Apothecary Art Birthday Card

This is  a post I wrote several weeks ago and have had it saved as a draft until after I gave the card to my friend.  As is usual the card was late even though I had it made weeks before Shan’s birthday, I actually made it the same day as my friend Kirstyn’s birthday card as well as another friends card, who I haven’t caught up with yet either.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to catch up with Shan for her birthday so she only got her card the other day….way way too late.  I will have to try harder next year.

I have been busy today making three different birthday cards for some of my friends who have birthdays coming up shortly.  I cased this card from Amy White it is so simple but I just love the shimmer paint effect on the flowers.

I used Paisley Petals DSP and mounted it on Always Artichoke cardstock.  I love this colour and really should use it more often.  I used my scallop punch to make a border between the two DSP’s.  I then cut out two framelits, one in Always Artichoke and one in Confetti Vanilla and stamped Apothecary Art onto the vanilla.  I coloured in the leaves in River Rock with my marker and cut out the flowers of a second stamp and popped them up with glue dots and coloured them in with champagne shimmer paint and a blender pen.  Then I added some pearls for the finishing touch.

Happy Birthday Shanni, hope your day was fabulous just like you!!!!!!

I really hope my friend likes it.

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My retreat creations – Apothecary Art

The next card I want to show from Sally’s retreat is the card I made in the “mystery bag” competition.  We were all given a paper bag with the same items inside and had to come up with something amazing.  Not sure that mine was that “amazing” but I think it came out alright.

Take a look….

I used basic black, real red, and always artichoke.  I tried to make a flower from the paper doily we were given but not sure it turned out quite how I had pictured.  As part of the competition we also had to decorate the inside as well as the envelope, it was all part of the  “plating up” component of the competition.  There were some amazing cards that were created and the competition was tough, so tough in fact we had a tie for second place and we all had to re-vote.

Just for the record I didn’t win… 😦

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More from Stamp Club

These next three cards I made last Sunday at Shan’s stamp club for this month.  They are all very different but also so very pretty.

We used Vintage Vogue (an old fav) and embossed the flowers with white embossing powder then sponged around them to make them really stand out. I love this technique it is so simple but is incredibly effective.  I changed my card to landscape rather than a portrait card like the sample.

Another clean card where we coloured in the flowers and leaves on the stamp.  Nice and quick if you are in a hurry.

Love love love this card.  So quick and simple with  next to no stamping but gosh it looks great.  I love the new edgelits they make a card look so elegant.

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Apothecary Art, Blossom Punch, & Tea Shoppe….it must be stamp club

Hi again

This little card is one I made with Shan’s stamp club.  Unfortunately I have been ill lately so I couldn’t make it to the class but I got the kits and made them at home.  My card isn’t exactly like the samples Shan gave me to follow because I don’t have all the greeting stamp sets so I used what I had available.

In this particular case I did have all the stamp sets so its pretty close to the sample.

Pretty hey?  It always takes me so long to do colouring so it was probably a good idea that I did them at home…lol

The second card uses the new blossom punch which matches the Mixed bunch stamp set.  It also uses the gorgeous Twitterpated DSP which I am loving to death.

I just love Cherry Cobbler and it goes so well with the Not Quite Navy, who would’ve thought????

This next one is completely different to the previous two, it uses the Tea Shoppe stamp set and is a bit more masculine by using the Mocha Morning DSP.  Its a very elegant card with gold embossing.

Mine is a little different to Shan’s sample because I don’t have the swirls sizzlit to make the steam for the tea cup and I used a different verse.  The tea cup is stamped on acetate with StazOn, and looks really effective.

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Apothecary Art

Hi again

I have been busy making lots of things since I last posted.  So this afternoon I thought I would take some time to try and catch up on my posting.

I am just loving the new stamp sets in the new SU mini catalogue, and this stamp set is one of my favourites.  Believe it or not I made these cards at Sally’s Friday night card class.  Yes I know it is not her normal style but I really love these very pretty girly cards.

I’m not usually a big fan of pink, but I couldn’t resist making these three cards, they were just too pretty to not make.

Take a look at the first one.

It was a bit tricky colouring the vallum with a blender pen but the effect is really lovely.  Like I said they are super girly and very pink but oh so pretty.  We also used the matching framelits to make a border for the stamp.

Here is the second one, its another pink one.

With this second one we also used the edgelits, I just love the scalloped edges on the white card stock and vallum.

As I have mentioned before brown is Sally’s favourite colour and true to form she couldn’t stay away from it for too long.  For this third card we left the pink and white behind and went back to the old faithful colour.

Although we keep the pink to keep it feminine.  Again we used the edgelits to give this card a different shape to the usual.  Just loving the Attic Boutique DSP which is what we used with this card.

Hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards today.

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