One of the groups I’m on swaps cards each month. They are a 1 for 1 swap. One of the challenges for February was to make a shaped card.  I also decided to use a technique called stained glass with this card, just to jazz it up a bit. Supplies:Card – Melon Mambo and Vellum (paper weight)Big Shot – Scallop Die and Scalloped Heart Framelits (Sizzix)Markers – Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and Daffodil DelightInk – VersamarkStamp… Read more »

I love the little plants in the Pocket Silhouettes set. I decided to use them a bit differently for this card that would suit any occasion. Recipe:Blushing Bride cardWhisper White cardPerfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions folderBig Shot5/8″ Whisper White satin ribbonPocket Silhouette stamp setPear Pizazz Classic Stampin’ InkPear Pizazz Stampin’ Write markerMelon Mambo Stampin’ Wrtie markerDimensionals  All products and images Stampin’ Up MethodCut your oval in approximately the centre of your card frontPut the card front through the Big Shot… Read more »

Remember back to last month when I shared these card fronts I made as swaps for Stampin’ Up! Convention 2011? They only had 3 Sweet Peas per card. I found some ‘left-overs’ and decided at long last to use the bits up and make a couple more cards. (I made 50 before and I was over it:))I forget whose blog I saw how to make these flowers but they are very easy.  You can click here to find out how… Read more »

  Embedded Embossing A super easy, effective, fun and quick technique to use on your cards or layouts. Recipe: ·       Card measurements   14.5cm x 10.5cm   13.5cm x 9.5cm   12.5cm x 8.5cm   11.5cm x 7.5cm   10.5cm x 6.5cm ·       Card   Whisper White   Pretty in Pink   Daffodil Delight   Certainly Celery   Confetti Cream ·       Stamp ‘n Write Markers   Peach Parfait   Old Olive  Regal Rose ·       Textured Impressions Folders  Square Lattice Petals… Read more »

I thought I would give you all a more exact recipe for turning your Shimmer Paint into a mist/spray. There are lots of videos and blog posts about this if you want to do some more research. Recipe:Small spray bottle (about 60 ml or 2 oz)Shimmer Paint – colour of your choiceReinker – colour of choice Rubbing alcohol*Empty syringe*Eye Dropper** Items can be purchased from a chemist/pharmacy Method: Use a syringe or tip 30 ml (1 oz) of rubbing alcohol into… Read more »