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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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.

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I added the bow die cut and a strip of Poppy Parade cardstock to make the card look like it was a Christmas present.

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A little holly and a sentiment finish off the inside. Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project.

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

 

“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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Congratulations Card with Born to be Loved

Today’s card is showcasing three products which are retiring, two of which are low in stock so if you want them don’t wait. These products are the Born to be Loved stamp set, the Bundle of Joy Speciality DSP and the Sweet & Sassy Framelits which I’m surprised are retiring as I consider them a crafting staple.

Anyway here’s the card I came up, a very simple design which highlights these beautiful products.

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I love the mix and Gold and Very Vanilla and think this card could work for many occasions including Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagements and new baby cards.

The heart stamp in the catalogue had the sentiment “Born to be Loved” on it which I didn’t want to use so I simply covered it up with some short strips of washi tape. I then inked the whole image with Versamark ink and then removed the washi carefully before stamping, leaving just the gorgeous border to be embossed.

I also embossed the “Congratulations” in gold to match the rest of the colour scheme, this greeting came from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, which I’m so pleased is staying around for the next catalogue as its one of my favourites.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Night of Navy Star of Wonder Christmas Card

For today’s card I have gone a bit more in depth with techniques as I wanted to get a bit messy. I should have picked a different day though turning up to pick your daughter up from pre-school with blue hands is perhaps not the best idea.

I started with some glossy cardstock measuring 13.5cm x 9.5cm and Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Pool Party inks and some craft sponges. Firstly I took the Night of Navy ink and sponged a circle in the middle of the card and then blended it out just a little. I next took the Island Indigo and went round the Night of Navy circle and blended outwards. Taking the Pool Party ink I then filled in the remaining cardstock with ink, blending together as much as I could. When this had dried for around a minute I took the Night of Navy ink again and sponged over the whole cardstock. What you are left with is an inked background which is darker in the middle and then goes lighter towards the edges.

While the inked background was drying I cut out the silver foil layer which measures 14cm x 10cm and then die cut the large detailed star from the centre, this was so I didn’t waste any foil.  I then die cut the large star outline in Night of Navy and glued the silvers stars onto them using the fine-tip glue.

Once the inked background were dry I took my embossing buddy and rubbed it all over the cardstock. I next inked up the large swirl in Versamark ink and stamped two swirls diagonally across the centre. I also added a greeting to the bottom right corner in Versamark. I then heat embossed all the images with white embossing powder.

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To complete the card I took a card base measuring 21cm x 14.5 cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm and adhered the silver layer and then the inked layer. The stars were added with Stampin’ Dimensional’s.

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For the inside of the card I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 14cm x 10cm and stamped the large swirl at the bottom in Night of Navy. I also added the greeting “May you Season be Peaceful and your New Year be Bright”.

I really enjoyed making this card, so much so I’ve now made ten of them so I have a nice stack ready for my Christmas cards, only problem was I have a very temperamental heat gun, so the embossing took a whole afternoon!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Star of Wonder, Star of Night Christmas Card

For today’s card I’ve gone for a more traditional feel using a black, white and silver colour scheme and some of the music paper from the Merry Music Speciality Designer Series Paper.

I took a Basic Black card base and embossed the greetings in silver in the top left and bottom right hand corners of the card. Make sure you use  the embossing buddy to avoid extra marks on your card.

black star of wonder card

To make the background piece I cut a piece of the dsp to 10.5cm x 8cm, then ripped  the top and  bottom  diagonally across to create rough edges. Take the Versamark pad and run it along these edges and then emboss with silver powder.

To make the focal point of the card cut out the outline star shape from the Starlight Thinlits in vellum and the largest detailed star in Silver Foil stuck on to the multipurpose adhesive sheet, then stick the two stars together. To finish off the card front take some silver metallic thread and wrap in round your fingers to create a large loop. stick this onto the card front using small amount of tear and tape to adhere, behind where the star will go.  Add the star to the top of the silver loops and the card front is complete.

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To complete the inside of the card I took a piece of whisper white cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm. Then take the Basic Black archival ink and stamp the large detailed star image in the bottom right corner.

Thank you for joining me today, tomorrow’s card will feature the Snowflake sentiments stamp set from the new autumn/winter catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x