Merry Merlot and Copper Snow is Glistening Collection

Today I’m back to share with you a few card I made with the new Snow is Glistening stamp set and matching dies, these products are only available during November while stocks last, so if you like what you see I urge you to place your order quickly and we’ve already lost one of the products in the showcase.

This stamp set is like a dream come true for me as I’m a huge snowflake fan and have quite a collection of various snowflake sets, these is my favourite though simply for that Christmas tree stamp its stunning and could be my favourite stamp of the whole Christmas releases this year.

So obviously this stamp had to be the focus of my projects right? So here are four different ways use that gorgeous stamp.

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First up is a simple card using just Merry Merlot ink and the Stamp-a-ratus to create this card front, this really highlights how detailed and beautiful that stamp is. I finished the card with a simple layer of copper foil to add a more Christmassy feel.

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For my second card I went a little more detailed and stamped the tree in Versamark and embossed in Copper embossing powder. I added a sentiment also from the Snow is Glistening stamps set and used the Tailored Tag punch to add some copper highlights to the card. I also stamped the large snowflake in Merry Merlot on the card base to give a subtle detail to the background.

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For the third card I embossed the tree again in Copper but this time I stamped it was on Merry Merlot cardstock, I then roughly cut the tree out. I created the background using the falling snowflakes stamp in two rows across the middle of the cardstock, with the Stamp-a-ratus  this was easy it line up and looks great. I added a strip of Merry Merlot cardstock across the middle to ground the tree when I adhered it. To finish the card I added the greeting “Seasons Greeting” from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set, which is another gorgeous snowflake set. As a final touch I added three copper snowflakes cut from the Snowfall Thinlits.

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This final card is my favourite, probably because it uses the gorgeous Merry Merlot and Copper Reversible Ribbon, this is in my opinion the most gorgeous ribbon Stampin’ Up! have ever created, I’m tempted to order more and use it with my Christmas wrapping.

The background of this card was created using the tree stamp vertically, I’m impressed I was able to line this up so you couldn’t tell where the join was, thank you Stamp-a-ratus!!

The main focal point of the card is the large snowflake, this was tricky to cut out of the foil without it ripping, but I finally got it to work by placing some greaseproof paper between the foil and the die and running through the Big Shot four times.

I have loved creating all of these cards and using the Snow is Glistening stamp set, pop back later to see more projects with this gorgeous set and the other set in the Snowflake Showcase, Happiness Surrounds.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Rooted in Nature Card Trio

For today’s project I was attempting to make a one-layer card, something which I really struggle with. To create the band of stamping across the middle of the first card I masked off roughly a third of the card with masking tape. The background was created with sponged Petal Pink and the leaves were stamped in Grapefruit Grove and Cajun Craze.

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This first card was the result of my third attempt at this technique, its definitely one I need more practise in as I found my tape stuck too much and ripped my first two attempts and this third one is a little crooked. To finish this card I embossed the sentiments in Copper embossing power. This is an close to my initial plan as I came today.

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For this second card I just cut the good stamping away from my ripped edge and mounted onto a strip of Cajun Craze. I stamped the greeting in Cajun Craze and added a couple of Faceted Dots in Grapefruit Grove. this actually turned out to be my favourite card of the three.

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The final used some dies…yes I can’t help myself, but this strip off stamping was a mess and now with the 3.5cm (1 7/16″) square dies you wouldn’t even know. Three squares mounted on the matching scalloped squares and a Cajun Craze sentiment and I’ve rescued my first attempt and made a third card.

Three cards is not bad for an afternoon’s play and shows you can turn even your messes into beautiful projects.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Copper & Grapefruit Birthday Card

Just a quick post today to share this card with you. It’s show casing the Share What You Love paper which I haven’t pulled out in quite a while. I love how well this floral mixes with the copper, the paper has iridescent shimmer on it and is beautiful.

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A couple of die cuts and a stamped greeting from the Stitched All around bundle and the card is finished. Sometimes all you need is some gorgeous paper and a greeting to make a great card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

“You Are Wonderful” with the Nature’s Poem Suite

One of the standout suite’s from this years catalogue for me is the Nature’s Poem Suite, which if you love the Lovely As A Tree stamp set you will adore as its the perfect collection of products to compliment that set. One of my favourite stamps in the Rooted in Nature stamp set is the tree stump slice which has some great detail on it.

For this card the tree stump came from a second generation stamping in Soft Suede, I love how this really brings out all the details in the tree stump. I embossed the greeting “You Are Wonderful” in copper which I think works perfectly with all the tones in the gorgeous Nature’s Poem DSP.

You Are Wonderful Nature's Poem card

To add to the rustic feel I added some loops of Linen thread and some Copper Trim to highlight the embossing. I have the dies on order so look forward to more projects from this beautiful suite soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Little Sparkly Homes Christmas Card

This week I’m working with the Hearts Come Home bundle which was one of the sets on my first order from this years Autumn/ Winter catalogue. Who can resist those cute little house dies and the Santa in his sleigh with his reindeers is a winner for me. For today’s card I focused more on this dies in this set as I was desperate to have a play with them.  Continue reading “Little Sparkly Homes Christmas Card”

Pootles July Birthday Blog Hop

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Today I’m taking part in the Pootles Team Birthday Blog Hop for birthdays in July, mine is on the 25th and for this hop I decided to use my favourite products to create a birthday card for myself…just in case hubby forgets!

So here is my card

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Can you guess how old I am? For this card I used my very favourite stamp set Blooms & Wishes and four of the new In-Colours: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide. I used all three of the large flowers and a couple of the smaller ones and stamped them in a random pattern all over my card. I added some leaves in Tranquil Tide and to fill in all the little gaps I used the small dotted stamped from Birthday blooms in Powder Pink.

I die cut the Happy Birthday Thinlit in Copper Foil and cut it in half to create my greeting. I also cut out the numbers 3 and 4 from the Large Number Thinlits set. I made a middle strip to mount the greeting on with Powder Pink.

I cut out the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits in Powder Pink and the largest circle in Whisper White. I then took the “TH” stamp from Number of Years and embossed it in copper a the edge of the circle.

To finish the card I mounted the numbers on my circle and added it to the card.

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I hope you enjoyed me card today. To see other cards in the blog hop click the blue box below.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Just a Little Copper…

Hi Everyone?

How are you all today? We’ve finally got some rain here in Yorkshire, its coming down quite heavy so I might need a boat by school pick up time. Today’s card is just a quick one to show you how a little copper can turn one of the Memories and More cards into something beautiful.

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This background card came from the Colour Theory Memories and More pack which is perfect for creating projects around the different seasons. This was one of my favourite cards as I just loved the leaf outlines on it. To make it extra special I added a few more leaves from the Colourful Seasons stamp set and embossed with copper embossing powder .

I also added one of the fabulous greetings to the card as well and did a bit more embossing. I love the sentiments in this set and bought it more for them than the images, although I’m also a sucker for snowflakes.

To finish the card off I added a length of copper trim down the side for some extra copper and mounted onto a Crushed Curry card base. Beautiful. quick and easy I love this card.

I’m really looking forward to using the Memories and More cards on some scrapbooking projects….I just need to print some photos so watch for those coming soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x