Thursday, 29 July 2010

Banana Frog Hop - Summer Fete - Have fun

If you've landed here from the Banana Frog blog hop.......Welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and if you're just visiting, welcome to you too!!)

This is my quiet little corner of the internet. Where I mainly ramble to myself about my obsession with papercrafting. I am one of the world's worst with the amount I spend on my hobby so to redress the balance I have created this blog with the focus on economical crafting.

So with my niece's birthday looming I decided to make a card with the Hop theme of "Summer Fete" I thought the bright colours would sum up the theme and suit a young girl.

As with the other cards I made for Banana Frog I have kept costs to a minimum, using up scraps and ordinary waterbased brush/felt pens instead of ink. This actually works in my favour as I wanted to just use the pretty scroll detail off one of the stamps in the Take Note set. Not an obvious choice to make a card with but it has some lovely elements and I have loved playing around creating patterns and motifs with them.

To create the stars begin by inking the scroll detail and stamping it in the middle of a piece of card. Repeat this five times point to point, cleaning the stamp and changing colour for each impression.
Then repeat five times more with the stamp reversed and the point facing outwards.
Roughly cut the stars out.

Cut three different colour circles, distress the edges with some of the pen ink and daubers.

Add some details with the lines of the journalling tag

Tie bows at the ends of some strips of ribbon, attach these onto some strips of double sided tape.
Stamp the word "fun" with the small Pharmacy alphabet set, on small scraps of card and cut out irregular shapes
Mount the stars and letters on double sided foam squares (if you haven't got sticky foam squares use spacers cut from corrugated card).
Print the other word on the PC, distress with ink and embellish with stamps.

Thank you so much for hopping by, it's now time to visit Julie at Notes on Paper to see what fab project she has come up with.
If you've got time leave a little comment to say "Hi" or share your favourite economical crafty tip, I'd love to hear from you and you will stand a chance to win something from Banana Frog.
Have a lovely day....I'm now off for a quick hop around too....but then off to work....looking on the bright side it means I get to earn more which means I can treat myself to some more stamps...I have my eye on some of Bev's new Christmas stamps!!!


Julie Kirk said...

Hi Diane. I love the ink colours you've combined - really lovely. I love bright pastels. I also love re-interpreting stamp designs too - and your flowers work really well.

Julie :)

rach said...

Such a clever idea, it's amazing how you can come up with different ways to use stamps

KarenB said...

Those stars look amazing, thanks for the fabulous idea!

Lynne said...

How clever and it looks gorgeous as well!! Def one to try

Jessica said...

Love the idea! Thanks for sharing it! ;)

Helen said...

love what you came up with these stamps!! sure the Xmas stamps are gorgeous, I justed treated myself to the christmas elegance set, splendid!!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

wow I just love how you have used these journaling stamps, amazing work!

hugs mandy xx

Teresa said...

what cute little stars - thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

I love your card and techniques. I try to pick up products that I can see multiple uses for so that they are most economical.
Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

furrypig said...

that is a great technique I am definitely gonna have to spend some time studying your blog! Love how you used the Bannana Frog stamps xxx

Laura in CT said...

Such a pretty card!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Hi I love the way you used the stamp and the fab colours

dollysdreamings said...

What a great innovative way to use the stamps

Monique said...

Love what you did with the stamps (great color combination too!). TFS!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...what a fab idea with that stamp.The card is gorgeous.


Colette said...

Great techniques and colour combo!

Colette x.

Linda w said...

Been looking at some of your older tutorials. Love them, all. You are a girl after my own heart...don't have it make it; costs too much....make a substitute. Great card, you are very inventive and have such style. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs lin

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