It’s a special day today for our family, its the day my husbands Great Nanny turns 100. Now, we would have dearly loved to be celebrating all together, but of course we can’t. I can, however provide her with two handmade birthday cards. So that is what I have done.
The first uses the brand new Pretty Perennials stamp set, and the coordinating dies. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set, a sweet floral stamp set that makes my heart happy. Here I’ve stamped it in Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Old Olive, and used the matching Perennial Petals dies to cut them out. I also added one of the more detailed dies to the large flower for a bit more interest.
The sentiment stamps are lovely in this stamp set too. Here I’ve stamped ‘Happy’ in Memento Black, and then heat embossed ‘birthday’ in white. The Designer Series Paper is called True Love, and is a lovely collection of black and white patterns and florals. The 100 is die cut using the Playful Alphabet from some retired Gold Glitter card stock.
I have a fun class coming in February using the Pretty Perennials bundle and the True Love Designer Series Paper, so do check back for that.
The second card uses both new Sale-a-bration goodies, as well as a retired gem. Now, I wouldn’t usually share a project that features a retired item, but I know so many people that have them (or similar) that I felt that I could.
This card uses the lovely Paper Blossoms Designer Series Paper which is currently available for free with a £45 spend.
The 100 is die cut from Petal Pink card stock, a colour which is featured in the Designer Series Paper, and layered over a vellum label cut from the Tasteful Labels dies.
This card is finished with the birthday sentiment, taken from Blossoms in Bloom.
So, this week’s Facebook Live is totally inspired by a card I made at a team virtual crafty retreat last weekend. I haven’t done Ink Blending for ages, and its a technique I really love, so I thought I would share it with you today.
Just before we get to the video, I just want to let you know about Bonus Days! Every time you shop this month, and spend £45 (or multiples of £45) you earn vouchers to spend next month! AND, you know what happens next month? The new August-December Mini catalogue launches, SO you could get a bunch of fun Christmas crafty goodies for free! Isn’t that cool?!
Today’s card was inspired by a card by Martin Stone, who shared this fun Ink Blending technique with the team over the weekend.
Check out the Facebook Live video below to see how it was made. Just a quick warning, I did have some technical difficulties in this video, in actual fact it was two separate Lives but I have stitched them together for the YouTube version.
Just a quick post from me today, with some sneaky peaks of the cards you could be making in this month’s FREE Piece of Cake Card Class!
I LOVE my Code Club, and this month I’ve changed things up a bit, so now when you shop using the Code Club Code you get access to a completely FREE class! How cool is that?! but actually, it gets better, because if you spend more than £45 I’ll even send you all the Materials to make the cards too… all you have to do is add the stamps and ink!
It’s really simple to join in, it really is just a case of adding the Code Club Code when you checkout!
May 2019 Code Club Code; TMZUHRQK
Orders placed between £25 and £45 will receive a PDF download emailed to them at the end of the month.
Orders placed between £45 and £150 will receive a PDF download emailed to them PLUS a card kit including a full pack of Gingham Gala Sequins sent in the post during the 1st week of June.
Orders placed over £150 will automatically receive both the PDF and card kit and don’t need to add the code…. PLUS you get to spend at least £15 worth of Stampin’ Rewards of your own too!
May Supply List:
Piece of Cake Bundle
Versamark and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Inks; Black, Highland Heather, Melon Mambo, Balmy Blue and Mint Macaron
Of course, you can substitute any of these items for things currently in your stash too