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.
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.
After spending the last couple of weeks colouring nearly every project with my Stampin’ Blends I thought it was time to pull out my Stampin’ Markers as I can’t actually remember the last time I used them.
I wanted to make a quick birthday card using the Southern Serenade stamp set which has that lovely floral image just begging for some ink. I chose a colour combination of Mint Macaron and Fresh Fig for my flowers with a hint of Powder Pink in the background.
The stitched rectangle was created with the largest of the Stitched Shape Framelits squares, to make a rectangle you need to hang one edge of the Framelit over the cutting pads while you run through the Bigshot so it doesn’t cut and then turn round and hang the cut part of the square over the edge. Take a look here for more details on how to do this.
The sentiment was stamped on a label from the Label Me Pretty stamp set, it wasn’t meant to be on an angle but actually I really like how it looks.
For today’s card I’m showcasing products from the Share What You Love Suite in Grapefruit Grove, one of our new 2018-2020 In-Colours. As regular readers will know I’m not a huge fan of the orange/peach shades in our collection but Grapefruit Grove is lovely and currently my favourite of the new in-colours.
Most of these products come from the Gotta Have It All bundle, which I highly recommend anyone purchasing as this suite of products is just stunning in real-life.
I added a circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits as a base for my stamping. The leaves are done in second generation ink so you can see how lovely a lighter shade of this colour is. The doily was one of the new pearlescent ones turned over and inked with Grapefruit Grove, I think this gives the card a real pop. The beautiful Artisan Pearls add the perfect finishing touch, I can see myself going through many packets of these.
Here’s a close-up of the card, I wish the photo showed the beautiful pearly shimmer on those fussy cut flowers. Hope you enjoyed today’s project.
For today’s card I wanted to create a little scene with the houses in the Hearts Come Home stamp set. As these are quite small I decided to use the largest Stitched Circle Framelit to create a focus point.
I stamped the greeting “All Hearts Come…” in Smokey Slate. I then stamped one of the small houses in Smokey Slate and one in Real Red and then cut them out. I cut the roof off the Smokey Slate house and adhered it to the Real Red House. I then stamped two trees in Garden Green and cut them out too.
To create the snowy rifts I cut out another circle in Dazzling Diamonds and cut two curved sections to sit the house and trees on.
For the background of the card I cut a matt layer in Real Red measuring 10cm x 14cm and another layer measuring 9.5cm x 13.5cm from the snowfall paper out of the Christmas Around the World DSP.
To finish the card I added a strip of Real Red down the left side to attach the circle scene onto. I then added six silver dots from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack. I really love how this card turned out.
For today’s’ card I fancied doing a little water colouring, so I pulled out the Count My Blessings stamp set and work with the acorn stamp. I used my aqua painter and inkpads to get the colours I wanted. The leaves are done in Old Olive and the acorns a mix of Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze.
I wanted the coloured acorn to be the focus of the card so used the second largest Stitched Shape Framelit to cut it out. To add some texture behind I took a Delicate White Doily and inked it with a mixture of Early Expresso and Chocolate Chip. Once dry I scrunched it up to create even more texture. I folded the doily a little to create folds within the circle to add some ruffles, I then attached this to the back of my acorn circle.
For the greeting I stamped “gather together & give thanks” in Early Expresso on some Very Vanilla cardstock, I then cut this out using one of the banners in the Bunch of Banners Framelit set. To add some more texture I attached some pulled apart Copper Trim.
To finish the front of the card I cut a layer of the Painted Autumn DSP measuring 10cm x 14xm and sponged a little Early Expresso around the edges. I then attached this onto an Early Expresso card base using Fast Fuse. I mounted my acorn circle in the bottom right corner and then stuck the banner diagonally across the bottom.
I added an extra stamped acorn to the inside of the card but left this one as just an outline.
For today’s card I’ve gone for sharing the love. A perfect card to send to that special someone who knows how much you love all things coffee.
This card was really quick to make with just a few layers and die cuts. The card base is Early Expresso measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, folded and scored at 10.5cm. The next layer is Powder Pink measuring 14cm x 10cm and then there is a final layer cut from the Coffee Break DSP measuring 13.5cm x 9.5cm.
Next add a strip of the garden green heart paper from the Coffee Break DSP measuring 14.5cm x 4cm. To get the ripped edge measure the paper 14.5cm x 6cm and then take an aqua painter and a ruler and measuring 1cm in from each edge, run the aqua painter down the line and then rip. The water from the aqua painter will soften the paper and give the ripped edges.
Cut the coffee cup out using the Coffee Cup Framelits and Powder Pink and Early Expresso cardstock. Cut out the largest oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits in Whisper white and stick to the middle of the card. Arrange the coffee cup elements on the card as shown in photo.
Stamp the heart from Merry Café in Powder Pink onto Whisper White and adhere to the coffee cup using Stampin Dimensional’s. To make the additional small hearts I used the Window Box Thinlits dies and Powder Pink cardstock. Similar items you could use are the hearts die from Everyday Jars or the heart on the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
To finish off the inside of the card I stamped some hearts in Powder Pink in the bottom right hand corner of a piece of Whisper White measuring 14cm x 10cm and stuck to the inside of the card using Fast Fuse Adhesive.
Hope you enjoyed today’s card and pop back tomorrow for my final card in Cups and Coffee week.
This card is very appropriate for today because warm thoughts and cosy drinks are just what we need in this house. We have one poorly mama and one poorly boy and one little monkey bouncing with energy, so I would love someone to come over and make me a lovely soothing drink.
So if you need a quick card to send to when someone is ill or just to let them know you’re thinking of them then this card and the Hug in a Mug stamp set is perfect.
First take some Whisper white cardstock measuring 14cm x 10cm and run through the Bigshot with the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder. Take some of the Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon and fasten across the card in a cross pattern as shown above. Mount this layer onto a card base measuring 14.5cm x 10.5cm using Fast Fuse Adhesive.
Next take the largest Stitched Shaped Oval Framelit and cut it out of Whisper White, then take the corresponding scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and cut that out of Real Red.
Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the greeting and cup outline and some steam. Take the inner cup stamp and ink with garden green, stamp off once onto scrap paper and then stamp in the cup outline. Finish the stamping by stamping a Real Red heart into the middle of the cup. To add a little sparkle I coloured the cup with the Clear wink of Stella brush.
For the inside of the card I just stamped the cup image again onto Whisper White cardstock measuring 14cm x 10cm. I love how versatile the Hug in a Mug stamp set is, the comforting sentiments and cute little mugs make it a great set to pick up for all year round.
Thanks for popping by today, I’m now off to hibernate in my duvet until tomorrow.