Holly Berry Background Card with Blended Seasons

Today I’m sharing another Christmas card made with the Blended Seasons Bundle of products. This time I used the holly stamp to create a back ground for my card and then I coloured it with Poppy Parade and Garden Green Stampin’ markers.

The gold embossed sentiment comes from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, which again I have added to my card using the gorgeous stitched frames from the Stitched Seasons die set. I will really miss these next month when they’re no longer available, so if you’re thinking about making purchase I would hurry before they sell out.

blended seasons xmas 2 flat

I added the bow die cut and a strip of Poppy Parade cardstock to make the card look like it was a Christmas present.

blended seasons xmas 2 inside

A little holly and a sentiment finish off the inside. Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Bicycle Birthday Card with Enjoy Life and Best Route DSP

Being from a town which  is cycling mad I knew I had to get the Enjoy Life stamp set with the bicycle image. Pairing that with the Best Route DSP and I’ve created a birthday which I think would be suitable for any male cycle enthusiast.

bushell birthday bike card flat

I think the Happy Birthday sentiment from Perennial Birthday is the perfect match for this card as its not too feminine. I also added a little decoration to the inside of this card so I could use another sentiment from the set.

bushell birthday bike card inside

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, hopefully I’ll come up with more ideas for male birthday cards soon.

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

 

Wedding Card with the Stitched All Around Bundle

I don’t know about you but this time of year I seem to be at a wedding every other weekend, so my stash of wedding cards is rapidly depleting. The dies and stamps in the Stitched All Around bundle provide the perfect base for creating some lovely wedding cards.

enjoy your special day flat card

For this simple card I created a background by running a layer of Powder Pink cardstock through the bigshot in the Tufted 3D Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder which adds that luxury quilted effect to the card which I think is just begging for pearls to be in the centres of each “tuft”. A little Flirty Flamingo round the edges adds a little more depth to the card.

Add a sentiment to that gorgeous swirly edged die and finish with some of the darling stitched hearts in Flirty Flamingo for a gorgeous wedding card I’m sure any couple will love.

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

 

Southern Serenade Birthday Card

After spending the last couple of weeks colouring nearly every project with my Stampin’ Blends I thought it was time to pull out my Stampin’ Markers as I can’t actually remember the last time I used them.

I wanted to make a quick birthday card using the Southern Serenade stamp set which has that lovely floral image just begging for some ink. I chose a colour combination of Mint Macaron and Fresh Fig for my flowers with a hint of Powder Pink in the background.

The stitched rectangle was created with the largest of the Stitched Shape Framelits squares, to make a rectangle you need to hang one edge of the Framelit over the cutting pads while you run through the Bigshot so it doesn’t cut and then turn round and hang the cut part of the square over the edge. Take a look here for more details on how to do this.

southern serenade birthday flat

The sentiment was stamped on a label from the Label Me Pretty stamp set, it wasn’t meant to be on an angle but actually I really like how it looks.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Copper Leaves Thank You Card with Blended Seasons Bundle

For today’s project I was aiming for a simple one layer card, but I got a bit carried away with the ink blending and made a bit of a mess. So I’ve added a copper layer behind my blending and mounted on a new card blank.

I love the addition of Mango Melody to our colour palette as I think it is the perfect middle colour between Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. All three have blended together to create the background and I love how rich and autumnal this card looks.

blended seasons copper leaves flat

Some Copper embossing of the leaves stamp and some die cut Copper Foil leaves finish the card off. This was a very quick card to make but I think its turned out really well. I think the corn stamp would work equally well.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x