To make the base cut a piece of A4 cardstock to 28cm x 10.5cm. Score the long length at 7cm and 14cm and into the z-shape. I then covered the small front section with some of the Hand Penned Designer paper measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and covered the inside/back section with a piece measuring 13.5cm x 10cm.
I then cut the second largest frame from the Scalloped Contours dies in Mint Macaron and two rectangles from the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die (the one measuring 10.5cm x 7cm. The white rectangles fit perfectly inside the stitched dots on the Mint Macaron rectangle.
On seperate cardstock I stamped the largest flower outline from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and filled in with Mint Macaron leaves and Highland Heather flowers.
I stamped Thank You on one White rectangle before adhering to the Mint Macaron Scalloped rectangle, which I then adhered to the small front panel of the card, remember to only put adhesive on half of the rectangle otherwise it will stick to the back and not open. I then adhered the other white rectangle to the back of the card, lining it up behind the Mint Macaron rectangle.
I die cut my flowers and added them to the front of the card and then finished off with three Mint Macaron gems from the Genial Gems pack.
I love this bundle and hope it carries over into the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue.
Color & Contour is one bundle which I bought more for the dies as I love a die which creates a matt for me to work with and who doesn’t love things with a scalloped edge? Win, win! So I focused just on the stamp set and here’s what I created:
I’ve used a mix of Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and Soft Succulent from the 21-23 In-colours, which are definitley my favourite collection. Stampin’ Up! please please don’t retire these colours I love them.
One thinng that makes the Color and Contour stamp set for me is the sentiments I love when they contain a mix of scripty with capitals. I’d love it if we had a complimetary birthday set in the same font.
From the stamping you can see I didn’t get the outlines to match up with the middle parts but I think this adds more depth to the card and makes the card realistic.
The Summer Shadows dies are one of our level 2 Sale-A-Bration rewards, availabel with an order over £90. I loved the look of them as I do all things floral but I did find them a struggle to work with.
Today I’m sharing a card a made using these dies and also the the very sparkly Be Dazzling 6×6 DSP. This simple card uses ones of my favourite techinques, the inlay techinque where you fill in a die cut outline with pieces from another colour.
I’m also going to give you a closer look at the samples in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue using these dies for a little more inspiration.
I love the colour combination of this last sample: Copper, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride definitely one I need to try.
Today I’ve got a quick card made using the Bloom WhereYou’re Planted Designer Paper. This a great paper pack filled with images of house plants, pots and very versatile backgrounds. There is also a matching stamp and die bundle but today I’m just using the paper.
I’ve used the paper with all the potted plants on as my background, I’ve cut it so the large plant (sorry no idea of the name!) is central on the background. I then fussy cut out two extra plant from the paper.
Both cards have Evening Evergreen as the card base. I’ve then done one card with a Gray Granite layer and one with a Cinnamon Cider layer. Before adhering the designer paper to the matt layer I’ve added a length of the Evening Evergreen Chervon Weave Ribbon where I will place my sentiment.
I’ve stamped my greeting in Evening Evergreen onto Gray Granite or Cinnamon Cider and then cut them out with the large label die from the Potted Succulents Dies.
To finish the card I’ve adhered both the extra plant and the labels to the cards with Stampin’ dimensionals. Remember the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Paper currently has 15% off the price so a perfect time to buy.
It’s Kangaroo & Co which has seen some ink today to make this thank you card, if you changed the sentiment it could easily be used as a birthday or get well soon card aswell.
I took one of the Ornate Layers dies and cut it out of Basic White. While the card was still in the die I used a Blender Brush and Soft Sea Foam to create the grass, with heavier blending at the bottom and a very light touch at the top. I then added a little bit of grass again using Soft Sea Foam.
I also stamped the butterfly and the greeting on this panel. I used the flower stamp and Versamark to create the subtle background on the Blamy Blue card base.
To finish the card I added a die cut Kangaroo coloured in Crumb Cake and a bunch of flowers in Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam and Daffodil Delight.