A Special Wedding Card

Next month, my nephew is getting married. He and his bride are fans of all things steampunk. Now this is a style which I was only vaguely familiar with, but now quite know a lot about. I had heaps of fun putting together a design for their card and I do hope they like it. I also hope they don’t visit my blog as I would hate to spoil the surprise.

Here is the card:

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The card started with the use of a retired SU die, the pop up dress form. I followed a tutorial by Karen Burniston to use the die to make a double width dress form.

The elements in this card are largely no longer available but I did use the Geared Up Garage Stamps and Dies liberally and some retired DSP called Well Worn. Other elements include a beer can, cut up, textured and heat embossed with various metallics to create the bride’s dress; tulle; gold coloured pearls, and the groom’s family tartan for his kilt.

I decorated the front of the card using a number of elements including diecuts, DSP, corrogation, copper brads and the retired SU Birds and Blooms Dies, lots of tearing and sponging, and, again, Geared Up Garage stamps and Dies. The heart is from the retired Sunshine Wishes Dies and the larger butterfly was punched using the Butterfly Duet punch. I largely cased the design of the front of the card from a swap I received from Linda Tan at Onstage in Auckland earlier this year. Thanks so much for the inspiration, Linda!

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And Lastly, the envelope, made with the Envelope Punch Board and stamped in Soft Suede with many assorted stamps, a bit more of the beer can and a piece of shrapnel I picked up from a car yard’s waste.

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I would love to know what you think of this card and am happy to answer any questions you might have.

Although most of the products are retired and/or from my stash, the Geared Up Garage Stamps and Dies and the Butterfly Duet punch are available in my online shop  here. If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Demonstrator, I would love to be your Demonstrator. All you need to place an order is a credit/debit card and an address. Your order will be shipped directly to you, anywhere in Australia.

If you’d like to buy your supplies at a discount, I would be happy for you to join my team. If you’d like any further information, click on Contact Me and we can start a conversation.

Lastly, if you click on Book A Party, you will find out how I can help you get started creating yourself.

Thanks for stopping by today………………………………………………till next time,

Netty xx

Yet More Projects from the Southern Highlands Cardmaking Day

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The kit for this lovely card was supplied by

  • Stamp Set: Wonderful Moments
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, DSP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Blends
  • Accessories: Layering Circle Dies, Pearlised Doilies, Blackberry Bliss Natures Twine, Glittery Enamel Dots
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Linny George from Wingello provided the kit for this pretty card.

  • Stamp Set: Magnolia Blooms
  • Cardstock: Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories and More Cards and Envelopes, Magnolia Lane DSP, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White.
  • Inks: Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories: Blender Pen, Braided Linen Trim
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Leonie Newman from Kiama provided the kit to make this lovely, fresh card.

  • Stamp Set: Daisy Lane
  • Cardstock : Highland Heather, Whisper White, 6″ X 6″ Subtles DSP
  • Ink: Highland Heather
  • Accessories: Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder, Clear Faceted Gem, Dimensionals
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Leonie Schroder from Ambervale provided the kit for this lovely notecard with a twist. I thought it would make an excellent make n take.

  • Stamp Set: A Little Lace
  • Cardstock: Whisper White CS, Notecard and Envelope, Come Sail Away DSP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo & Pumpkin Pie Blends
  • Accessories: Paper Snips, Clear Faceted Gems, Dimensionals
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Cate Reifenstein from Bligh Park provided the interesting card above

  • Stamp Sets: Above the Clouds, Label Me Pretty
  • Ink: Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Lovely Lipstick
  • Accessories: Hot Air Balloon punch, Pretty Label Punch, Sponge Brayer, Dimensionals.

Cate did a lovely job of creating hillsides using the movement of the brayer. I’m afraid I was less skilled, but I love all the texture on the card.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards and will come back soon to see some more.

All of the products used to make these projects are available in my online shop here. If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Demonstrator, I would love to be your Demonstrator. All you need to place an order is a credit/debit card and an address. Your order will be shipped directly to you, anywhere in Australia.

If you’d like to buy your supplies at a discount, I would be happy for you to join my team. If you’d like any further information, click on Contact Me and we can start a conversation.

Lastly, if you click on Book A Party, you will find out how I can help you get started creating yourself.

Thanks for stopping by today………………………………………………till next time,

Netty

Paper Crafting Blog Hop Magnolia Blooms

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I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring HAPPY BIRTHDAY projects. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating so we have a wide array of fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Anastasia Radloff’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I decided to use the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set from the new Beginner’s Brochure. As I live in Canberra, Australia, I have magnolias coming in bloom right now and they are a colour close to Rich Razzleberry, so I thought I would use that for the flowers. The other colours seemed to choose themselves.

I wanted to use the beautiful lace trim but it was lost on the vanilla card so I popped in a strip of Rich Razzleberry Card. I think it slipped up when this pic was taken. OOPs! Still, I’m happy with the card . I love the Happy Birthday stamp in the set and I’m addicted to the Labels dies. I like that they can be used to make a “pocket”.

