Sadly the Layering Ovals dies have now sold out here in Europe but I couldn’t let them go into my craft closet with out one final outing. I’ve paired the with the Free As A Bird stamp set which is carrying over to the next catalogue. I really like the delicate images in this set, these cute little birds were just crying out to be coloured with Stampin’ Blends.
I’ve coloured the little birds with a mix of Petal Pink and So Saffron to give a blended peachy tone, which matches the Champagne Rhinestones which I’ve used to embellish the card. The branch is Soft Suede and the leaves Just Jade.
I’ve used Blackberry Bliss as an accent colour in the flowers in the stamped inmage and also for the stamped flowers on the designer paper background.
As a final touch I added a length of the Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon from the Mini Catalogue
I love the soft feminine feel of this card and hope its not another year before Free As A Bird sees some ink.
It’s that time of year again when my team mates and I are celebrating the start of a new catalogue with a blog hop featuring our favourite new products from the Autumn/Winter catalogue. There are so many gorgeous products in this catalogue that it took me a while to decide what to make, but the gorgeous Dashing Deer bundle was calling to me so here’s what I came up with after a little play.
Teamed with the Joyous Noel Speciality DSP and a basic layout using the Layering Ovals Framelits as a focal point I think I’ve created three lovely and very different looking cards. This gorgeous paper has copper foiling on one side of each sheet and is the perfect background for that deer die cut.
To finish off this first card I embossed the Happiest Christmas Wishes in copper and die cut from the label in the Petals and More Framelits set and I also added three copper flowers which are dies from the Detailed Deer Framelits.
For the second card I wanted the colour combo to be Merry Merlot and Gold, which shows that the back sides of the Joyous Noel paper are just as gorgeous. I love how well that deer stamped, I think its just beautiful. For the swirly corners I definitely recommend using the multipurpose adhesive sheets as those swirls are delicate.
For my third card I wanted to add more interest to the oval in the middle so I created a background by firstly sponging on some Pool Party to the top of the oval. I then stamped three trees from the Timeless Tidings stamp set. To create the snowy effect I cut out another oval and then cut it in half using a wiggly line. I then took the bottom half and covered it in Wink of Stella which when dried gave a lovely glistening effect just like snow. I think the new Frosted White Shimmer Paint would also have a similar effect.
So thats my little celebration of the Dashing Deer Bundle from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue. If you’re looking for more inspiration ( and more products to add to your wishlist) then click on the link below which will take you to a list of all of my fabulous team mates who are taking part in today’s hop. I hope you pop by and give them some love too.
I’ve pulled out an old favourite today, Cookie Cutter Christmas which was released two years ago, I’m sure many of you have this stamp set and its matching punch in your collection. It’s the perfect combination for making quick Christmas cards.
I’ve focused my project today on the cute little Eskimo as I’m not 100% certain this one has seen ink yet and with the addition of our Stampin’ Blends its even quicker to make a lovely card.
A little Wink of Stella on the Eskimo’s fur adds a little frosty sparkle and the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing folder adds a subtle snow effect to the background. Adding some Shimmer Ribbon in Pool Party gives a more frosty effect. I love how this card turned out and its the perfect non-traditional Christmas card to share with one of your best friends.
Today I’ve gone for another traditional colour scheme of Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler, which the perfect combination for Christmas. I’ve used the candle stamps from Merry Patterns today and was surprised how much I loved stamping them. The candle image is built up from three steps, an outline and then two filler stamps for the candles so you can have alternating colours. They were so easy to line up too!
I added a patterned background paper from the Merry Little Christmas DSP paper and finished the card off with the Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon which had just arrived with some new goodies.
Hope you enjoyed today’s project and join me for more inspiration tomorrow.
This card is very appropriate for today because warm thoughts and cosy drinks are just what we need in this house. We have one poorly mama and one poorly boy and one little monkey bouncing with energy, so I would love someone to come over and make me a lovely soothing drink.
So if you need a quick card to send to when someone is ill or just to let them know you’re thinking of them then this card and the Hug in a Mug stamp set is perfect.
First take some Whisper white cardstock measuring 14cm x 10cm and run through the Bigshot with the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder. Take some of the Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon and fasten across the card in a cross pattern as shown above. Mount this layer onto a card base measuring 14.5cm x 10.5cm using Fast Fuse Adhesive.
Next take the largest Stitched Shaped Oval Framelit and cut it out of Whisper White, then take the corresponding scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and cut that out of Real Red.
Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the greeting and cup outline and some steam. Take the inner cup stamp and ink with garden green, stamp off once onto scrap paper and then stamp in the cup outline. Finish the stamping by stamping a Real Red heart into the middle of the cup. To add a little sparkle I coloured the cup with the Clear wink of Stella brush.
For the inside of the card I just stamped the cup image again onto Whisper White cardstock measuring 14cm x 10cm. I love how versatile the Hug in a Mug stamp set is, the comforting sentiments and cute little mugs make it a great set to pick up for all year round.
Thanks for popping by today, I’m now off to hibernate in my duvet until tomorrow.