Fresh Fig Florals from Painted Harvest

Painted Harvest was one of those sets that passed me by on my initial looks through the Autumn/Winter catalogue but once I started seeing projects made by other demonstrators and customers I realised it’s definitely one I needed to have a play with. I think I was put off by this set because I’m not a huge fan of yellow so sunflowers aren’t my favourite flower. After having a good play around with this set I can say that most combinations of colours work well, even the purples like on this card.

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To make this card I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm and sponged over it with Crumb Cake ink to give an aged look. Next I took the first sunflower stamp, the one with less detail and stamped randomly over my card in Sweet Sugarplum. I then stamped over these with the more detailed sunflower in Fresh Fig. I’m not entirely sure its lined up properly but I love how these flowers look. For the centres and the dotted detail I used Soft Suede. I added a few random dots with old olive to fill in the gaps.

The sentiment label was created from the blank label in Label Me Pretty. I used an Old Olive marker to ink just around the edge, so I didn’t have the extra swirls. I used Fresh Fig to stamp the greeting and the Pretty Label punch to cut out.

I added three rows of the Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon for somewhere to ground the greetings label.

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I also decorated the inside of the card with a couple more flowers. I really love how this card turned out, probably because its using my favourite colour Fresh Fig. I can’t wait to show you what else I’ve created with this set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Berry Burst Blossoms

This week I’m featuring cards with products in the World Card Making Day Sale and the DSP buy 3, get 1 sale. Today I’m using the Colorful Seasons stamp set and Color Theory DSP stack, which I combined with a combination of Pool Party, Berry Burst and a hint of Early Expresso.

First I took Berry Burst cardstock and cut a matt layer measuring 14cm x 10cm and then took the Color Theory DSP stack and then chose the Berry Burst White crackle paper and cut this to 13.5cm x 9.5cm.

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I stuck a length of Pool Party Shimmery Ribbon across the middle of the Berry Burst crackle paper and then adhered this sheet to the Berry Burst cardstock layer. I fixed these onto a Pool Party card base measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm.

On a piece of Whisper white cardstock measuring 9cm x 7.5cm stamp the branch in Early Expresso and the greeting in Berry Burst. On a scrap piece of paper stamp five flowers in Berry Burst and add the stamens in Early Expresso. I fussy cut these out as I’ve lost my Seasonal Layers Thinlits, but if you have the dies use them.

I matted my stamped layer onto a piece of Berry Burst measuring 9.5cm x 8cm and then adhered this to the left hand side of my card. Add the cut flowers to the branch using Stampin’ Dimensional’s. To finish the card off add three of the Berry Burst Glitter Dots in various sizes to the top right hand side.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and join me tomorrow for another project inspired by the sale items.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Bee Unique Card for #TGIFC115

Hi Everyone,

This week’s challenge for TGIF Challenges was to use Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide, three colours which I love together. I’ve had this Bee Unique card idea in my head for a while and decided these bright colours would work perfectly with the black be background I wanted to stamp.

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After I had stamped out my black bee background it looked a little harsh against my Berry Burst matt and Tranquil Tide card base so I added a layer of vellum over the top.

I then took the Labeller Alphabet stamp set and carefully stamped out BEE Unique to be my greeting.

To finish the card I cut various shape from the May Flowers, Layering Circles and Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits sets, including a Berry Burst bee as a focal point.

To add a little more Lemon Lime Twist and to hold the vellum in place I added a striped punched from the Ticket Tear punch.

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If you would like to take part in this week challenge at TGIF Challenges or would like to look at the other entries then click here.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Eastern Trellis Thank You Card

Hi Everyone,

For today’s card I have combined the Garden Trellis Textured Impressions embossing Folder with products from the Eastern Palace Suite to create this elegant thank you card.

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For this card I kept to a very simple colour scheme of Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla and hints of gold. I embossed the Very Vanilla layer with the Garden Trellis embossing folder as I felt this highlighted the squarish shape of the Fresh Fig die cuts from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits.

I added one of the gold stickers onto my die cut to match the gold ribbon down the side of the card and I finally managed to use one of the tassels I’ve had since April!

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Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Vintage Butterfly Easel Card

Hi Everyone,

How are you today? I’m so glad its a bit cooler at last as I don’t function well in heat at all. I’ve not got a Floral Friday post today but I have got this gorgeous Vintage Butterfly Easel card. As soon as I saw the Background Bits Hostess set in the catalogue I knew this was a card I wanted to make and I can’t wait to share it with you any longer.

