Yesterday’s card was a simple one layer of stamping, in contrast today I’ve used many techiniques on this little card trio.
Firstly I cut made my 3″ square card blanks and cut the first layers matts in Seaside Spray, Mint Macaron and Rococo Rose to 2 7/8″ sqaures. I then cut three sqaures of Fluid 100 watercolour card to 2 5/8″ squares.
I then coloured a watercolour wash on each watercolour card layer using each of my three colours of ink and an Aqua Painter. I don’t have the reinkers for these three colours so just ran my aqua painter along the inkpad edge to pick up some ink.
While my watercolour washes were drying I stamped three trees from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set onto vellum with Versamark ink. I then heat embossed these with Silver Embossing powder and punched them out using the Pine Tree Punch.
For a greeting a stamped Christmas Cheer from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and punched them out with the Classic Label Punch. I adhered the trees to each card using Mine Glue Dots and then used Tear & Tape to attached my greeting labels.
To finish the cards I added some Silver Foil stars punch from the Twinkle Builder Punch.
I love how these turned out and as there small they will work as either Christmas cards or gift tags.
I’ve had the Above the Clouds bundle in my stash since june but I’ve not inked it up yet. I love the sentiments in this set but I’ve struggled with the balloons, so I’ve taken inspiration from the catalogue and made my own version of the card on page 89 of the Annual Catalogue.
I’ve used the Stitched Rectangle dies to create the Purple Posy frame and the matt for the clouds, which were stamped in Pool Party.
The balloons are stamped in Purple Posy and Grapefruit Grove and the greeting is stamped in Highland Heather so it stands out more.
I’ve finished the card off with three sequins from the iridescent assortment. I’m quite pleased with how this turned out so hopefully theis set will see some more ink again soon.
The Perfectly Plaid bundle is one I’m just getting round to using and I’m finding it great for quick but stunning cards. This one took less than ten minutes to create and I think it looks fab.
I’m a huge fan of the Feels Like Frost dsp, it makes gorgeous backgrounds and I think this pattern works well with these tree stamps.
I stamped the greeting on some seperate card and fussy cut round the “Christmas Cheer” and added this to the bottom of the trees with some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
A few rhinestone from the Noble Peacock collection finish the card off beautifully.
I love how this card turned out. It’s simple but classy and think its adesign which would work well with most of our Stampin’ Up! colours, which colour would you chose?
Today I’m sharing a quick and simple card made using the Butterfly Gala Bundle which is back in stock, so grab it now. For the background I’ve added in a stamp from Touches of Textures, I’m sad this is leaving as its sucj a versatile set for adding a little something to a card.
I added three different splats for the background using So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron.
I stamped three matching butterflies on seperate cardstock and then punched them out with the Butterfly Duet Punch. I stamped some antenna for the butterfly in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then added the greeting to bottom of the card.
To finish the card I attache the butterflies with Stampin’ Dimensionals so the card has some dimension.
I love how this crad turned out, so simple but so beautiful too.