Monday, February 22, 2010

Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop, Vintage Style

Welcome to the 2nd Stampers Anonymous SU blog tour! You have probably just arrived from Juliette's blog, the previous step of our Blog Hop. There are 9 blogs to visit, and I can't wait to see everyone else's creations!

You can receive one FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set of your choice for every $100 you order before 31st March - details and catalogue are HERE. These stamp sets are all soooo cute, and will never be available again, so if there is 1, 2, 3 or even all 4 you would like then please email me and place an order before you miss out!

I was in a very vintagey mood when I made these cards, and was completely inspired by the Vintage Labels and Happy Moments sets. I was also dying to try out the Polka Dot background that I finally ordered (after wanting it for about a year!) That's the great thing about Sale-A-Bration - because I get FREE stamps sets with my order (and you can too!) I can justify buying all those wish-list items at last! LOL

The three cards I made are ideas you can copy, depending on how much time you have and how many supplies you want to use.

The first card is a quick and easy 5 or 10 minute card.

This birdy in a cage looks so sweet and effective stamped over a paler background stamp. Quick and easy. I rubbed the inkpad over the edges of the white card to add a bit of pink. Then I stamped the birdcage again in pink pirouette with the sentiment stamped over the top, and punched it out for a quick and inexpensive accent.

Stamp Sets: Happy Moments, Polka Dot Background stamp
Inkpads: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette
Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, 1" punch and a brad from the Vintage brads

The next card is the result of playing with a new set of stamps. I don't know about you, but when a new stamp set arrives in the mail, AND it coordinates with my punches, I get stamping and punching without any thought of a finished product! The trick I am learning though, is to use a few coordinating colours and then you can use your "experiments" together on a card (instead of putting them into that mysterious box or bag of "unused punchies/stampies" on your desk ... come on ... I know you have one too ...)

So... here we have a vintagey polkadotty pink and red card, with lots of cute layers, and all using just scraps of card left from other projects. This one probably takes about 10 minutes, counting cutting out the butterfly and playing with all those fun pieces till you feel happy just looking at them!

Stamp Sets: Vintage Labels, Window Dressing (hostess set), Flight of the Butterfly
Punches: Curly Label, Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms, Eyelet Border
Inkpads: Whisper White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pirouette Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Real Red
Rhinestone Brad and Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

And lastly a card that will take a little more time to make, but think of that time as therapeutic!

Don't you wish it was your birthday, and you could cut into this big yummy cake with the shiny chocolate icing, and open those cute presents? For this card I painted on watercolour card using the both the Stampin' Write Markers and the Watercolor Wonder Crayons, one or the other, or sometimes blended, depending on the effect I wanted. I love how these media work together, especially when I use watercolour card.

Thinking of a cake got me thinking about a doily, so I used the Vintage Label round stamp to look like a doily below the cake, and repeated it in the background. I also cut out the centre of one with a 1" punch for a different effect.

Stamp Sets: Happy Moments, Vintage Labels, Polka Dot background
Inkpads: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Watercolor paper
Punches: Scallop Circle, Small Oval, 1" circle
Certainly Celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (my favourite!)
, Rhinestone brad

Well, that’s all from me. Now click here to hop to the next blog and enjoy the wonderful creations of Nikki, the organiser of our blog hop. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks Nikki! Please feel free to leave me a comment before you leave, I'd love to hear what you think of my cards.


Liam said...

Beautiful job. Love them all.


Danielle Daws said...

Hi Fiona, I just love you work! I think I'll be casing a few of the cards you have here (and a few others on your blog!). Thanks for sharing!

Juliette Chapman said...

Fiona. Love the way you have used Vintage Lables. Think I will be CASEing that card. Very clever.

Susan Joyce said...

Love the last card, the cake is to die for, Yummmm... very pretty.

Lorna Casha said...

Great work Fiona. Love the way you've used Vintage Labels.

Marelle Taylor said...

Your cards always make me want to keep looking and looking at always include so many litle details! (and I really want to eat that cake!)

Michelle said...

I love all your cards they are really detailed and alot of work have gone into them.Well done.

Anonymous said...

Wow, great cards. Like Marelle, I love looking at all the detail and the way it comes together for the overall effect.
From Kathryn (who is not a blogger and doesn't have a google account!)

Kathryn Brennan said...

Wow, great cards. Like Marelle, I love looking at all the detail and the way it comes together for the overall effect.
From Kathryn (who is not a blogger and doesn't have a google account!)

StampingPassion said...

Hi Juliette, I am a demonstrator on the Central Coast who is always looking at Marelle's blog but thanks to your bloghop I now have more demonstrators blogs to look at. Your cards are fantastic and if it's OK I may case a couple for a workshop I'm having next week.
Thanks for the inspiration. Denise MacCabe