Today’s project was inspired by one in the catalogue on page 226, my version is much simpler and perfect for when you need a quick floral themed birthday card.
The Very Vintage stamp set is a hostess set so only available with orders over £150.00 but its one to consider adding to your stash as it has a lovely mix of sentiments and images. I chose to work with the two largest elements to make my card.
I created a tone on tone background with Old Olive cardstock and ink and the lace doily image. I love the distressed vintage feel of this image I think its made a great background for this card.
A little colouring with the watercolour pencils and the blender created the focal point for this card and really reminds me of some china which my grandma used to have, if anyone’s in the UK and knows what I’m on about I’d love to know the name of the china?
I finished the card off with a simple Happy Birthday banner created from the Birthday Banners stamp set and Bunch of Banners Framelits.
Which do you prefer the catalogue version or my simplified version?
The Petal Promenade suite in the catalogue really appeals to me because of the beautiful floral stamps and dies and a paper pack which is just stunning in real life. I have struggled to use this set though as I found the sentiments hard to work with. For today’s card I’ve been inspired by the examples in the catalogue on page 106, I often look to the catalogue for inspiration when I’m struggling with a set as its a good starting point.
I’ve got less layers on my card but have added that beautiful large flower to the front of the card in Petal Pink but I wish I done it in Flirty Flamingo so it stood out a bit more.
If you haven’t got a copy of the catalogue and would like one then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org I can send them to the UK, france, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands.
For today’s flowery themed post I’m going to share with you some flowers I’ve made from the spikey leafed die in the Nature’s Root Framelits. I’m not sure if anyone else sees flowers when they look at that die but I did and after a little play I came up with these cute little flowers, that are quite simple to make.
- You will need to cut four flowers in your desired colour for each flower you plan to make, I chose Berry Burst. You will also need to punch a circle from the 1/2″ circle punch, I chose Powder Pink.
- Scrunch up each of your leaves so your petals have more texture.
- Take a Stampin’ Dimensional as the centre of your flower and stick on your first petal. I would recommend using the Silicone Craft Sheet for this but mine’s gone walk about…if you find it please send it back 😉
- Layer all four petals around the dimensional and adhere using Mini Glue Dots, the new Take Your Pick tool was perfect for this. Finish the flower centres with the punched circle and a Clear Faceted Gem.
Here’s an example of a finished card to show you how lovely these flowers look when used, a few stamped leaves and you have a completed project.
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quick tutorial.
This card ended up looking totally different to how I planned as it was meant to have the Scots Pine tree die-cut on the front and be more masculine looking. Anyway I didn’t like that so went in a more feminine direction and I love how it looks.
I’ve never been very good at pulling of the delicate collage look but with this card I think I’m getting closer. The leaves are cut and embossed in Mint Macaron with dies from the Nature’s Poem die-cut set, I love the embossing on them.
The white springs are punched out of a new punch coming in the Autumn/Winter catalogue out on September 5th which I’m already in love with. The little flowers are from the bunny builder punch and is actually the shape for the bunnies tail! I scrunched up the flowers to give some more texture. A little Rose Metallic thread adds a touch of sparkle and the pearls in the flower centres finish the card off.
I even decorated the inside of this one.
This is my favourite card with the Rooted in Nature bundle and think it shows just how versatile this bundle is, its so much more than masculine tree cards.
Colouring is one of my favourite past-times while watching tv as I can’t just sit and watch I have to have my hands busy. Last night I was using the new Water Colour Assortment 2 pencils to colour these flowers from the Blended Seasons Stamp set.
I love how some simple colouring has turned into a beautiful card this morning. The colours used were just Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and the smallest amount of Crushed Curry, but the image looks like I used many more shades.
I was going to mount the image onto just a white card base but I think the added black layer gives the card a real “pop”. I stamped the greeting using Stazon on some vellum as I still wanted all of the flowers to be seen.
A super simple card which looks beautiful, now I’m off to do some more colouring.
For today’s project I pulled out one of my old favourites Touches of Textures to create a stamped background. I chose a colour combination of Fresh Fig for the flowers and Old Olive for some added texture. For the first layer of the flowers I stamped off the Fresh Fig ink on scrap paper before stamping on my project.
The outline stamp hasn’t lined up completely on any of the images, I’m not actually sure if its meant to or not because I really love the effect that this has created as I think it adds more texture and definition to the flowers.
I added a length of the gorgeous Fresh Fig Mini Ruffled Ribbon to give some more texture to the card. I finished the card off with a greeting from Picture Perfect Birthday mounted onto the frame dies from the Stitched Seasons dies.
Thanks for stopping by today
Just a quick post today to share this card with you. It’s show casing the Share What You Love paper which I haven’t pulled out in quite a while. I love how well this floral mixes with the copper, the paper has iridescent shimmer on it and is beautiful.
A couple of die cuts and a stamped greeting from the Stitched All around bundle and the card is finished. Sometimes all you need is some gorgeous paper and a greeting to make a great card.