Bright Baubles Simple Inlay Card

I love the inlay technique so as soon as I recieved the Bright Baubles set I knew that exactly what the first card would entail. Using the mulitpurpose adhesive sheets makes this an easy card to make as you simply run the die through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss one time for every colur you want to use.

I cut the main outline of the Bauble out of Shimmery White cardstock and then ran it through again with Mossy Meadow, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight for the star at the top.

I matted some of this Pear Pizzazz pattern from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP onto a layer of Mossy Meadow and on a Poppy Parade cardstock. I added a sentiment from the Bright Baubles onto some Shimmery White cardstock at the bottom of the card. As a final touch I added some of the Red Rhinestones as babules on the tree.

I love how this card turned out and hope to use the other baubles in the set soon and the same techinique soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Step it up Sunday: Nature’s Harvest

Today I’m sharing a three cards to show you how you can take a project from simple to stepped up, this week I’m using products from the Harvest Meadow suite.

For the first card I simply stamped the Black Eyed Susan’s onto a white tag and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The background is a layer of designer paper from the Harvest Meadow Designer Paper. I then added a simple sentiment from the stamp set Nature’s Harvest and cut it with the Harvest Dies.

For the second card I stamped the flowers on seperate cardstock and then die cut them before adhering to the tag to add some height. I also added a Baker’s Twine bow in Crumb Cake.

For the final card I added a layer of the new Cork Speciality Paper, I love this paper it feels cork but is so so thin so doesn’t add much bulk to your proect. I also added a diecut of wheat behind the tag. As a final touch I added some of the Brushed Metallic Gems in Copper.

Which step is your favourite? I love all three and can’t wait to pull this suite of products out again.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Three Wise Men Card with Great Tidings

All the samples I’ve seen with the Great Tidings stamp set and dies have used Gold as one of the main colours. With this card I thought I’d change things up and use Silver instead and I’ve paired that with Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party and a hint of Evening Evergreen and I love the colours togther.

I used the Brushed Metallic Silver Cardstock to cut out the intricate arch die. I wanted a subtle background behind this with a little colour so I cut a piece of the snowflake print from the Peaceful Place DSP. I added some colour with a blending brush and Pool Party ink. I adhered this to the back of my silver arch and the matted on some Blackberry Bliss cardstock before adhering to my card base.

I stamped and embossed the three wise men in Silver and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends in mainly Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party and Evening Evergreen. after die-cutting I added them in a row along the bottom of the card.

I stamped the greeting onto one of the labels in Ornate Frames and added some ribbon behind to add a little texture. This ribbon is the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon which I’ve coloured with the Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends.

What colour would you chose for these Regal Wise Men?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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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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