Birthday Sheep Trio Card

Being a farmers daughter the Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep Dies were one of my first picks from this round of Sale-A-Bration, I can see these sheep being used for many birthday cards over the next few months.

Today’s card is for a young man but could easily work for just about anyone. I die cut three sheep and coloured their faces with a little light Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends and their hooves with light Basic Black. Each sheep has a different coloured hat and balloon in Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade and a mix of Pear Pizzazz card and light Granny Apple Green Blends.

The background was created using Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz inks and blending brushes to colour each half of my cardstock. I love how the blue really does look like a cloudy sky.

To finish the card I added a fence cut from Cinnamon Cider and a label cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

End result….three dancing sheep ready to party!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Tuesday Inspiration: Summer Shadows Dies

The Summer Shadows dies are one of our level 2 Sale-A-Bration rewards, availabel with an order over £90. I loved the look of them as I do all things floral but I did find them a struggle to work with.

Today I’m sharing a card a made using these dies and also the the very sparkly Be Dazzling 6×6 DSP. This simple card uses ones of my favourite techinques, the inlay techinque where you fill in a die cut outline with pieces from another colour.

I’m also going to give you a closer look at the samples in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue using these dies for a little more inspiration.

I love the colour combination of this last sample: Copper, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride definitely one I need to try.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Blackberry Bliss Pansy Trio Card

This card is made with the Pansy Dies and although it took a while to cut out all the seperate pieces for three flowers and six leaves it was fairly easy to put togther, especially if you use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for the more intricate bits.

I used a Basic White card blank and just added a background using Highland Heather and a Blending Brush, sadly I’ve covered most of this up with the Pansies.

I used Highland Heather to add my greeting in the bottom right corner.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer up the flowers and leaves and to finish off the card I added some of the pearlescent white Elegant Faceted Gems.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Thanks Card with Pansy Petal Designer Paper

Today I’m working with the Pansy Petals Designer Paper to show you the more floral designs in the pack. To show off this beautiful paper I’ve made some simple Thank You cards using the “Thanks” sentiment from the Biggest Wish stamp set.

I’ve matted each piece of designer paper onto matching in colour cardstock and then added a strip of the same coloured Open-Weave Ribbon about an inch from the bottom of each card.

The sentiments are stamped onto labels cut from the Potted Succulents Dies and embellished with some of the new In-colour Jewels.

I love all of these designs as they feature my favourite thing flowers but my very favourite has to be the design on the black background. This reminds me of the scene in Alice in Wonderland where Alice is walking through the woods about to meet the Cheshire Cat and film always makes me smile.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Pacific Point Pansy Card

I’m back with another card showcasing the Pansy Petal Suite today, this time I’ve used the Pansy Patch stamps and dies to create my card.

I’ve gone with Pacific Point as my main colour which is not a colour I reach for much but I love how this card has turned out. Along with Pacific Point I’ve used Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and a touch of So Saffron for the flower centres.

The only other thing I’ve added to his card is some of the Subtles Designer Paper to create my background. A simple card but think it shows how lovely these stamps are. I’m looking forward to having a play later with different colour combinations while I watch the football.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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