Old Olive Oak Leaf Birthday Card

My last male birthday themed card for this week features the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and is aimed at an older man. Lovely As A Tree is probably the longest running stamp set in the catalogue, its been in it as long as I can remember and is probably one which many of you have stashed at the back of a cupboard somewhere. So bring it out and give it some inky love.
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I took an Old Olive card base and stamp the oak leaf all over in Old Olive ink to give a tone on tone effect. I cut the banner from the Banners Framelits which are on the retiring list but are still available. An alternative product to use is the Triple Banner punch which would just give narrower banners. The Early Expresso patterned paper is from the Moroccan DSP collection, this looks so much better in real life and although its retiring I’m tempted to pick up another pack as its perfect for masculine cards.

The happy birthday sentiment was stamped in Early Expresso and comes from the Milestone Moments stamp set. The card was finished off with a bow made from the Burlap Ribbon and some linen thread.

A quick and simple card which can easily be replicated in a variety of colourways and themes.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Bride-to-Be Card Custom Tee

As spring arrives many of us will be starting to spend some of our weekends at weddings and hen parties. Today’s card is a fun and quick card suitable to give to the Bride-to-Be as she celebrates her Hen Party.

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I’m really pleased with creating a feminine card with what I initially considered to be a masculine card and love how simple this was to make.

The background paper comes the Pop of Pink Speciality paper which I’ve struggled with a bit, I think its a little too bold for me with all the black in it. The pattern I chose was one of the subtler ones. I made the stripes with the co-ordinating washi tape which again I haven’t used. Any ideas for what to do with washi tape?

The little focal point was created with a Whisper White label cut from the Tags and Labels Framelits. The t-shirt was cut out of Melon Mambo and the little sash cut form Whisper White both from the T-shirt Builder Framelits.

I stamped and cut some little flowers from the same set and embellished them with some of the tiny pearls from the Basic Pearls pack.

The colours could easily be changed to fit the Bride’s own colour scheme using other papers and tape, or even paper strips to create the striped effect.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x