Friday, 9 March 2012

Stampin' Up! Easy Events

Now, when I think of making cards using just neautrals I tend to very wrongly think about vintage style cards. So when I saw the challenge set by Mandi and Chrissie over at Less is More, I panicked just a little bit! Anyway, hopefully I have managed to create CAS cards using neutral colours without going vintage!


I've made a set of five cards using Stampin' Up! Easy Events stamp set and the neutrals colour family card, inks and designer papers. Here's the first one:


This one is on Sahara Sand card, whereas the others are on Crumb Cake. All images have been stamped with Stazon ink and then coloured. Firt of all I used Whisper White reinker - poured a little on a plastic lid and coloured all the images with the ink using a Blender Pen. Leave to dry and then colour over with various inks by squeezing the ink pads together to get residue in the lids. Pick this up with the Blender Pen and colour over the white base. You can do this without the white ink to start but it doesn't give such good coverage.


The inks I used to colour my images are Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, River Rock and Soft Suede.


to give a little extra decoration without going over the top, I used the Itty Bitty Punch set to create a row of shapes at the base of each card and stuck coordinating Neutrals Designer Papers on the inside of the card to show through.


To make sure they were as even as posssible, I measured 1/2" up from the base and drew a pencil line, punched the first shape and then measured 1/4" along before punching again.



I like this effect and will use it more often now! Looking forward to the weekend as I'm off perusing charity shops tomorrow afternoon with a friend, always manage to find something fab for my home and then Sunday I'm off to collect a dressing table to transform too.

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17 comments:

  1. These are all AB FAB Victoria... it's great to see you again. Those images look really funky in those colours!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Love these cards Victoria. Simply stunning

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  3. They are lovely Victoria! i really like the crumb cake CS i may have to buy some! x

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  4. Your cards are so cute. I love it!

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  5. I think these cards are outstanding Victoria

    Great to see you
    Thank you
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  6. Just amazing Victoria, I love the tone on tone shading with the white highlights...great effect and technique :0)
    Jenny x

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  7. These are all precious! Great CAS cards!

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  8. Absolutely LOVE this set! So cute. xx

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  9. Your cards are darling, I love the way you coloured them.

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  10. these are the cutest cards ever! LOVE them!

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  11. Congrats on being ShowCASed over at Less Is More . . . these are truly fab cards xxx

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  12. Well, aren't these the cutest things! I think they are fabulous!

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  13. Whoo hoooooooo a showcase title for you with these little beauties. Congrats and rightly deserved. Zx

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  14. These are wonderful CAS cards and I really appreciate the tip about painting with white before coloring. Makes sense but it seems I have to be told EVERYTHING! Then I have 'permission' to do that...LOL. Your solution of layering from the backside deserves kudos, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Congratulations! I love each of your cards to pieces and will definitely be CASEing them. Each one is a clear winner!!

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  16. Love your cards! Did you use dye or pigment ink pads to color over the white?

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