Leave A Little Silver Sparkle Card

For today’s project I’ve pulled out the Leave A Little Sparkle stamp set to make a birthday card for a special little girl who loves unicorns and all things sparkly. For the background of this card I stamped the small star trio stamp in the new Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink which gives the whole card a subtle shimmer which the photograpgh really doesn’t do justice to.

I coloured the main focal image with Stampin’ Blends in Lovely Lipstick, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry and added some Wink of Stella to the unicorn horn for a bit more sparkle.

Leave A Little Sparkle Card one

A little silver foil adds a final bit of sparkle to this gorgeous girly card. I can see variations of this card made throughout the coming school year for all those upcoming little girl birthdays.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Magical Unicorn Birthday Card

This card was made from the Leave A Little Sparkle stamp set for one of my friends little girls who is unicorn mad, I think she will like it as the whole party was unicorn themed and had a very similar colour scheme.

First I created the background using the new Fluid 100 watercolour paper, which I think makes blending much easier than our previous watercolour paper. I spritzed the whole of my watercolour paper with water then used a mix of Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron to make a striped ombre effect background. I then used my heat tool to completely dry the background.

Magical unicorn birthday card close up

I added a couple of swirls to the background in Versamark which have shown up in the photo above and also added a greeting from Magical Mermaid in Rich Razzleberry.

I then stamped the unicorn in Tuxedo Black Memento onto Shimmery White cardstock, which sadly doesn’t show up. I then coloured the mane, tail and hooves with a mix of dark Stampin’ Blends in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry. A touch of Wink of Stella was added to the unicorn horn to add extra sparkle.

magical unicorn birthday card flat

To embellish the card I used the now retired Twinkle, Twinkle Adhesive stars but you could also use the Iridescent Sequins or the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins for a similar effect.

I love this card and can’t wait to play around creating different coloured versions, I’m thinking Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody would work well for a firey unicorn cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne X

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half sheet of A4 cardstock measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Bermuda Bay Matt: 14.4cm x 10cm

Watercolour Paper Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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Floral Friday: Bloom by Bloom

So I’m back with another Floral Friday post and today I’m featuring the Bloom by Bloom stamp set. This is one of those stamp sets where you can just grab a few different inks and really have fun creating patterns and arrangements. For today’s cards I really embraced our bright and cheery colours and chose Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green, the perfect spring combination.

Bloom by Bloom card 1

For this first card I didn’t quite get the flower centres lined up properly but it still turned out to be my favourite card of the four. I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for the greeting and the Everyday Label and Classic Label punches to create my little focal point.

Bloom by Bloom card 2

For this card I added a little strip of the Granny Apple Green polka dot paper from the Brights DSP stack. I decided to leave this one without a greeting as I think the flowers are enough on their own, plus it would be the perfect card to send to someone to cheer them up.

Bloom by Bloom card3

Again this one has some of the Brights DSP and I left it without a greeting,

Bloom by Bloom card4

The final one, which is probably the busiest looking one as the greeting and extra paper but was still quick and easy to put together.

I really love this stamp set and if you’re a floral fan like me its definitely one to add to your collection.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Foiled Birthday cards with Jar of Sweets Dies

This pair of cards are made completely with die cuts and no stamps. I’ve paired the Jar of Sweets Framelits with the Happy Birthday Thinlits and the gorgeous free foil from Sale-A-Bration to make these stunning cards.

Foiled Happy Birthday Card -loveley lipstick

Firstly I cut my foil matt layer and then adhered it to a sheet of the Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheets, this makes sticking intricate die-cuts like the Happy Birthday Thinlits much easier than using other adhesives.

I cut all the shapes from my adhesive foil so I only used a piece 14cm x 10cm for each card.

Foiled Happy Birthday Card - grapefruit grove

I mixed and matched the two colours of foil between the two cards, for an additional finishing touch I added some of the Grapefruit Grove  Adhesive Backed sequins from the Gingham Gala pack.

I really love how these cards have turned out, the Grapefruit Grove Foil is stunning when the light catches it and makes it look iridescent. It’s free with any order over £45.00 and I think worth placing the order if you want cards with a bit of Wow Factor.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Niece’s Birthday card with Piece of Cake

My project today features a birthday card for my Niece’s birthday yesterday. Hope she liked it. I chose the background paper from How Sweet It Is Designer Paper as it reminded me of her sweet and bubbly nature.

The main image comes from the Piece of Cake stamp set and is stamped on a Whisper White punch out of the Starburst Punch, I’m not entirely convinced I got this part of the card just right as the candle don’t look right to me.

niece's birthday card - piece of cake flat

I grounded my birthday cake image by using a banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelits and to finish the card I added some of the Clear Faceted Gems which I coloured Lovely Lipstick using a Stampin’ Blends Marker.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and join me again soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Price: £102.00