Friday, 13 March 2009

Fresh Cuts

Hello, Happy Friday and Happy Red Nose Day!! I hope everyone is joining in the fun and raising some money today!

It's been an exciting week for Stampin Up demonstrators as we have been able to pre-order sets from the fabulous new Mini catalogue! All the sets and accessories from the catalogue will go on sale on April 1st but til then there'll be a fair few sneak peaks on lots of blogs! To view the catalogue click on its image on the side bar to the right.

I didn't know where to start when I got my goodies but went for the Fresh Cuts stamp set and matching notecards - these are square white notecards that have a flower die cut from them. Wonderful for creating quick and stylish cards. The entire notecard is stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink with the one big collage style stamp from the set - just stunning!

I punched a piece of white cardstock with the 5-petal fower punch and adhered it to the inside of the card front then adhered a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock behind that - both of these show through the cut out flower shape. Finally I punched a circle of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and adhered it to the centre of the flower on the cardfront, finishing it off with an adhesive pearl.

Stamps - Fresh Cuts
Ink - Pumpkin Pie
Card - Fresh Cuts notecards/Pumpkin Pie
Other - 5-petal punch/1/2 inch circle punch/adhesive pearl

I love the monochromatic look of these cards - so simple and striking, so I made a few in different colourways. From left to right: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive.

Then I stepped it up a bit and used the front of the notecare for this next card. This was my attempt for the last Colour Combo Challenge over on In Love With Stamping - Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Taken with Teal.

Another new addition is the oval stamp from a set of 4 stamps that fit inside two new oval punches! This time I adhered some Elegant Eggplant cardstock to the rear side of the stamped image, then paper peirced around the petals. The flowers in the centre are stamped with the small flower from the set and joined with a brad. I sponged the edges of the card and paper with distress ink and distressed the edges with a paper distresser.

Stamps - Fresh Cuts/All Ovals
Ink - Old Olive/Elegant Eggplant/Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Card/Paper - Whisper White/Taken with Teal/Elegant Eggplant/Old Olive
Other - scalloped and plain oval punches/Elegant Eggplant ribbon/buttons/crafter's tool kit/paper distresser/Old Olive brad

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope everyone has a great weekend - our boiler has broken down so we have no heating and no hot water til at least Monday! Can I come round for a bath lol ?!!!


My Little Space said...

Really love your latest creations Kate, those notecards look absolutely stunning!


AuroraDawn said...

Fabulous cards, I love the fresh cuts - can't wait to receive my order ;0)

Sue McGettigan said...

Such gorgeous cards Kate, love them!

LOL about the bath, you can come to my place, bring your Mum and Dad too, OK? I'll make some tea, we can all sit around the kitchen table and catch up :)

Need More Time to Craft said...

Kate....these cards are just so beautiful. Love then all.

Aimes said...

Super stylish cards Kate! Those Fresh Cut Notes along with the stamp set look like the perfect combo for simple elegant cards! I'm drooling over Forest Friends from the Mini Catty at the mo - they're just too cute!

Alex said...

WOW: Stunning cards Kate, really lovely. I love the Fresh Cuts!

Aww, poor you without hot water... better get that kettle on ;)

Have a good Sunday,

Alex x

Crealan said...

This is a very great card! I love it! Those colours!!!

Love Lilian

Steph said...

OMG how busy have you been while I've been away - fabulous creations hun (& excellent job with the PTI blog - sorry I'm slacking!) tried to call you today - will catch up soon. Decided to take a little break from bloging (was surprised how nice it was to have a break from it lol) xxx

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Kate

love the note cards - they are very special, love the card too.


Helen said...

Oh wow! You've been having fun with these - love all the bright colours. My challenge is to make something fabulous with these notecards but without the accompanying stamp set. Hmmmm....

KimB said...

HI Kate,

lovely cards, the monocromatic colour scheme just works beautifully. It's fun to have new stuff to play with isn't it? We get our new catty in 2 weeks - can't wait!!


Kelley said...

These are really gorgeous- I'm glad my UK sistahs are getting a chance to get some of the product we've had introduced in the last year!
Can't wait to see what else you create!