Sunday, March 11, 2012

I've been busy....

stamping with friends on Saturday.... the best fun ever.  I went over to Sandie's house from 10.00am till 4.00 pm.  A total of 7 of us there... stamping, eating, gossiping and generally having a good time.  Now I have to tell you we had a great age range.... with our youngest crafter being Andie ~ aged 10 and our oldest, Betty, being in her early 70's... how's that!  Andie is already a talented card maker... and Betty was churning them out yesterday.... she came well prepared with lots of part cards done and finished off at least 6 before I left.  I managed 3 completed cards and 5 bits done for more cards.  Lots of sharing ideas, stamps and dies...  I won't bore you them all today but will share two cards ~ both inspired by a magazine article in Australian Simply Cards that used Kaisercraft Bonjour paper pack.  I used their examples as the start point for my cards... but edited and changed as I went along.

Firstly
Silhouette Birthday


I followed the same papers ~ which are more teal than the photo shows.  I also used  die cuts from the paper pack for the side and along the middle and used a silhouette~ but that's where the similarities ended... My silhouette was cut with a die from Marianne's ( courtesy of Lei) and put onto an oval.  The butterfly was made up of a punched Martha Stewart one, an embossed brown one from Joy's dies and then one cut out of the PP.  I used some of the PP scraps and brown card scraps to make up the flower, cut from a Spellbinders die.  The lovely little sentiment is one from a New Zealand stamp maker called Hasting Rubber stamps and was borrowed from Betty... but I think I will buy it as it is so nice and tiny - about 1 1/4" long so perfect for adding to small ovals and tags.

And secondly
Etched Flowers.


This one doesn't look anything like the magazine sample... I used only the colours and  the idea of flowers on one side.  I cut out a piece of pink card and embossed with Swiss dots.  Had a laugh with this as Sandie had given me the pink card as she had a pink splotch on it from a stamp pad so I said I'd use the other side... but of course when I embossed it, the pink splotch was on the RIGHT side not the wrong side... so the piece of PP was a bit wider than I had expected it to be... then I realised that the pink panel and the PP over top where about half and inch too short on the card base, hence the punch scallops along the left hand side... A total comedy of errors... but a good save!.  I stamped the Hero Arts Etched flowers with Cup'o'Joe ( my new favourite brown ink!) and used distress inks and an aqua brush to colour.  I then trimmed around it and put it on dimensionals.  A small sentiment in the right corner and all done.

And here's a quick peek at the rest of the day's output...  all waiting to be added to a card and embellished

Card Makings


Thanks for bearing with me on this long post... I do appreciate your visits and your wonderful comments.  Have a great weekend... I'm off to make up some of those bits and pieces into cards.

Dawn

13 comments:

paula said...

Hi Dawn, wow it sounds like you had a fun & fantastic day with your crafting buddies. I love the cards that you made & the half cards as well xoxoxoxo

Sue said...

You have made some lovely cased cards Dawn, Papers are gorgeous.
Smiles:)

joy said...

Hi, Dawn! I really lie the two cards you've shown here; can't say which one is my favorite because they are both so pretty!

It's good to have crafting buddies to spend time with - sounds like you had a great day of sharing. The soon-to-be pieces of cards look amazing, as well!

CinnamonSally said...

Sounds like you had a great time with your crafty friends Dawn, wish I lived near you.... Your cards are all beautiful.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Dawn you were crafting up a storm! Fabulous cards! I like how you are always trying something new!

Greta said...

What a fun day! Wish I could have joined you--no stamping friends near me. Your cards are lovely! The first one just blows me away--adore that silhouette! The multicolor ribbon on the 2nd one is so unique & beautiful. Always nice to have some pieces ready to work with.

judkajudi said...

How fun to stamp with a group!! I miss my Wisconsin stamping buddies. Your cards, as usual, are lovely!! And look how much you have done for future cards!!

judkajudi said...

How fun to stamp with a group!! I miss my Wisconsin stamping buddies. Your cards, as usual, are lovely!! And look how much you have done for future cards!!

Clare said...

Oooo, very pretty! That silhouette image is gorgeous! And LOVE that tea flower image as well!

MaxineD said...

Nothing quite like stamping in a group :-)
Great save with the floral card, Dawn :-), and I love the look of the white flowers on the dark background.
Blessings
Maxine

Tiffany said...

Wow, Dawn! You have been very productive, oh my! It is always a joy to craft with friends, and 'little' crafters as well! Love the silhouette in white!

sheila said...

another great save Dawn! It sounds like it was a super fun day....I just tried stamping with people at a class and it is sooooo enjoyable to stamp with others sometimes! lovely cards...

Elaine said...

Gorgeous work Dawn like your style of crafting Hugs Elaine