Butterfly Bouquet

Butterfly Bouquet
2 March - 3 May 21

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Center Explosion Card - Featuring Happy Birthday to you & Painted Poppies

Hello everyone,
I'm assuming you all stuck inside because of the Coronavirus Pandemic...
What a very uncertain time for us all...

For those of you who are stuck in isolation and getting a little bored... I've got a challenge for you.
Well it came about because I had to cancel my last class -due to social distancing rules, and all my lovely ladies who attend regularly were then missing out. So instead of two slightly more complex projects that I would normally do, I've chosen one reasonably simple card inspire by Dawn Griffiths, as the challenge project.
This will be a little show & tell... until we meet again.

Video and template further down the page.
Stamp Set: Painted Poppies
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White & dsp 6"x 6" Sapmler
Ink: Memento Black
Stampin' Blends: Poppy Parade & Mossy Meadow
Tools: Painted Labels Dies
Extras: Rich Razzelberry Velvet Ribon 

Stamp Set: Happy Birthday to you
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White & Lovely Lipstick
Ink: Memento Black & Blushing Bride
Stampin' Blends: Lovely Lipstick, Shaded Spruce, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake & Blush
Tools: Birthday Dies
Extras: Scalloped Lace Trim Ribbon, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots & Crystal Effects

All basic pieces of card stock used.

Card Base 12" x 5 1/2" Melon Mambo & Belly Bend 10" x 3/4" Lovely Lipstick.

Three pieces of Whisper White cut at 3 1/4" x 5 1/4". One for the front of the card and two for the inside.

DSP-Sampler two pieces cut at 5 1/4" x 2 1/4".

Memento Black ink; is a water based ink ideal for stamping outlines to be coloured in with alcohol markers. Stampin' Blends; are alcohol based markers available in a dark and light of most colours except neutrals. Excellent for blending and layering colour onto whisper White card stock.

The Small Grey Lead pencil insert was an after thought using A4 card stock. The only real difference is the length which is 11 1/2" instead 12" and the middle score is at 5 3/4".

Stamp Set: Painted Poppies
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White & dsp 6"x 6" Sapmler
Ink: Memento Black
Stampin' Blends: Poppy Parade & Mossy Meadow
Tools: Painted Labels Dies 

Stamp Set: Happy Birthday to you
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, So Saffron & Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black & So Saffron
Stampin' Blends: So Saffron, Mint Macaron & Flirty Flamingo
Extras: Pearls, Flirty Flamingo Ribbon & Crystal Effects

Stamp Set: Happy Birthday to you
Cardstock: So Saffron Seaside Spray & Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand
Stampin' Blends: So Saffron, Seaside Spray, Daffodil Delight &  Soft Sea Foam
Extras: Linen Thread & Crystal Effects

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Diamond Fold Card Featuring the Honey Bee Stamp set

 Wow... I've been missing in action for a while. Sometimes life get busy, mostly work and family stuff really. But I have still been stamping and holding classes... just not posting : /  So it I must be time!

This is a really easy card fold to make, it has lots of potential to look great, can sit a few different ways and decorating is only limited by your imagination.

Stamp sets: Honey Bee
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Golden Honey DSP & Gold Foil.
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody & Old Olive.
Blends: Daffodil Delight L & D, Mango Melody L & D and So Saffron L.
Tools: Detailed Bee Dies & Circle Dies
Extras: Champagne Jewels & Daffodil Crossed Ribbon

Template at the bottom of the page.

Template at the bottom of the page.

Stamp sets: Honey Bee
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Golden Honey DSP & Gold Foil.
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody & Old Olive.
Blends: Daffodil Delight L & D, Mango Melody L & D and So Saffron L.
Tools: Detailed Bee Dies & Circle Dies
Extras: Champagne Jewels & Hello Honey Ribbon

Template at the bottom of the page.

This is the back of the card. I've put some Whisper White card stock in a few places for writing messages. 

Stamp sets: Honey Bee
Cardstock: So Saffron, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Golden Honey DSP.
Ink: Memento Black.
Blends: Daffodil Delight L & D, Mango Melody L & D and So Saffron L.
Tools: Detailed Bee Dies & Classic Label Punch.
Extras: Window sheet, Gold Sequins & Glitter

is a Sale-A-Bration item that you can receive for free with a $90.00 purchase.

