Rainbow Butterflies Thank You Card

For today’s card I’ve used a different sized card base so I could fit five butterflies on and show more of the rainbow effect I created. This card base is from a piece of card measuring 21cm x 14cm, scored at 7cm on the narrow side, giving a tall narrow card similar to the Narrow Notecards that we used to carry.

To create the rainbow effect I used the Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends and coloured a rainbow across some Whisper White cardstock.

Butterfly Rainbow Close up

I then stamped five butterflies from Butterfly Gala across the rainbow, positioning them so each butterfly had more than one colour on its wings. I then punched them out using the Butterfly Duet Punch and added a black body to each butterfly.

Butterfly Raibow Card flat

To finish off the card I stamped a greeting at the bottom of the card and then attached each butterfly with a Stampin’ Dimensional. A final florish was to add antenna to each of the butterflies.

Hope you enjoyed this project and if you’ve got your own collection of Stampin’ Blends you can create rainbow butterflies in any colour combination.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Floral Friday: Bloom by Bloom

So I’m back with another Floral Friday post and today I’m featuring the Bloom by Bloom stamp set. This is one of those stamp sets where you can just grab a few different inks and really have fun creating patterns and arrangements. For today’s cards I really embraced our bright and cheery colours and chose Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green, the perfect spring combination.

Bloom by Bloom card 1

For this first card I didn’t quite get the flower centres lined up properly but it still turned out to be my favourite card of the four. I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for the greeting and the Everyday Label and Classic Label punches to create my little focal point.

Bloom by Bloom card 2

For this card I added a little strip of the Granny Apple Green polka dot paper from the Brights DSP stack. I decided to leave this one without a greeting as I think the flowers are enough on their own, plus it would be the perfect card to send to someone to cheer them up.

Bloom by Bloom card3

Again this one has some of the Brights DSP and I left it without a greeting,

Bloom by Bloom card4

The final one, which is probably the busiest looking one as the greeting and extra paper but was still quick and easy to put together.

I really love this stamp set and if you’re a floral fan like me its definitely one to add to your collection.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

All Adorned Card

Today I’m sharing with you a quick card I made with the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set All Adorned. I love the simplicity of this stamp set, its perfect to work with when you just want to stamp and make pretty patterns, if like me you need this one in your collection then place a £45.00 order before the end of the month and its yours for free.

I picked a colour scheme of Soft Seafoam and Merry Merlot to work with today as these are my favourite colours from this catalogue’s colour refresh and I love how good they look together, this is the perfect combination for a male or female card and its one all definitely be using again soon.

All Adorned Card - Flat

I stamped the Soft Seafoam images first randomly all over my cardstock and then overstamped with the smaller medallion type stamp. These two stamps match up perfectly to create a lovely two-toned pattern. Simply line up the four outer dots on the smaller stamp with the circles on the larger stamp and hey presto, gorgeous background.

To help my sentiment stand out I used the Everyday Label punch and the starburst punch to create a couple of layers.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quick and simple project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Simple Stamping – All The Good Things

I was mostly drawn to the All The Good Things stamp set because of the sentiments, for their meanings and the mix of capital letters with the cursive font which I think is a great combination, but now I’ve had a play with this set I’ve fallen for the fish too.

I’ll be honest and getting  the large fish image to ink up well has not been that simple. The sentiments are also part of the stamp so using the big ink pads always lefft me with splodges where I didn’t want them. I tried our Stampin’ Markers and although they worked you didn’t get the full beauty of the shading from this distinctive stamp. I was tempted to cut the stamp apart and then I tried using the sponge daubers.

I’ve not used these for years, but they are the perfect size for inking up small areas on a stamp and also you dont have the problem of excess ink.

simple stamping - all the good things card 2

For this first card I gave the large fish using the largest rectangle frame from the Swirly Frames stamp set. Using the card on the Stamp-a-ratus meant I was able to place the frame exactly where I wanted, i think this makes the whole thing look like a painting hung on a wall.

simple stamping -all the good things card 1

For the second card I added the smaller fish and then added some of the Pool Party sequins from the iridescent assortment.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Simple Stamping – Sweetest Thing

I wasn’t sure if I could create a simple stamping project with the Sweetest Thing stamp set as for me I’m finding its a stamp set which needs you to do a bit of work to make a nice card. After trying various options I’ve found a simple card I can share with you that I like. The best thing about this card is it will look just as good whatever colour inks you use or how many different colours you use, so have a play and find your favourite colour combination.

simple stamping - sweetest thing close up

I stuck with a scheme closely matching the How Sweet Is It DSP but that’s just because those were the inks out on my desk. So I used Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, Melon Mambo and I used Old Olive instead of Granny Apple Green simply because I wanted to use the Old Olive Linen Thread to attach the little greeting tags from the Sweet Pins and Tags set.

simple stampin - sweetest thing flat

Hope you can join me again tomorrow for another “Sweet” project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Simple Stamping – Vibrant Vases

So today I’m bringing #SimpleStamping to the Vibrant Vases set. I was so pleased to see this in the new catalogue as its adds even more versatility to using the Varied Vases Bundle which is one of my favourites from the Annual Catalogue.

For this project I’ve used just four inks (Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Tuxedo Black Memento) and the stamp set.

vibrant vases - flat - simple stamping

Although these are photopolymer stamps and easy to line up  I would suggest using the Stamp-a-ratus if your going to create an image where things need lining up in straight lines like the vase on the shelf. This would also make creating multiples of this card very quick.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s #SimpleStamping and a quick look at Vibrant Vases.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Simple Stamping – Balmy Blue Birthday Card

Simple stamping is something which I struggle with, mostly because I adore my Big Shot and find it difficult to make anything without using it. I’m going to bring you a series of super simple cards which are suitable for very beginners in card making.

This card uses just two stamps from the Forever Lovely stamp set and one ink pad in Balmy Blue, but the card will work in pretty much any colour you’ve got in your stash.

balmy blue forever lovely simple card flat

Simply stamp your greeting in the bottom right-hand corner of your card blank and then stamp the roses evenly across the rest of the card and your done. Super simple and still beautiful!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x