Rainbow Dragonfly Card

Hello everyone,

Hope you’ve all have a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. It’s lovely but today I’m thankful I live in a stone cottage and can cool off easily. Today’s card was inspired by the watercolour pencils. I was playing around creating rainbow in various patterns across watercolour paper and my favourite result was this rainbow stripe.

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I didn’t want to detract too much from the lovely rainbow effect so I chose to just use Basic Black ink and minimal stamping. The dragonfly is actually stamped twice as the first time he was very faint as I forgot to do the tap, tap, twist motion with the archival ink. Although with the photopolymer stamps this was really easy to do.

The leaves are from the Falling Flowers stamp set as I wanted a bold outlined leaf shape and this was perfect. I’ve not chosen a sentiment for this card as I think it could work for many occasions and doesn’t need anything else adding.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Hey Chicken, Chicken Shed Card

Today I’m using the Hey, Chick stamp set which is available as Sale-a-Bration freebie for just 10 more days, so if you like it get those orders in. This wasn’t a stamp set which originally grabbed me but after seeing some wonderful projects its a set which has grown on me and one I’ll miss playing with after Sale-a-Bration ends.

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Originally I was just going to have one chick peeping through the window, but how could I leave out the other two chickens as they all have such cute characters. Each chick was stamped with black archival ink and then coloured with the watercolour pencils and blender pens. They were then fussy cut out which was tricky but worth it I think…all chicks did loose there feet in this process though!

The background was created by stamping the Hardwood stamp in Soft Suede onto a base of Tip Top Taupe, which is not a colour I have used very much at all. The window was cut with the 5.5cm diameter circle from the layering circles Framelits.

I attached the chick behind the window and the placed a layer of window sheet behind them to create the window pane.

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The little greetings sign was created by cutting the sign shape from the Build It Framelits out of the circle of card  which was leftover from the window. The greeting was added with Early Expresso so it stood out and the marks at the sides are supposed to be nail heads but didn’t quite work as I wanted.

I love this fun little card and hope you do to.

Happy Crafting

Joanne

 

Romantic Watercolour Card with Sealed With Love

I  wanted to create a softer looking card today so chose to work with the gorgeous watercolour pencils. I really love how this card turned out and think its my favourite project with this stamp set to date. Continue reading “Romantic Watercolour Card with Sealed With Love”

Floral Friday – Insides the Lines- Thoughtful Poppy Card

This week’s Floral Friday card features the Inside the Lines dsp again, I just love colouring with this paper and suggest you get your hands on some before the end of Sale-A-Bration. This time I took Poppies as my inspiration and made a Sympathy card. Continue reading “Floral Friday – Insides the Lines- Thoughtful Poppy Card”

Floral Friday – Inside the Lines Razzleberry Birthday Card

This years Spring/Summer and Sale-A-Bration catalogue have introduced a couple of products for those interested in adult colouring, the watercolour pencils and the Inside the Line dsp. As someone who finds colouring very therapeutic and has a very large collection of the colouring books I couldn’t wait to test out these two new products. Here’s the card I came up with using a Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive colour scheme.

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I loved making this card and love how it turned out even more and most of all I love just how simple it was to make. Just a little colouring and cutting of the flowers and a greeting stamped on one of the banners from the Banner Framelits set. I love how adding a little bit of Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Marker to the centre of the flowers has just given them a lift and finished off the card.

If you want to get your hands on this gorgeous card then simply make an order of £45.00 or above and you can choose this item for FREE. So simply click here to go straight to my online shop and get your set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: 14.5 cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

First Matt Layer: 14.1cm x 10.1cm

Second Matt Layer: 13.7cm x 9.7cm

Sale-A-Bration: Tasty Trucks

Tasty Trucks was the first item on my Sale-A-Bration wish-list this year. With the cute little truck and plenty of sentiments and accessories this is the perfect set to make a variety of cards.

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I stamped the truck on the Shimmery White cardstock as my Watercolour Cardstock appears to have gone walkabout since Christmas. I coloured using the blender pen and the new Watercolour pencils which are just lovely to work with and available in thirteen true Stampin’ Up! colours so a must have for anyone who loves to colour.

The background paper comes from the Festive Birthday dsp pack which has a gorgeous mix of bright colours, perfect to brighten up the mood on a miserable January day. I finished off the card by layering it onto some die cut ovals which has been stamped in Melon Mambo with that adorable little cupcake.

I think Tasty Trucks is a great set to add to your collection. Plus if you picked up Glamper Greetings from the Autumn/Winter catalogue then this is the perfect accompaniment. Available free with a purchase £45.00 or more from any current catalogue. If you purchase everything I used to make this project below then the total is £92.50, meaning you can pick up Tasty Trucks and one other Sale-A-Bration item totally free!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurement:

Card Base: 14.5cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Matt Layer: 14.1 cm x 19.7cm