Forever Lovely Valentine’s Card Duo

I’m getting all loved up with the Forever Lovely stamp set today and sharing with you two Valentine’s cards which I’ve made.

I chose a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick which are all colours from the coordinating All My Love DSP.

Firstly I took out my Big shot and cut out seven of the 3cm squares in whisper white and then seven scalloped squares in Lovely Lipstick. I stamped hearts in Flirty Flamingo on each white square and glued them to the scalloped squares.

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For the first card I stamped a boarder of hearts down the left hand side of the card with Crumb Cake ink. I then added three of my squares at jaunty angles down the boarder and finished the card off with a greeting at the bottom.

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For the second card I stamped the Crumb Cake hearts in opposite corners and then arranged four of the squares in a grid pattern in the centre of the card. I finished the card off with a sentiment running across the middle of the grid.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s two Valentine’s cards and pop back tomorrow to see what else I have created with the Forever Lovely stamp set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Rooted in Nature Card Trio

For today’s project I was attempting to make a one-layer card, something which I really struggle with. To create the band of stamping across the middle of the first card I masked off roughly a third of the card with masking tape. The background was created with sponged Petal Pink and the leaves were stamped in Grapefruit Grove and Cajun Craze.

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This first card was the result of my third attempt at this technique, its definitely one I need more practise in as I found my tape stuck too much and ripped my first two attempts and this third one is a little crooked. To finish this card I embossed the sentiments in Copper embossing power. This is an close to my initial plan as I came today.

rooted in nature card 2

For this second card I just cut the good stamping away from my ripped edge and mounted onto a strip of Cajun Craze. I stamped the greeting in Cajun Craze and added a couple of Faceted Dots in Grapefruit Grove. this actually turned out to be my favourite card of the three.

Rooted in Nature card 3

The final used some dies…yes I can’t help myself, but this strip off stamping was a mess and now with the 3.5cm (1 7/16″) square dies you wouldn’t even know. Three squares mounted on the matching scalloped squares and a Cajun Craze sentiment and I’ve rescued my first attempt and made a third card.

Three cards is not bad for an afternoon’s play and shows you can turn even your messes into beautiful projects.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Floral Friday – Insides the Lines- Thoughtful Poppy Card

This week’s Floral Friday card features the Inside the Lines dsp again, I just love colouring with this paper and suggest you get your hands on some before the end of Sale-A-Bration. This time I took Poppies as my inspiration and made a Sympathy card. Continue reading “Floral Friday – Insides the Lines- Thoughtful Poppy Card”

Floral Friday – Love and Affection

Today I am starting a new series called Floral Friday which will showcase all things floral in the catalogue as I love flower stamps and am eager to add all the new floral sets to my collection. This week I’m focusing on simple cards and the Love and Affection stamps set which is fast becoming one of my favourites. Here is a picture of all four cards I made together

loveandaffectionfridayfloral1As you can see I chose a colour scheme of Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder. I love how bright and summery these cards look. Here is a close up of each card individually

loveandaffectionfridayfloralcard3This was the first card I made using the new Layering Squares Framelits, which making a focal panel for the card was super simple. To embellish the card I just added sime of the Ruched Ribbon in Emerald Envy and the Watermelon Wonder Washi from the Affectionately Yours collection.

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This time I went for an all-over stamped background and used the Decorative Label punch to add some pop to the sentiment. I think this was is actually my favourite of the four.

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Again using the Laying Squares Framelits, just in a smaller size and finally

loveandaffectionfridayfloralcard1I’m not 100% on this one, originally this was going to be like the design above but it didn’t fit on the card. I’d stamped the flowers to overlap when all the squares were in a row but now I’ve moved them into a grid formation it doesn’t look as good.

As you can see this stamp set has  huge scope for super simple quick cards, next time I pull this set out I’m hoping to be a little more adventurous!

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x