Stretch Your Stamps cards

I was really inspired by Laurie Willison’s card in the online card class Online Card Class – Stretch Your Stamps 2, on Day 10. Laurie’s clean and simple design really appealed to me, so I thought I would give it a try. My hubby’s comment was ‘that’s a classy card’, so it has the thumbs up from him too. Thanks for your inspiration Laurie. I used the Paper Smooches Reflections stamp set.

Happy Birthday | Marion Vagg

And while I had the same stamp set out, I thought I would do a slightly different version.

Hello | Marion Vagg

The sentiment is white card stock covered with the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen then I covered the whole thing in Glossy Accents.

Hello - detail | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Paper Smooches Reflections stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Dotted Flowers stamp set (the Happy word on the first card)

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts folded note cards – Punch

Ink: Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink

Other Supplies: MFT High Rise lower case alphabet letter dies, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-Static pillow, Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen – clear, Glossy Accents, Tombow mono multi liquid adhesive

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Just for you @ Muse

Hello. I’m up again at the Muse Card Club.

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For my card, I wanted to incorporate two of my crafting ‘loves’, and they are stamping and die cutting. The background was stamped using the Mama Elephant Modern Borders stamp set, in a gorgeous array of summery colours :) (For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, it won’t be long until those long summer days will be with us again). The butterfly is a My Favorite Things die.

Just for You | Marion Vagg

There are actually 3 vellum butterflies stacked on top of each other to add some interest and dimension.

Just for You - detail | Marion Vagg

Here are some of the guidelines if you are unfamiliar with how Muse works.

  • Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse.
  • Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member’s submissions.
  • Vote for 3 of your fellow member’s submissions that you find inspiring, once voting opens.

For the full challenge guidelines go here.

Supplies

Stamps: Mama Elephant Modern Borders stamp set, Hero Arts All Occasion Messages stamp set

Card: X-press it Blending card, Bazzill Card stock – Pansy

Ink: Hero Arts ink – Pool, Green Hills, Orange Soda, Pale Tomato, Bubblegum, Pool, Versamerk watermark ink

Other Supplies: MFT Darla Butterfly die, Cuttlebug, Heavy weight Vellum, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti static pillow, AnnaBelle Stamps pearl, Glossy Accents (to adhere pearl), Fiskars stamp press

Hope you can find some time to play along at Muse this week,

Marion

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Tag You’re It – Challenge #4

It has been fabulous to see the huge participation in the Tag You’re It! Challenge. Keep them rolling in!

This week is a little different for me – as I got to be inspired by my own card! I’ve never done this before, but I found it quite fun!

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I took my inspiration from the shape of the card, the colours I used on the card and also using the inlaid die cut technique. However this time I wanted also incorporate a new technique that I have picked up from Day 6 of the latest Online Card Class – Stretch Your Stamps 2, shown to us by none other than my fellow TYI team mate – Donna Mikasa. Thanks Donna for your continual inspiration :)

I white heat embossed the flowers then inked heavily with Distress Inks. Using a cotton bud dipped in water, I went over the flowers to reactivate the ink before dabbing it away with a tissue – removing the colour. Genius! I love the result.

You amaze me | Marion Vagg

You amaze me detail | Marion Vagg
For more details on the challenge and the guidelines, go here.

Supplies

Stamps: Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Expressions of You stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Card stock, Black Bazzill Card stock

Ink: Distress Markers – Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Paper Smooches Quote Tag die, Simon Says Stamp You die, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-Static pillow, 3M Scotch foam tape, Cotton Buds, Water, Tissue, Mini ink blending tool, Hole punch

Hope you can find some time to play along. To link up your creations head to the Tag You’re It! Challenge blog.

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Guest Designer at Darlene’s Blog

Just popping in to let you know I am a Guest Designer over at Darlene’s blog today while she is taking a little holiday. What an honour! If you haven’t checked out Darlene’s blog, you should. She posts a video once a week – and she is brilliant at using Copic Markers, among other things :)

Below is a sneak peak of my card, so head HERE to see the full reveal.

Sneak Peak

Supplies

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Priceless Joy Stamp set, Hero Arts Tweed Pattern woodblock stamp

Card: Express It Blending Card, Hero Arts Daffodil Layers Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Wild Honey and Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Hero Art’s Butter Bar Ink

Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Say Cheese Lawn cuts die, Simon Says Stamp Pointed Feathers die, Copic markers (Y17, Y21, Y32, YR12, YR 31, YR65, N0, C4), Cuttlebug, WRMK Corner chomper, Mini ink blending tool, Foam dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Enamel Accents – Black, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm Hemp Twine, My Mind’s Eye 6 x 6 Paper Pad – Happy Day

A big thank you to Darlene for having me as a Guest Designer.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Stretch Your Stamps 2 Giveaway and OCC Sale

Hello. who wants to win a spot in the latest Online Card Class – Stretch Your Stamps 2? If you do, keep reading.

Look at your stamps in a whole new way! Back by popular demand, join Online Card Classes for another great installment of Stretch Your Stamps!

Join instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Debby Hughes, and friends (including me!), to discover just how far you can stretch your stamps—whether you’re an expert stamper or just getting started. In Stretch Your Stamps 2, you’ll learn how particular styles of stamps can be used in a variety of creative ways to expand your card-making skills. Over the course of this two-week session, you’ll be introduced to techniques and concepts through expert instructor videos, and then build on your new knowledge with the help of inspiring guest artist examples. Stretch Your Stamps 2 includes over 30 videos and 40 card ideas, along with instructional PDFs, a forum, galleries, shopping discounts, prizes and more.

For more information Stretch Your Stamps 2 from Online Card Classes, click HERE. Class starts August 4, 2014, but you will have lifetime access to the content.

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I am super pumped to be involved in another Online Card Class and I have a spot in the class to give-away to one lucky person. All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post by Thursday 31st July. Please comment by 11pm (Australian Eastern Standard time).

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AND one more thing before I go…Online Card Classes is having a sale! Who doesn’t love a sale?

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For the first time ever, you can take any (or all) past Online Card Classes at a discount! We’re offering $5 off each of our previous independent card classes — no coupon code needed, just register for the classes of your choice. Tell your friends! Now is the perfect time to stock up on inspiration! Visit Online Card Classes to join us.
Hope to see you in class.

Marion

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Owl always love Muse

Another month has rolled around and it is my turn at the Muse Card Club.

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I simple little owl card for you this time using the Hero Arts Playful Animals stamp set. I had to extend the branch to have my owl centred. Coloured with Copics and Glossy accents added to the eyes.

Hip hip hooray owl | Marion Vagg

Here are some of the guidelines if you are unfamiliar with how Muse works.

  • Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse.
  • Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member’s submissions.
  • Vote for 3 of your fellow member’s submissions that you find inspiring, once voting opens.

For the full challenge guidelines go here.

Supplies

Stamps: Hero Arts Playful Animals Stamp set

Card: Xpress it Blending card, Hero Arts folded notecard – Azure

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Glossy Accents, Copic Marker fine top pen,

 

Hope you can find some time to play along at Muse this week,

Marion

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