Today I’m showcasing a couple of cards with the Brushed Blooms Bundle. I’m sad this one is not carrying over into our main catalogue as with the mixture of flowers, sentiments and paint effects I think its quite a versatile set and one I haven’t had much time to play with.
These two cards today on the dies as I had a play and made a whole stack of them. I used the fine-tip glue when assembling them as I’m running low on adhesive sheets but they would have made things a lot quicker.
I used Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Polished Pink for my flowers and Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen for the leaves, on a card base of Very Vanilla.
For the background I’ve used a sheet of the Soft Succulent Designer Paper. I think this years designs are the best we’ve has as they are all very generic and easy to use on any project, I do struggle a bit when patterns have a lot of words on them.
To add interest to the backgrounds I’ve used the Basic Borders Dies, these are one of my favourite products from the new catalogue and they are the perfect size for card bases.
Which set are you most sad to see go from the Mini Catalogue?
For today’s Floral Friday post I’m saying a fond farewell to the Needlepoint Nook Suite from the Spring/Summer catalogue. This suite is jam packed with embroidery and stitching images which remind me so much of cushion covers from my childhood which my grandma stitched. If like me you love a bit of stitching or some nostaligia then this is a great collection to play with.
For my cards today I focused on the large flower head image as starting point for my project and the colour combination of Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy and a hint of Crushed Curry.
I used one of the busier patterns for this background so wanted my focal point to be quite bold so it didn’t get lost in all the colours behind. I chose three Poppy Parade flowers with the matching leaves in Pear Pizzazz. I love how these two stamp/die comibnations work perfectly togther to create stunning elements simply. To finish this card I just stamped the greeting ” Get Well Soon” in Night of Navy and cut up the seperate words and adhered one to each flower.
for this second card I started by using the largest die in the set which creates this lovely stitched effect in the cardstock, which is great for some subtle detail. I again added one of the Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz flower combinations with a couple of extra die cut leaves. I stamped the greeting onto the lovely label die included in the set and highlighted that with a small strip of patterned paper. I finished the card off with some stamped Poppy Parade stiches in the corners.
For my last card I went a little die cut crazy and threw a whole bunch of different flowers and leaves onto the card to make this gorgeous floral arrangement. The greetings label is made from using the Pretty Label punch. First stamp your greeting and then take the stitching die from the Needlepoint Elements and run through the die cutting machine and then simply punch with the Pretty Label punch and you have a label with gorgeous stiching all around it.
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects, I’ve loved pulling out the Needlepoint Nook Suite again, lucky for me I have plenty of paper left so can make plenty more projects.
As its Friday I thought I’d share one of my Floral Friday projects with you this week and today’s card was made using the Climbing Roses Bundle. Roses are one of my favourite flowers so I’ve loved having this lovely big image to sit and colour.
After adding the greeting’s panel it looked a little lost so I added a few of the smaller roses to help it blend in with my rose background more.
I really love how this card turned out and it was nice to break away from my normal card size and make a 5″ square tent fold card for a change.
For today’s flowery themed post I’m going to share with you some flowers I’ve made from the spikey leafed die in the Nature’s Root Framelits. I’m not sure if anyone else sees flowers when they look at that die but I did and after a little play I came up with these cute little flowers, that are quite simple to make.
You will need to cut four flowers in your desired colour for each flower you plan to make, I chose Berry Burst. You will also need to punch a circle from the 1/2″ circle punch, I chose Powder Pink.
Scrunch up each of your leaves so your petals have more texture.
Take a Stampin’ Dimensional as the centre of your flower and stick on your first petal. I would recommend using the Silicone Craft Sheet for this but mine’s gone walk about…if you find it please send it back 😉
Layer all four petals around the dimensional and adhere using Mini Glue Dots, the new Take Your Pick tool was perfect for this. Finish the flower centres with the punched circle and a Clear Faceted Gem.
Here’s an example of a finished card to show you how lovely these flowers look when used, a few stamped leaves and you have a completed project.
For today’s project I pulled out one of my old favourites Touches of Textures to create a stamped background. I chose a colour combination of Fresh Fig for the flowers and Old Olive for some added texture. For the first layer of the flowers I stamped off the Fresh Fig ink on scrap paper before stamping on my project.
The outline stamp hasn’t lined up completely on any of the images, I’m not actually sure if its meant to or not because I really love the effect that this has created as I think it adds more texture and definition to the flowers.
I added a length of the gorgeous Fresh Fig Mini Ruffled Ribbon to give some more texture to the card. I finished the card off with a greeting from Picture Perfect Birthday mounted onto the frame dies from the Stitched Seasons dies.