Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Provincial Card Kits

Hi Everyone

We have just released another set of Kaisercraft card kits, this time using the 'Provincial' paper range.

The kits each include 5 cards with colour instructions and envelopes, ready for you to make at home.

Here are a couple of snapshots of the three kits we have:

You can find the kits instore and online - http://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/card-kits/

Hope you enjoy the cards.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Monday, 9 April 2018

April Classes

Hi Everyone

Now that the Easter Bunny has been and we are getting over our chocolate-coma, it's time to get back to stamping - YAY!!!

Our April classes are full of colour and lots of fun.  This month we will play with Catherine Pooler Inks, Distress Oxides, Altenew and the really cool Art Impressions 3-fold card.

The April classes are from 9am to 3pm and the dates are:
  • Thursday 12th April
  • Friday 13th April
  • Saturday 14th April
  • Monday 16th April
  • Saturday 21st April
  • Sunday 22nd April
If you haven't already booked in, give Robyn a call on (07) 3888 2462.

Looking forward to seeing you then.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

MC&S Card Kits - Rose Avenue

Hi Everyone

The Kaisercraft Rose Avenue paper range is beautiful and we had a lot of fun making these 4 kits, each featuring 5 cards and envelopes, ready for you to make at home.

You can find these kits on our website - http://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/card-kits/ or of course, available in store.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn


Sunday, 1 April 2018

Calendar Project - April 2018

Hi Everyone

Happy Easter!!  We hope the Easter Bunny found you last night and left you a yummy treat.

As today is also the 1st April, it's time to release our April calendar page.

This page starts with Bazzill Dotted Swiss Grape Jelly and Glow cardstock and then a layer of Colour Copy 200gsm card.

The stamps are from the very whimsical company - Whipper Snapper and include Benson (MY780) and Lil Easter Basket (NY857) which was stamped twice.

Before colouring the main images, I traced around the images with Copic Markers B00 and B000 so that they didn't look flat on the paper.

Now it's time to colour these lovely stamps using Copic Markers - Y11, Y35, Y38, YR68, B000, B00, B02, B05, V12, V15, V17, RV52, RV55, YG11, YG06 and YG09.
Hope you like this page and Happy Easter.
Michelle & Robyn


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

In Praise of Sunflowers

Hi Everyone

Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers and colouring them is an opportunity to play with colour and shading.  This stamp set from Power Poppy is called In Praise of Sunflowers (PPAUG1601) and features this lovely large Sunflower.

My first card is a square card which I stamped the Sunflowers over the Colour Copy (200gsm) card using a Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.  When colouring, I always colour the background first, so I traced the petals and leaves with Copic Markers E40 and E41.  This creates a slight shadow behind the flowers so that they look like they are slightly off the page.

I then coloured the leaves and stems with Copic Markers YG61, YG63, YG67 and G29 and then started colouring the petals with Y35, YR24, E35, E37 and then the centre of the Sunflowers with E29, E49 and E35.

When I finished colouring the Sunflowers, I adhered it to Bazzill Beetle Black (the darkness makes the centre of the Sunflowers pop), added some Dark Brown Twine and then onto the Bazzill Ivy card.  I then added some words from Impression Obsessions stamp B13615.

My second card is a standard A5 card starting with layers of Bazzill Guacamole, Pinecone, Creampuff and Simple Stories paper.  I added the words from the Power Poppy set - Everything's Even Rosier and some twine across the bottom.

With this Sunflower, I stamped it two times on Colour Copy card using a Rich Cocoa Memento Ink Pad (dark brown).  I halo cut one full stamped image and the second image was also halo cut, but this time just the top petals.

I  then coloured the leaves and stems with Copic Markers YG61, YG63, YG67 and G29 and then started colouring the petals with Y35, YR24, E35, E37 and then the centre of the Sunflowers with E29, E49 and E35.

When I finished colouring the Sunflowers, I adhered the full image to the front of the card and mounted the inner petal layer up with mounting tape.

Hope you like the cards.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Monday, 5 March 2018

March Classes

Hi Everyone

Robyn has recovered from her surgery and our classes are back to their normal timetable. 

Our March classes include a variety of cards to make featuring Pop-up, Stencilling and Colouring (no surprise there). 

With the Altenew stamp set - Sewn with Love, there was the temptation to give you all a needle and thread to cross-stitch the Tulip, but fear not - it's all done with ink (because, quite frankly, we want to see you come back again).

Our Classes are from 9am to 3pm and this month's dates are:
Thursday 8th April
Friday 9th April
Saturday 10th April
Monday 12th April
Saturday 17th April
Sunday 18th April
Our classes are all $25 including light lunch and refreshments.  If you cannot make the class, our kits are available on our website - www.michellescardsandstamps.com.au
Hoping to see you all soon
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Calendar Project - March 2018

Hi Everyone

March has arrived along with Autumn.  With the incredible heats of Summer that we have experienced, Autumn is a welcome season.

Today our calendar features Autumnal colours using the My Favorite Things - Layered Leaves die set.

I started with a base of Bazzill Lily White and covered it with Antique Linen Distress Paint and then added layered of Orange and Smoky card.

The Layered Leaves come in three sizes and each set has a solid base and then a top layer with just skeleton of the leaf.

I cheated when cutting out the leaves and put double sided tape on the card, making them easier to adhere together.

After they are together, I blended Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twig Distress Ink Pads (phew, just a couple of inks).

After assembling the leaves on the page, I added the calendar page and 'March' which was coloured with Antique Linen Distress Paint.

Hope you have a great March
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn
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