Studio Carabelle

Playing with Perfect Pearls

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is based on a quote – ‘Let today be the start of something new’ and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor. You don’t need to include this quote or any other quote on your CAS card, but we’d like you to use it to as your inspiration! Maybe you could use some new supplies? Or a new technique?

For my card, I chose to use a new-to-me technique – stamping/colouring with Perfect Pearls. A few years ago, I bought a couple of sets of Perfect Pearls, mainly for the neutral colours, but the sets were good value and included coloured powders, a couple of brushes and the Perfect Pearls medium, which remained untouched…. until last week!

I must confess, I did go a bit over the top and ended up creating quite a few cards, as it’s such an easy technique! They’ll be popping up on the blog/Instagram over the next few weeks!

Anyway, back to the technique….

I stamped a Carabelle Studio stamp on some black cardstock with the Perfect Pearls medium and the dusted over the image with different coloured powders using the smaller brush from the sets. I used the larger brush to dust away the excess powder but had to resort to the magical Swiffer cloth for a few stubborn bits!

I trimmed down the card to create a square card and added a Penny Black sentiment, again using Perfect Pearls.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog – please drop by and visit their fabulous creations!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Rainbow Leaves

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. We have a sketch for you to play with this fortnight and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor.

For my card, I rotated the sketch as I wanted to use a longer Studio Carabelle stamp that I bought a few weeks ago at the Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace. Studio Carabelle was selling some of their stamps individually rather than in sets – it was great as you could pick and choose the actual stamps you wanted – rather than buy a whole set just for one stamp…. which I have been known to do. Please tell me I’m not alone!

Anyway, back to my card… I stamped each leaf in different distress oxide inks. I then added a Hero Arts sentiment and a few sequins to finish it off.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Sue from Sue’s Card Craft. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

 

Kaleidoscope card

Hello everyone!

I loved seeing how the super-talented Debby Hughes used the Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope stamp and she was my inspiration for this card.

After embossing the image in white, I coloured over it with four distress inks (spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, abandoned coral and frayed burlap) and then added a coat of Gansai Tambi light gold. It created such a fabulous shimmer! I’ll definitely be using it more often!

I added some vellum and a yellow/orange panel that I had embossed with a Studio Carabelle embossing folder. I added a Lawn Fawn sentiment and lots of sequins to finish it off!

I’m entering this into the current Case This Sketch challenge and also the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – ’emboss like a boss’!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Yay! You did it!

Hello everyone!

For today’s quick card, I used a Studio Carabelle embossing folder together with a Cathy Zielske/Simon Says Stamp die.

I added lots of Nuvo Jewel drops but felt my card still needed a little something extra, so I added a Neat & Tangled sentiment which I embossed onto black card using some Hero Arts white detail embossing powder.

I’m entering this into the latest Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – ‘Emboss like a boss’!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rainbow Maker, Day 6 Cards

Day 6 of Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class covered ‘additional rainbow ideas’. I tried out Kristina Werner’s rainbow dot art technique. I don’t have many colours of Nuvo drops, but I do have a lot of Ranger enamel accents as I snagged a bargain from Simon Says Stamp a little while ago, so used those.

Anyway, I wanted to stick with simple dots and thought my current favourite embossing folder from Studio Carabelle would provide the perfect template for this!

This was so much fun to do!! I finished off the card with a simple sentiment using a Mama Elephant die cut which I dipped into Rainbow embossing powder. Love the effect!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Thanks with a splash

Hi everyone!

I’m loving the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – black and white with a splash of colour. Here’s another entry using the Painted Thanks die from Simon Says Stamp plus the gorgeous Grands Cercles embossing folder from Studio Carabelle! I added a couple of Doodlebug enamel dots for the splash of colour.

The ‘thanks’ is cut from black glitter paper (but you can’t really see it from these pictures unfortunately!) and layered on a couple of black die cuts for added depth.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.