Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Quick Christmas gifts

I've been making a few of these as Christmas presents - notice the pretty Ginger Blossom DSP from the Summer Mini?    The box on the left is Makeesha's Love Note Box (see HERE for instructions) and I've made about 10 little gift cards (or "Love Notes" as SU calls them, LOL) out of scraps to go in it.  The Card Holder on the right is the same as the one I made last time.





Here are the gift cards I made to go in the box:


And here's a closer look at my card folder  

And the cards to go in it, using the Embrace Life stamp set:


 
I followed the colours of the DSP in making my cards:  Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, River Rock.  Can you believe I actually hated Cameo Coral and Groovy Guava before this mini catalogue?  I never used these colours, ever.  Now, I use them all the time.  Who knew they looked so good together?

To "watercolour" the blossoms, I first stamped the image with Black Stazon ink, then used my blender pen with ink from my Groovy Guava inkpad.  Simple, but so pretty.   SU's Basic Black ink is somewhat waterproof (therefore OK to use with your aqua painter), but I have discovered I get better results when using the blender pen if I stamp with Stazon, otherwise the blender fluid picks up bits of black ink and the effect is muddy.

Oh, and if you were considering getting any markers - better hurry because the are not available after the 14th December.  I'm going to be away from 13th-14th, so that means you really have until Friday 12th if you wish to order them from me!  


2 comments:

Makeesha Byl said...

Hey Lou! This box and card folder you have made are GORGEOUS! I Love the box with the ginger blossoms papers.....too cute! It is great to meet other mums with 4....as you just understand each other and how busy life can get. Thanks for your lovely comments!
Love Keesh x

Louise said...

Thanks Keesh - I feel a bit starstruck - I'm a big fan of your blog!
Yeah four kids is the new black I tell people, LOL. Please tell me your laundry is as out of control as mine is - I'm surrounded by overflowing baskets to be folded or ironed. Which I ignore, mostly!