Monochromatic Floral card with Blended Seasons

I’m going all modern and monochromatic for today’s card and simply using black and white. I’m loving how versatile the Blended Seasons bundle is, the combinations really do seem to be endless.

This time I simply stamped the large floral image on black cardstock and embossed in white, a technique which looks stunning no matter what image you use. Just remember to use your embossing buddy so you don’t end up with little white powder flecks everywhere.

flat black and white blended seasons

Using the Stamparatus I was able to perfectly line up the greeting in my frame die cut from the Stitched Labels Framelits. The black 1/8″ cord trim works well to “fasten” the frame to my card. The background paper if from the Tropical Chic 6×6 DSP Stack which has a few black and white pattern options in it, if you don’t have this you could easily make your own or use the Petal Passion DSP from the Spring/Summer catalogue if you have any left. A few faceted black gems and the card is finished.

inside black and white blended seasons floral

Here’s a look at what I did to the inside, just a simple bit of stamping.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Congrats Wreath made from Blended Seasons Bundle

For today’s project I pulled out the Stitched seasons Framelits and had a play cutting out the various shapes. To make the wreath I cut out eight of the leaves in Mint Macaron and five of the small flowers in Blushing Bride. I cut the leaves off the flower dies as I didn’t want pink leaves, not really sure why the flower isn’t a separate die.

To create the background I took some Blushing bride cardstock and stamped the leaves stamp randomly all over in Blushing Bride to give a tone-on-tone look which wasn’t going to detract attention away from my wreath.

blended seasons congrats wreath flat

To make the wreath a cut a whisper white circle from the 6cm diameter Layering Circles dies and glued onto my card. I cut the berries section off all my leaves and then positioned them all round the circle, overlapping in some areas.

I then added the Congrats banner which was stamped  from the Banner for You stamp set and cut from the Bunch of Banners Framelits. I fixed the banner on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added the flowers around the wreath, tucking a couple under the banner. I added some Rhinestones to the flower centres as a final touch.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Rich Razzleberry Floral Friendship Card with Blended Seasons

If you’ve followed my blog for a while it will be no surprise to you that the first image I wanted to stamp with out of the new Blended seasons stamp set was that gorgeous large floral image. Anyone know what flower it is because I don’t recognise it?

I chose a classic colour combination of Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive as I wanted to use the Stampin’ Blends and I haven’t order the new colours yet (they’re on their way).

blended seasons razzleberry flowers flat

Adding a layer of Light Pool Party all around the stamped image really helps it to pop off the page. I added a few pearls to the centres of the flowers to add some subtle extra detail.

blended seasons inside razzleberry

I decorated the inside of the card with an extra coloured flower but kept it sentiment free so I can write my own message.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this first look at the Blended Seasons stamp set, pop back soon for more ideas with this set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x