Friday, June 24, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #75 - Gatefold & Glitter Cupcakes

Hi All, it's Friday again, so time to play at Inkspirations.  :)

This week Keesh has a nice easy sketch for you to work with:-

This is a great sketch & has so many possibilities.  I have made a gatefold card:-

& here it is open:-

I had a lovely time making the glittery frosting for the cupcakes using the Sizzix adhesive sheets.  Here's how:-

Cut a piece of adhesive sheet larger than the size of the frosting, peel the liner (with the writing on it) off & stick adhesive sheet to a piece of cardstock:-

Punch out the frosting:-

Peel off the plain liner & drop cardstock piece into Dazzling Diamonds glitter & you will end up with this:-

Here it is, added to a stamped patty pan:-

Hope this inspires you to go & get glittery!!!  :)

You can check out all the beautiful creations from the Inkspirations Team here:-
Inkspirations Challenges Site Makeesha Brandi Carrie Cindy Helen Ilina Kirsty Lee-Anne Marisa Renée
Card Components (All SU unless noted)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose
DSP:  Brights 12x12 Patterns
Stamps:  Create A Cupcake, A Word For You, Sweet Little Sentiments (retired)
Inks:  Regal Rose, Early Espresso
Other:  Dazzling Diamonds, Sizzix Adhesive Sheets, Lattice Embossing Folder, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Brad (to attach ribbon), Crystal Effects, Cupcake Punch

Friday, June 17, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #74 - Inlaid Embossing with Die-Cut Letters

Back again for another challenge!

When I first saw this week's colours I was rather stumped....  All that came to mind was flowers using the white, melon & olive, but I didn't want to do that!

So I headed off on a completely different tangent & created this:-

I recently had a play with the inlaid embossing technique, using lots of circles, but I thought "what if I try using letters?"....  I was super duper pleased with how this technique worked out.  :)

Here is the name panel before embossing:-

 & here it is after it was cranked through the Big Shot:-

What a difference!!!  :)

The rest of the card is pretty simple as I wanted to keep the embossed panel centre stage.  The tag has been created using the word window, jewellery & 1" square punches (see my post here for a step by step tute).  The embossed panel has been layered onto a grey mat & then onto an olive panel.  The melon card has been versamark stamped with the vine pattern from the Elements of Style set.  BTW I still added a flower, lol!

As a shout out to my teamie, Brandi, *waving madly* who creates awesome hand-drawn borders, I added a border to the inside panel.  I definitely think I need to leave that job to Brandi, lol!

Here are the links so you can see what the rest of the Team came up with.  Hope you can play along with us this week.
Inkspirations Challenges Site Makeesha Brandi Carrie Cindy Helen Ilina Kirsty Lee-Anne Marisa Renée
Card Components (All SU unless noted)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Old Olive
DSP:  Brights 12x12 Patterns plus retired DSP
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Heard from the Heart, Elements of Style
Inks:  Versamark, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Old Olive Marker
Other:  Olive Button, Jewellery Tag Punch, 1" Square Punch, Word Window Punch, Olive Brad, Lattice Embossing Folder
Non SU:  Embroidery Floss, letters die-cut on Robo

Friday, June 10, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #73 - Sew Suite Friend

Wow, another week has flown by - it's hard to believe we are well into June already!!!

This week Keesh has set a challenge with this sketch:-

I found that little box down the bottom kinda tricky, lol, but this is what I came up with:-

I had a lovely time creating this card, with the Sew Suite set, & popped it in the post to my wonderful friend Lynne.  Not only is Lynne a talented papercrafter (check out this cute hanger), she is also exceptionally handy with a sewing machine, so this card combines her two crafting loves.  :)

I wanted the pattern to look like the real thing, so I aged a piece of white tissue paper with a teabag & hung it up to dry, then stamped the image with Staz On ink.  I folded up the tissue sheet into a tiny rectangle & unfolded it again, to give it all the creases a regular size pattern has when you pull it out of the envelope.  The pattern has been "pinned" to the background DSP with tiny staples, topped with the smallest pearls from SU. 

The pin cushion has been stamped, paper pieced, fussy cut & popped up on dimensionals.  I have coloured the pins with silver metallic pen & added pearl heads.  The buttons have also been popped up on dimensionals & threaded with embroidery floss.

All the layers of the card have been sponged around the edges.

Hope you have fun playing with this sketch.  You can check out how the rest of the Team tackled it here:-

Inkspirations Challenges Site Makeesha Brandi Carrie Cindy Helen Ilina Kirsty Lee-Anne Marisa Renée
Card Components (All SU unless noted)
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
DSP:  Brights 12x12 Patterns
Stamps:  Sew Suite, Pattern Pieces, Fun & Fast Notes
Inks:  Staz On Black, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Other:  Pearls, Dimensionals, 3/4" Round Punch, Bitty Button, Bright Button, Heart to Heart Punch
Non SU:  Round button, Fine Satin Ribbon, Staples, Tissue Paper, Silver Gel Pen, Embroidery Floss, Teabag

Friday, June 3, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #72 - Daisy Birthday

Hithere, it's been a very exciting week for the Byl family with the arrival of Josiah Bryn!  Big congratulations to Makeesha, Rod, Tiarne, Elijah, Mali & Jaye!

Now, onto this week's challenge:-

I have done something a little different (for me) & used a really big flower, with solid blocks of colour:-

I die-cut four layers of the largest daisy & then a single layer of the smallest daisy, curled all the petals & then finished it off with a gorgeous antique brad.  

The card itself is very simple, with an embossed sentiment & white sponging around the edges.

For more inspiration on how to use this great sketch, go check out the rest of the team at Inkspirations.  Hope you are inspired to play along with us this week:-

The Challenge Site


Card Components: (All SU except as noted)
Cardstock:  Not Quite Navy, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
DSP:  6x6 In Color Hostess Pad
Stamps:  Heard from the Heart
Inks:  Versamark, Whisper White
Other:   Peach Parfait Ribbon, Antique Brad, White Embossing Powder
Non SU:  Sizzix Flower Daisy #2 Die (it's in the US catalogue!)