Incredible Peacock Card

I loved the Noble Peacock Suite of products straight away, but it was more the gorgeous foiled designer paper and the ribbon which drew me in, I wasn’t too fussed for the peacocks if I’m honest. I used the one code for the whole suite when I ordered, mainly because I’m lazy! I’m glad I did through because I love this peacock now I’ve had a play and have some more ideas brewing with what to do with it.

This quick card uses two pieces of foiled card measuring 12.4cm x 8.5cm to create the two layers to create the background.

Incredible Peacock Card - flat

The peacock was stamped first in Pretty Peacock and then the tail detail was added with Old Olive. To fill in the face and belly of the peaock I took n aqua painter and gently coaxed some of the stamped ink into the white areas, this did leave it a little blury but I still like the effect.

I finished the card with a greeting stamped onto the second smallest of the Stitched Nested Label Dies and a little touch of the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Ribbon which I adore.

Happy Crafting

Joanne

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You’re Rawrsome! Dino Days Card

Who doesn’t  love a cute little dinosaur? I love them and have had loads of fun with the Dino Days stamp set creating a rainbow of diffrent coloured dinosaurs. My favourite was a Flirty Flamingo one, but I’m saving that one for another day.

For today’s card I’ve gone for slightly more convensional coloured dinosaurs in Mango Melody and Pretty Peacock…no boring dinos here!

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The card was finished off with a strip of paper from the Dinoroar DSP, don’t just think dinosaurs when you see this paper, its bright, fun and super versatile and perfect for any kind of card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Wild Rococo Rose Friendship Card

Don’t you just love this gorgeous rose image, it comes from the stamp set To A Wild Rose and was designed by Mary Ellen Byler who is one of Stampin’ Up! Million dollar sales acheivers, I think she’s done a fantastic job with this set.

This stamp set is a two-step stamp set meaning you build up various stamping layers to create one image, you may only end up with one flower and leaf combination but the design possibilities with the images are endless.

Today I’ve gone very simple and used just one flower as my focal point with a couple of leaves to add some colour contrast.

wild rococo rose friendship card close up

 

I chose a colour scheme of Rococo Rose and Old Olive which match the roses in my own garden. By stamping off the Rococo Rose on some scrap paper the bottom layer of the rose is lighter, which adds some lovely dimension.

I’ve embellished the centre of the rose with a few pearls just to give some additional interest to the card.

wild rococo rose friendship card flat

 

To finish the card the greeting was stamped on a whisper white stitched rectangle which I think lifts the rose from the background paper from the Woven Threads DSP.

What’s your favourite colour combination for roses, I’d love to know?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half A4 Sheet measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored in half at 10.5cm

Old Olive Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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Christening Card Duo with Fable Friends

My cousin recently had her two children Christened, one is still a baby but her little girl Ivy is two and a half so the usual Christening cards didn’t seem to fit. So I pulled out Fable Friends, Make A Difference and the retired set Inspired Events.

I wanted to personalise each card so used the phrase “Congratulations on your Christening” from Inspired Events and then used the Make A Difference stamp set to spell out the children’s names. If you didn’t manage to get hold of Inspired Events you can spell the sentiment out with Make A Difference, I’d highly recommend the Stamparatus for this as it made lining up the names very easy for me.

Baby Boy Christening Card

For the baby boy card I used a colour scheme of Seaside Spray and Pretty Peacock, mostly so the sentiment would stand out against the background. To finish this card I just added the cute little rabbit from Fable Friends coloured with a blue jacket.

Baby Girl Christening Card

For the little girl card I used a colour scheme of Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingoand gave the rabbit a little pink jacket this time. I also gave the girl rabbit a little skirt by using the Petal Pink striped Organdy Ribbon and some Tear N Tape.

I’d to know what stamps sets you’d use for Christening cardsas I have a couple more to make soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Bases: Half A4 sheet of cardstock measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Pretty Peacock/Flirty Flamingo Layers: 14.4cm x 10cm

DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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Floral Friday: Inspiring Iris

For today’s card I’ve used Inspiring Iris again, I just love this stamp set, it reminds me of one of my old favourites Blooms & Wishes with the watercoloured flower effect. The end card today looked nothing like how it started in my head and my desk looks like a bomb has exploded as I’ve fussy cut flowers and die cuts strewn all over. but after considerably time stamping and cutting the end result is quite simple and I love it.

Floral Friday - Inspiring Iris close up

A couple of the stamped rose type flowers and a greeting and you have a gorgeous card. I’ve added a few Gold Metallic Pearls to the flowers centres just to add a little bling.

Rococo Rose I think is my new favourite colour (yes this does change on a weekly basis) but I loving how perfect it pairs up with Mint Macaron and Crumb two of my other favourites!

Floral Friday- Inspiring Iris flat

Have a lovely day yourselves.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card base: Half sheet A4 cardstock measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored in the middle at 10.5cm

Crumb Cake Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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Geared Up Garage Father’s Day Card

With Father’s Day just round the corner I thought it was time to share some card ideas with you and the Classic Garage Suite is the perfect place to start and the best news is the stamp set and dies are carrying over into the new catalogue…yay!!

I wanted Tranquil Tide to be the main focus of this card as its retiring and I won’t get many more chances to showcase what a gorgeous colour it is, I’m hoping this is one that Stampin’ Up! bring back at a later date.

I stamped the card in Stazon ink and then water-colured with Tranquil Tide ink, you can use the inkpads or reinkers to do this. I added some shading with Basic Grey and the headlights in Crushed Curry which add a little pop of colour to the card.

Geared up Garage - Fathers day Card - flat

For the background I stamped some Tranquil Tide ink onto the nut background paper using the big splodge stamp from Artisan Textures to create a darker area. I then layered up the cogs die from Gargae Gears in the Galvanized Metallic Paper which is currently on sale in the clearance rack, this paper is the perfect addtion to this suite as it emphasizes the “metal” of garages.

To finsh off the card I added the Happy Father’s Day card label from the stamp set, I really love how this card turned out as male cards are hard for me due to the lack of floral elements you can use!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Blueberry Bushell Balloon Birthday Card

I’m so so sad that the Happy Birthday Die is retiring, this is hands down my most used die, its so perfect for quick and gorgeous birthday cards. If you just buy one thing off the retiring list then make this the product, I think its a must have and will never part with mine.

For this quick birthday card I used the Best Route DSp as inspiration for a colour palette taking Blueberry Bushell as my main colour, the perfect boy birthday blue in my opinion and mixed it with some Mango Melody and Call Me Clover.

Blueberry Bushell Birthday card - flat

I finished the card off with some balloons from Birthday Banners another stamp set which is leaving us at the end of May.

This card is for my godson who is ten tomorrow, I hope he likes it.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x