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Supplies used:

Stamp Set: – Magnolia Blooms

Card: – Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Vellum

Ink : – Smoky Slate, Memento, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blends.

Tools: – Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Leaf Punch

Accessories: – 1cm Scalloped Lace Trim, Basic Pearl (coloured with Rich Razzleberry Blend).

Please add a comment and let me know what you liked about my design.

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click the next image to zoom to Amy Seigler’s blog to see what fun ideas she has designed.

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Here’s a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…

Sandra Roberts

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Sue Boerner

Anastasia Radloff

Annette McMillan

Amy Seigler

Sandy Ward

Terri Stewart

All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here.

If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I would be delighted to have you join me. Click “Contact Me” above to get the conversation started. Thanks!

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discount and/or run your own business I would love to have you join my team of demonstrators. Click “Contact Me” above. I would love to hear from you.

That’s it for now, thanks for hopping by………………………..til next time

Netty xx

More Projects from the Southern Highlands Card Making Day

The first project I’d like to share with you today is a delightful card provided by fellow Avid Inker, Frances Searle. The card would be suitable for a new baby or a baby birthday. It could even be used for Mother’s Day.

The Wildly Happy Stamp set is a lovely line art set of mother and baby animals. Colours are Whisper White and Mint Macaron, with a hint of Gray Granite in the shading.

In the sample card, Frances also coloured the dots in the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder and the Polka Dots in the ribbon using a Mint Macaron Blend pen.

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Sharon Davis provided the next project using the Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder, the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set the Magnolia Memory and Stitched Labels Dies Sets and the Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

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Whisper White ink was sponged onto the embossed petals of the magnolia. The bud was stamped, coloured, diecut and Wink of Stella’d before being tucked behind the ribbon and the label. The inside of the card was stamped too with Calypso Coral and diecut. Such a simple but beautiful card.

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Roz Butterworth provided the kit for this card. To a Wild Rose is the two-step stamp set we used. The base is Melon Mambo and the flower was stamped (second generation stamp) in Rococo Rose, Melon Mambo and Early Espresso, with the leaves in Granny Apple Green. The background was splattered with Rococo Rose and a few gold metallic pearls finished off this gorgeous card.

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Michele Jutrisa, our gracious host for the day, provided this cute scissor charm kit for us. We used the Free as a Bird stamp Set, stamping the wooden button in Stazon Jet Black Ink. When dry, the image was coloured with Pacific Point, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede markers, then clear embossed using a heat gun. This is such a CUTE charm, I love it.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards and will come back soon to see some more.

All of the products used to make these projects are available in my online shop here. If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Demonstrator, I would love to be your Demonstrator. All you need to place an order is a credit/debit card and an address. Your order will be shipped directly to you, anywhere in Australia.

If you’d like to buy your supplies at a discount, I would be happy for you to join my team. If you’d like any further information, click on Contact Me and we can start a conversation.

Lastly, if you click on Book A Party, you will find out how I can help you get started creating yourself.

Thanks for stopping by today………………………………………………till next time,

Netty xx

Projects from the Southern Highlands Card Making Day

As promised, I’m back to show you some of the projects we created at this event.

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This stunning card kit was provided by Kim Perkins. It uses the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and Well Written Dies on Very Vanilla Card and Early Espresso ink. The bling is Gold Glimmer Paper, gold metallic pearls and “flicking” with Champagne Shimmer Paint, Wink of Stella and a hint of Early Espresso colour. It is super shimmery in real life. The envelope and innards were both decorated.

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The next kit was put together by my mate Vicki Gardener.  A simple but lovely card, mostly white, with a hint of Merry MerlotButterfly Wishes is a DIStinktive Stamp Set so that, although everything is stamped once in Gray Granite, the image has a lot of depth.

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The third card I’d like to share today was provided by Meredith Hunter.  This card has SO much texture and would be perfect for the men in your life.

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The stamps used are: Crackle Paint, Waterfront and A Good Man.

Colours are Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.

We also used the Woodlands Embossing Folder, Darling Label Punch and Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo.

 

The last project I’d like to share today is a cute bridge fold card for kids provided by Michelle Lennon.

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To make this delightful card we used the Dino Days Stamps, and the coordinating Dino Dies and Dinoroar Designer Series Paper.  The card base is Old Olive.

I hope you liked these cards as much as I enjoyed making them. 

All of the products used to make these projects are available in my online shop here.

If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Demonstrator, I would love to be your Demonstrator. All you need to place an order is a credit/debit card and an address. Your order will be shipped directly to you, anywhere in Australia.

If you’d like to buy your supplies at a discount, I would be happy for you to join my team. If you’d like any further information, click Contact Me and we can start a conversation.

Lastly, if you click on Book A Party, you will find out how I can help you get started creating yourself.

Thanks for dropping by today……………………………………………………..till next time,

Netty xx