For this challenge Mel decided to create a page using a few colours that are a little outside her usual comfort zone, combining Aussie Scrap Source cardstock in crimson, tangerine and ocean. To mimic the design in one of her photos, she punched circles out of the textured cardstock and trimmed them down to create a scattering of octo-flowers (although many of the flowers didn't end up with 8 sides!).
Circular embellishments were added to the flower centres and they were each finished off with a little bling (BG individual rhinestones - indigo/sky).
Carole created this adorable frame from the New Aussie Scrap Source Cardstock, there are so many gorgeous colours to choose from.
Carole created embellishments for flowers and created a frame by quilling and layering flowers and by curling, crimping and stamping the cardstock, Carole also enhanced the cardstock with chalk and some distressing.
You can use a quilling tool to created the the circles to the purple flowers, and use a small amount of glue to stick the end down. To create the centres to the purple and yellow flowers, you will first need to create fine cuts along the strip of cardstock, and then curl the cardstock around the quilling tool, stick the end down and spray apart.
Caz is so excited about the arrival of the new Aussie Scrap Source textured cardstock as she has long been a fan textured cardstock as it is so forgiving when you work with it. Here she has teamed it up with some Quickutz Revolution dies to make some quick cards. The teachers ones have been put away for the end of the year presents and the chandelier ones will be used as Birthday cards.
Chris says that the Quickutz doublekutz dies are perfect for working with the new texture cardstock and with a little help from a bit of stamping and heat embossing can create a fabulous card! Chris wanted a slightly darker shade of cardstock for certain parts of the pram die cut so she inked those pieces with a darker shade of ink. By adding a couple of buttons and some ribbon Chris's card was complete.
And here Chris shows us the baby girl version of the card.
Chris shows us how to create some super fun gift cards in a cute circle shape by combining the fabulous new textured cardstock and some wonderful stamping techniques. Stamps the Hero Arts woodgrain stamp onto caramel cardstock and then put it through your die cut machine using the Quickutz short tree die cut, this will create such a life like trunk for the tree shape and embossing the bushy part of the die cut tree will also add great texture.
The Hero Arts Cloud stamp adds a fabulous background, I've used blue ink onto white cardstock to create this effect. Put all the elements of the card together and you have a fabulous little gift card that you can replicate to create a set.