Sunday, 11 January 2009

A Year of Flowers

I have been totally inspired by Melanie Muenchinger designs for her "Year of Flowers" stamps and as soon as I saw these two 'off the page' cards on Melanie's blog here and here I had to get ink onto rubber and go for it.

I coloured both cards with copic markers onto Papertrey Ink white cardstock - there is some bleed through to the other side but I used some patterned paper to cover it up.

This first one was made for a friend who has a birthday today. I scored along the top and then used my craft knife to cut out the roses - not easy as I am challenged when using a craft knife! The lower rose is popped on foam pads to give a bit of dimension.

This one is for my Mum - I think she will like this as it's a bit different. I wasn't sure which of the leaves would go best with it but went with the same leaves in the end - I need to go google some options! The coloured cardstock is by Stampin Up and the sentiments for both cards are in the stamp set.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Funky Fold

I love trying out new foldy things and had to have a go at this funky fold card which is based on a squash book. I made it as part of a challenge for Jenni who I know loves anything foldy too!

If you want the tutorial you can find it here on Splitcoast Stampers. It was fun to make and I got to use some new stash that I had from Santa - plain square nestabilities and some new tapestry rubber stamps by Laura Ashley. The lovely double sided paper is by Making memories and I coloured the flower and ribbon with a Copic marker to match the blue of the paper

Here it is all closed up

and here opened up -

I can see me making more of these :)