Sunday, May 30, 2010

More fun with reinkers

I have made a few more cards to show you using reinkers. Each card uses only one reinker but the intensity of the colour is changed by the amount of water used. As it was so wet and cold yesterday it was a great opportunity to sit in the craft room with a friend and my daughter and create for the afternoon.
Happy crafting

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fun with reinkers

My recent techniques class saw us having a play with reinkers. These little gems are Stampin Ups best kept secret. You can ink up a jumbo or standard cartridge with your reinker bottle, reink a stamp pad or you can use them to make pansies like we did.

I used Summer Sun and Elegant Eggplant reinkers to colour the pansies which I punched from watercolour paper with my butterfly punch, a simple black brad, the dots embossing folder, a small piece of ribbon, the absolutely adorable small tag punch and one of the stamps that coordinate with the punch and I had a very quick, absolutely gorgeous card. These cards are 4 inches by 4 inches and look lovely in real life. These two cards are off to a friend and my Mum and hopefully they will like them as much as I did making them for them.

Tomorrow I will post a card on how to make beautiful roses with  your reinkers. Till then, happy crafting

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Watercolour crayon fun

Last nights technique class was watercolour crayons. We used the single butterfly stamp from the current mini catalogue, 2 watercolour crayons for each of the cards, a little black embossing powder, an aquapainter with water and hey presto we had a couple of lovely cards that would be suitable for any occassion.
The next technique class is on reinkers and will be held on Wednesday 26th May at 7.30pm. Bookings are essential as there is only a limited number of seats available. Contact me at if you are interested.
Till next time happy crafting everyone

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Vintage Vogue envelope & gift card holder

I am really enjoying having the vintage vogue set and yesterday I made a crimped envelope to hold a gift voucher for a friend.
The envelope was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and then brayered with pale plum, popped through the crimper, add a bit of scrap paper and hey presto a gift envelope.
The original idea was one that my upline Rachael Knight did at a team training event (see Rachael's gorgeous blog here) but Rachael used pink and the set Razzle Dazzle.
This is a quick easy project to make and a lovely way to present a gift card to someone

Happy crafting everyone.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Vintage Vogue Gift box and cards

This afternoons class is a gift box with 4 cards and envelopes. The gift set uses my absolute favourite set of vintage vogue (my class in 2 weeks also uses this set) and the rich razzleberry is also my current favourite colour. I also used some rhinestones and Cottage wall DSp scraps. It was fun to make and I hope the recipient likes it.
Here is the slider box and my apologies that the ribbon from one of cards is poking out the left hand side

Here is the first card. all the cards are cut using an A4 piece of card cut lengthways

The second card is known as a z fold. The card hooks in under the hodge podge to close it.

The third card has a stamped background and two strips of old olive ribbon to cover the edge of the DSP

The fourth card uses a couple more scraps fo DSP some hodge podge, a strip of ribbon with a scrap tied in a knot over it.

Well must away and cut the kits for this afternoons class.
Happy crafting ladies