The first card is a masculine card with a vintage, nautical theme. It's a CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) card based on Georgia Giguere's lovely card. We changed the white card she used to Very Vanilla, giving a more vintage feel. The rest of the group made their card into a Father's Day card, but I decided I needed another masculine birthday card.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Open Sea, Endless Birthday Wishes, And Many More
Inks: SU - Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Deco Labels Framelits, Circles Framelits
Accessories: SU Card - Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla; Essential Paper Piercing Kit; Candy Dot Brads; Window Sheets
Next we made a really fun birthday card with a cute image and pun sentiment. This one was CASEd from Lori Hellig's card. This is pretty much as she made it, but with a variation in the design paper. Every card looked different depending on where you punched out the circles to create the "cheese" layer. We added a bit of dimension by shading around the cut out circles. I coloured the image on the front of the card with Blendabilities, which I found bled just a bit, but I like the colours. On the inside I used my Copic markers which didn't bleed, but don't quite match the card colour.
Stamps: SU - Giggle Greetings
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; SU - So Saffron
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Circles Framelits
Accessories: SU Card - Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, So Saffron, Whisper White; SU Circle Punches 1", ¾" and ½"; SU DP - Moonlight; SU Blendabilities (image on front card); Copic Markers (inside image)
Next we used the fabulous Swallowtail stamp, this card is CASEd from Jan Tink's wonderful card. Not only do we use the beautiful butterfly, but also my other favourite new SU set - Work of Art. The only real change here is that we only used three little flags for the greeting. The butterfly was "coloured" by using second generation impressions from various Work of Art stamps. I can see this card working in lots of other colours.
Stamps: SU - Swallowtail, Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: SU - Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Banners Framelits (you), Hearts a Flutter (Just for)
Accessories: SU Card - Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Hello Honey; SU Ribbon - Hello Honey; SU Gems
Our last card was a super clean and simple thank you card based on Susan Itell's CAS creation. We switched up the colours and papers used, and I can see this working layout working for so many cards! I used an aqua brush to paint on Blushing Bride ink and allowed it to dry. Then it was simply a case of stamping the sentiment and adding the little flowers and gems. I covered the envelope flap with some design paper; such a good way to use up scraps of paper.
Stamps: SU - Watercolour Thank You
Inks: SU - Night of Navy, Blushing Bride
Accessories: SU Card -Whisper White, Night of Navy; SU DP - Flower Pot; Itty Bitty Punch Pack; SU Pearls
I spent yesterday afternoon watching the England v Uruguay match. I started with a feeling of optimism for an England win, but it was just awful! We ended up losing the match with a score of 2 - 1 to Uruguay. It looks like England is heading home unless something really strange happens in the last few matches. So it looks like I'm going to be supporting USA now! Sorry, I know this is totally off topic ;)
I think we're off to the cinema today to see either Maleficent or How to Train Your Dragon 2. I think it depends on what time Kathryn gets up! That's all for now. See you tomorrow!