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.
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.
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.
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.
Sorry for being missing for over a week, I was enjoying being in my garden last week while we had some sunshine so didn’t get much crafting done, I do have some lovely tomato’s ready though!
For today’s card I pulled out the Paisleys & Posies stamp and die set as its been months since them have been used. After a few disasters I came up with this card.
As you can see I went for a colour combination of Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Powder Pink. After initially being unsure about Powder Pink its a colour I’m starting to love and is becoming my favourite pale pink.
I coloured the paisley circles using my markers which needed to be re-inked ( first time since I’ve had them five years ago), which took a bit of time but was quite relaxing, especially when the results turned out so well.
I used the little flower stamp to create more of a background and added a sentiment from One Big Meaning which was stamped on an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits.
I finished the card off with a little Pool Party twine to bring out this colour on the card.
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Today I’m going way out of my comfort zone and using Tangerine Tango as my card base. As regular readers will have noticed I don’t tend to use oranges or yellows very much in my crafting and Tangerine Tango is probably my least used colour of all fifty colours. However I do think its a colour that works well with copper and also really compliments the new Wood Texture DSP Stack.
For today’s card I paired these colours and a little Very Vanilla along with the Wood Words stamp set and I ended up with a really rustic looking card.
I added a little strip of the new Copper Trim which is so so lovely. On the reel its only 1/4″ thick but you can pull it apart to reveal the weave within it, which works perfectly with this rustic card.
To finish the card off I added a little copper embossing on the edge of the Pretty Label punch.
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”.
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.
The little flowers were created from the Botanical Builder Framelits in Whisper White and the lovely glimmer paper.
The cards were finished with a little greeting from the One Big Meaning stamp set.
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.
For today’s project I wanted to make some really quick cards that had nothing to do with the love theme but still used the Sealed With Love stamp set. I chose to use the paint stripe stamp to make a background. Continue reading “So Very Much meets…Sealed With Love”
Today’s card is one some of you may be receiving in the post today, its my September thank you card, which has been sent to everyone who shopped with me this month to say thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator.
I chose to use the Paisleys & Posies stamp set which is fast becoming one of my favourites and one which I’m hoping makes it to next years catalogue. Its such a versatile set and with the matching Framelits set you could play for hours.
I made the three medallions by stamping three each of the shapes in Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron. I then die cut these with the matching Framelits and also die cut three small circles in the copper foil which I also adore!
Here is a close up of the medallions:
I made the card base out of Mint Macaron and used some of the Rich Razzleberry patterned paper from the Petals & Paisleys speciality dsp matted on some copper foil as a base for the medallions.
The greeting comes from the same stamp set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White and then cut it into a banner using my scissors.
Want to receive one of my thank you cards next month, then simply place an order of any amount with me and I’ll send you one as a thank you.