Monday, September 22, 2008

Cover girl!

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaThis is the front cover of the latest Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine, and that's my card on the left there! It's always exciting to be published and even more exciting when they decide to put your card on the cover. This was also the first time they asked me to produce something for the magazine, so that was nice too.
Here's a closer look at the card:
Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaI was asked to make a card for the "My Favourite quote" article. I chose the quote 'best friends listen to what you don't say'. Making the card was the easy bit...the hardest part was coming up with some words to say why I'd chosen that quote, without it sounding too cheesy. You can read what I came up with on page 61 of the mag, and decide for yourself whether it's corny or is pretty corny, but true, too!

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! 112328 Garden Whimsy (set of 8), Stampin’ Up! 112364 Polka Dot
Card: Stampin’ Up! Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Glossy White.
Ink pads: Stampin’ Up! Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi Classic Inkpad
Punches: Stampin’ Up! 107305 Large Oval, Stampin’ Up! 104942 6mm Circle
Other tools: Sponge Daubers
Embellishments: Stampin’ Up! Groovy Guava Double-Stitched Ribbon
Cutting tools: Paper Trimmer
Adhesives: Stampin’ Up! SNAIL adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Trim a piece of Blush Blossom cardstock to 10 x 14.3cm. Stamp lower ¾ with Polka Dots in Groovy Guava ink. Punch an oval out of the lower right-hand corner, and tie a piece of Groovy Guava ribbon at the point where the polka dots stop.
Trim a piece of Glossy White Card to 4 x 7.5cm. Carefully ink Tulip stamp in Blush Blossom and Certainly Celery. Use a sponge dauber to add dimension to stamp by sponging on Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi ink before stamping onto Glossy White piece.
Use 6mm circle punch to take a “bite” out of each corner.
Cut a piece of Certainly Celery cardstock to 4.5 x 8cm. Sponge edges in Wild Wasabi ink.
Stamp Quote in Wild Wasabi on Glossy White cardstock.
Adhere all elements, popping up the Blusg Blossom layer, and the focal image with Dimensionals.


  1. WOWers!!!! That's amazing Marelle!
    Congratulations on even getting your card into a magazine, and COVERGIRL!! WOW-you certainly deserve it. The card is very pretty :)

  2. Hi Ho Marelle!

    I loved that card when I saw it - the colours look beautiful together! Congrats on being a cover girl too!


  3. Congrats Marelle well done! You card is simply stunning as usual and Congrats to making it to "Cover Girl" TFS

  4. Hi Marelle, I saw the mag at the newsagent and I picked your work. I just had a feeling that it was going to be yours. was a lucky guess, I'm not that clever. Congrats Marls

  5. This is a really pretty card, love the use of the glossy cardstock, the punch and ribbon - just the right amounts of colours.



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