fruit stamps.  Mmmm will need to think out of the box.  After a rummage I came up with 2 ideas,  yes I know 2, I'm amazed as well! 

The pears were punched in Pear Pizzazz (I mean what else!) using the 2 Step Owl Punch.  Yep you heard right.  With a little trimming of the owls ears and feet you end up with a pear shape.  Sorry Mr Owl.  

I gave the pears a little sponging using Old Olive and Real Red with my Sponge Daubers.  I added a little stalk to each by sponging some Whisper White with Early Espresso and free cutting the stem. 

The little tag was stamped with "friends" from Tiny Tags and punched out with the Jewellery Tag Punch.  It was attached with some Linen Thread.

I scored some embossing lines on my Whisper White card blank to add a little extra interest and to ground my pears.  I'm happy with the result and as it's a friends card I think my middle will say something like "What a Pair?!". 



This is my second card.  Would you believe my only stamp with some fruit is the little cherry from On a Pedestal.  So on this card I've given it center stage.  Did you spot the bowl?  It's the icing top from one of the cakes.  I coloured it directly on the stamp using my Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker.  I've added some Crystal Effects to each of the cherries as they always seem to be so shiny.  My sentiment was computer generated.  I'm rather pleased with the result on this one too as I wouldn't have thought to go down this route so thanks to Chrissie and Mandi for making us think out of the box once more. 

Materials used
All Stampin' Up! supplies

Card: 
Card 1: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, 
Card 2: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: 
Card 1: Old Olive, Real Red, Early Espresso
Card 2: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive 
Stamps:
Card 1: Tiny Tags
Card 2: On a Pedestal
Punches:
Card 1: 2 Step Owl Punch
Card 2: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Modern Label Extra- Large
Other:
Card 1: Embossed lines using Scoring Blade in paper cutter, Linen Thread
Card 2: Crystal Effects, Paper Piercing Tool to add some detail to scallop edge border, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker




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