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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Altered box

I needed a good box for my Copics, this box is very good and sturdy but it was completely black and I LOVE colors!!!!


For this card I used only Kitchen Sink Stamps. I was tempted to use my new favourite set (Tulip Garden), then I decided to use also lilies and hibiscus.



As you can see in the pictures, I had a little helper, my English-born cat. He is very lovely and he loves boxes.


The box recipe is at the end of this post.


TULIP GARDEN




HIBISCUS AND HUMMINGBIRD

























TULIPS





LILLIES





My helper




Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps (Tulip Garden, 3-step Hibiscus, Multistep Lillies)



Inks: Memento, Palette, Versamagic, Brilliance, Distress inks ( for the yellow frame)


Accessories: nestabilities, outline stickers, fiskar punches, ribbon



The yellow cardstock I used for the frame was extremely light and didn't stand out at all. So, I decided to use Mustard seed Distress Ink and it became bright yellow. It really made the difference.



Ciao,

Emilia



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tulip bookmarks



I made some bookmarks for my friends. Lately, I have been using the "Tulip Garden" stamp set (Kitchen Sink Stamps) A LOT!!!! I think that this set is becoming one of my super favourites!!!!
The tulips look so real and I made a swatch book with lots of color combos as well.

The bookmark recipe can be found at the end of this post.




I played a bit with my pictures and I made a collage... lots to learn but I think it's cool!!! :)



A smaller bookmark







Stamps: "Tulip Garden" (Kitchen Sink Stamps), retro background, Damask Designs, Remember, Life (Papertrey)
Inks: the back of the bookmarks has been stamped with Hibiscus Burst (PTI Palette), onyx black (versafine), the tulips have been stamped with 4 different layers of Palette inks, for the leaves I used pear tart and bamboo (Memento), new leaf (PTI Palette).
The edges have been distressed with Broken China (Distress Ink)
Accessories: ribbon (new leaf by Papertrey), eyelets, laminated pockets, nestabilities. I have the large rectangular nestabilities and I have customized the size the die, it takes a bit of time but it saves a lot of money. Basically, with the large rectangular nestabilities I cut squares and longer rectangulars so... buy 1 get 3 ;)
Please, leave me a comment to tell me what you think of these bookmarks!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog,
Emilia





A passion for Papertrey - Challenge 6


I made this card for the new "A passion for Papertrey" challenge.
The challenge is to use a recycled item.
I recycled the label of the Papertrey Anniversary Set 2009 and I used it to punch some little butterflies.

Stamps: Tulip Garden (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Retro Backgrounds and Out on a Limb (Papertrey)

Inks: orangerie, new leaf, melon berry (Palette), pear tart, bamboo, dandelion (Memento), Dried Marigold, Antique linen (Distress ink), Onyx black, Habanero (versafine)

Recycled element: Papertrey Anniversary Set 2009 label (punched butterflies)
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Copic creations - Challenge #3 Purple flowers/lilacs


The background is from Cornish Heritage (stamped with Versamark and embossed with Tanzanite embossing powder from Ranger).
The ribbon is Swiss Dots - Plum pudding from Papertrey .
The rose stamp is from Flourishes, I coloured it with COPIC markers.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tulip Garden - Kitchen Sink Stamps Challenge #13


I made this card for the new Kitchen Sink Stamps Challenge #13. There should be at least one cut image on the card.
I love these tulips, they look so real, I am addicted to these stamps!!!!!

Stamps: All Kitchen Sink Stamps (Tulip Garden and 3-step butterflies)

Ink: Various inks (mainly Palette Hybrid inks and Memento)

Accessories: Fiskars border punch, digital patterned paper (Hybrid Chicks), satin ribbon, outline stickers.
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