Simple Sunflower Card with Jar of Flowers

Today I’m sharing a card which focuses on the Stampin’ Blends, I love these pens so much as they’re easy to blend even when your mixing colours. I’ve used them here to colour in the sunflower bouquet from the Jar of Flowers stamp set.

The sunflowers were coloured with a mix of So Saffron and Cinnamon Cider and the thistle leaves at the back were a mix of Smokey Slate and Just for that lovely silvery effect these leaves had. The thistle head itself was coloured with Dark Misty Moonlight mixed with Light Smokey Slate with a layer of Purple Posy over the top to give some lovely tonal colour.

My image was stamped onto a frame cut from the Ornate Layers die collection, I was worried this die cut would be too big for my card but its fits perfectly. The background paper comes from the Flowers For Every Season DSP Pack which has some great floral and neutral patterns.

To finish off the card I add a strip of the Just Jade Ribbon and a greeting from the Lots to Celebrate stamp set. This stamp set is the perfect companion to Jar of Flowers as it adds some sentiments and extra elemnts to use with the jars.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Two Ways With Triangles

I didn’t think I’d love the Stitched Triangle Dies as much as I do but they are amazing and definitely one to add to your collection. I love how you can link them togther to create a patchwork effect, create bunting of many sizes or just use them in a random pattern seperatley like I have here.

5 Triangle card

For both of these cards I use a card base measuring 13.9cm x 10.5cm, slightly smaller than my normal cards bases, so the largest Stitched Rectangle Die fits comfortably on the card front. I then cut out five random triangles out of my rectangle. I used the thick Whisper White cardstock to do the triangle to add some stability to this layer. I then stamped the greeting from So Senitmel in Memento Tuxedo Black, using washie tape to cover half the greeting so only Thank You was stamped.. To finish the card I filled in my triangle windows with 2020-2022 In-Colour Designer Paper.

Triangle Lines Card

For the second card I used the die with the long line of triangles and cut five rows. I colour each one with a strip of In-Colour cardstock on the back, I secrured the strips in place with tear and tape. I added the same sentiment, stamped in full on the largest of the Tasteful Labels Dies.

I really love how these cards turned out and can’t wait to play more with the Stitched Triangles.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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World of Good Scrapbook Page

Scrapbooking is something I haven’t done for quite a few years as life just seems to get in the way. Now we are all having more time at home I’ve decided to pull out my old photos and relive some old memories while we wait to make some new ones.

I’ve always thought scrapbooking had to be super complicated with many layers of paper and endless embellishments, but the real focus should be on capturing those memories and higlighting the photos.

The Stampin’ Up! Suites make the super easy as everything coordinates making those pages come together easily. I love the patterns in the World of Good Speciality Designer Paper can work for many occassions, this is not a travel photo just a simple garden shot.

world of good scrapbook page

The background is a 6″ x 8″ (15.2cm x 20.3cm) piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock on which  I stamped the compass stamp in Versamark all over to create a background, alternativley you could use the similar designer paper sheet if you don’t have the Beautiful World stamp set. I mounted my photo with an Early Espresso matt and added a strip of the green world paper to the left hand side of the page.

I use the Tailered Tag punch to cut out three labels and the stamped Adventure Awaits of one of the labels from the World of Good Memories and More pack. I added a compass stick to the top right hand corner with a Misty Moonlight Enamel Dot in the centre just to pull the colour throughout the layout.

This was super simple to create, my only problem now is do I place the page in my album or do I frame it and hang it on the wall.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Todays Tiles Card Trio

I love how the stamps in the Todays Tiles set create intricate looking patterns which look like they’ve taken ages to stamp but in reality took just seconds. The trick with this stamp set is to use the Stamp-a-ratus to line up the stamps and then you will get perfect alighment everytime.

Todays Tiles Moonlight Card 1

I cut my Whisper White cardstock to fit the Stamp-a-ratus and then stamped a row of the base tiles in Seaside Spray. You can fit three blocks of stamped tiles on the Stamp-a-ratus if you start right near the right hand-side and then move two spaces across or down depending on which way you’ve lined up the stamp. I needed four blocks for these cards so did a second set of stamping on more cardstock.

Todays Tiles Moonlight card 2

After stamping the Seaside Spray layer I kept the stamp on the Stamp-a-ratus for my second batch of stamping but turned it over to add the detail stamp. Take time here to make sure you’ve lined up your stamp correctly and ensure the magnets have a firm hold on your paper as the slightnest nudge can throw the design off. I’ve stamped my detailed layer in Blackberry Bliss so it really stands out.

Todays Tiles Moonlight Card 3

I’ve used Misty Moonlight as a complimentary colour for these cards and used Blackberry Bliss for stamping the sentiments. Two of the sentiments were stamped onto dies from the Field Tiles die set which can be bought in a bundle with the Today’s Tiles stamp set.

I love how simple these cards were to create and look forward to playing with more colour combinations and designs soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Comfort & Hope Card

Today I’m sharing a card made with the Comfort & Hope stamp set, this is a great stamp set for adding little touches on cards as the images are all different textures and elements.  My favourite stamp has to be the loops, I was a big fan of the Metallic Thread we used to carry but could never get my loops to look right, now I can just add this stamp onto the card.

Comfort & Hope Close Up

To add some three dimensional texture I added one of the leaf flourishes from the Forever Flourishing Dies. I cut the leaves out of the Soft Sea Foam Velveteen paper, word of warning this stuff attracts dust like crazy some keep it wrapped up! To highlight the texture on the leaves I added a touch of Just Jade ink using a sponge duaber.

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To finish the card I added the greeting Comfort and Hope stamped on a label of Mint Macaron cut from the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.

Thanks for popping by.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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