Over the Moon Birthday Card

Today I’m sharing another childrens birthday card, this time made with the Over the Moon stamp set. The background was a watercolour wash of Mint Macaron on the old watwercolour paper, having now used our new Fluid 100 watercolour paper I much prefer this as its blends so much smoother.

I stamped the cow in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Stampin’ Blends before fussy cutting her out. Here’s a little close up of her:

Over the Moon - Purple Birthday card close up

I attached some linen thread around the base of the punched out balloon with Tear N Tape around the back. I then attached the thread to the cow using some more tape rolled into a ball, you could also use a glue dot here but I’m out of them at the moment.

Over the Moon - Purple Birthday card - flat

To finish the card stamp Happy Birthday from Perennial Birthday across the bottom of the card in Rich Razzleberry.

Finished result a cute birthday card which I’m sure anyone would love.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

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

Rich Razzleberry Matt: 14.4cm x 10cm

Watercolour Paper: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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Be Strong Be Happy Be You Card

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.

Be strong be happy be you card flat

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.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: A4 sheet of cardstock cut in half to measure 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

DSP Layer: 14.9cm x 9.5cm

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Magical Unicorn Birthday Card

This card was made from the Leave A Little Sparkle stamp set for one of my friends little girls who is unicorn mad, I think she will like it as the whole party was unicorn themed and had a very similar colour scheme.

First I created the background using the new Fluid 100 watercolour paper, which I think makes blending much easier than our previous watercolour paper. I spritzed the whole of my watercolour paper with water then used a mix of Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron to make a striped ombre effect background. I then used my heat tool to completely dry the background.

Magical unicorn birthday card close up

I added a couple of swirls to the background in Versamark which have shown up in the photo above and also added a greeting from Magical Mermaid in Rich Razzleberry.

I then stamped the unicorn in Tuxedo Black Memento onto Shimmery White cardstock, which sadly doesn’t show up. I then coloured the mane, tail and hooves with a mix of dark Stampin’ Blends in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry. A touch of Wink of Stella was added to the unicorn horn to add extra sparkle.

magical unicorn birthday card flat

To embellish the card I used the now retired Twinkle, Twinkle Adhesive stars but you could also use the Iridescent Sequins or the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins for a similar effect.

I love this card and can’t wait to play around creating different coloured versions, I’m thinking Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody would work well for a firey unicorn cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne X

Basic Measurements:

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

Bermuda Bay Matt: 14.4cm x 10cm

Watercolour Paper Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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Celebrate Le Tour de France with Enjoy Life

I’ve never been much of a cycling enthausiast but this year I have been watching a little of Le Tour de France on the TV while crafting, its actually quite therapeutic. So what better stamp set to pull out than Enjoy Life with that cycling silhouette and great words for encouragement.

I went with a colour scheme of Poppy Parade, Blueberry Bushel and seaside Spray to give a french feel to the card. I wanted to add some yellow for the leaders tabard but its just didn’t work.

The two coloured frames are cut from the two largest sqaures in the Stitched Shapes die collection. I then cut two additonal large sqaures and sponged them with Seaside Spray ink before adding my silhouette stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Enjoy Life - Celebrate Le Tour- flat

The sentiments were stamped on the small thin rectangle from Stitched Rectangles dies, as they were a little too long for my sentments I placed one side of the rectangle back over the edge of the die to cut the recatangle smaller and leave a stitched edge.

To finish the card I stamped some of the foliage onto the card base in sEaside spray before I adhered all my other elements.

If you haven’t already why dont you give crafting while watching the cycling a go and see what you come up with.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Beautiful Bouquet Wedding Card

Today I’m sharing a card I made for my friends wedding on saturday. I chose the Beautiful Bouquet stamp sets are its one of my favourites and I don’t think you can make a bad card with it. I chose a colour scheme of Blushing bride, Rococo Rose and Mint Macaron. I love how good Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride look together, perfect partners in my opinion.

Beautiful Bouquet Wedding card - close up

I stamped my greeting on the large detailed frame from the Stitched Labels Dies. I then build up my bouquet at the left hand side.  I added some of the Gold Metallic pearls to the centres of the flowers, I can’t seem to put these down at the moment.

Beautiful bouquet wedding card - flat

For the card base I used one of the Bird Ballard Laser Cut Cards as a base with a layer of Blushing Bride on the inside. I love this card and hope my friend and her new husband do too.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Floral Friday: Inspiring Iris

For today’s card I’ve used Inspiring Iris again, I just love this stamp set, it reminds me of one of my old favourites Blooms & Wishes with the watercoloured flower effect. The end card today looked nothing like how it started in my head and my desk looks like a bomb has exploded as I’ve fussy cut flowers and die cuts strewn all over. but after considerably time stamping and cutting the end result is quite simple and I love it.

Floral Friday - Inspiring Iris close up

A couple of the stamped rose type flowers and a greeting and you have a gorgeous card. I’ve added a few Gold Metallic Pearls to the flowers centres just to add a little bling.

Rococo Rose I think is my new favourite colour (yes this does change on a weekly basis) but I loving how perfect it pairs up with Mint Macaron and Crumb two of my other favourites!

Floral Friday- Inspiring Iris flat

Have a lovely day yourselves.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card base: Half sheet A4 cardstock measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored in the middle at 10.5cm

Crumb Cake Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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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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