As you may know if you’re a regular reader it’s not often I venture into vintage, distressed, shabby chic style cards as I don’t seem to pull the look off very well but I’m so pleased with how this turned out.

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To create a basic easel card take a piece of card measuring 28cm x 10.5cm. Score it at 14cm and at 21cm. Fold in half at 14cm and then fold  at 21cm to create the triangle shape you can kind of see above. Next cut an extra piece of card 14.5cm x 10.5 cm and this is used as your card front. Then create a strip of card 10.5 x 2.5cm to use as your stopper.

To create the front of the card I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 14cm x 10cm and randomly stamped the script stamp and the background swirl pattern all over in Crumb Cake. My Crumb Cake ink pad desperately needs re-inking so if yours is juicy you might want to stamp off one on scrap paper before each stamp. I then took a sponge and sponged and blended Crumb cake ink all over to create that vintage look.

For some added detail I took the flower head type stamp and my Fresh Fig ink which I stamped off once on scrap paper and randomly created a pattern. To finish my background I stamped the flower stems all in a row along the bottom.

For the greeting panel I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 10cm x 5cm and repeated the above process. Instead of Fresh Fig flowers I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

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I then adhered these two panel to my card base. To finish off the stopper piece I took a strip of Very Vanilla measuring 10.5cm x 2cm and sponged over it in Crumb Cake ink. I then took the border stamp from Background Bits and stamped it in Fresh Fig. To stick the stopper to your card your can use foam strips or do what I did and use the edges off the new Mini Stampin Dimensional’s as these were the perfect width.

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To finish off the card  I die cut the largest butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlits and adhered this with Fine-tip glue.

The Background Bits stamp set is only available as a hostess so you will need to place an order over £150.00. If you can stretch to a £300.00 order then this month Stampin’ up! are giving £30 extra in hostess freebies, so that’s at least £60.00 in free product. Perfect is your new catalogue wish-list is huge like mine.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and pop back soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Birthday Bright: Quick & Simple Birthday Cards

Today I’m highlighting the Birthday Bright set, a set which I love but think has been slightly overlooked in the catalogue. It’s supposed to compliment the Birthday Bright project kit but I feel its a great little stamp set on its own. It’s especially useful for making quick and simple birthday cards.

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I choose to pair this set with the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack, which now comes as loose sheets. I choose the Lemon Lime Twist sheets as its so bright and felt it matched the feel of this stamp set perfectly. I love how well it has worked with both Berry Burst and Pacific Point.

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I think my favourite thing about the Birthday Bright stamp set is this Happy Birthday font, its big, bold and curvy meaning you don’t really need to add much else to make a great card.

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I added the balloons to add to the birthday feel but think this card would have worked just as well without them. Bold and bright these cards make me happy when I  look at them. If you  like the Birthday Bright set then gab it quick as its only around for four more days!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Eastern Medallions Window Cards

The more I’ve used the Eastern Palace bundle of products the more I’ve loved them and my favourite has to be the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. I’ve never had so much fun with just one sets of dies, the combinations seem to be endless.

This week I’ve been creating window cards by using the circle medallions to create apertures which I’ve then filled with different circles of card from behind.

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The first step to making this card was to cut a layer of Very Vanilla 9.5cm by 13.5cm and arrange the circle dies in the top half.

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After the medallions have been cut remove all the small pieces so you are left with the window.

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It was at this stage that I did all my stamping, you can see that in the main picture. I love how the little stamps could fit in the small gaps to add extra interest.

The next stage was to create the multi-coloured circle layers in the window. To do this I laid the circle Framelits over the various sections of the window to decide which circle I wanted to use.

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I then cut these circle out as shown above but on gold foil, this gives you three circles. The next step is to take the smallest and largest circles and glue them to the back of your window matt.

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I then mounted this onto a matt of Fresh Fig (or Dapper Denim) which measured 10cm x 14cm and then onto a card base measuring 21cm by 14.5cm scored at 10.5. Here is the finished card again.

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The Eastern Palace suite is available in two bundles until the end of May, the starter bundle which features the Eastern Beauty stamps set, Eastern Palace Speciality DSP and three of the new in colours Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist, some gold vinyl stickers and very vanilla notecards and envelopes all for £54.75

The Premier Bundle includes all of the above and also the Eastern Medallions, a cardstock pack including Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim, mini tassels and instead of notecards and envelopes…. envelopes and very vanilla thick cardstock! All for £94.00

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Starter Bundle: English 147196, French 147198, German 147206

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Premier Bundle English 147209, French 147210, German 147211

Happy Crafting

Joanne x