Coordinates perfectly with the Honey Bee Bundle.

Stamp Set: Floral Essence
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White & Perennial Essence DSP.
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo & Crushed Curry.
Tools: Everyday Label Punch & 2 1/4" Circle Punch
Extras: Ribbon & Doily.

Stamp Set: Floral Essence & Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
Cardstock: Powder Pink, Whisper White & Petal Promenade DSP.
Ink: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, Grany Apple Green & Old Olive. 
Tools: Classic Label Punch & Circle Dies
Extras: Scalloped Lace Trim Ribbon, Doily, Copper Shimmer Paint & Copper Embossing Powder.

Stamp Set: Honey Bee
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry & Crumb Cake.
Ink: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Old Olive & Memento Black
Blends: So Saffron & Daffodil Delight
Tools: Detailed Bee Dies & Sponge Dauber.
Extras: Champagne Jewels, Hello Honey Ribbon & Champagne Mist Shimmer (sprayed)

Stamp Set: Honey Bee
Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron & Basic BLack.
Ink: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, & Memento Black
Blends: So Saffron & Daffodil Delight
Tools: Detailed Bee Dies Hexagon Punch & Sponge Dauber.
Extras: Champagne Jewels, Gold Metallic Thread, Crystal Effects & Champagne Mist Shimmer (sprayed)

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Poker player's Cards & Cake

This card was made for a poker player's 50th birthday.
The gift is wrapped in the brown packing paper from our shipping boxes.
His favourite colour is orange which is why I used that (Tangerine tango) for the poker chips & the sentiment.

All supplies pictured below 
Stamps: Balloon Builder, Blue Ribbon, Back to Basics & Yummy in my Tummy
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Tangerine Tango 
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Memento Black & Versa Mark
Punches: Sweetheart, sm Heart, Tree Builder, Spiral boarder, sm Flag, Corner Rounder,
1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle & 1 1/2 Circle 
Extras: White Embossing Powder, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Black Satin Ribbon & Black Bakers Twine
So even though the card looks quite simple... it still took a lot of supplies to make it.
That was probably due to the fact the I had to try and make the Ace of spades with punches and stamps.

This was the cake. I didn't bake it, I just decorated it. I kinda cheated with the wood though and just bought a wooden looking cake board...too easy.

The shapes on the back are only there to hide a couple of blunders (cracks in the fondant).

Poker chips and cards in the making.
I used a regular black liquid food dye to paint the card fronts-suits and a midnight blue dusting powder mixed with rose spirit to paint the back of the cards (on the deck).

Monday, 21 August 2017

Liz & Murray's Wedding Card, Cake & Painting

Very proud of these (even if they are a little late on here). My sister in-law Liz, had asked my 16 year old daughter Jayda, to paint a picture of the happy couple for their wedding day, I think it turned out fabulous and they loved it too.

The cake was a team effort, baked by my mother in-law Glenda and decorated by me : ) 
The two tier cake with the flowers on top was the main cake on display. It was a 14" square on the bottom and 10" square on the top. Both tiers were chocolate mud cake covered in chocolate ganache and white fondant. The swirls were hand painted with a Navy petal dust and rose spirit (and yes...it was a little tricky to keep them even on each side- no pressure, just a wedding cake!).  There was also a spare cake-with the swirl on top, to make sure that there was plenty for everyone and for people who prefer fruit cake -(not with marzipan though) and I must admit fruit cake and chocolate ganache are quite nice together... mmm.

Jayda painted this picture with acrylic paint onto a thick canvas roughly the size of A4 paper. With a heads up on what the bride and groom were wearing as well as flower colours Jayda knew how they should look, with the exception of hair and make of course, which was styled differently on the day.

Stamps: Floral Phrases
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White and Thick White
Ink: Night of Navy
Tools: Detailed Floral Thinlits Die
Embellishments: Rhinestone Jewels & Floral Boutique Washi Tape
Ribbon: White Satin & Night of Navy Grosgrain 

Of course I had to make the card navy and white, because the brides maids were in navy dresses and it matches the cakes. 

This is a secret message card, so I wrote the message in the hidden section... only to be asked a few months later, "how do we open the card to read it?" : ) That was funny, but once shown they were impressed, with a "Ooh so that's how it works" kind or reaction. 

Just in case you missed Jayda's handy work at the top of the post... here it is again : D