For today’s project I pulled out one of my old favourites Touches of Textures to create a stamped background. I chose a colour combination of Fresh Fig for the flowers and Old Olive for some added texture. For the first layer of the flowers I stamped off the Fresh Fig ink on scrap paper before stamping on my project.
The outline stamp hasn’t lined up completely on any of the images, I’m not actually sure if its meant to or not because I really love the effect that this has created as I think it adds more texture and definition to the flowers.
I added a length of the gorgeous Fresh Fig Mini Ruffled Ribbon to give some more texture to the card. I finished the card off with a greeting from Picture Perfect Birthday mounted onto the frame dies from the Stitched Seasons dies.
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Today’s card is much more suited to a spring day and not the middle of summer but I thought I’d share anyway. I coloured the daffodil image in ages ago, probably in the spring and I thought it was time it made its way onto a card. When I saw the new 6×6″ Designer Series Paper Stacks in the new colour collections I knew I had the perfect background.
I’ve left this card with no greeting as nothing seemed to fit how I wanted it too and to be honest sometimes its nice to have some blank cards ready to just send a quick not to someone.
Hope you like my simple project today.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while it will be no surprise to you that the first image I wanted to stamp with out of the new Blended seasons stamp set was that gorgeous large floral image. Anyone know what flower it is because I don’t recognise it?
I chose a classic colour combination of Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive as I wanted to use the Stampin’ Blends and I haven’t order the new colours yet (they’re on their way).
Adding a layer of Light Pool Party all around the stamped image really helps it to pop off the page. I added a few pearls to the centres of the flowers to add some subtle extra detail.
I decorated the inside of the card with an extra coloured flower but kept it sentiment free so I can write my own message.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this first look at the Blended Seasons stamp set, pop back soon for more ideas with this set.
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’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.