Thursday, July 26, 2012

Inspired Stamps - Christmas Card

Welcome to another week of Christmas in July with Inspired Stamps!  This week, we are focusing on Christmas cards.

I went for a non-traditional Christmas card with pinks and cream. ;)  The cardbase is a cream cardstock, measuring 4.5 x 12", folded into a trifold card.  I scored the first and second panel at 3-5/8" and the last panel measures 4-3/4".

Winter Ruth was stamped on a piece of white cardstock, and coloured with Copic Markers, cut out and adhered onto the front panel.  Her coat was paper pieced with patterned paper.  A strip of the same patterned paper was adhered to the last panel of the card, stamped with the "Merry Christmas" greeting from the Perfect Sentiments stamp set.

Don't forget that there is a fantastic sale happening at Inspired Stamps.  Use the code "JULY12" at checkout, and you will get 25% off your entire order.  What a perfect time to shop for all those stamps on your wishlist.
Thank you for stopping by.  

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Inspired Stamps - Christmas in July (Tags)

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Inspired Stamps Christmas Tag Blog Hop.  If you have come from the Inspired Stamps Blog, then you are on the right track.  If at any point, the link is broken, here is the order of the hop :


I'm never quite organised when it comes to Christmas, and I'm always having to scramble to make some last minute cards or tags ;)  So, this is a great opportunity for me to make an early start this year.  Some of you know, I've recently moved to Perth, and most of my craft supplies are not here yet, and so my tags are pretty CAS.

Here's the first tag:  

I used one of my favourite Inspired Stamps set Vintage Christmas on this tag.  As you can see I've used the image below, it's all in one stamp except the star, which is a separate stamp.  I stamped the image directly on my kraft tag and coloured the hills with Copic marker, just to give it a little shading.  The star was stamped with Memento Cantaloupe.

Vintage Christmas

The top section of the tag is a patterned paper from Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas.  To finish off the tag, I added some Christmas coloured Baker's Twine and a string of silver pearls.

The second tag has the cute image from His Little Ones : Winter Boy set and the sentiment from  Vintage Christmas .
The little boy was coloured with Copic Markers (Hat, Mittens & Shoes - R22, R24, R27, R29 ; Scarf - R24, R29, YG03, YG17 ; Tunic - G40, G43, G46 ; Hair - Y11, T21, T38 ; Skin - R20, E000, E01, E13). The boy image was cut out and adhered on the tag cut from my Silhouette Cameo.

Do you know there's a special coupon code you can use right now to purchase the Inspired Stamps you have on your wishlist?  Just use the code JULY12 for 25% off your total order, good from 15 - 31 July, 2012.
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I hope you like the tags... it's never too early to start making these.  Now, Gaby's Blog is next - please click here to head over to see her wonderful tag idea.

Thank you for visiting me and enjoy the Hop!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Inspired Stamps - Summer card

Hello!  It's a Summer Inspired Stamps project this week, and I hope the weather is beautiful where you are ;)  It's getting a little cold downunder but it's ok, at least the sun is shining.

On this card, I used the Inspired Stamps sets Flower buds and sentiment from Butterflies and Blooms.  The flowers are coloured using Copic Markers - Flowers (R21, R43, R46), Leaves (G40, G43, G46) and Background (BG0000).  Two of the flowers were popped up for some interest.  The clouds were created using a scallop border and sponging.

I hope you like the card.  Please check out the Inspired Stamps blog for all the fabulous creations and ideas from the Design Team.

Thank you for stopping by.

Products used : Inspired Stamps Flower Buds & Butterflies and Blooms, Memento Rich Cocoa, Olive Grove and Summer Sky, Hero Arts Layering Paper Grass, Aqua satin ribbon, BasicGrey Capella cardstock.