For today’s Floral Friday I’m sharing two very simple cards made with the Flowing Flowers stamp set, which has beautiful big flower images perfect for covering your whole card.
This first card uses Highland Heather and Soft Succulent inkpads to stamp the flowers with.
The second one was done with Stampin’ Markers brushed on the stamps and gives you a much bolder image. Which do you prefer?
The sentiments for both cards were stamped on diecuts from the Tasteful Labels Dies which have now unfortunately sold out. For an alternative you could use the labels in the Potted Succulents or Seasonal Labels Dies. In the new catalogue there is also a die set called All That which would also work.
For my Simple to Stepped Up project this week I’m using the Kite Delight stamp set and the new Cloud Punch.
For my Simple card I’ve just stamped onto Basic white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends.
For the second step I’ve added in some Pool Party clouds and then stamped the kites onto some of the Simply Marbleous Designer Paper, cut them out and adhered over the top of the clouds. I’ve also added a Pool Party matt behind the stamped to add some colour.
For my Stepped Up version I added in punched clouds from the Sunshine and Rainbows Designer Paper and used some black baker’s twine for the tail of the kite along with cut out bows.
Which is your favourite version? I like the middle version myself simple and stylish.
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.
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.
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.