This card is a mix up of many techniques, I’m not 100% sure I like the end result but I had fun playing and thats whats most important. For my main image I stamped one of the dandelions from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set in Versamark and embossed with Silver Stampin Emboss Powder, the image sunk a little into my card which was the Fluid 100 watercolour card, so maybe I need to this with the Shimmery White cardstock instead. I then created a Highland Heather wash with diluted reinker and washed this over the image, I do like how this turned out.
For the background I ran some Highland Heather cardstock through the Old World Paper Embossing Folder. I added a greeting on a label created from the Ornate frames dies and to finish the card a ruffled a length of ribbon from the Playing with Patterns combo pack.
Yesterday’s card was a simple one layer of stamping, in contrast today I’ve used many techiniques on this little card trio.
Firstly I cut made my 3″ square card blanks and cut the first layers matts in Seaside Spray, Mint Macaron and Rococo Rose to 2 7/8″ sqaures. I then cut three sqaures of Fluid 100 watercolour card to 2 5/8″ squares.
I then coloured a watercolour wash on each watercolour card layer using each of my three colours of ink and an Aqua Painter. I don’t have the reinkers for these three colours so just ran my aqua painter along the inkpad edge to pick up some ink.
While my watercolour washes were drying I stamped three trees from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set onto vellum with Versamark ink. I then heat embossed these with Silver Embossing powder and punched them out using the Pine Tree Punch.
For a greeting a stamped Christmas Cheer from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and punched them out with the Classic Label Punch. I adhered the trees to each card using Mine Glue Dots and then used Tear & Tape to attached my greeting labels.
To finish the cards I added some Silver Foil stars punch from the Twinkle Builder Punch.
I love how these turned out and as there small they will work as either Christmas cards or gift tags.
After making an Anniversary card with the To Have and To Hold stamp set I decided to make a few more using other sets, so today I’m sharing this card made with the Wonderful Romance bundle.
This is part of the Floral Romance Suite which is perfect for all theings romanctic and wedding themed. There are some gorgeous embellishments in this suite but sadly they didn’t make it onto this card but look out for them on a project soon.
I used Lovely Lipstick and Soft Sea Foam as a colour scheme to show these products look gorgeous in any combination, not just those suggested in the suite.
To start the card I stamped and embossed three of the floral bunches on vellum. I then coloured them on the verse side using a mixute of Mossy Meadow with hints of Pineapple Punch for the leaves and Lovely Lipstick and Petal Pink on the flowers.
I used one full bunch of flowers for one side of my card and sections of the other two images I’d stamped on the other side so I ended up with more of the larger flowers. I love that you can cut the images up to create your own arrangements, don’t be afraid to experiment as thats part of the fun
I finished the card off with some Lovely Lipstick Enamel Dots in the centres of the flowers which really bring out the Lovely Lipstick.
I love how versatile this bundle is and think you should definielty consider it for your collection before its gone.
For today’s card I wanted the lovely Santa and his sleigh stamp from the Hearts Come Home stamp set to be the focus of the card and what better way to make him the focus than to have him flying across the moon. Surely one of the most iconic images of Christmas Eve everywhere.
To create the card I cut a layer of Night of Navy to 10cm x 14cm and a matching layer of Window Sheet. I then put the two layers together and cut the circle out of the 6cm diameter circle from the Layering Circle Framelits.
I then fixed the window sheet layer temporarily to the front of the card with washi tape. I then took some Crumb Cake ink on a sponge and very lightly inked the bottom left edge of the circle. I then stamped the Santa in the middle of the circle with blank memento ink.
Next take the Night of Navy layer and stamp Joy to the World and some random small stars in Versamark. Heat emboss this with Silver Stampin Emboss Powder to finish the layer.
To complete the card line the Night of Navy layer over the top of the stamped images on the Whisper White card base. The Crumb Cake ink should look like a shadow at the bottom of the moon.
Inside I just stamped a quick greeting in Night of Navy. Join me tomorrow for another card using the Hearts Come Home stamp set.
Today I have embraced all things copper, mainly because I need to start using up things before the new catalogue arrives and that means cutting into the most beautiful paper I’ve seen from Stampin’ Up! Yes you’ve guessed it the stunning sheet of copper foiled floral Kraft cardstock in the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.
The photo really doesn’t do it justice, I’m thinking I might order another pack of this paper just for this sheet alone. Anyway onto my card:
I adore how this turned out, I think its one of my favourite cards I’ve made in a while. The flowers were stamped in Versamark onto Crumb Cake cardstock and heat embossed with the Copper Embossing Powder, I wish the camera picked up how super shiny this card is.
I fussy cut the flowers out and finished them off with pearls in the centres, to add a little softness I added some loops behind the flowers in the Copper Metallic Thread. The sentiment comes from One Big Meaning and was stamped and embossed onto the Stitched Shape and Layering Oval Framelit sets.
Have you got a favourite paper from the current catalogue which you have been hoarding? Are you going to use it before June when we get the new catalogue? I’d love to know what your favourites are?