Christmas Rose Birthday Card Duo

Today I’m sharing these simple cards which have helped bump up my birthday card stash. They took just ten minutes to make each and you could make them in any colour.

Christmas Rose Blueberry Bushell Birthday Card

I chose to use Blueberrry Bushell and Lovely Lipstick for these cards but you could use any colour you like.

Christmas Rose Lovely Lipstick Birthday Card

To add a little interest I’ve added a strip of the 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon to each card. The greeting comes from the Seaside Notions stamp set and is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Frosty Penguin Card

How cosy does this cute little fellow look all wrapped up in his scarf, he won’t be bothered by his frosty surroundings created from the Feels Like Frost Specilaity DSP.  I added a little extra frostiness to the card by using a few drops of the Shimmery Crystal Effects.

Frosty Penguin Card - flat

The penguin comes from the Playful Penguins stamp set and after I fussy cut him out I added a little Mango Melody to his feet and and beak. His cosy scarf is stamped in Highland Heather.

The greeting also stamped in Highland Heather comes from the stamp set Greatest Part of Christmas, which is a hostess set from the Autmn/Winter catalogue and only available with Stampin’ Rewards gained from and order over £150.00.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Shimmery Silver Snowflake Card

This card is the result of a crafty session where I just wanted to make so backgrounds with my stamping stash. For the base I used Shimmery White Cardstock as this is my favourite to use when doing ink blending.  I chose Seaside Spray and Blushing Bride for my background as  I was going for a subtle look, possibly Balmy Blue would have been better for a subtle look. I like the almost stormy look which Seaside Spray has given to the card.

Shimmery Silver Snowflake Card - flat

For some more shimmer to the background I used the snowflake stamp from Free Skate and stamped it all over my background in Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink, now when you move the card in the light you get the shimmer from the snowflakes.

To finish my card I added a length of Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon across the middle of the card to add even more silver shimmer and then stamped the “Christmas Greetings” stamp from  Greatest Part of Christmas in Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink onto some oval matts cut from the Layering Oval Dies.

As a final touch I added some silver foil snowflakes cut from the Christmas Layers dies for a last bit of silver. I love how this card turned out, it reminds me of the sparkle left on freshly fallen snow.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Christmas Baubles Card

Today I’ve been playing with the Christmas Gleaming bundle making loads of baubles, which is super easy with the punch duo and the gorgoeus Brightly Gleaming Speciality DSP.  I love this paper and it seems everyone esle does to as Stampin’ Up! can’t seem to keep the warehouses stocked with it.

Christmas Baubles Card - close up

I’ve paired my gorgeous background paper with a matt layer in Pretty Peacock, I was tempted to use Copper Foil but thought that might ne a copper overload with the Celestial Copper ink and Brightly Gleaming Foil elements which also appear on the card.

Christmas Baubles Card - flat

Along with the baubles, one punched and one stamped, I’ve stamped the holly spring. I stamped this in Celestial Copper Delicata Ink and the coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The colours have gone a little muddy so I think next time I’ll use Versamark and Copper Embossing Powder if I want to colour an image.

A simple Merry Christmas stamped in Pretty Peacock and the card is done.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Coppper Shining Star Card

Todays card uses the So Many Stars bundle and the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements. I used the large star in the elements pack as my focal point and die cut a Night of Navy star from the Stitched Stars Dies to lift the copper star from the background.

The background itself was just Night of Navy cardstock stamped with the small detailed star from So Many Stars in the Celestial Copper Delicata ink.

Copper Shining Star Card - flat

I stamped my greeting onto a 3cm x 14.4cm strip of Whisper White cardstock so it went the whole length of the front of the card.

To finish the card I added a Night of Navy Rhinestone in the centre of my Brightly Gleaming Foil Star.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Floral Friday: Christmas Rose Wedding Card

Today I’ve used the Christmas Rose stamp set to create a wedding card. I’ve gone far away from the colours in the Christmastime Is Here Suite and focused on colours from my own wedding.  I used Blackberry Bliss and Gold for my own wedding stationary, here I’ve added in Mint Macaron as a green for the foiliage.

Christmas Rose Wedding Card - close up

I stamped the Chrsitmas Rose in Versamark and embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I coloured the roses with both Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends and the leaves in a mix of Light Shaded Spruce and Dark Mint Macaron which gave them a two-tone effect which I really like.  I used a few drops of Golden Glitz Delicata Reinker and a Blender pens to colour in the berries on the image.

I added some interest to the Mint Macaron background layer by stamping the inner berry stamp in a random pattern all over with Versmark ink. I then added a strip of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon across the middle before adhering onto the Gold Foil layer.

Christmas Rose Wedding Card - flat

I stamped the greeting from Beautiful Bouquet onto the large frame from the Roses die set and added this to the card. I then added my rose diecut over the top. I finished the card off with some of the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots which I am loving and seem to be putting on every thing I make.

I’m loving all the products in the Christmastime Is Here Suite and actually how versatile they are as I don’t think this card looks Chrismassy at all do you?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Price: £11.25

 

Congrats Lighthouse Card

I’m not a fan of real lighthouses as I’m scared of heights, I can still remember walking up ten steps of Portland Bill, a lighthouse in Dorset UK and being terrified and going all dizzy. I however like the stamps in the Sailing Home stamp set and can appreciate how detailed that lighthouse stamp is and how it makes a great focal point for a card.

Congrats Lighthouse Card - close up

Here I’ve stamped it in Night of Navy and then die cut it so the bottom edge where the sea is can overlap my oval. I love the detail on the rope die which I have used across the middle of the card to seperate the two diffrent patterns of paper from the Come Sail Away DSP.

Congrats Lighthouse Card - flat

A greeting stamped on the small banner from the Smooth Sailing dies finishes the card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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