Swaps for Convention ~ part 2

Earlier this week I shared the first of my 2 designs for swaps at this weeks’ Stampin’ Up convention in Salt Lake City, UT and promised to share the 2nd design.  Although we are still in the middle of July and the 100F Texas heat is beating down, it is not too soon, in the card-making world, to start thinking about Christmas/Holiday cards.  So my second design has a very ‘Chrismassy’ feel about it. Continue reading

Mixed Bunch Wedding Congratulations

A very dear friend of my Mum’s got married last week ~ a perfect reason to make and send a card.  Stampin Up’s Mixed Bunch stamp set was one of the most popular when it was launched a couple of years ago, partly because it is very versatile but also, I think, because there is a punch that works with all 6 stamps. I have to say that I prefer a punch to ‘fussy-cutting’ any day of the week.  So here is my card……… Continue reading

Heat Embossed Vellum Card

Heat Embossed Vellum Card

One of the layers of this card is made of vellum which I ‘shadow’ stamped with Crisp Cantaloupe ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder then set with my heat gun. The underlayer of the card is stamped with Tangerine Tango on Very Vanilla card stock. This gives a pretty 3D effect. The fussy-cut flower is heat embossed in pewter then attached with a stampin dimensional. I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set