Today I’m sharing four cards which have all been made from one sheet of 6 x 6 designer paper. I used the retiring Best Dressed paper as I love the floral patterns and I chose four colours from this paper as my card bases.
These were Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Petal Pink.
I used the Dandelion Wishes stamp set for the sentiments, stamped on a circle from the Layering Circles Dies.
I just cut the 6 x 6 paper into various strips and arranged them with the sentiments on top.
I think the Blackberry Bliss version is my favourite, which is yours ?
Have you had a play with the Peaceful Poppies Elements yet? These are a pack of eight sheet of die cuts which coordinate with the images from the Painted Poppies stamp set. They are the perfect thing for whipping up lovely cards when you dont have much time. Today I’m sharing two cards using these elements as the focal points.
For the first card I used three of the printed die cuts and arranged them around the circle swirl die from the Painted Labels Dies, for some extra embellishment I added some of the tiny Poppy Parade flower sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins collection.
This second card took a little longer as I used four diecuts from the Painted Labels Dies to create the border along the edge of the floral paper. For the focal point of this card I stamped one of the die cut circle elements with Whisper White Craft Ink, make sure you give it time to dry so it doesn’t smuudge. Again a few sequins finish off the card.
It’s Friday so it’s time for my weekly dose of floral stamping, today I’ve pulled out the Pop of Petals stamp set which hasn’t seen much ink recently. For today’s project I’ve used Petal Pink, Old Olive and Terracotta Tile, a colour I’ve not used much.
To create the flowers I pulled out my Stampin’ Markers in Petal Pink and Terracotta Tile. I coloured the centre of stamp with Petal Pink and the outer petals with Terracotta Tile to give a lovely two-tone flower when stamped. I stamped and punched out three of these. I then stamped and cut out six of the rose type leaves in Old Olive.
I ran the Whisper White layer through the Subtle Embossing Folder to add some texture, sadly this doesn’t show up on my photos. I mounted this on a background layer of Terracotta Tile and ran a strip of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon across the middle.
I stamped my sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set onto a Whisper White die cut from the stitched Labels Dies. I then arranged the flowers around the sentiment and added the leaves. For a final finishing touch I added Frosted Epoxy Droplets, coloured in Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, to the centre of each flower.
Have you pulled out the Pop of Petals stamp set recently, I’d love to know what you made.
Today I’ve used the Christmas Rose stamp set to create a wedding card. I’ve gone far away from the colours in the Christmastime Is Here Suite and focused on colours from my own wedding. I used Blackberry Bliss and Gold for my own wedding stationary, here I’ve added in Mint Macaron as a green for the foiliage.
I stamped the Chrsitmas Rose in Versamark and embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I coloured the roses with both Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends and the leaves in a mix of Light Shaded Spruce and Dark Mint Macaron which gave them a two-tone effect which I really like. I used a few drops of Golden Glitz Delicata Reinker and a Blender pens to colour in the berries on the image.
I added some interest to the Mint Macaron background layer by stamping the inner berry stamp in a random pattern all over with Versmark ink. I then added a strip of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon across the middle before adhering onto the Gold Foil layer.
I stamped the greeting from Beautiful Bouquet onto the large frame from the Roses die set and added this to the card. I then added my rose diecut over the top. I finished the card off with some of the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots which I am loving and seem to be putting on every thing I make.
I’m loving all the products in the Christmastime Is Here Suite and actually how versatile they are as I don’t think this card looks Chrismassy at all do you?
For today’s card I’ve used Inspiring Iris again, I just love this stamp set, it reminds me of one of my old favourites Blooms & Wishes with the watercoloured flower effect. The end card today looked nothing like how it started in my head and my desk looks like a bomb has exploded as I’ve fussy cut flowers and die cuts strewn all over. but after considerably time stamping and cutting the end result is quite simple and I love it.
A couple of the stamped rose type flowers and a greeting and you have a gorgeous card. I’ve added a few Gold Metallic Pearls to the flowers centres just to add a little bling.
Rococo Rose I think is my new favourite colour (yes this does change on a weekly basis) but I loving how perfect it pairs up with Mint Macaron and Crumb two of my other favourites!
Have a lovely day yourselves.
Card base: Half sheet A4 cardstock measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored in the middle at 10.5cm
Crumb Cake Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm
DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm
So I’m back with another Floral Friday post and today I’m featuring the Bloom by Bloom stamp set. This is one of those stamp sets where you can just grab a few different inks and really have fun creating patterns and arrangements. For today’s cards I really embraced our bright and cheery colours and chose Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green, the perfect spring combination.
For this first card I didn’t quite get the flower centres lined up properly but it still turned out to be my favourite card of the four. I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for the greeting and the Everyday Label and Classic Label punches to create my little focal point.
For this card I added a little strip of the Granny Apple Green polka dot paper from the Brights DSP stack. I decided to leave this one without a greeting as I think the flowers are enough on their own, plus it would be the perfect card to send to someone to cheer them up.
Again this one has some of the Brights DSP and I left it without a greeting,
The final one, which is probably the busiest looking one as the greeting and extra paper but was still quick and easy to put together.
I really love this stamp set and if you’re a floral fan like me its definitely one to add to your collection.
Yesterday it was my Aunt’s birthday and I thought the Lasting Lily stamp set would be the perfect choice to use for her card. The Lasting Lily is one of this years Sale-A-Bration stamp sets which are free with a purchase of £45.00 or more until the end of this month. We also have a matching Framelits die set available while stocks last so you can easily cu cut out those lily’s and make some beautiful cards.
Due to the nature of the photopolymer on long thin stamps these stamps can be tricky to line up with the Framelits as they have a tendancy to bend slightly. To rectify this simply follow these simple steps in the photo below
I love how this card turnedout and I’d like to thank fellow demonstrator Patty Bennett for my inspiration with the colour scheme and the use of that adorable bow from the Wishing You Well stamp set, you can check out here Lasting Lily post here.
Just hope my Auntie likes her birthday card as much as I do!