Today I’m sharing two cards made with the Brilliant Wings Dies. I love the intricate detail of these dies, you really don’t need much else to make a great card.
I’ve added some designer paper from the Fine Art Floral collection to add a subtle background. I stamped my greeting on a label cut from the Tasteful Labels dies. A little ribbon from the Playing With Pattern Combo Pack finishes off the card.
I’ve used Purple Posy on this card as I’m trying to use it up before it retires next month. If you love this colour then now is the time to be placing that order and stocking up. I can’t wait to find out what our new in-colours will be!
The idea for this card has brewing in my head quite a while so when I saw the colours in the Mosaic Mood Speciality DSP I knew it was time to let it come to life. I’m not a huge orange fan so when Terracotta Tile was introduced as on of the new In-Colours I was honestly a bit disappointed, but seeing it mixed with Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry makes me happy so we’re going with it.
I used my Stamparatus to line up the ladies with their inner dress stamps, which I still found tricky as I don’t tend to put the labels on the back of my stamps as wasn’t a fan of the old clear-mount labels. In this instance I have labeled the outline stamp and I’m quite happy with the results. I used a blender pen and some ink off the inkpads to colour in each ladies hat. I then cut them out of the second smallest of the fatter Stitched Rectangle dies.
To finish the card I stamped the greeting from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and then fussy cut it so I had one line for each lady. A beautiful card all ready to give to a beautiful lady.
Card Base: A4 sheet of cardstock cut in half to measure 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm
For my final project focusing on the Nature’s Poem Suite I’m going all Christmassy and mixing in the Stitched Seasons Framelits and a brand new stamp set launching on September 5th Dashing Deer which is gorgeous and reminds me of a single deer stamp we had a few years ago.
I used the frames in the Stitched Seasons Framelits to create the window in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Paper and the red frame. I love the stitched detailing which is added around both edges of the frame by using the two largest dies together,
A couple of the fir trees from Rooted in Nature stamped in Shaded Spruce and some gold embossed deer create the main image for my card.
To finish the card I stamped a greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set in Shaded Spruce and die cut it with a frame from the Petal & More Thinlits Dies.
I think the fir trees make the perfect background for these gorgeous deer and I can see myself using this combination for many Christmas cards.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my exploration of the Nature’s Poem Suite and I hope I’ve given you some different ways of using the Rooted in Nature bundle. It is a considered purchase but I think its worth every penny as its so versatile.
For today’s project I’ve made a quick birthday card which will suit anyone who loves nature. I’ve kept the colour scheme very simple with Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake but used different textures and layers to add interest.
The background was created by simply stamping the small leaf randomly all over my card base in Tranquil Tide to give a tone on tone look. The Simple Stripes Embossing Folder adds some texture to the Crumb Cake layer, a little inking to the edges adds a little more definition to the ripped edges.
Some of the Nature’s Twine in Crumb Cake adds a final touch of texture along with the raised up Scots Pine die cut from the Nature’s Roots Framelits. The happy birthday greeting is from Perennial Birthday.
For today’s flowery themed post I’m going to share with you some flowers I’ve made from the spikey leafed die in the Nature’s Root Framelits. I’m not sure if anyone else sees flowers when they look at that die but I did and after a little play I came up with these cute little flowers, that are quite simple to make.
You will need to cut four flowers in your desired colour for each flower you plan to make, I chose Berry Burst. You will also need to punch a circle from the 1/2″ circle punch, I chose Powder Pink.
Scrunch up each of your leaves so your petals have more texture.
Take a Stampin’ Dimensional as the centre of your flower and stick on your first petal. I would recommend using the Silicone Craft Sheet for this but mine’s gone walk about…if you find it please send it back 😉
Layer all four petals around the dimensional and adhere using Mini Glue Dots, the new Take Your Pick tool was perfect for this. Finish the flower centres with the punched circle and a Clear Faceted Gem.
Here’s an example of a finished card to show you how lovely these flowers look when used, a few stamped leaves and you have a completed project.