Todays card features three products which are part of our Sale-A-Bration collection for 2020. The stamp set and paper pack are options which are available with a £50.00 order and the dies set is free with a purchase of £90 or more.
The Lily Impressions paper is stunning, it has so many of my favourite colours in it and I love its inspired by the painting by Claude Monet. This quick card highlights the paper and if you don’t like the pattern I’ve chosen, most of the other designs in the pack work just as well.
The white die cut comes from the Wild Rose die set and the greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is part of our new Reversibiles range, this means you can use both sides of the stamp for stamping. This doubles the creativity and is great for floral images which I love.
I stamped the solid parts of the lily’s first using the flat/ back sides of the stamps and by stamping one layer of Melon Mambo ink on scrap paper first. I then stamped over with the outline, they don’t quite line up due to the uneven flower but give a lovley artisitc effect which I think adds to the floral feel of the stamping. I did the same with the laeves using Granny Apple Green.
After die cutting I assembled the card and added a final outline die cut layer to the Lily flower to add extra dimension.
Today I’m sharing three simple cards made with the gorgeous Painted Poppies stamp set, this is probably my favourite stamp set from the new catalogue. The focus of this stamp set may be poppies but I feel these flowers are versatile enough to be used to represent many other flowers too, just experiment with colour like I have here.
For each of these cards I used three stamps from the Painted Poppies stamp set and the Happy Birthday greeting comes from the co-ordinating stamp set Peaceful Moments, but you could use any greeting you have.
This Highland Heather card was the first I made. First I stamped the poppy outlines in Tuxedo Black Memento and then filled them in with Highland Heather and the large blob stamp. For the background I stamped off the Highland Heather once on scrap paper before filling in the background. The blob stamp (sorry I can’t think of a better name for it!) has a watercolour effect to it, so I think it makes a lovely background stamp as well as to fill in the flowers.
For the second card I used Melon Mambo and used a similar technique to card one, except I didn’t leave any white space on the card and did much more overstamping.
For this third card I used Bermuda Bay and started the card the same way as card one. For the background I used the paint splash looking stamp to fill in the background. I don’t know if its the colour or this stamp but I really love how this card tured out, its my favourite of the three by far.
I hope these cards have given you a little inspiration for using colours other than red with the Painted Poppies stamp set, I’m loving creating with this set so watch out for more projects next week.
If you’ve not yet finished making your Christmas cards or you need to whip up a few extra really quick then this is the card for you.
I used the From Our House to Yours stamp set to create this little scene. The stamps are photopolymer so they line up really easily making stamping a scene quick and enjoyable. If your making a lot the using the Stampatratus is a good idea.
I stamped my scene on the 6cm square dies from the Layering Squares Dies and matted it onto the scalloped version which is slightly bigger.
To make this card really pop I’ve used some of the Noble Peacock Foil and run it through the Hammered Embossing folder which is part of the Brightly Gleaming Suite. I love this embossing folder as it creates a subtle but really effective background. I’ve also added a little bit of Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Striped Ribbon across the top of the card behind my little scene.
To change up this card you can easily change the foil colour and embossing folder to create many different background effects.
Sometimes I just want to stamp a pretty picture without adding in punches, die cutting and lots of colouring and the From Our House to Yours is the perfect stamp set for scene building stamping.
For the background I did some very light sponging in Pool Party and the stamped the starry night sky with Pool Party ink.
To create the rest of the scene I used another nine ink colours which you can see in the supplies below. I love how this cute little scene has turned out. With the variety of sentiments in this sewt its also possible to make cards for all year round occassions making this a very versatile addition to your collection.
I’ve had the Above the Clouds bundle in my stash since june but I’ve not inked it up yet. I love the sentiments in this set but I’ve struggled with the balloons, so I’ve taken inspiration from the catalogue and made my own version of the card on page 89 of the Annual Catalogue.
I’ve used the Stitched Rectangle dies to create the Purple Posy frame and the matt for the clouds, which were stamped in Pool Party.
The balloons are stamped in Purple Posy and Grapefruit Grove and the greeting is stamped in Highland Heather so it stands out more.
I’ve finished the card off with three sequins from the iridescent assortment. I’m quite pleased with how this turned out so hopefully theis set will see some more ink again soon.