Sunday, 8 March 2009

Spinner and Inchies.

Spinner card - with a twist! Why go straight when a circle will do - LOL? I just love this card (looks much better than the photo shows) and it's got soooo many possibilities - especially for kiddies cards.

Base card - A5 textured, lilac. All stamping - Versamark, white embossing powder, inks and H20s for water-colouring. Nestabilities - to cut the centre circle and the outer rim from a slightly contrasting/toning card.

Edges inked and centre stamped. Small sticky pads were stuck evenly round the outer edge of the rim and a few in the centre of the circle. In this instance 2mm pads were used so they were doubled up to give a 4mm thickness but I think it's possible that 3mm pads would be deep enough. This was all positioned on the base card allowing space for the main flower to be added. 2 pennies were stuck together with a double layer of sticky pads and the flower stuck to one of the pennies and was then slotted into the 'track'. The rest of the card was finished with a greeting plaque and small flowers. Trimmed to lift using irridescent glitter glue and a small gem. Can't say what stamps were used as I've no idea but there are plenty on the market that would work - and even Jak's 'Build a Blossom' papers given for free over on her blog.

Inchies - stamp sets by Inkadinkado. Stamp sets full of little stamps that can be used in a multitude of ways.

The purple card was made using the Trees and Leaves set. The images were stamped with black Versafine on to white card and then clear embossed. Distress ink was sponged on to the card once all the shapes were cut. A pocket was made to hold the tags, edge stamped with a stamp from the Flourishes set and finished with pearls. Base and background card is Bazill and the background was run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.

The tags could be used as small bookmarks or put a word on each one to form a greeting or have individual small greetings.

Black, white and red ... all over! A card within a card.

Can't find the Inchie stamp set that the daisy belonged to. Think it might be a discontinued set but there is one called Flower Garden which would work just as well - as would any of the sets available.

The central square - and front tabs - were done by double stamping. Inking the stamp up, stamping the image once onto white card, lining up and stamping again before inking up again to stamp the next 2 images. The first image stamps the full colour and the second, lighter - as here, black and grey. The square was then cut out and a Versamark ink pad was taken over the whole square before it was embossed with clear embossing powder.

The gatefold front of the black, main card was run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. The gatefold front of the internal white card was stamped with a tiny flower stamp from one of the Inchie sets, stamping several times before reinking to stamp again. Finished with red ribbon and silver Anita's peeloffs (not something I use often now but still have their uses, especially for a quick finish - lol!)


PS: I'm reliably informed that the inchies set the daisy belongs to is the Special Friends set and doesn't appear to be discontinued - just difficult to find - lol!! Thanks Kim...


Kimbo said...

Great cards Pam and well done on finishing your "homework"!
The last card was made with the "Special Friends" set. I don't think it is discontinued as it's shown as a new release on Inkadinkadoo's website. I got mine from Emerald Crafts but they're out of stock now!

Greta said...

Beautiful cards Pam. All three are lovely. x

Cheryl said...

Fantastic cards,love the circle spinner!!!

Jan R said...

Love all your cards Pam. Pleased you had a more successful day than we did in January. At least you had more to show this time!

Daisycat said...

Congratulations on finishing your homework, cards are lovely, especially like the black and white one.

Toni said...

Wow Pam I love the black and white one the spinners gorgeous and the puple one is so lovely

I love all of them wonderful home work

hugs Tonix

Sue said...

Fantastic set of cards Pam, I especially love the black and white one, very elegant. I am very jealous as I can never get the black and white to work right, you have made it work perfectly.

Sue xx

Cally said...

What great cards Pam. I'm upset i missed the classes.

I love the black and white card. You will have to bring them along on Tuesday!

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

3 gorgeous cards Pam, I love the B&W one,

Chris x

Nancy said...

Wow, three absolutely gorgeous cards! Well done!

C.Good said...

Pam. . . love all 3 cards but the black,white,and red card I really love. Thanks for sharing.