Three Wise Men Card with Great Tidings

All the samples I’ve seen with the Great Tidings stamp set and dies have used Gold as one of the main colours. With this card I thought I’d change things up and use Silver instead and I’ve paired that with Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party and a hint of Evening Evergreen and I love the colours togther.

I used the Brushed Metallic Silver Cardstock to cut out the intricate arch die. I wanted a subtle background behind this with a little colour so I cut a piece of the snowflake print from the Peaceful Place DSP. I added some colour with a blending brush and Pool Party ink. I adhered this to the back of my silver arch and the matted on some Blackberry Bliss cardstock before adhering to my card base.

I stamped and embossed the three wise men in Silver and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends in mainly Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party and Evening Evergreen. after die-cutting I added them in a row along the bottom of the card.

I stamped the greeting onto one of the labels in Ornate Frames and added some ribbon behind to add a little texture. This ribbon is the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon which I’ve coloured with the Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends.

What colour would you chose for these Regal Wise Men?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Birthday Sheep Trio Card

Being a farmers daughter the Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep Dies were one of my first picks from this round of Sale-A-Bration, I can see these sheep being used for many birthday cards over the next few months.

Today’s card is for a young man but could easily work for just about anyone. I die cut three sheep and coloured their faces with a little light Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends and their hooves with light Basic Black. Each sheep has a different coloured hat and balloon in Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade and a mix of Pear Pizzazz card and light Granny Apple Green Blends.

The background was created using Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz inks and blending brushes to colour each half of my cardstock. I love how the blue really does look like a cloudy sky.

To finish the card I added a fence cut from Cinnamon Cider and a label cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

End result….three dancing sheep ready to party!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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A Cut Above Father’s Day Card

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Grandads out there, hope you are enjoying your day. This is the card I made for my dad using the A Cut Above stamp set. Hope he likes it as his favourite thing is cutting grass either with his lawnmower or out in the field on his tractor.

For the background paper I’ve used one of the sheets from the Flowering Catus Product Medley, also available in the refil pack. This paper reminds me of grass flying eveywhere when you’re mowing so perfect for this card.

I’ve kept the rest of the card simply colouring with Stampin’ Blends in Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen, Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Pool Party, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Cinnamon Cider and Night of Navy.

The sentiments were stamped on labels cut from the Potted Succulents Dies and adhered to the card with Foam Adhesive Strips. I hope my dad enjoys the card and hopefully gets a chance to do some mowing even though its cloudy here today in Yorkshire.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Father’s Day Card with Whiskey Business

Whiskey Business is the perect stamp set to make cards for my husband as he loves his Whiskey and has quite a collection.

The whiskey decanter and glass on this card have both been made shiny by using the Shimmery Crystal Effects, its ages since I used this but I love the little glittery flecks its left which really do look like glass.

After stampin both images with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink I coloured the whiskey parts with a mixture of Light Pumpkin Pie and Light Cinnamon Cider Blends to make the rich whiskey colour. I then spread a thin layer of Shimmery crytal effects over the liquid parts and left to dry. I left mine overnight but an hour should be fine.

The backround designer paper comes from the Bloom Where You’re Planted collection and adds to the masculine feel of the card. I used one of the paint strips from the Beautiful Brushstrokes Dies as a base for my Whiskey to sit on.

As a final touch I added my sentiment to the top and bottom of the card with Early Espresso Ink.

Hope my husband likes this card which my son will be giving him on Sunday.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Simple Father’s Day Card with Handsomely Suited

As its Father’s Day here in the UK on Sunday I thought I share a some ideas for cards over the next few days. This first one, using Handsomely Suited is very quick and simple to make as its just stamp and colour and it can also be any colour combination you want.

I was watching England play there first game while making this card so went for a patriotic colour scheme of Real Red Red, Misty Moonlight and White.

After stamping and colouring the tie images I added a length of Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon across the card layer before adhering to the Real Red cardstock matt and the Misty Moonlight card base.

I stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black ink onto the smallest label in the Painted Labels Dies, I’m so impressed with how perfectly its fits. I then added this to my card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A quick and simple Father’s Day card, unfortunately the men in my life are all more outdoors basedbeing farmers so guess I’ve some more cards to whip up before Sunday.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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