Very Vintage Birthday Card

Today’s project was inspired by one in the catalogue on page 226, my version is much simpler and perfect for when you need a quick floral themed birthday card.

The Very Vintage stamp set is a hostess set so only available with orders over £150.00 but its one to consider adding to your stash as it has a lovely mix of sentiments and images. I chose to work with the two largest elements to make my card.

I created a tone on tone background with Old Olive cardstock and ink and the lace doily image. I love the distressed vintage feel of this image I think its made a great background for this card.

Very Vintage Birthday Card flat

A little colouring with the watercolour pencils and the blender created the focal point for this card and really reminds me of some china which my grandma used to have, if anyone’s in the UK and knows what I’m on about I’d love to know the name of the china?

I finished the card off with a simple Happy Birthday banner created from the Birthday Banners stamp set and Bunch of Banners Framelits.

Which do you prefer the catalogue version or my simplified version?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Price: £11.25

 

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Water-Coloured Autumn Leaves Card with Blended Seasons

There’s only two more days to get your hands on the Blended Seasons bundle so I’m back today with another idea for you.

I’ve used the falling leaves stamp and stamped over watercolour paper in Stazon and then coloured with Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Garden Green watercolour pencils, which all belong to assortment 2. I coloured the leaves really roughly to try and highlight the affects of the turning leaves and I think the end result is quite good….if you don’t look too closely.

autumn leaves blended seasons card flat

To add some texture I added some strips of ribbon to the side of my greetings panel. I used a small piece of the new Braided Linen Trim and I wanted something which would add a bit more Cajun Craze to the card. We don’t carry anything like this so I made my own using the Polka Dot Ribbon and the Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends marker, which adds exactly what I wanted to the card.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and remember order these products now before they’re gone forever.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Water-coloured Flowers with Blended Seasons

Colouring is one of my favourite past-times while watching tv as I can’t just sit and watch I have to have my hands busy. Last night I was using the new Water Colour Assortment 2 pencils to colour these flowers from the Blended Seasons Stamp set.

I love how some simple colouring has turned into a beautiful card this morning. The colours used were just Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and the smallest amount of Crushed Curry, but the image looks like I used many more shades.

blended seasons watercolour card flat

I was going to mount the image onto just a white card base but I think the added black layer gives the card a real “pop”. I stamped the greeting using Stazon on some vellum as I still wanted all of the  flowers to be seen.

A super simple card which looks beautiful, now I’m off to do some more colouring.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Shimmery Coastal Cabana Floral Card with Blended Seasons Bundle

Today I’m sharing another card made with the gorgeous floral stamp from the Blended Seasons stamp set. This time I went for a colour combination of Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green and Woodgrain.

Firstly I stamped the floral image twice on shimmery white cardstock in Stazon and water coloured with the Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green pencils from the new Water Colour assortment 2. My Coastal Cabana pencil doesn’t seem to blend out as well as the rest of the pack so getting the flowers how I wanted took quite a few layers. To add more shimmer to the project I added some Wink of Stella all over the flowers, this looks stunning in real life but has not come out well on the photos at all.

coastal cabana blended seasons close up

I fussy cut the flowers and then separated them to create smaller arrangements around my sentiment. I added a few pearls to the centres of the flowers as to me the don’t look complete without, going to challenge myself not to use them on my next floral card!

coastal cabana flat blended season

The Wood Textures DSP gives the perfect background to highlight all the shimmer on the flowers.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Water-Coloured Holly With the Blended Seasons Bundle

It may be too early for some people to even think about the big C word but it after my birthday now so I’m totally ready to embrace Christmas crafting and what better way to start than with the lovely holly image out of the Blended Seasons Stamp set, the perfect image for a spot of water-colouring.

I love how you can make different frame combinations with these dies and the double stitching means you have two pieces you can use with each cut. To make the Old Olive frame I used the two largest frames and placed the smaller one inside the biggest and then cut. I then mounted it onto the white frame after I’d stamped and coloured.

blended seasons xmas1 flat

The card was finished off which a layer of DSP from the Under the Mistletoe pack, this is a pack of paper which  looks so much better in real life, I really love the plaid patterns in this collection.

blended seasons xmas1 inside

I finished off the inside with some holly springs on the corners but left space to wite your own greeting.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this first Christmas project I’ve shared and look forward to many more coming soon as the Autumn/Winter catalogue is amazing!!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Handwritten Watercolour Wash Thank You Card

For today’s project pulled out the new background stamp Handwritten. I love this background stamp as it has such a mix of words in a variety a languages so can be used for any occasion and its in the most lovely curvy font.

I created the back with a wash of Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit grove and Mango Melody across damp watercolour paper.  After leaving to dry and stamped the background stamp across the front, using the Stamparatus for this meant I could re-stamp numerous times with black to create a deeper image.

handwritten watercolour thank you

To finish the card I added the Thank You greeting from Stitched All Around and mounted it on the coordinating die from Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. I also added some of the new black 1/8″ cord which I can see myself using a lot.

Happy Crafting

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Thankful Acorn Card

For today’s’ card I fancied doing a little water colouring, so I pulled out the Count My Blessings stamp set and work with the acorn stamp. I used my aqua painter and inkpads to get the colours I wanted. The leaves are done in Old Olive and the acorns a mix of Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze.

acornflat

I wanted the coloured acorn to be the focus of the card so used the second largest Stitched Shape Framelit to cut it out. To add some texture behind I took a Delicate White Doily and inked it with a mixture of Early Expresso and Chocolate Chip. Once dry I scrunched it up to create even more texture. I folded the doily a little to create folds within the circle to add some ruffles, I then attached this to the back of my acorn circle.

acorncloseup

For the greeting I stamped “gather together & give thanks” in Early Expresso on some Very Vanilla cardstock, I then cut this out using one of the banners in the Bunch of Banners Framelit set. To add some more texture I attached some pulled apart Copper Trim.

To finish the front of the card I cut a layer of the Painted Autumn DSP measuring 10cm x 14xm and sponged a little Early Expresso around the edges. I then attached this onto an Early Expresso card base using Fast Fuse. I mounted my acorn circle in the bottom right corner and then stuck the banner diagonally across the bottom.

acorninside

I added an extra stamped acorn to the inside of the card but left this one as just an outline.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x