How cute is this little turtle? Turtle Friends is definitley one of the first sets that caught my eye in the new catatlogue and the best thing about this stamp set, the matching punch so you can go turtle mad.
For this card I’ve stuck to just turtle stamped in our new Evening Evergreen onto Soft Succulent cardstock. I’m not usually a green person but I do love these two new colours, especially the Evening Evergreen which I’m hoping features heavily in the up and coming mini catalogue in July, it’s never too early to think about Christmas!
Anyway back to this card, the card base and background are both Fresh Freesia. The background layer I ran through the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder as I think it works perfectly with the pattern on the turtles shell.
I’ve added a few diecut balloons from the Hippo & Friends Dies and some of the new Loose Flower Flourishes in Pale Papaya, we need these in every colour I LOVE them!!
I’ve struggled to use the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP as its bright and has a lot of busy feeling patterns. I’ve pulled it out today and I’m quite happy with the soft pastel effect I’ve managed to create.
I’ve used the palest pattern in the pack as a background and paired it with a colour scheme of Soft Sea Foam and Flirty Flamingo, with just a touch of Calypso Coral paper just to help the dragonflies pop.
The dragonflies are stamped in Flirty Flamingo, I’ve used the blender pen to add some colour to the bodies and then added some shimmer to the wings with Wink of Stella and some pearls to act as a trail behind the dragonflies.
Daffodil coloured Tulips, well why not! I don’t use yellow that much as I’m more of a pink/purple girl so today I used Daffodil Delight as my starting point and paired it with Granny Apple Green.
I’m loving seeing the daffodils in my garden but as we dont currently have any daffodil images I’m using Timeless Tulips.
I’ve simply stamped the tulip heads in Daffodil Delight, filling in the gaps with second generation stamping and then added some leaves and stems in Granny Apple Green. I’ve then added some punched out Tulips to add a little dimension.
I’ve added a length of Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon across the card to add my greeting label, I’m sad this ribbon is leaving us as its been one of my favourites ffrom this catalogue.
A simple card but think its sure to brighten someones day.
I’m back again today with another card featuring the Ice Cream Corner Suite, this time focusing on the Ice Cream Builder Punch and the Designer Paper. Included in the Ice Cream Corner DSP are four designs which work perfectly with the punch. The first is a design which is cross hatched and looks like ice cream cones, there are also three designs which have watercoloured splodges on them (beautiful as backgrounds) which when using the punch can become the scoops of ice cream. I really love how they’ve been designed to make crafting easy.
To make the sandy beach effact background I tore a matt of scrap paper and adhered it to the centre of the card base with one glue dot. I then took then Bending Brush and worked a layer of So Saffron ink all around the edges and the over the top with a layer of Crumb Cake, to add a little depth. Wish I hadn’t been quite so with the Crumb Cake as it now looks like mud, oh well!
I then added three punched ice-creamsto the centre of the card, looking at them now I think I should have given then some sprinkles.
I’ve finished the card off with a few Mango Melody Self Adhesive Sequins from the Artistry Blooms Collections and the Happy Birthday greeting from the set stamped in Blackberry Bliss. No joke I’d buy this stamp set for that Happy Birthday stamp alone as I love it!
We’ve just had two days of glorious sunshine here in the UK which made me think ice creams outside might be a possibility over the Easter weekend. Sadly this is England so sunny periods are short lived and we’re back to wooly jumpers and cocoa beside the fire.
Anyway thought I’d still share this bright cheery ice-cream card and we can all keep our fingers crossed the sunshine makes an appearance again soon. I chose to Magenta Madness as my background colour as I think its the brightness most fun colour we have. I’ve paired that with Early Espresso and Mint Macaron to emphasize the ice-cream theme.
I used the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set to stamp my ice cream scoops and cone and the matching Ice cream Builder Punch to punch out. Then simply build your ice cream however you want, mines got Chocolate, Stawberry and Mint with Chocolate Sprinkles!
The greeting was stamped on spare cardstock in Early Espresso and fussy cut out, I’m new to fussy cutting words so I’m not 100% happy with the result but practise makes perfect. A few Magenta Madness Enamel Dots finish off the card.