Monday, 23 January 2012

Two Cards... Studio 490 Styleee

...I have a confession to make! You know I always say that I am not really fussed for making cards? Well, ahem... I have started to really enjoy it! I know, I know, I keep saying that I will make a few cards a week and not *buy* any more. Well, this year is the year I really do revisit the old cardmaking hobby... and I can't think of any better stamps to use than my beloved Studio 490's. I have got three baskets brimming with tags... and whilst I keep saying that I will stick them on a card and use those... I don't. And... I actually butchered a crop of last years tags last week, pilfering the Idea-ology off them (my other ressie is to recycle more lol) Anyways... these here cards have been made using only the Studio 490 Dimensional Rose Art set.


Card 1 - Rosey Delight




I cut a piece of Crowded Attic paper to measure 5" square and popped it onto some grey Bazzill cardstock after blending Fired Brick DI around the edges and sanding them with an emery board.
I made another little mat in the same way and stamped the large flourish using Forest Moss DI. The little rose was made by stamping the rose flower stamp onto three of the little 2" square snips in the Crowded Attic stack - to see step by step on how to assemble the rose, CLICK HERE.


The sentiment is actually just one word, masked off from the larger sentiment using Post-It notes and Jet Black Archival ink. I blended more Fired Brick over the top, sanded the edges, snipped into the ends to make them pointed and popped this onto more grey Bazzill.


Card 2 - Flower Delight



I can't take any credit for this design... so I will let you know that the inspiration for this card came from a project in Wendy Vecchi's Book I, page 12/13. The base of the card is 5" square black cardstock. I cut a mat of cream cardstock and coloured it with Wild Honey Distress Stain and edged this with Vintage Photo DI. Then another piece of black card makes a mat for this. The squares are 2" in size and coloured with Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass Distress Stains... using a Wrinkle Free Distress technique. Two of the squares are stamped with the large background from the set using Coffee Archival Ink and one is stamped with the large flourish. The last square is stamped in Jet Black Archival with the sentiment... one of my faves!


The flower is the rose flower, stamped twice onto Grungepaper and coloured with Fired Brick DI. I overstamped the numerical background using Coffee Archival and folded the flowers to make them dimensional. I bobbed a little Idea-ology Foliage flower onto it and then added a strip of Grungepaper that I coloured with Forest Moss DI and added a couple of the leaves from the rose leaf stamp. The finishing touch was added with the Foliage leaf and a brad. All of the goodies used on the cards can be found at The Stamp Attic *just sayin ;o))*


Right... I have a bit of one of those days going on today... pain is not good at all... not sure what I have done to make it so bad, maybe all that cleaning last week *does that mean it is a good excuse to not do any? lol* And... I have to take Ferdy for his MOT... he hasn't had one before so I am keeping it all X'd that he passes... if you hear some very loud wailing you will know he has had a hiccup! Thanks for looking ... as ever... TTFN!

Hels x

24 comments:

Julia Watts said...

A couple of absolutely stunning cards Hels. Love, Julia xxx

Helen said...

Great cards Hels! I have several birthdays in February that I need to get cracking on... and I too, take idea-ology off tags sometimes!

Lastochka said...

So nice)

Aquarius said...

Two beautiful cards = two lucky recipients. Great stuff

Candy C said...

Hels....they are beautiful cards! I adore them! You're inspiring me to make a card and I don't make cards. :) Yours are awesome! <3 Candy

Berdien said...

Beautiful cards !!! Especially the second one !!
Best regards Berdien

Jacqueline said...

Oh!! That Rose card is simply stunning!!!

Jackie x

hazel said...

Two stunning cards Hels, love them both.
xxx Hazel.

Caz said...

Love the cards Hels!! Especially the rose one...and now I can make roses properly (thank you very much) and having 2 female cards to make for February......... :-) (memo to self - remember to put large letter stamp on envelope!)
Not bad for someone that doesn't like making cards LOL!!
xxxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic!

Brenda Brown said...

The second one is definitely a 'Hels' card, it's fab, but I also love the soft tones and design of the first one.
Have a great week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

fatmonica said...

Stunning card!I love the subtle pink on the first one.

Evil Edna said...

lurrve the pink one, which is not something that I often say.EE

P'tite Plume said...

Très jolies!!!

Gillian .... said...

Beautiful ... lurve the 1st especially, like Candy said "you are inspiring me to go make cards". Hope the pain eases for ya hun and Ferdy will sail through (he's a good boy). xxx

Elaine said...

Great cards Hels, I especially love the rosy rose one, it's just gorgeous! Elaine x

M said...

Serious card envy going on here... they are soooo gorgeous! M x

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful Hels! I love cards....just little paper canvas's and yours are awesome!

Marijane said...

Lovely cards, Hels! I really enjoy making cards... and they're fun to share with others. Your tutorial on rose making is a really good one, and I'm glad you reminded us of that terrific technique!

jude said...

Absolutely beaurtiful!

Diane.W. said...

Luv luv luv the PINK!!!
It's so PINK & flowery & beautiful :o) x

craftimamma said...

Lurve the cards Hels and anyone who receives one of these on their special day is going to be well chuffed.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Shazza said...

beautiful cards Hels but then I have always loved your cards hunny and still have one in a frame in my living room!
Hope back is a bit better and that Ferdy got on okay at the car doctor- cannot beleive he is old enough for an MOT, I remember when you got him....
gentle hugs x

Von said...

Love the cards and the folded flower a great idea :)
Von xxx

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