Saturday, 23 March 2019

Always There

Hi Everyone

I was playing with my Altenew stamps and Altenew Watercolour palette and made this card using their 'Always There' stamp set.

The card starts with a base of Bazzill Dotted Swiss - Irish Eyes, followed by Sweetheart and then Canson Watercolour Card (300gsm).

On the Watercolour card, I placed Darkroom Door's - Boxed 6 Up small stencil and coloured inside the squares with the Frayed Leaf Watercolour paint.

After the paint had dried, I stamped 'Thank You For Your Kindness' using an Archival Jet Black ink pad in the lower right corner.

I then stamped the flowers and leaves from 'Always There' using an Archival Jet Bblack ink pad and then die cut them with the matching dies.

I coloured the leaves with the Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades watercolours.  I coloured the yellow flowers with Autumn Blaze, Warm Sunshine and Fresh Lemon.  The pink flowers were coloured with Coral Berry and Warm Sunshine watercolours.  I then added some brown into the centre using the Espresso watercolour.

I assembled the stamped images on the card, mounting the two pink flowers with mounting tape.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn





Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Isabelle Loves Ice Cream

Hi Everyone

I've been playing with Stamping Bella's Isabelle Loves Ice Cream stamp and and made this card.

I started with a base of Bazzill Pomegranate and added layers of Thunder, Colour Copy paper and paper that was once Orange and White striped paper, but after colouring it with Copics (yep, I I changed the colour of the paper), turned it Red using R20, R22 and very thin lines of R27.

After stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black, in the background, I coloured around the image with B00 and BG10 and the grass with YG11, YG06, YG09 and G28.  I then blended around the image with Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint to cover the white.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers - E00, E11, E31, E35, E37, E79, WO, W2, W5, W7, R20, R22, R27, R46, Y21 and RY23.

In the top left of the card, I stamped 'You Can Never Have Too Much' from Catherine Pooler's - Zen Feather stamp set.  I added the words at the bottom from the Stamping Bella stamp set.

The main stamped image is adhered to the card with mounting tape and I added Scallop Borders (My Favourite Things Dienamics die set) from the Thunder card.

I now feel like Ice Cream, so off to Baskin Robins I go.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn







Sunday, 17 March 2019

Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone

We have used this Altenew stamp set before, as a layered stamp, but this time, I wanted to colour it with watercolours.

This stamp set is called - Layered Cupcake and features an outline image.  

The card starts with a base of Bazzill Watermelon, Beeswax and then Lily White.  On the Lily White card, I stamped 'Birthday Wishes' from Ranger's LetterIt stamp set - Birthday using an Archival Jet Black ink pad.

I then blended some Lagoon from the Altenew Watercolour Palette under where the cupcakes will be and flicked Autumn Blaze across the top of the card.

I stamped the outline of the Layered Cupcake using an Archival Coffee Ink pad three times.  I then coloured them with Altenew's Watercolour Palette colours - Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Fresh Lemon and Mocha (has to be a chocolate cake - LOL).

I then die cut the Layered Cupcakes (or hand cut) and adhered two the card with glue and the centre on with mounting tape.


Of course, the cupcakes could be any colour, but I liked the brightness of this colour combination (and chocolate cupcakes).

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn





Saturday, 16 March 2019

New Darkroom Door stamps have arrived

Hi Everyone

Darkroom Door's new release of stamps have arrived and ready to ship.

The stamp sets are pre-cut (excluding the Inchies set), ready for you to use straight away.  

This release includes Rubber Stamp Sets, Border Stamps, Texture Stamps, Collage Stamps, Film Strips, Sentiment Stamps and Stencils.

You will find the release instore or on our website - https://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/darkroom-door-stamps-by-designer/

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn






















Friday, 15 March 2019

Altenew Class 6th April - last day for early-bird registration

Hi Everyone


Incase you have missed the Altenew message yesterday, we are very excited to announce that Tasnim and Therese will be teaching a one day class in Melbourne on the 6th April 2019.

Sign up for the workshop now until 15th March to receive a special discount on the registration fee.  

Seats are limited, so sign up asap!!

For details and to book your seat, go to Altenew's website using this link:
hhttps://altenew.com/products/2019-altenew-melbourne-workshop

The day includes 2 classes, lunch and refreshments.  We have attended Altenew classes before and they are so inspiring and such great value.

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne on the 6th April.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn
Michelle's Cards & Stamps

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Catherine Pooler - Grateful Heart

Hi Everyone

This is another card so share with you using Catherine Pooler's - Grateful Heart stamp set.

I love the versatility of the flowers in this set and the words.

On this card, I started with a base of Kaisercraft Duck Egg card and added Bazzill Creampuff and Woodgrain paper from Kaisercraft.

I die cut the circles using My Favorite Things Stitched and Cross Stitched Circle Dies and on the Creampuff circle, stamped 'You Are Loved...' using an Archival Jet Black ink pad.

On a piece of Colour Copy 200gsm paper, I stamped the two sets of the flowers and also the single flowers from the stamp set using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.

I coloured the flowers with Copic Markers - YG63, YG67, RV52, RV55 and RV69.  I then fussy cut them (yes, you could use the matching die set) and adhered them around the circles on the card.

I them cut the extra flowers and adhered them to the main images for more depth.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn



Saturday, 9 March 2019

Hi Everyone


Incase you have missed the Altenew message yesterday, we are very excited to announce that Tasnim and Therese will be teaching a one day class in Melbourne on the 6th April 2019.

Sign up for the workshop now until 15th March to receive a special discount on the registration fee.  

Seats are limited, so sign up asap!!

To book in, go to Altenew's website using this link:
https://altenew.com/products/2019-altenew-melbourne-workshop?goal=0_e280c79ef5-1acd5a17ad-284827585&mc_cid=1acd5a17ad&mc_eid=329ade5fdc

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne on the 6th April.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

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