Fresh Fig Florals from Painted Harvest

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.

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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.

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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.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Christmas Candles Card

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!

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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.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s project and join me for more inspiration tomorrow.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Gold Graceful Garden

Happy World Card Making Day! Hope you’re all enjoying a little crafting today. For today’s card I chose to feature Graceful Garden, which has 15% off until Monday. As you know I love my floral sets and I particularly adore the rose images in this set, as soon as I get more watercolour paper I’m going to be colouring that gorgeous big rose. Today I chose to focus on the small rose image and use it more of an accent for the card.

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The combination of Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Gold give this card a very luxurious feel and make it perfect to give as an anniversary card or birthday card for that special someone.

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I’ve added the Gold Metallic edged ribbon behind my circle to soften the card and add a little bit of texture.

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Inside I’ve repeated the same rose image on the bottom right corner. I really love how this card turned out and think its my favourite so far from this week.

Join me tomorrow for another project using the 15% stamp sets.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Daisy Delight 3 x 3 Notecard Set

Today I’ve made a set of six 3″ x 3″ notecards featuring the Daisy Delight set and the Wood Words set, both of these sets are currently 15% off in the World Card Making Day Sale.  The notecards are perfectly sized to coordinate with the mini envelopes and mini pizza boxes in the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

First I took Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Old Olive and made card bases measuring 3″ x  6″, scored at 3″. I made two of each colour. Next I took the Delightful Daisy DSP paper and cut matching squares measuring 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″, after inking around the edges in Daffodil Delight I adhered then to the front of my cards with Fast Fuse adhesive.  Continue reading “Daisy Delight 3 x 3 Notecard Set”

Three Card Thursday: Petal Garden

This week for my Three Card Thursday challenge I chose to use the Graceful Garden stamp set. I really love the large rose stamp in this set, I think its simply beautiful and popped straight out at when I was looking at the catalogue. I also love the background stamp and can’t wait to use it on more projects.

I choose a colour scheme of Whisper white, Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive as it matches the Petal Garden DSP stack and also Sweet Sugarplum was the nearest colour to the roses I had at my wedding which were Ocean Song. I added a sheet from the paper stack and the Glitter Enamal dots from the Colour Theory Suite to the inkpads and markers for this challenge.

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Here’s the first card using the lovely background stamp and the Stampin’ Markers to add two colours to the rose stamps. A little matting for the rose image and I finished the card off with three of the Glitter Enamel dots.

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For the second card I created a background by randomly stamping the small leaves all over the card. I then use the markers to colour the smaller rose image and stamped this three times. I added a little extra ink round the edges using the Sweet Sugarplum ink pad. I added a strip of paper behind these images just to ground them.

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For my third and final card today I combined ideas from the first two cards. The leaves in the background were stamped a bit further apart to give a subtler effect and I added a paper layer behind my matted rose image.

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Here are all three together, which is your favourite? I think mine is the first one as I just love all three of those stamps. I also think this would be the perfect anniversary card for my husband next month, but doubt he’ll remember the colour of my bouquet even though it wasn’t that long ago!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Masculine Birthday Card with Eastern Beauty stamp set

Today’s card was inspired by challenge #089 over at Global Design Project which was to use the colours Basic Black, Old Olive and Calypso Coral, sadly I didn’t manage to enter as I struggled with this combo but here is my card:

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I really didn’t want to make a floral card so it took me a while to come up with an idea and it was Eastern Beauty to the rescue. I just started stamping and came up with this pattern.

I used the new Ticket Tear Boarder punch to an interesting edge to the stamped panel and I used the Old Olive ombre paper from the Colour Theory DSP stack as a background on the Basic Black card base.

The greeting comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set and was cut out with the Rose Garden Framelits.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Old Olive Oak Leaf Birthday Card

My last male birthday themed card for this week features the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and is aimed at an older man. Lovely As A Tree is probably the longest running stamp set in the catalogue, its been in it as long as I can remember and is probably one which many of you have stashed at the back of a cupboard somewhere. So bring it out and give it some inky love.
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I took an Old Olive card base and stamp the oak leaf all over in Old Olive ink to give a tone on tone effect. I cut the banner from the Banners Framelits which are on the retiring list but are still available. An alternative product to use is the Triple Banner punch which would just give narrower banners. The Early Expresso patterned paper is from the Moroccan DSP collection, this looks so much better in real life and although its retiring I’m tempted to pick up another pack as its perfect for masculine cards.

The happy birthday sentiment was stamped in Early Expresso and comes from the Milestone Moments stamp set. The card was finished off with a bow made from the Burlap Ribbon and some linen thread.

A quick and simple card which can easily be replicated in a variety of colourways and themes.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x