Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Again Jennifer has used the Standard Rollagraph with the Dragonflies as a border, it almost looks stencilled and it gives a really pretty effect. I love this roller and it goes well with any butterfly stamp or as a background to a single flower stamp. Butterflies and Dragonflies are always popular and if you are stuck for an idea for a Birthday card, you can't go far wrong with either of them. We are always asked about the word stamp and this is an old Whispers word stamp but we have seen it in other makes. If you don't have it, print the words off the computer and go over them with a Gold Leaf or other permanent colour pen. The lovely straw detail in the wheelbarrow is done by shredding up a tiny piece of rough canvas fabric, you could cut up cork to look like logs, or colour bubble wrap to look like stones. Staz-on adds colour to bubble wrap.
Isn't she lovely! Again Jennifer has used the Ollyfant girl in conjunction with the Standard Country Border Roller, to make a card that would fit lots of occasions. Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday, Thinking of You to name but a few. She has used the Stazon Cactus Green pad inkpad to ink up the roller, it is a really nice shade of green and to create the sky background she has used Cut 'n' Dry Foam to take the blue colour off an ink pad and sponge onto the the white 'cloud' background behind the girl. The bench stamp in this set is particularly useful, as you can use Post-it notes and the masking technique. I love accessory stamps, like benches, walls, chairs etc they can be used in so many different ways and with lots of different stamps. The Ollyfant are particularly good for accessories as you get Trees for backgrounds, the Bench, an Umbrella and all the little Creatures, so you can combine them with your other stamps.

We thought the wait was worth it and it is, Jennifer has come up with some gorgeous samples of the Ollyfant stamps used in conjunction with the Standard Rollers and Inkadinks to colour in the images. Be inspired - we are!!

Here she has used the Zephyr roller and run it around the outside of the circle aperture, that's the beauty of the rollers you can use them straight, curved, create zig zags and borders of your choice. It is so nice to see them used in a different way. Keep going because there are lots more examples coming up!!