Sunday, 15 September 2013

Stampin' with Karin .....

....  a few other cards that I made at a recent Stampin' Up! meeting at Karin's.  All the cards we made are CASEd, but with a few adaptations from me.  My first card is a sympathy card for my stash - I've used far too many sympathy cards recently.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Serene Silhouettes, Petite Pairs
Inks: SU - Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate
Accessories:  SU Card - Basic Grey, Soft Sky, Whisper White

The card is made from a base of Basic Grey with a panel of Soft Sky card on top.  On the white panel the strips were made by using masking tape.  I torn three bits of tape and gently touched each one to the ink pad and then applied the tape to the card - it gives a lovely distressed finish.  Next I stamped up the image in Island Indigo and stamped to the side of the card and added a sentiment.  The inside is another panel of Soft Sky with white card on top.  I stamped the flowers again and the sentiment that pairs with the one of the front.  To complete the card, I also stamped the image on the envelope.  The card is CASED from Karin's own design.

The next card I'm sharing is a complete contrast to the sympathy card.  It's bright, funky and fun.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Tape It, Gorgeous Grunge, Label Love
Inks: SU -Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay; Versamark
Accessories:  SU Card - Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White; SU Punch Artisan Label; SU EF - Stylish Stripes; White embossing powder; SU Buttons; Twine

I love, love the grunge and tape stamps.  I can see these sets being really useful for me as I love to make cards for my son Ben - can you image this card in slightly more masculine shades!  There is no sentiment on the inside, just a few grungy images and space for a message - I did the envelope too.  The card is CASEd from Beth's card here - I changed up the colours and sentiment.  But I love layout (Freshly Made Sketch - FMS97) which I didn't manage to play along with!

The next cards uses a technique that's completely new to me - faux herringbone.  Karin demonstrated the technique - it's lots of fun.  This is my take on the card:

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Lots of Thanks
Inks: SU - Crushed Curry, Costal Cabana
Accessories:  SU Card - Costal Cabana, Smokey Slate, Crushed Curry, Whisper White; SU Punches - 1¾" Circle, 13/8" Circle, 1¾" Scalloped Circle; SU DP - Eastern Elegance; Gems; SU Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet

You start with three coordinating papers cut into ½" wide strips and a panel of card covered with adhesive sheet.  This card is based on Julie's card here - and Julie also has a video showing the method on U-tube - the link is here.  I like this technique - all the cards we made in class looked so different.  Julie has made lots of cards using this technique click here to see more of her cards.  The inside of the card is really simple with a mat panel in Smokey Slate and white card on which to write the greeting.

The last card that we made is a sweet card that I've made to send to a friend.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Six Sided Sampler
Inks: SU - Strawberry Slush, Basic Grey
Accessories:  SU Card - Soft Sky, Basic Grey, Strawberry Slush; SUDP - In Colours 2013-15, Subtles Stack; SUEF - Honeycomb; SU Punch - Hexagon; SU Punch - Bitty Butterfly; Pearls

The card is CASEd from Debbie's card here.  It is pretty much the same, but I changed up the colour of the sentiment and one of the butterflies. The card base is made from Soft Sky with a panel of Basic Grey on top which has been embossed.  I stamped some images onto white card and cut them out with the hexagon punch as well as a few from SU design paper.  I stamped the sentiment to match the pink butterfly.  On the inside I used a few of the left over hexagons and another butterfly.

I was planning to spend yesterday afternoon in my craft room while Kathryn had her party - but I ended up creating a font list on my PC - very useful it is too.  Here are some photos from Kathryn's party; they're a joint effort - Jonathan took them and I edited:

It was a small, select group - the girls had lots of fun.  Kathryn picked an Oreo cake and we found some candles that burned with different coloured flames, which Jonathan captured perfectly in the photo above.  It was a fun day.  And the party continues - we're going shopping so that Kathryn can spend her birthday money!!!  See you soon.


Charmaine Stack said...

What a nice collection of cards. I love those candles! Have never seen something like that. Looks like they had fun.

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely collection of cards Debs....that cake looks so yummy...


Jacqueline said...

Lovely card Deborah - great photos too - Jacqueline xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Great pics of the party! Love that age - they're independent, but still don't mind hanging out at home! Happy Birthday, Kathryn! (and great cards, Deborah - I love the serene colours of your first one and the bold colours of the second, the pop of yellow in the third and the pop of pink in the 4th)

Renee said...

Such a beautiful array of cards...
love that funky. vivid one...
perfect for teens!! :)
Hope Kathryn enjoyed her day!! :)

Jeanne J said...

Wonderful projects and wow! Look at all the fun you all had! That cake looks amazing - I've never seen those candles before - how cool!

Lindsey said...

Love all your cards - but particularly the bright one! And the cake looks yummy x

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