Friday, October 23, 2009

Loving the new school theme stamps!!

I resisted (I really did try), and finally gave in and ordered a few of the new school themed stamps. Being the time of year when school/kinder and daycare is winding down (yes, only 8 weeks til Chrsitmas Holidays!!) I thought these would make a cute card and pressie for the teachers. I saw these cute triangular covers on the awesomely talented Jennifer McGuire's blog. They are like a little bag, but the sides are open. As soon as I saw these it made me think that they would be great for teachers. They are super simple to make - and I punched a circle in the front to show what's inside (which in the photo is Allens lollies but would be great with Lindt balls, Fererro's or something of the yummy chocolatey variety, even homemade cookies). If you are interested in making this I can show you how at the Open Crop on the 12th November.

I totally love the Rollagraph, but there is only so much you can do in either black ink or embossed, so I decided it was time to get some other cartridge colours to use. Here I used the Ancient Page Neptune (blue) and Plum Wine (pink) with the Dogwoods wheel (which was in the July product release). I then stamped with the medium butterfly stamp using my favourite inks - the Colorbox chalk inks and cut them out. The Ice Blue and Prussian Blue match great with the Neptune ink don't you think? And the Orchid Pastel and Dark Peony match well with the Plum Wine? I was impressed! The butterflies are stuck with tape runner (or DST) down the centre and the wings folded upwards so they look like they have landed on the card.

I have also been working on some technique workshops. This one uses the Circle Trio stamps and Perfect Medium to give 3 different effects. One uses the Pebbles Inc chalks, and 2 use Perfect Pearls - one stamping on, the other stamping off. The chalks give a lovely "cloud" effect whereas the Perfect Pearls are all shimmery and gorgeous! If you are interested in learning these effects/techniques just email me and I will organise to have a future workshop based around these.

And finally, I used the MondayMojo sketch (vaguely) to create this card. Tell me, is this look something that appeals or do you prefer a more modern look? Leave a comment below.


  1. Thanks for the suggestion on the rails Rach! I love Love the last card - stunning. I would really like to get into the "vintage" look with my cards. Will look into that one and see what I can create. Also I think you did very well with your colours on the butterflies. They do look as if they have just landed on the page!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I really like the lolly bag idea. You could extend that idea to lot's of events.


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