Fresh Squeezed Release Day 2 & Bow Ties!

July 24, 2013 at 9:52 am 7 comments


Morning, morning! Day 2- of the lovely Fresh Squeezed Stamps. To view the full set of Sublime Citrus go here !

My card this morning uses quite a few different materials1

Firstly- the jug has been stamped onto vellum & a yellow promarker used on the opposite side- I wanted to give the look of a frosted jug. The cute and supremely adorable ice cubes have been stamped straight onto the white card & glittered using Diamond Stickles. It’s hard to pick up the detail on the picture. Usefully, because the jug and the glass have got a black layer showing their base, this is the perfect place for using adhesive so its doesn’t show through on the vellum nor acetate.

The glass is stamped on acetate using Stazon. Again, the ice-cubes have been stamped directly onto the card & the glass adhered at the bottom. Because the acetate is heavy weight, I used the stickles like glue & pressed the acetate glass into the stickles whilst wet to help secure it onto the card. I wanted to give the ‘juice’ some realism and am really happy with how the stitching came out. Obviously the stitching was done before I placed the glass onto the card.

The little circular accent at the end of the sentiment is, in fact, a fruit slice, but stamped in pink it adds some weight design wise. The sentiment is actually straight. Due to the great quality of the photopolymer stamps, they curve easily & stick well so the sentiment can be nearly any shape you want! Go and have a look- the sets are available to purchase Thursday & you could even win a set if you visit and follow the instructions on the blog.

Hope you like these peeks. My favourite of the 3 this week is possibly this one, although tomorrow’s card is a funny one- and I’m branching out into another realm of previously un-explored crafting- humour!

Today is the last day of school. We finish half day & it’s been a flurry of activity trying to get teachers gifts made. I’ll show you some of them later , but thought you might like to see one of yesterdays ‘makes’ that my littliest wanted me to create for him. I don’t how you’re supposed to sew a bow tie, so don’t look too closely at the workmanship. He’s not taken it off since we made it- he even wanted to sleep in it! It’s a little bit comic as the bow tie is a bit large- but today at school, they were having a ‘ties and tiaras’ day in honour of their Reception class teacher who gets married on Friday. She’s the loveliest person & a super teacher too. Here’s Will in his bow tie (sporting two front teeth that have fallen out in the past 7 days and showing a perfectly boyish filthy face!)bowtie They all hid around the side of the playground & waited for her to come out. They shouted ‘hip hip hooray’ and gave her a veil to wear. The kids are going to have such fun this morning.

Better go, my kitchen looks like a cake monster has thrown up in it! So much washing up to do! See you tomorrow with a cute little guy (& this one’s not related to me!) xx

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ros Crawford  |  July 24, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Well much as I love your card and the Really clever way you designed this … That little boy steals the show this morning! what a cutie in that bow tie … he’s gorgeous!


  • 2. Sonia Y  |  July 24, 2013 at 11:12 am

    OHMY Keren!! Absolutely adorable!! You are the most talented papercrafter I know and I love all your creations!! This card is perfection!! Can’t wait to see what you’ve made for teacher’s gift. Your little boy is really cute 🙂


  • 3. Carole  |  July 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Wow you are certainly showing us versatility here – I love what you make. Enjoy the holidays. C x


  • 4. Virginia Lu  |  July 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    LOVE the stitching! And I love the frosted jug!! Keren, your design is absolutely refreshing–just like the lemonade! Love your little guy (what a cutie) with his polka dot bow tie 🙂


  • 5. Marlena M  |  July 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Your creation is SO MUCH FUN~I love it. Your little boy is the sweetest!!


  • 6. Tracey McNeely  |  July 24, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Fantastic Karen, love all the attention to the details. The stitching is amazing!



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