Hiding on the inside cover of the Spring/Summer Catalogue the All That You Are stamp set might be one which you’ve over-looked, I know I did for a couple of months. It’s a stamp set which contains lovely floral images and the best thing is the two smaller flowers can be cut out with the First Frost dies which carried over from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.
I love the main floral image so wanted to highlight that by creating a very simple card, so out came my Stazon ink and water-colour pencils.
Using the Rectangle Stitched Dies to add a sentiment and some of the Black Cord finishes the card off and makes it look elegant.
Being a Yorkshire girl the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set immeadiatly made me think of some of my favourite coastal villages which I’ve visited over the years. Staithes and Robin Hood’s bay being two of my favourties.
I stamped the image on watercolour paper and then coloured in select areas with the watercolour pencils. I’ve added more highlights of colour rather than a full coloured image as I wanted the image to stand out from my chosen background.
I added a slanted matt behind my image cut from the same size Stitched Rectangle in the Cajun Craze paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP . I then added this to a maated layer of
Old Olive cardstock which I’d run through the Bigshot with the Subtle Texture Impressions Embossing Folder to match the effect of the DSP.
A little Burlap ribbon adds to the rustic charm of the card and I think finishes it off nicely.
By the Bay may not be everyone’s first choice of Sale-A-Bration freebie but I think it worth a look, especially if your like me and love the sea.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.