Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Penny Black - Summer Glow

Hi Everyone

I started making this card late last year and only just got to finish it.  

This card is using Penny Black's Summer Glow cling stamp - 40-610 and Footnotes stamp set 30-238.

The card starts with a base of Bazzill Typhoon, followed by Dotted Swiss Irish Eyes and lastly Colour Copy 200gsm paper.

I created a border on the Colour Copy paper using painters tape (then realised Darkroom Door bought a stencil set out which would have worked perfectly) and coloured on the inside of the tape using Twisted Citron Distress Ink.

I then stamped the Footnotes words using the Twisted Citron Distress Ink.

Now it's time to stamp the the Summer Glow image.  I stamped it on the Colour Copy paper with a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  I also stamped the 3 main flowers on another piece of Colour Copy paper and coloured them separately.

I started by colouring the leaves first using Copic Markers - G21, G34, G28, G29 and YG23.  To colour the flowers, I used Copic Markers - B23, B18, B39 and in the centres with Y38.

I cut out the second layer of flowers and adhere them to the main card using glue.

Lastly, I stamped 'On Your Birthday' from Penny Black's stamp set - Special Wishes 30-229 using the Archival Ink pad - Watering Can.

Summer Glow is available in-store or online - https://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/penny-black/penny-black-40-610-summer-glow/

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Friday, 11 January 2019

Special Friend

Hi Everyone

I've had another play with this stamp set by Altenew - Best Mom and created this card using the Altenew Watercolour palette.

The card starts with a base of Bazzill Creampuff, followed by Guacamole and the last layer of Creampuff.

I then stamped the Birthday words from Penny Black's Grateful Heart set (30-467).

Now for the flowers - on Canson Watercolour card 300gsm, I stamped two sets of Best Mom flowers using an Archival Jet Black ink pad.  

Using the Altenew Watercolour Palette and a waterbrush, I coloured the leaves first using the Forest Glades watercolour and then the flowers with Rubellite watercolour.

When the flowers were dry, I halo cut out the images (I hand cut, but there is a die set to match this) and then adhered them, around the words, to the card.

When all the layers are secure, I added tiny dots of Enamel Accents - Lemon Twist to the centres of the flowers.

This stamp set is available on our website - https://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/altenew-dies/altenew-best-mom-die-set/

This stamp set was designed for the American market and features 'Mom' rather than 'Mum'.  I haven't really used the words myself and only used the words, so the spelling hasn't turned me off this stamp set.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Penny Black - Rose Bowl

Hi Everyone

I have a new favourite Penny Black stamp - Rose Bowl (40-618) which was released last year as a cling stamp.

I have coloured this many times with lots of different colour Roses and each time loved the finish.  

This card starts with a base of Bazzill Creampuff followed by Dotted Swiss Irish Eyes (yes, I love this green and use it a lot) and lastly Graphic45 paper - True Love (4501206).

I added 1/2 a paper doily to the card and edged the top with more Irish Eyes card.  I stamped 'Happy Thoughts' from Altenew set - Smile More).

Now for the Rose Bowl.  I started by stamping it on Colour Copy paper using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and halo cut it.  I then coloured it with Copic Markers - YG61, YG63, YG67, YG03, BG10, BG13, RV04, RV06, R83, R37 and lastly R39.

I adhered the Rose Bowl to the card using mounting tape and added two pieces of cream Twine tied into a bow.

This stamp set is available in-store or on our website - https://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/penny-black/penny-black-40-618-rose-bowl/

Wishing you all Happy Thoughts!!

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Power Poppy - Go Wild

Hi Everyone

Power Poppy's Go Wild stamp set has this gorgeous little Mason Jar and flowers on it, but always seemed too small to small to be a main feature on a card, but I had an opportunity to play with it over the Christmas break and came up with this card.

Starting with a base card of Bazzill Premium Kraft, I added Java and then Kaisercraft papers.  I used My Favorite Things Tag and Fishtail dies to add layers to the card.  I stamped 'Happy Birthday' on a scrap of Kraft Card and adhered it to the centre of the card and added Twine vertically to the card.

I stamped the Mason Jar with a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured it with Copic Markers - E40, E41, E43, BG10, B00, B02, Y15, Y17, E35, E37, YG63, YG67, B18, B23, B32, V15, V17, R20, R22, R27 and R39.

I cut the ovals using My Favorite Things Stitched Ovals dies and distressed the edges.  These ovals were then adhered to the card using mounting tape.

This stamp set is available on our website - https://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/power-poppy/power-poppy-clear-stamp-go-wild/

Hope you have a great weekend.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Flower Gala - Tulips

Hi Everyone

We hope everyone had a fantastic New Year's and are ready for a great 2019!!

Here's our first card for the year, using Penny Black's Flower Gala stamp set (40-437) and Special Wishes (30-229).

The card bases are Bazzill Dotted Swiss Irish Eyes, Creampuff and Watermelon.  On Colour Copy 200gsm card, I stamped 3 Tulips using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  On the lower part of the Colour Copy card, I blended some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and the Sky was coloured with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

I stamped the words on the card using an Archival Jet Black ink pad.

Now to colour the Tulips - the Leaves were coloured with Copic Markers - YG03, YG63 and YG67.  The Tulip buds were coloured with Copic Markers R32, R35, R37 and R39.  When colour the Tulips, leave the edges of the petals white to highlight them.

This stamp set can be found on our website - https://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/penny-black/penny-black-40-437-flower-gala/.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Sale - 18% off Everything - Starts Today!!

Hi Everyone

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa bought you something extra special.

To celebrate the end of 2018, we are having an 
18% Off Everything Sale.

The discount is available to purchases in-store, over the phone or via our website - www.michellescardsandstamps.com.au and on check-out, use the Coupon Code 'Sale2018' to update the total.

This sale starts today and ends on Friday 11th January 2019.

We hope you all get to pick-up a bargain!!!

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Monday, 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone

Christmas Day is nearly upon us and we would just like to wish you all a Merry Christmas.  We hope that Santa visits you tonight and delivers you some wonderful presents, that you get to spend time with family and friends and also rest a little (we all need that).

2018 has been a very busy year for us, thank you to everyone who attended our classes or bought kits online - we love crafting and inspiring your work.  

Thank you also to everyone who visited us at the Craft Shows or allowed us to visit your Stamping Club and Stamp Camp, we enjoy getting out and about and seeing you all.

Lastly, thank you to Robyn who not only prepares the lunches for our classes, posts orders and also tirelessly works on the kits, ensuring everything is pre-stamped and pre-cut, and shipped out as fast as possible. 

We are looking forward to 2019 and everything that it brings with it and hope you have a wonderful year too.

Keep safe and we will see you all soon.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn  xx

PS. We are still open over the Christmas break, so if you are in need of anything, just let us know.   
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