I love the new Detailed Heart Die and have seensome gorgeous cards made with it, check out Pintrest if you don’t believe me! Today I’m sharing three cards I’ve made using the inlay technique where you add some of the die-cut off cuts back into the orginal die cut. I love doing this as I find it very calming and thearputic, something which is much needed in this household at this time of year.
This first card was very quick to put together using a Merry Merlot card base and a single Gold Foil die cut of the Deatiled Hearts Die, I left this one I’m empty so you can see what a great die this is all on its own. I simple greeting from the Heart to Heart stamp set stamped in Merry Merlot and punched out with the Story Label Punch and the card is done.
For the second card I used Very Vanilla as a card base and added Pretty Peacock into the colour scheme also. I used Gold Foil again to cut my main die image but also cut a one from Merry Merlot and Pretty Peacock. I then inlaid some of the left over heart back into their slots on the gold foil outline. I’ve used some old Multipurpose adhesive sheets to stick my die cuts down, this makes the techinque nice and clean as your basically just playing with stickers.
For my final card today I used Very Vanilla as a card base again but used Merry Merlot as my outline die colour. I then filled in every heart space with either Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacok or Gold Foil. I love how this card turned out, I think adding Pretty Peacock into the mix has made the card elegant and suitable to give to anyone.
Hope this has inspired you to pull out the Detailed Hearts Die and have a play.
I have to confess when I first saw the Merry Moose stamp set and punch in the catalogue I was like “What am I going to use that for” as being in the UK Moose are not typically an animal associated with Christmas. But you know what I’m completly converted, the gorgoeus sentiments and that super cute little racoon have won me over.
For this card I used a piece of patterned paper from the Night Before Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper which features Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler, I’ve paired it with a Merry Merlot card base as the Cherry is more Merlot on this pattern, at least for me it is.
The Moose is stamped in Soft Suede ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and I couldn’t resist adding a little Merry Merlot scarf. I attached him onto a Stitched Circle cut from Very Vanilla cardstock which had been stamped with Mossy Meadow trees to create a background.
I stamped my greeting onto the narrowest of the Stiched Rectangle dies and positioned on my card so it looks as if the Moose is walking across it.
I love this card and am so pleased I’ve added the Merry Moose Bundle to my collection. I’d love to know which stamp set you’ve changed your mind over thuis catalogue.
I love the versatility of the So Many Sras stamp set it perfect for Chrsitmas of course but pair it with birthday sentiment and you have so many more options. Today I’m keeping it really simple with two inks and two stamp set, well technically I’m only using one stamp from Perennial Birthday.
I chose a colour combination of Merry Merlot and Copper, mostly so I could use the Celestial Copper Delicata Ink.
I’ve added one of the Star Designer Elements to each card as these are the perfect embellishments for these cards.
I think this last card is my favourite, which is yours? You can’t beat a bit of simple stamping, especially on a Sunday.
Today I’m sharing with you a quick card I made with the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set All Adorned. I love the simplicity of this stamp set, its perfect to work with when you just want to stamp and make pretty patterns, if like me you need this one in your collection then place a £45.00 order before the end of the month and its yours for free.
I picked a colour scheme of Soft Seafoam and Merry Merlot to work with today as these are my favourite colours from this catalogue’s colour refresh and I love how good they look together, this is the perfect combination for a male or female card and its one all definitely be using again soon.
I stamped the Soft Seafoam images first randomly all over my cardstock and then overstamped with the smaller medallion type stamp. These two stamps match up perfectly to create a lovely two-toned pattern. Simply line up the four outer dots on the smaller stamp with the circles on the larger stamp and hey presto, gorgeous background.
To help my sentiment stand out I used the Everyday Label punch and the starburst punch to create a couple of layers.
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quick and simple project.