Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Paper Frangipani /pattern and video tutorial

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Hey everyone, spring is peeping its head in early here in Australia, we have had beautiful weather lately and our gorgeous Frangipani tree is almost ready to burst to life again. so i thought i'd show you how to make these paper ones. Really quick and easy.

you'll need : light weight card in white and green
Yellow crayola pencil
Yellow and green ink
emboss tolls or a marble
crimper and some gliter

First cut 6 petals from white card. Using a crayola pencil starting at the point, steak on some colour and then sponge on some yellow ink.

To shape the petals i used a cake making tool with large balls on each end but you can use a marble! which will do the same job (more money savers) !

Next run around the edge of each petal with a regular emboss tool to create a small lip.

punch or cut a small disc of white card to mount your petals on. Add glue and arrange petals.

To make the bud I used my make shift deet tool (Knitting needle) and rolled the petal up starting at the top side of the petal ( note: i did this wrong in the video) ! and added some soft yellow sponged ink

Cut 1 leaf from the pattern, fold it in half length ways and run through the crimper. You could mark these vein lines with an emboss tool if you haven't got a crimper. see how i marked the Hibiscus leaves here.

arrange your flower on the card adding the bud and leaf last.

.... i hope you enjoy making this ....Valita

and a last thought

No, he has told you what he wants,
and this is all it is; to be fair and just
and merciful, and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Punched xylophone /Video tutorial

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Hi all, i have a cute little punch project for you to try....I was wondering how i could use my word window punch and came across a pic of a kids xylophone and it bought back a lot of memories of when our kids were little and had a ball with one of these, rainbow colours and all!! perfect project for the word window punch. so lets get started.

you'll need to punch 6 word window shapes from stampin up, in different colours.
2 strips 1/8" x 3 1/2" in black as the rails of the xylophone.
One 5/8" circle punch and a strip 1/8" x 2 1/2 " for the stick.
black or brown ink to add some shading.
and some foam tape.

To start line up all the word window punch outs miss the first one and mark a line angling down. you will use this as a guide to cut new ends.

Next place each marked punch out back into the word window punch to the pencil mark and punch a new shorter end.

Ink the edges to add some shading and assemble your pieces gluing down the black rails spacing the larger end to match your largest punch out and the thinner end to match your smallest punch out and attach each with foam tape. Glue the circle to the stick and add your finished punchart to a card. so quick and easy...hope you have enjoyed this.

I'm also having fun making the video tutorials and finally but slowly learning how to load them all on without hassling our teenage son! because i know thats how i learn best by actually seeing someone else do there craft. so I'll post a video here of how i made this...enjoy ...Valita

and a last thought

The character of even a child
can be know by the way he acts
whether what he dose is pure and right
Proverbs 20:11

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fancy Dress Corner Fold / pattern & Video Tutorial

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Hi everyone, this is an easy corner fold dress that i showed my card making class how to do and i would love to show you. If you haven't tried any of my corner fold patterns yet this one is a great pattern to start on. I stamped the swirls after the folding was done. We also used the cut out to make this second card....

which i ran through the cuttlebug and added some ribbon around the waist and one of my rolled scallop rose's with a pearl in the center, which you will find the pattern for HERE
So quick and you get 2 cards with the one pattern. below are the video tutorials for this card which i hope will help you to understand the corner fold concept a little better....i will eventually go back and do more video tutorials on how to corner fold in the future and get you all but for now here is the pattern for the dress... enjoy...Valita

PS...A few people have also asked what stamp set i used for this project it is called Dot Flourishes
heres a pic of them...i used two different ones from this set to create a fuller flourish look and then added some glitter over the dots...

and a last thought

For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for a lifetime,
weeping may last for the night,
but a shout of joy comes in the morning
Psalm 30:5-12