As its Father’s Day here in the UK on Sunday I thought I share a some ideas for cards over the next few days. This first one, using Handsomely Suited is very quick and simple to make as its just stamp and colour and it can also be any colour combination you want.
I was watching England play there first game while making this card so went for a patriotic colour scheme of Real Red Red, Misty Moonlight and White.
After stamping and colouring the tie images I added a length of Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon across the card layer before adhering to the Real Red cardstock matt and the Misty Moonlight card base.
I stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black ink onto the smallest label in the Painted Labels Dies, I’m so impressed with how perfectly its fits. I then added this to my card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.
A quick and simple Father’s Day card, unfortunately the men in my life are all more outdoors basedbeing farmers so guess I’ve some more cards to whip up before Sunday.
Have you had a play with the Peaceful Poppies Elements yet? These are a pack of eight sheet of die cuts which coordinate with the images from the Painted Poppies stamp set. They are the perfect thing for whipping up lovely cards when you dont have much time. Today I’m sharing two cards using these elements as the focal points.
For the first card I used three of the printed die cuts and arranged them around the circle swirl die from the Painted Labels Dies, for some extra embellishment I added some of the tiny Poppy Parade flower sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins collection.
This second card took a little longer as I used four diecuts from the Painted Labels Dies to create the border along the edge of the floral paper. For the focal point of this card I stamped one of the die cut circle elements with Whisper White Craft Ink, make sure you give it time to dry so it doesn’t smuudge. Again a few sequins finish off the card.
This gorgeous card duo are made from products in the Peaceful Poppies Suite. The main product used in these cards was the Poppy Moments dies which is a lovely collection of dies to help you build poppy (or any other type) flowers and leaves. My poppies were made from Poppy Parade cardstock with the outlines cut from Real Red. The leaves were made with Mossy Meadow and Old Olive cardstock.
The background designer paper from both cards comes from Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper. This first card feautures some leaves which have been stamped from the Painted Poppies stamp set, Mossy Meadow ink stamped on Old Olive cardstock. Both cards also feature a strip of Real Red 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon across the middle.
The greetings for both cards come from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, stamped on labels cut from the Painted Labels dies. For a finishing touch on this second card I added some of the dark Poppy Parade flower sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins, I love how cute these little flower sequins are, please Stampin’ Up! bring us these in more colours.
Today I’m sharing three simple cards made with the gorgeous Painted Poppies stamp set, this is probably my favourite stamp set from the new catalogue. The focus of this stamp set may be poppies but I feel these flowers are versatile enough to be used to represent many other flowers too, just experiment with colour like I have here.
For each of these cards I used three stamps from the Painted Poppies stamp set and the Happy Birthday greeting comes from the co-ordinating stamp set Peaceful Moments, but you could use any greeting you have.
This Highland Heather card was the first I made. First I stamped the poppy outlines in Tuxedo Black Memento and then filled them in with Highland Heather and the large blob stamp. For the background I stamped off the Highland Heather once on scrap paper before filling in the background. The blob stamp (sorry I can’t think of a better name for it!) has a watercolour effect to it, so I think it makes a lovely background stamp as well as to fill in the flowers.
For the second card I used Melon Mambo and used a similar technique to card one, except I didn’t leave any white space on the card and did much more overstamping.
For this third card I used Bermuda Bay and started the card the same way as card one. For the background I used the paint splash looking stamp to fill in the background. I don’t know if its the colour or this stamp but I really love how this card tured out, its my favourite of the three by far.
I hope these cards have given you a little inspiration for using colours other than red with the Painted Poppies stamp set, I’m loving creating with this set so watch out for more projects next week.
Happy Belated New Year everyone, sorry I’ve been away longer than I was expecting but I needed a complete crafting break. I’m back now and raring to show some projects I’ve been working on over the pass few days using some of the gorgeous new products from out new January/June Mini Catalogue and also Sale-A-Bration which is already well under way.
For today’s project I’m sharing a card I made for my cousins wedding at the beginning of this year. I chose to base the card around the papers in the Parisians Blossoms Specialty Designer Paoer because its stunning and I thought the champagne foil accents on the flowers would work well for the wedding theme.
The greeting comes from the Last A Lifetime stamp set and was stamped in Petal Pink on a matt die cut from the Printed Labels Dies. I added some of the Petal Pink Metallic Edged Ribbon across the top third of the card before adhering my greeting. I then added three fussy cut flowers onto the card and added a Champagne Rhinestone to their centres to finish the card off.
Here’s a look at the inside of the card, hope my cousin and her new husband liked the card.
Card Base: Half A4 sheet of cardstock cut to 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm