Three Card Thursday: Painted Poppies

Today I’m sharing three simple cards made with the gorgeous Painted Poppies stamp set, this is probably my favourite stamp set from the new catalogue. The focus of this stamp set may be poppies but I feel these flowers are versatile enough to be used to represent many other flowers too, just experiment with colour like I have here.

Painted Poppies Highland Heather

For each of these cards I used three stamps from the Painted Poppies stamp set and the Happy Birthday greeting comes from the co-ordinating stamp set Peaceful Moments, but you could use any greeting you have.

This Highland Heather card was the first I made. First I stamped the poppy outlines in Tuxedo Black Memento and then filled them in with Highland Heather and the large blob stamp. For the background I stamped off the Highland Heather once on scrap paper before filling in the background. The blob stamp (sorry I can’t think of a better name for it!) has a watercolour effect to it, so I think it makes a lovely background stamp as well as to fill in the flowers.

Painted Poppies Melon Mambo

For the second card I used Melon Mambo and used a similar technique to card one, except I didn’t leave any white space on the card and did much more overstamping.

Painted Poppies Bermuda Bay

For this third card I used Bermuda Bay and started the card the same way as card one. For the background I used the paint splash looking stamp to fill in the background. I don’t know if its the colour or this stamp but I really love how this card tured out, its my favourite of the three by far.

I hope these cards have given you a little inspiration for using colours other than red with the Painted Poppies stamp set, I’m loving creating with this set so watch out for more projects next week.

Happy Crafing

Joanne x

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Quick Card with The Gangs All Meer

Just a quick project today to highlight the cute little Meerkat family from The Gangs All Meer stamp set, I love their cheeky little faces.

I’ve gone with a colur scheme of Mango Melody, Pear Pizzazz and Granny Apple Green for my card base. I’ve used a piece of Pear Pizzazz as my background and stamped the little catus plants all over in Granny Apple Green just to give them more pop.

I added a strip of the Textured Weave Ribbon in Granny Apple Green across the top third of my card before adhering my Meerkat circle.

from all of us with gangs all meer flat

I coloured the Meerkat with Stampin’ Blends in Light Crumb Cake for their tummies and Light Soft Suede for the rest of their bodies. They are stood on a mix of Light Pumkin Pie and Light Mango Melody so it hopefully looks like sand.

This cute little stamp set is available until the end of March as a Sale-A-Bration freebie, so just place an order of £45 or more and you too could be stamping with these cuties.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Heal-ium Balloon Get Well Card

Today I’m sharing a quick get well card made using the Special Someone stamp set. I love the cute little animals in this set and can see it being one I use a lot this spring. I used a Whisper White card base with a Bermuda Bay layer measuring 10cm x 14.4cm and a layer of patterned paper from the Birthday Bonanza DSP.

Heal-ium Card flat

For the stamping I used the Stamparatus to line everything up on my Stitched Rectangle Matt. I used Bermuda Bay, Smokey Slate and Tuxedo Black Memento to stamp the littlr Racoon with his balloon. I hope the recipent will feel better soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Wedding Card with Parisians Blooms

Happy Belated New Year everyone, sorry I’ve been away longer than I was expecting but I needed a complete crafting break. I’m back now and raring to show some projects I’ve been working on over the pass few days using some of the gorgeous new products from out new January/June Mini Catalogue and also Sale-A-Bration which is already well under way.

For today’s project I’m sharing a card I made for my cousins wedding at the beginning of this year. I chose to base the card around the papers in the Parisians Blossoms Specialty Designer Paoer because its stunning and I thought the champagne foil accents on the flowers would work well for the wedding theme.

Parisian Blossoms Wedding Card - flat

The greeting comes from the Last A Lifetime stamp set and was stamped in Petal Pink on a matt die cut from the Printed Labels Dies. I added some of the Petal Pink Metallic Edged Ribbon across the top third of the card before adhering my greeting. I then added three fussy cut flowers onto the card and added a Champagne Rhinestone to their centres to finish the card off.

Parisian Blossoms Wedding Card Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card, hope my cousin and her new husband liked the card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half A4 sheet of cardstock cut to 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Petal Pink Matt Layer: 10cm x 14.4cm

DSP Layer: 9.5cm x 13.9cm

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Clearance Rack Update!!

Just a quick post to let you know the Clearance Rack has been updated and there are some great bargins to pick up if you’re quick. Remember these orders are not guaranteed to arrived before Christmas now, but just think of it as a present arriving a little late.

If you want want to pick up some bargins then click here.

Just to let you all know I’ll be taking a blogging break over the festive period but dont worry I’ll be back in the new year with plenty of projects featuring as the gorgeous goodies from the Spring/Summer Mini Catalogue and also Sale-A-Bration freebies.

Happy Shopping and Happy Christmas to you all

Joanne x

Watercolour Birthday Cake Card Duo

Today I’m sharing another birthday card duo, this time featuring the Piece of Cake stamp set and matching Cake Builder Punch.  I’ve used Rococo Rose for one card and Seaside Spray for the other and kept them simple by using no embellishments.

Rococo Rose Watercolour Cake Card

I used the Fluid 100 watercolour paper for the background and used the Aqua Painter to create a wash of colour over the backgorund. I then used the finger flick technique to add the flecked ink across the card to add some more detail. I then stamped the Happy Birthday from the stamp set all over randomly in Rococo Rose.

Seaside Spray Watercolour Cake Card

For the centre of the card I stamped dotty/stripy birthday cake in Tuxedo Memento Ink and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends beforing punching out. I also punch out to cake stands in Silver Foil. I then cut a white oval matt and stamped the little lollipops at the top. I adhered the white oval onto a Silver Foil oval and then attached to my card bases.

As a finishing touch added the cakes to the centre of the ovals using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some dimension and interest to the card.

Which is your favourite the pink or blue version?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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