Iridescent Pretty Petites

Hi Everybody,
time flies, I was meant to post sooner. Anyway I got some more projects for you:

treat boxes

These are just some quick and easy treat boxes, I wanted to share with you … and of course everyone coming to tomorrow’s class will get one.

treat box

This will give you more detail. these are the little stamps I used when I first tried to stamp on pearlised card as mentioned in my Birthday Flowers post. Using the stampnig-off technique, I stamped the image three times without re-inking the stamp. This gives you a graded shaded effect. I think Keren Baker called it ‘Ombre’ in her latest feature in the ‘Simply Cards and Papercraft’ magazine which incidentally I bought after I had stamped the labels. Anyway I liked the effect very much and thought that those little labels would go well with some rainbow coloured card I had. The boxes themselves are just a variation of the pizza box type and easily made from an A5 piece of card, ideal for fudge or nougat.

Whilst I am on the theme of stamping on pearlised card, there are a couple of cards I would also like to share with you:

Tretty Petites cards

Here the stamped labels are layered on an embossed panel of the same pearlised card. The cards are slightly different, one is made using teal coloured core-dination card and the other one uses embossed card stock.

In case you wonder how to get hold of this lovely stamp set, it is called Pretty Petites and is part of the free sets available in Stampin’Up!’s Sale-a-bration promotion. The pins are available from The Ribbon Girl and the centura pearl card from Crafter’s Companion.

Hope you enjoyed my projects.

See you soon.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂


One Stamp 2 Cards

Hello Again,

I am very proud at the moment. Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine feature me as subscriber of the month in their subscriber special pages. 🙂

It is one of my favourite mags, always full of ideas and tutorials. I also love going on their website to download free papers or just simply for more ideas. If you want to try it here is the link

As a ‘thank you’ I got some lovely goodies, and the stamp I used for today’s cards was one of those: it is Faye Whittaker ‘All Our Yesterdays’ by Joanna Sheen Rubber Stamps. As you will see, just as well that I live in Hoylake an old Victorian Seaside Resort. Those of you who remember the TV programe ‘Candi Cabs’, the one with the pink taxis, … which was screened a couple of years ago … it was filmed right here on my doorstep … almost, more like around the corner by the new Lifeboat Station.

Enough now of promoting Hoylake as a tourist resort, here are the cards:

easy, quick and straight forward. I used chalk to colour the image and then sprayed the image with shimmer spray, which gives it a pearlised look. I added the feather to give the card a light and airy feel.

For this card here I sprayed the background with homemade shimmer inks and finished it off with distress inks around the outside. I used the same inks to slightly colour the flower. The stamped image in this card is more of a background feature. To make my shimmer ink sprays I used Stampin’UP!’s peach parfait and pear pizzazz ink refils and frost white shimmer paint and added some of those to Isoprophyl alcohol. the image itself was stamped with peach parfait ink for a tonal effect.

Other bits you need for the cards:

Card 1: white square card, feather, nellies multi frame – local craft shop: background paper – free with C&P last year; seam binding ribbon – the ribbon girl; rich razzelberry & pear pizzazz card, brads, top note sizzix die – Stampin’UP!

Card 2: white square card, white card, organza ribbon, diamante – local craft shop; corner punch, old olive card, newspaper print paper, brad, blossom party sizzix die, little leaves sizzlits die – Stampin’UP!

general tools such as crop-a-dile, scissors, paper trimmer, glue, chalks … I think you get the idea.

Please let me know what you think!

Have a great day.

Happy Crafting!!!