Today I’m using the Parisian Blossoms Speciality Designer Paper to create a card with a paper stip background. This techinque is a great way to use all those little scraps of paper which you have left at the end of a paper pack. For this card my strips measured 1.5cm x 8.5cm. Iused seven strips for this card and mounted them on a background of Champagne Foil measuring 9cm x 12cm.
For the greeting I used the retiring Label Me Pretty stamp set and matching Pretty Label punch and I embellished the card with some Petal Pink Metallic Edged Ribbon and a couple of Champagne Rhinestones, which I’m pleased to say are carrying over to the new catalogue.
Painted Harvest was one of those sets that passed me by on my initial looks through the Autumn/Winter catalogue but once I started seeing projects made by other demonstrators and customers I realised it’s definitely one I needed to have a play with. I think I was put off by this set because I’m not a huge fan of yellow so sunflowers aren’t my favourite flower. After having a good play around with this set I can say that most combinations of colours work well, even the purples like on this card.
To make this card I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm and sponged over it with Crumb Cake ink to give an aged look. Next I took the first sunflower stamp, the one with less detail and stamped randomly over my card in Sweet Sugarplum. I then stamped over these with the more detailed sunflower in Fresh Fig. I’m not entirely sure its lined up properly but I love how these flowers look. For the centres and the dotted detail I used Soft Suede. I added a few random dots with old olive to fill in the gaps.
The sentiment label was created from the blank label in Label Me Pretty. I used an Old Olive marker to ink just around the edge, so I didn’t have the extra swirls. I used Fresh Fig to stamp the greeting and the Pretty Label punch to cut out.
I added three rows of the Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon for somewhere to ground the greetings label.
I also decorated the inside of the card with a couple more flowers. I really love how this card turned out, probably because its using my favourite colour Fresh Fig. I can’t wait to show you what else I’ve created with this set.
Today I’m going way out of my comfort zone and using Tangerine Tango as my card base. As regular readers will have noticed I don’t tend to use oranges or yellows very much in my crafting and Tangerine Tango is probably my least used colour of all fifty colours. However I do think its a colour that works well with copper and also really compliments the new Wood Texture DSP Stack.
For today’s card I paired these colours and a little Very Vanilla along with the Wood Words stamp set and I ended up with a really rustic looking card.
I added a little strip of the new Copper Trim which is so so lovely. On the reel its only 1/4″ thick but you can pull it apart to reveal the weave within it, which works perfectly with this rustic card.
To finish the card off I added a little copper embossing on the edge of the Pretty Label punch.
Hello everyone, hope you’re enjoying the Bank Holiday. Here in Yorkshire its raining, typical bank holiday weather but its made card making difficult as its so dark! Today I’ve pulled out the new Label Me Pretty Bundle to have a quick play with. If you’re mourning the lost of the Decorative Label punch then the new Pretty Label could be a great new alternative.
I paired the Label Me Pretty Bundle up with the Eastern Palace DSP which I haven’t actually cut into yet. I stamped out the lovely border stamp from the stamp set and chose the You’re the Best sentiment. I placed this on my card and couldn’t work out why it looked wrong…yes I’d stamped on Whisper White but the background of the DSP is Very Vanilla, that’s how bad my light is today!
To create the Fresh Fig layer on the punch out I punched an extra label in Fresh Fig and cut it in half. I wanted quite a large amount of the Fresh Fig showing from behind the sentiment punch so I had a small gap in the middle. Solution: use some ribbon! I cut a length of the Tranquil Tide Woven Ribbon and stuck the sentiment to the front of the ribbon using Tear & Tape. I then turned the ribbon over and stuck my two Fresh Fig label halves on the back, the ribbon in the middle neatly hides the fact there is a gap.