Birthday Sheep Trio Card

Being a farmers daughter the Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep Dies were one of my first picks from this round of Sale-A-Bration, I can see these sheep being used for many birthday cards over the next few months.

Today’s card is for a young man but could easily work for just about anyone. I die cut three sheep and coloured their faces with a little light Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends and their hooves with light Basic Black. Each sheep has a different coloured hat and balloon in Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade and a mix of Pear Pizzazz card and light Granny Apple Green Blends.

The background was created using Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz inks and blending brushes to colour each half of my cardstock. I love how the blue really does look like a cloudy sky.

To finish the card I added a fence cut from Cinnamon Cider and a label cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

End result….three dancing sheep ready to party!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Final Farewell to Pretty Perennials

As I mentioned yesterday the Pretty Perennials Bundle was my favourite from this years January to June Mini catalogue so here is one final card to say goodbye.

I’ve used all of the 21-23 In-Colour collection because I love them and they work so well for floral based cards having the pastel shades and two greens.

I used Fresh Freesia as my card base with a Basic White matt cut from the largest die in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.

I used adhesive sheets to cut out the leaves in both Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. I first adhered the Soft Succulent outline and then filled in with the bits from the Evening Evergreen leaves, using the spatula end of the Take Your Pick Tool to pick up the little sections. This in-fill technique is one of my favourites to use on a dies like this.

The top layers of the flowers are cut from the new 2021-2023 In Colour Shimmer Vellum and adhered to the bottom layer with Mini Glue Dots. I’ve then added a Matt Black Dot to the centre of each flower to match my stamped greeting.

I’ve added a Positively Pink VellumButterfly cut from the Nature’s Thoguhts Dies as a final flourish.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it. Now time to get ready for the July-December Mini Catalogue, available to customers on August 3rd.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Blackberry Bliss Pansy Trio Card

This card is made with the Pansy Dies and although it took a while to cut out all the seperate pieces for three flowers and six leaves it was fairly easy to put togther, especially if you use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for the more intricate bits.

I used a Basic White card blank and just added a background using Highland Heather and a Blending Brush, sadly I’ve covered most of this up with the Pansies.

I used Highland Heather to add my greeting in the bottom right corner.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer up the flowers and leaves and to finish off the card I added some of the pearlescent white Elegant Faceted Gems.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Blackberry Bliss Pansy Petals Card

This week I’m focusing on the Pansy Petal Suite, my favourite suite from the new catalogue as I love the colours and Pansies are one of my favourite flowers.

This suite features a stamp and die set, matching designer paper and cute little Bumblebee Trinkets similar to the ones in the Dandy Garden Suite. One of my favourite features of this suite is the options with the die set. You can cut from the matching designer paper, cut from stamped images and also simply use the dies to build your own flowers from cardstock.

Today I’m showing a card which has been created mostly from just die-cutting the designer paper, so was easy to make and looks great. I just used images which have Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Freesia and Evening Evergreen.

The background paper also comes from the Pansy Petals DSP, making this pack even more versatile as everyone loves a gingham don’t they. After stamping a sentiment onto one of the frames from the Scalloped Contours Dies I arranged my pansies over to the left of the card. As a finishing touch I’ve added some of the Fresh Freesia In-Colour Jewels,

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing more with this gorgeous suite so see you then.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Turtle Friends Birthday Card

How cute is this little turtle? Turtle Friends is definitley one of the first sets that caught my eye in the new catatlogue and the best thing about this stamp set, the matching punch so you can go turtle mad.

For this card I’ve stuck to just turtle stamped in our new Evening Evergreen onto Soft Succulent cardstock. I’m not usually a green person but I do love these two new colours, especially the Evening Evergreen which I’m hoping features heavily in the up and coming mini catalogue in July, it’s never too early to think about Christmas!

Anyway back to this card, the card base and background are both Fresh Freesia. The background layer I ran through the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder as I think it works perfectly with the pattern on the turtles shell.

I’ve added a few diecut balloons from the Hippo & Friends Dies and some of the new Loose Flower Flourishes in Pale Papaya, we need these in every colour I LOVE them!!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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