Blackberry Bliss Inspiring Iris

I’m loving all the floral stamps sets in the new catalogue and Inspiring Iris is one of my favourites. I love Irises but have sadly never managed to grow any in my garden..yet, so for the time being I can now happily create as many as I like.

For this card I went for a simple colour scheme of Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive, mostly so I could use some of the gorgeous Noble Peacock Speciality DSP which is covered in foil accents and its stunning.

Blackberry Bliss Inspiring Iris- flat

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the three different sections of the Iris and although it’s not lined up perefectly (not sure if its meant too or not) I love it as it adds to that floaty floral feel. To finish the card I added some Blackberry Bliss twine from the Nature’s Twine pack and a little bow.

A gorgeous card for any occassion, I can see myself using this stamp set alot in the coming weeks.

Happy Crafting

Joanne

Basic Measurements:

Card Base:  Half sheet A4 card measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Blackberry Bliss Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

Foiled Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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New Year, New Products and a Sale!

October 1st is the first day in the Stampin’ Up! year and they’ve kicked the year off with a sale to coincide with World Card Making Day on October 5th which will run from today until October 7th, so now is a great time to stock up on some of those card-making essentials. Here’s links to the products in the sale:

If you’re a fan of the Stamparatus then Stampin’ Up! are releasing three new accessories to go along with this products as well as an accessory bundle pack:

Being the start of a new year its also the start of a new quarter in the Stampin’ Up! calendar  which means its the perfect time to sign up as a demonstrator as you’ll have even longer to meet your first quarter minimums. Plus there are some gorgeous new products coming in November which demonstrators can order now as part of their starter kit. If you’d like to join up simply follow this link here I’d love to have you in my team.

 

Joanne x

Handwritten Watercolour Wash Thank You Card

For today’s project pulled out the new background stamp Handwritten. I love this background stamp as it has such a mix of words in a variety a languages so can be used for any occasion and its in the most lovely curvy font.

I created the back with a wash of Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit grove and Mango Melody across damp watercolour paper.  After leaving to dry and stamped the background stamp across the front, using the Stamparatus for this meant I could re-stamp numerous times with black to create a deeper image.

handwritten watercolour thank you

To finish the card I added the Thank You greeting from Stitched All Around and mounted it on the coordinating die from Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. I also added some of the new black 1/8″ cord which I can see myself using a lot.

Happy Crafting

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