Copper & Grapefruit Birthday Card

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.

copper grapefruit darling card flat

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.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Seasonal Shapes Birthday Card

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you will know that I love Stampin’ Up! dies and use them on pretty much every card I make. So today I decided to challenge myself to make a card which was made purely from dies, no stamping at all. I’ve focused on the Stitched Seasons dies again as I just  love the frames you can make from them.

As a back ground to my card a did a bit of matting and layering which a piece of paper from the Garden Impressions 6×6 DSP stack, despite my love of florals I’m not a huge fan of these papers as they are a bit busy for my taste but I think they work okay here as a background.

The three patterned paper pieces measured 9.5cm x 4cm ( 3 11/16″ x 1 7/16″) and the matt in Melon Mambo measure 10cm x 4.5m ( 3 7/8 x 1 6/8″).

seasonal shapes dies card flat

For my greeting I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit die which I adhered to my project using multipurpose adhesive sheets as this die is quite delicate and the adhesive turns it into a sticker, making it much easy to position. The flowers were made from two diecuts in Shaded Spruce and two in Petal Pink. With the pink ones I just chopped off the leaves and stuck them onto the Shaded spruce leaves. To finish the card I added some Petal Pink pearls from the Artisan Pearls to the centres of the flowers to cover over the small hole in their centres.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, I now think I need to challenge myself to make a card not using any dies, which I think will be much harder.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Monochromatic Floral card with Blended Seasons

I’m going all modern and monochromatic for today’s card and simply using black and white. I’m loving how versatile the Blended Seasons bundle is, the combinations really do seem to be endless.

This time I simply stamped the large floral image on black cardstock and embossed in white, a technique which looks stunning no matter what image you use. Just remember to use your embossing buddy so you don’t end up with little white powder flecks everywhere.

flat black and white blended seasons

Using the Stamparatus I was able to perfectly line up the greeting in my frame die cut from the Stitched Labels Framelits. The black 1/8″ cord trim works well to “fasten” the frame to my card. The background paper if from the Tropical Chic 6×6 DSP Stack which has a few black and white pattern options in it, if you don’t have this you could easily make your own or use the Petal Passion DSP from the Spring/Summer catalogue if you have any left. A few faceted black gems and the card is finished.

inside black and white blended seasons floral

Here’s a look at what I did to the inside, just a simple bit of stamping.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Congrats Wreath made from Blended Seasons Bundle

For today’s project I pulled out the Stitched seasons Framelits and had a play cutting out the various shapes. To make the wreath I cut out eight of the leaves in Mint Macaron and five of the small flowers in Blushing Bride. I cut the leaves off the flower dies as I didn’t want pink leaves, not really sure why the flower isn’t a separate die.

To create the background I took some Blushing bride cardstock and stamped the leaves stamp randomly all over in Blushing Bride to give a tone-on-tone look which wasn’t going to detract attention away from my wreath.

blended seasons congrats wreath flat

To make the wreath a cut a whisper white circle from the 6cm diameter Layering Circles dies and glued onto my card. I cut the berries section off all my leaves and then positioned them all round the circle, overlapping in some areas.

I then added the Congrats banner which was stamped  from the Banner for You stamp set and cut from the Bunch of Banners Framelits. I fixed the banner on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added the flowers around the wreath, tucking a couple under the banner. I added some Rhinestones to the flower centres as a final touch.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

You’re Inspiring Daffodil Card

Today’s card is much more suited to a spring day and not the middle of summer but I thought I’d share anyway. I coloured the daffodil image in ages ago, probably in the spring and I thought it was time it made its way onto a card. When I saw the new 6×6″ Designer Series Paper Stacks in the new colour collections I knew I had the perfect background.

you're inspiring daffodil card flat

I’ve left this card with no greeting as nothing seemed to fit how I wanted it too and to be honest sometimes its nice to have some blank cards ready to just send a quick not to someone.

Hope you like my simple project today.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Floral Friday: Pastel Bouquet with Beautiful Bouquet

Today I’m sharing a card I made a while a go which has now been used as a wedding card for some friends. I wanted to create a card which was versatile for any occasion and in my book if flowers are involved you can’t really go wrong.

I love playing with this stamp set and matching dies as its so quick and easy to make a ton of flowers and build up a bouquet, especially if you use the multi-purpose adhesive sheets.

beautiful bouquet1

This bouquet was made up from flowers which were Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight with hints of Crumb Cake and a Soft Seafoam background. a combination which I think is love and actually did match the brides colour scheme.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Shimmery Coastal Cabana Floral Card with Blended Seasons Bundle

Today I’m sharing another card made with the gorgeous floral stamp from the Blended Seasons stamp set. This time I went for a colour combination of Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green and Woodgrain.

Firstly I stamped the floral image twice on shimmery white cardstock in Stazon and water coloured with the Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green pencils from the new Water Colour assortment 2. My Coastal Cabana pencil doesn’t seem to blend out as well as the rest of the pack so getting the flowers how I wanted took quite a few layers. To add more shimmer to the project I added some Wink of Stella all over the flowers, this looks stunning in real life but has not come out well on the photos at all.

coastal cabana blended seasons close up

I fussy cut the flowers and then separated them to create smaller arrangements around my sentiment. I added a few pearls to the centres of the flowers as to me the don’t look complete without, going to challenge myself not to use them on my next floral card!

coastal cabana flat blended season

The Wood Textures DSP gives the perfect background to highlight all the shimmer on the flowers.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x