Meant to Be Engagement Card

So yesterday I had the fabulous news that one of my cousins has got engaged so I decided to make a card for her and her fiancé. I wanted to go for a romantic vintage feel se chose a colour scheme of Powder Pink, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla and paired them with the Meant to Be Bundle.

To create the background a stamped the circle pattern from Graceful Garden in Crumb Cake across two corners of the card. I then ran that through the Big shot in the Subtles Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder to give a worn look. A little sponged Crumb Cake around the edges adds to the vintage feel.

Meant to Be card flat

 

For the main focus of the card I cut some heart from the Be Mine Thinlits in Powder Pink and in Very Vanilla. I stamped the greeting Meant to Be from the stamp set in Crumb Cake and finished the card off with one of the tiny Heart Epoxy Droplets.

I love how this turned out and hope my cousin likes it too.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Floral Friday: Bloom by Bloom

So I’m back with another Floral Friday post and today I’m featuring the Bloom by Bloom stamp set. This is one of those stamp sets where you can just grab a few different inks and really have fun creating patterns and arrangements. For today’s cards I really embraced our bright and cheery colours and chose Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green, the perfect spring combination.

Bloom by Bloom card 1

For this first card I didn’t quite get the flower centres lined up properly but it still turned out to be my favourite card of the four. I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for the greeting and the Everyday Label and Classic Label punches to create my little focal point.

Bloom by Bloom card 2

For this card I added a little strip of the Granny Apple Green polka dot paper from the Brights DSP stack. I decided to leave this one without a greeting as I think the flowers are enough on their own, plus it would be the perfect card to send to someone to cheer them up.

Bloom by Bloom card3

Again this one has some of the Brights DSP and I left it without a greeting,

Bloom by Bloom card4

The final one, which is probably the busiest looking one as the greeting and extra paper but was still quick and easy to put together.

I really love this stamp set and if you’re a floral fan like me its definitely one to add to your collection.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Let It Ride Encouragement Card

Any horse fan is sure to love the Let It Ride stamp set, I love the realistic artwork in this set and it can be brought to life easily with the Stampin’ Blends. For this card I’ve stuck to a monochromatic colour scheme using Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla with a hint of Old Old.

To add a bit of texture to the card I ripped the edges of a strip of Soft Suede and then ran it through the Bigshot in the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I think this gives a real rustic feel to the card.

Let it Ride Encouragement

For a final embellishment I added a strip of the Braided Linen Trim  which has carried over from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

Let Itt Ride Encouragement - inside

Here’s a look at the inside.  I really like all the sentiments in this set as they are perfect for all kinds of encouragement and support, something we could al use from time to time.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Price: £102.00

 

Home to Roost Card with a Crazy Colour Combination

For today’s card I challenged myself to use some products which are not my favourites. As a starting point I pulled out some So Saffron cardstock, a colour I very very rarely use. This made me think of straw so I pulled out the Home to Roost stamp set from this year’s Sale-A-Bration selection and also the Garden Impressions 6 x 6 DSP stack which I find a little busy with so many colours included.

Here’s what I came up with and actually I quite like it, whowould have thought So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay would work together.

Home to Roost card - flat

Just a touch of Bermuda Bay has really brought this card to life don’t you think?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

All Adorned Card

Today I’m sharing with you a quick card I made with the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set All Adorned. I love the simplicity of this stamp set, its perfect to work with when you just want to stamp and make pretty patterns, if like me you need this one in your collection then place a £45.00 order before the end of the month and its yours for free.

I picked a colour scheme of Soft Seafoam and Merry Merlot to work with today as these are my favourite colours from this catalogue’s colour refresh and I love how good they look together, this is the perfect combination for a male or female card and its one all definitely be using again soon.

All Adorned Card - Flat

I stamped the Soft Seafoam images first randomly all over my cardstock and then overstamped with the smaller medallion type stamp. These two stamps match up perfectly to create a lovely two-toned pattern. Simply line up the four outer dots on the smaller stamp with the circles on the larger stamp and hey presto, gorgeous background.

To help my sentiment stand out I used the Everyday Label punch and the starburst punch to create a couple of layers.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quick and simple project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Simple Stamping – All The Good Things

I was mostly drawn to the All The Good Things stamp set because of the sentiments, for their meanings and the mix of capital letters with the cursive font which I think is a great combination, but now I’ve had a play with this set I’ve fallen for the fish too.

I’ll be honest and getting  the large fish image to ink up well has not been that simple. The sentiments are also part of the stamp so using the big ink pads always lefft me with splodges where I didn’t want them. I tried our Stampin’ Markers and although they worked you didn’t get the full beauty of the shading from this distinctive stamp. I was tempted to cut the stamp apart and then I tried using the sponge daubers.

I’ve not used these for years, but they are the perfect size for inking up small areas on a stamp and also you dont have the problem of excess ink.

simple stamping - all the good things card 2

For this first card I gave the large fish using the largest rectangle frame from the Swirly Frames stamp set. Using the card on the Stamp-a-ratus meant I was able to place the frame exactly where I wanted, i think this makes the whole thing look like a painting hung on a wall.

simple stamping -all the good things card 1

For the second card I added the smaller fish and then added some of the Pool Party sequins from the iridescent assortment.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

“Peter Rabbit” Inspired card with Fable Friends

Growing up Beatrix Potter’s Tales of Peter Rabbit was one of my favourite books and every time I look at the Fable Friends stamp set happy memories come flooding back to me, if your a Beatrix Potter fan, I’d definitely add Fable Friends to your stampsollection.

pR Inspired card with fable Friends - close up

I also love how Balmy Blue is the perfect match for Peter’s little jacket in the stories., so using the Gingham Gala DSP was the perfect choice for a background. Using the Stampin’ Blends that gorgeous little rabbit has come to life on my paper, how cute does he look?

peter rabbit inspired card with fable friends - flat

To embellish the card a little I stamped and die-cut three flowers from the Needle and Thread Bundle which I think works well with the images in Fable Friends.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quite monochromatic card and join me agin soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x