Balmy Blue Bottle Birthday Card

Today I’ve gone for all the B’ and used Balmy Blue and the Bubble Over stamp set to make a boy themed birthday card and I love how its turned out.

flat blue bottle birthday card

I love how the bubble paper from the Tranquil Textures DSP highlights the tone on tone bubbles stamped on my card base.

balmybluecomparison

I’m loving the addition of Balmy Blue to our line up, its a shade of blue I think we’ve been lacking since Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue retired years ago and I think Balmy Blue is the perfect mix of both of these colours. It also looks stunning with Night of Navy which makes me happy as this is a colour I find tricky to use. 

Hope you have enjoyed this look project mixing old and new products.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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“You Are Wonderful” with the Nature’s Poem Suite

One of the standout suite’s from this years catalogue for me is the Nature’s Poem Suite, which if you love the Lovely As A Tree stamp set you will adore as its the perfect collection of products to compliment that set. One of my favourite stamps in the Rooted in Nature stamp set is the tree stump slice which has some great detail on it.

For this card the tree stump came from a second generation stamping in Soft Suede, I love how this really brings out all the details in the tree stump. I embossed the greeting “You Are Wonderful” in copper which I think works perfectly with all the tones in the gorgeous Nature’s Poem DSP.

You Are Wonderful Nature's Poem card

To add to the rustic feel I added some loops of Linen thread and some Copper Trim to highlight the embossing. I have the dies on order so look forward to more projects from this beautiful suite soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Handwritten Watercolour Wash Thank You Card

For today’s project pulled out the new background stamp Handwritten. I love this background stamp as it has such a mix of words in a variety a languages so can be used for any occasion and its in the most lovely curvy font.

I created the back with a wash of Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit grove and Mango Melody across damp watercolour paper.  After leaving to dry and stamped the background stamp across the front, using the Stamparatus for this meant I could re-stamp numerous times with black to create a deeper image.

handwritten watercolour thank you

To finish the card I added the Thank You greeting from Stitched All Around and mounted it on the coordinating die from Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. I also added some of the new black 1/8″ cord which I can see myself using a lot.

Happy Crafting

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Pootler’s New Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Today I’m part of a blog hop with my fellow Pootles teammates to celebrate the launch of the new 2018-2019 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue and boy is it fabulous this year. We’re each showcasing some of our favourite products from the new catalogue, so once you’ve finished here I hope you’ll click on the little blue In-Links box at the end of this post and follow along with the hop.

varied vases - pootles blog hop

As you can see I made two cards using one sheet the new In Colour Designer Series Paper Stacks. These paper stacks come in all the colour families meaning we have designer paper in every Stampin’ Up! colour, this makes me incredibly happy as I’m a paper addict and NEEDED, yes needed designer paper in every colour like we did a couple of years ago. So thank you Stampin’ Up! for bringing them back.  I have the whole collection of these on their  way to me and I’m so excited!

varied vases 1

I love how versatile the Varied Vases stamp set is, you mix and match the vases and flowers and even chose to just use one of the floral images like I have here. Adding a few of the new Faceted Dots just finishes this card off.

varied vases 2

The Varied Vases stamp as has a matching punch, which I haven’t used on these projects but is something I’m looking forward to playing with soon as it will add even more versatility to this fantastic stamp set.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, if you like some more then please click on the blue box below which will take you to a list of all my fabulous teammates who you visit, who are also participating in this hop.

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Share What You Love Suite and Grapefruit Grove

For today’s card I’m showcasing products from the Share What You Love Suite in Grapefruit Grove, one of our new 2018-2020 In-Colours. As regular readers will know I’m not a huge fan of the orange/peach shades in our collection but Grapefruit Grove is lovely and currently my favourite of the new in-colours.

Most of these products come from the Gotta Have It All bundle, which I highly recommend anyone purchasing as this suite of products is just stunning in real-life.

grapefruitgrovesharewhatyoulovebundle

I added a circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits as a base for my stamping. The leaves are done in second generation ink so you can see how lovely a lighter shade of this colour is. The doily was one of the new pearlescent ones turned over and inked with Grapefruit Grove, I think this gives the card a real pop.  The beautiful Artisan Pearls add the perfect finishing touch, I can see myself going through many packets of these.

close up grapefruit grove

Here’s a close-up of the card, I wish the photo showed the beautiful pearly shimmer on those fussy cut flowers.  Hope you enjoyed today’s project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Floral Friday: Goodbye Tranquil Tulips

Today for my Floral Friday feature I’m saying goodbye to the set Tranquil Tulips, this has been my favourite host stamp set from the 2017 – 2018 Annual catalogue as tulips are one of my favourite flowers. I’m still waiting for mine to appear in my garden but in the meantime I’ve enjoyed making these two cards:

berry burst tranquil tulips

This first card uses shades of Berry Burst and Old Olive. The first layer was done with second generation ink from the Berry Burst. A simple greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and some background paper from the Color Theory DSP Stack finish off the front of  this simple card.

inside berry burst tranquil tulips

On the inside I added another stamped tulip and a matching strip of paper just  to add an extra touch.

dapper denim tranquil tulips

For the blue version I used Dapper Denim and Old Olive and stamped on the crackle glaze paper. To add some extra dimension to this card I stamped the second layer of the tulip petals on a separate piece of paper and layered them up with Dimensional’s. The greeting and label image on this card come from the Rose Wonder stamp set another of my favourites which is retiring.

Hope you enjoyed todays project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Bright and Cheery Birthday Card with Picture Perfect Birthday

For today’s card I used probably the brightest suite of products which are currently in the catalogue.  I think you can’t really go wrong with these products and any card made using them will brighten the recipients day. Here’s what I came up with:

Lemon Linme twist Happiest of birthdays to you

I love the combination of Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst together and think this card could work for males or females as its not overly feminine. The party blower stamps are really cleverly designed as the images all interlock making stamping a straight image super simple.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x