Hey folks! Just a quick blog post from me today. I made a few of these cards a few weeks ago when we sadly lost James’s 100 year old Nannie. As I was filming the day I made them, I decided that I would jump on and film these as well, so here we are. A type of card we often need, but never really want to make.
These use the Painted Poppies stamp set, along with Peaceful Moments. These two stamp sets were part of the same suite a few years ago, and still work really well together. The background uses the Birch background stamp, and I’ve also added a Stitched So Sweetly die cut because I can’t create without these at the moment!
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The Sweet Strawberry stamp and punch bundle is one of my favourites from this years January-June Mini Catalogue. The stamp set includes both the outline images and solid stamps for strawberries, leaves and flowers, so you can quickly ‘colour in’ the images, with just a stamp!
The strawberries here were stamped in Stazon ink onto watercolour paper. Then I used the solid strawberry stamps to add the Poppy Parade colour. I did then spritz these with water, but to be honest I think you could have done away with that step as it doesn’t add a whole lot to the overall finished card (I just love watercolour effects!)
The Designer Series Paper on this card is FREE during Sale-a-bration when you spend £90, and it comes with another coordinating stamp set too! The Designer Series Paper includes images of fruit, florals and patterns, and is so fabulously versitile, it would even work for guy cards.
Do you have a card layout you keep coming back to? I certainly do, and this is one of them, with the Designer Series Paper folded back on one side so you can see both sides of the paper at once. I LOVE this one using the Coming Home Bundle, or THIS one using Forever Fern.
The strawberries were added with a punch circle on Vellum with Dimensionals, and then the sentiment was simply stamped in black ink.
Sometimes a card appears in your minds eye even before you’ve bought the stamp set or dies. This is one of those cards. I try to have a few card ideas in my head before I order a stamp set, so that I know that I can get plenty of use out of it. I don’t always manage control my heart, and some stamp sets just land in my craft room, but I try!
The Simply Succulents bundle includes this fabulous background die. However, it is sized for US card sizes, and so doesn’t quite fit the front of one of our UK cards. But I think I’ve managed to make it work here.
Before cutting this intricate die, I added a piece of Adhesive Sheet. This adds glue to the entire piece of card stock, and so makes it much easier to adhere to the card front. The ombre effect was super easy to create as well, using a piece of the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper which is free with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration.
The Sentiment is taken from the Simply Succulent stamp set and die cut with another one of the Potted Succulents dies.
I will be totally honest with you, this card has been sat on my desk for months! I just haven’t got round to blogging it… until today. I made it for a team challenge a while ago, we were challenged to use Night of Navy, Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow all on one card, and this is what I came up with.
The card base is another colour from the Neutrals family; Gray Granite (my favourite grey colour!), and I added a piece of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I love this pack of paper for adding fabulous textures, and I have another card using it for you on Friday.
The trees and sentiment are from the Rooted in Nature stamp set (which I hadn’t used for a while, but absolutely LOVE!).
To add some more texture, the piece of Mossy Meadow card stock was crumpled and flatten before being adhered to the card, and the stripe of Night of Navy card stock has torn edges .