Monday, 19 March 2018

Making More Cards using Blenders and the Petal Passion DSP

I didn't stop with colouring one design sheet from the set.  In this post I will share what I did with another design with colouring tips, layouts, techniques and more to make beautiful cards.
Again I started with cutting the sheet into smaller sections of 6x4" to work with. I chose to use my blends to colour with.  Each section looks a little different due to the design.  I had fun using different colours.  You can choose your own colour scheme.
When colouring you aim to have light and dark or variation in colour to show shadow, depths or highlights.  This paper shows you where to do this. Begin with the light shade and add the darker shade to the grey areas and finish by blending or colouring over with the lighter shade to complete the blending. Extra highlights can be added by using the Colour Lifter.
Here's what I did with my coloured sections.

  1. Simple layout featuring three bands of ribbon with a bow.
  2. In this card the 6x4" section was cut lengthwise, with one panel used on the card and the remaining pieces was adhered to the flap of the matching envelope.
  3. This card features the 'Spotlight' technique. One flower and leaf was chosen to colour to highlight  a section of the designer paper.
  4. The next two cards use the same layout. The section was cut on a diagonal and used to make two similar but different cards. Love both cards but I think a black and white card with a bit of bling is always stunning.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Colouring with Stampin' Blenders on Petal Passion Designer Series Paper

I have been having so much fun using my Stampin' Blends with this DSP.  I love colouring and you don't need to have great skills to achieve fantastic results.
Before starting, cut the 12x12" sheets down to a more workable size, usually 4x6".  Here is one sample.

Now work out how you are going to colour it.  With my project I chose to use my Stampin' Blenders but you could also use water colour pencils.
I coloured it in three different ways-

  1.  the background only
  2. flowers and leaves
  3. all

 Here are the cards I made.  No fancy colouring. The first background was coloured with Light Crumb Cake.  The second card flowers used both Pink Pirouette Blends.  With the darker blend crisscrossing  the centres and then colour over the whole of the flower with the lighter blend.  Finish the leaves in light Old Olive.  The third card was a combination of the previous two.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

My January Stamp Class featured the Picture Perfect Party Suite and Party Pandas Stamp Set

I have found the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set to be a very useful set and used it in quite a few birthday cards that I have made for family and friends. We all make birthday cards so I thought this would be the first set to demonstrate from the new Occassions catalogue in my January stamp class.
The other stamp set  featured was Party Pandas from the Sale-A-bration Brochure. These pandas are very cute and playful. Who couldn't love them!

Friday, 29 December 2017

Cheers to the New Year Card

This card is very busy but I think it works. Celebrating the New Year is a blast and that is what we have - explosion of dsp.
Again my source of inspiration came from the catalogue.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

OnStage Sneak Peak - Tutti Frutti Suite

Got to make this duo of fruity tags. Lots of fruit in this suite.  No worries about cutting out those tiny fruit pieces - there's an Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack to do that for you!

Friday, 15 December 2017

OnStage Sneak Peak - Bubble Over

I can see this suite will be popular over summer.
Look at the lovely speciality designer paper.
I think you may be able to earn that paper pack free from Sale-A-Bration on qualifying  orders.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

OnStage Sneak Peak - Sweet Soiree

Got to decorate this gorgeous box featuring the DSP from this suite.This suite is all about speciality celebration. A small gift or a piece of cake would fit into this box beautifully. These Mini Gable Boxes come  in packs of 12 and are part of this suite.
I was lucky enough to take home the matching stamp set for free. At the end of the day, everyhing that was left in our tables' craft box was div'd up and I got to choose this stamp set.