Fresh Fig Florals from Painted Harvest

Painted Harvest was one of those sets that passed me by on my initial looks through the Autumn/Winter catalogue but once I started seeing projects made by other demonstrators and customers I realised it’s definitely one I needed to have a play with. I think I was put off by this set because I’m not a huge fan of yellow so sunflowers aren’t my favourite flower. After having a good play around with this set I can say that most combinations of colours work well, even the purples like on this card.

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To make this card I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm and sponged over it with Crumb Cake ink to give an aged look. Next I took the first sunflower stamp, the one with less detail and stamped randomly over my card in Sweet Sugarplum. I then stamped over these with the more detailed sunflower in Fresh Fig. I’m not entirely sure its lined up properly but I love how these flowers look. For the centres and the dotted detail I used Soft Suede. I added a few random dots with old olive to fill in the gaps.

The sentiment label was created from the blank label in Label Me Pretty. I used an Old Olive marker to ink just around the edge, so I didn’t have the extra swirls. I used Fresh Fig to stamp the greeting and the Pretty Label punch to cut out.

I added three rows of the Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon for somewhere to ground the greetings label.

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I also decorated the inside of the card with a couple more flowers. I really love how this card turned out, probably because its using my favourite colour Fresh Fig. I can’t wait to show you what else I’ve created with this set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Pastel “Thanks a Latte” Card

Today I’m back with another card using the Hug in a Mug stamp set making a very girly pastel card using Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, and Pool Party, if we still had Mint Macaron then I would have used that too!

First take a piece of Powder Pink cardstock measuring 14.5cm x 21cm and fold and score at 10.5cm to create a card base. Take the Powder Pink ink and randomly stamp the small twinkling star all over the front of the card base.  Continue reading “Pastel “Thanks a Latte” Card”

Sugarplum Swirl Star Christmas Card

To start off my Christmas cards this year I pulled out the Star of Light stamp set, which ironically was one of the sets I last used before my summer break. I started with a simple card featuring a little simple stamping and two of the dies from the Starlight Thinlits die set.

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First I stamped the detailed star in Rich Razzleberry onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. I then cut this out using the largest outline die. I also cut out the small detailed star in Rich Razzleberry, which was stuck onto the multi-purpose sheets which makes it super easy adhere to the Sweet Sugarplum star.

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Next I took a strip of Whisper White measuring 14.5cm x 6cm and stamped two of the large swirls in Sweet Sugarplum and then stamped the “Merry Christmas” greeting at the bottom of the strip in Rich Razzleberry.

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I then took the Ticket Tear border punch and created a border strip in Sweet Sugarplum 14.5cm long for each side of the white panel. I then adhered this to a card base in Rich Razzleberry and then used Stampin’ Dimensional’s on the back of the Sweet Sugarplum star, here is the finished card front:

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For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Whisper White card measuring 14cm x 10cm and just stamped the large swirl in Sweet Sugarplum.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my first Christmas card of 2017, check back tomorrow and the rest of this week for more cards featuring Stars and Snowflakes.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Three Card Thursday: Petal Garden

This week for my Three Card Thursday challenge I chose to use the Graceful Garden stamp set. I really love the large rose stamp in this set, I think its simply beautiful and popped straight out at when I was looking at the catalogue. I also love the background stamp and can’t wait to use it on more projects.

I choose a colour scheme of Whisper white, Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive as it matches the Petal Garden DSP stack and also Sweet Sugarplum was the nearest colour to the roses I had at my wedding which were Ocean Song. I added a sheet from the paper stack and the Glitter Enamal dots from the Colour Theory Suite to the inkpads and markers for this challenge.

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Here’s the first card using the lovely background stamp and the Stampin’ Markers to add two colours to the rose stamps. A little matting for the rose image and I finished the card off with three of the Glitter Enamel dots.

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For the second card I created a background by randomly stamping the small leaves all over the card. I then use the markers to colour the smaller rose image and stamped this three times. I added a little extra ink round the edges using the Sweet Sugarplum ink pad. I added a strip of paper behind these images just to ground them.

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For my third and final card today I combined ideas from the first two cards. The leaves in the background were stamped a bit further apart to give a subtler effect and I added a paper layer behind my matted rose image.

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Here are all three together, which is your favourite? I think mine is the first one as I just love all three of those stamps. I also think this would be the perfect anniversary card for my husband next month, but doubt he’ll remember the colour of my bouquet even though it wasn’t that long ago!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday: Sweet Sugarplum Flowers using Botanical Builder Framelits

Today’s card was inspired from the leftovers of when I made my mum’s 60th birthday card a couple of weeks ago. I love how leftovers from one project can flow straight onto the next project, that’s probably why I’m very bad at tidying my desk up.

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The background paper comes from the Succulent Garden ds which is one of my favourite packs this year, probably because it has Mint Macaron and Sweet sugarplum in it.  All the flowers and leaves were created using whisper white cardstock and cut from the Botanical Builders Framelits. To make them look a little softer I inked the edges with Sweet Sugarplum ink and the stamping sponges. To make the sponges go further I always cut them into quarters before use so I can have four colours from one sponge.

The greetings panel was created exactly the same as my card from Monday using the Stitched Shape Framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits over the top of a doily. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamps set which is one where I should use more than just the lovely sentiment stamps.

The lace doilies from the Spring/Summer catalogue and the Sweet Sugarplum enamel shapes in the flower centres just add a bit of embellishment.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday: Glimmer Flower Thank You Cards

One of the most popular freebiesfrom this years Sale-A-Bration has been the glimmer paper pack. This pack includes 12 sheets of glimmer paper in three gorgeous shades of Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron. This stuff is just stunning and a little bit really makes your card “pop”.

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The photo really doesn’t do these cards justice as that little bit of glimmer just makes these cards that little bit more special. I used the wave die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits as a trellis base for my little flowers.

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The little flowers were created from the Botanical Builder Framelits in Whisper White and the lovely glimmer paper.

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The cards were finished with a little greeting from the One Big Meaning stamp set.

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Which is your favourite colour ? I think mine is the Mint Macaron version, I know I’m going to really miss this colour when it leaves us at the end of May. If you love this colour or any of the 2015 – 2017 In-Colours then now is the time to stock up as these products will be leaving in just over two months and nearly always sell out fast.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Mum’s 60th Birthday Card featuring Botanical Blooms

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any crafting, I just haven’t felt inspired recently despite having loads of gorgeous products to play with. Anyway it was my mum’s 60th birthday this weekend and I knew I wanted to make a special card for her that showed I cared, so I got out the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and matching Framelits and had a real good play making all kinds of flowers. Here is the card I came up with

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I really love how this card turned out and can highly recommend the Botanical Builder Framelits for bringing back you mojo if its gone walkabout. The colour scheme I chose came from the Falling In Love DSP which is just gorgeous, I need more before this catalogue ends. Along with Sugarplum and Very Vanilla I used the gold foil cardstock and some Mint Macaron as an accent colour.

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On the inside I just stamped a boarder along the bottom using the flowers from Botanical builders and the leaf stamp comes from Blooms and Wishes, which had to be part of the card as its my favourite set. The greeting in the card comes from Balloon Adventures.

The card base was an 8″ x 8″ one which I had in my stash from my pre Stampin Up days. You could make a similar one using two sheets of Thick Whisper White and joining together.

I’m pleased to report my mum loved her card and I hope you did too.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x