Sunday, July 8, 2012

Four Ways of Style

In class this week we are making three quite different cards using the same stamp set and the one I picked is Elements of Style. It is such a versatile set and there are so many options other than the most obvious one of colouring in the flowers and making that the main focus of your card.

Another overcast day, so photos not the greatest I'm afraid.

First off a fairly simple card that has a burst of colour and is, I'm pretty sure, the first time I have used the bird stamp from this set. I cased this one from my upline Marelle.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Elements of Style, Word Play
  • card - crumb cake, very vanilla, chocolate chip, wild wasabi patterned paper
  • other - dimensionals, square lattice embossing folder, Big Shot

Secondly a soft, pretty card with EOS embossed in the background. Again cased (told you my mojo was absent!), this time from Tania

Materials used:
  • stamps - Elements of Style, Word Play
  • card - basic grey, pool party, whisper white textured
  • other - white embossing powder, heat tool, Big Shot, dimensionals
  • non SU - nestabilities die, Kaiser paper rose, Floral Punch rose leaf and embossing punch, Kaiser pearls

Our third project is a lovely vintage-style card. I used the matching Beau Chateau papers for this, but of course you could stamp the image if you didn't have the papers. (Inspired by a card seen but original artist unknown.)

Materials used:
  • stamps - Elements of Style,
  • card - marina mist, very vanilla, early espresso
  • other - decorative label punch, very vanilla seam binding, vintage brads, dimensionals
  • non SU - bow tying machine

And as a special bonus this month we're also making a cute little purse with the Petite Purse die - not long now until we'll know if it's coming in our new catalogue! Fingers crossed!

Materials used:
  • stamps - Elements of Style
  • card - basic black, daffodil delight
  • other - petite purse die, Big Shot, neutrals brads, sticky strip

Don't you just love this stamp set? I know I do. 

Thanks for stopping by.



Rob I said...

What a cute set of cards Kez.Your ladies will enjoy these, esp the little bag.

Lynda said...

I love this set and I LURVE the projects you have put together. If it's any consolation...I have only used the wee bird once or twice!!! Well done darl'n. ooxx

Shari Nelson said...

Nice technique on the "Your in my Thoughts..." card. Very pretty cards. I love this set too!