This week’s Inspire.Create is a fun sketch. Pop over to the blog to see the sketch, as well as the other fabulous Design Team creations. While I do love a sketch, I also love to change things up a bit, and so I used this sketch as more of a jumping off point than a recipe!
This watercoloured panel has been sat on my desk for a few weeks, just waiting for the right project. It uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, stamped in Stazon and watercoloured in Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freshia and Balmy Blue.
Because the stamped panel is such a feature, I chose to keep the rest of the card super simple, and added the heat embossed sentiment on black card stock to pick up on the black stamping.
This week’s Facebook Live video was so much fun! I have been loving playing with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set for a while, and it was so lovely to be able to share it with you. We made two cards, both totally different to each other in style, but both easy enough to put together.
This first card uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set along with the coordinating punch. I love a bundle, they are a super easy way to make sure you have products that work together, but also you get to save 10% over ordering them as two separate items!
The Designer Series Paper on this card measures 9 x 8 cm, and is the new Brights Colour Family Designer Series Paper. I love the patterns this year, simple but stunning and oh so handy to have in your stash. I mentioned in the Facebook Live that I have a page here on the blog that lists all my card measurements; you can find that HERE.
Sweet Strawberry Facebook Live Catch Up!
The second card uses a fun technique that I only spotted on the Stampin’ Up! Instagram account earlier on Thursday. But it was so simple that I couldn’t pass the opportunity to give it a go! Check out the video to see how simple it was to make this card.
Do pop over to my Facebook Page, and give it a like to make sure you don’t miss this week’s Facebook Live video. I am trying to go Live every Thursday at 19:30 (UK time), but you can always catch the replay either on Facebook or YouTube.
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.
On Wednesday I promised I’d share another card using the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I made this card in a bit of a hurry last weekend for my Father in Laws birthday, and I love that the In Good Taste papers allow you to create a simply, masculine card – quickly!
This card actually uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set from the January-June Mini Catalogue. I am a bit of a sucker for a bit of heat embossing, and this leaf stamp was perfect for adding a little extra something to this simple card.
The sentiment is taken from the same stamp set; but the stamp normally reads ‘Happy Birthday you sweet thing’… not really what I wanted on my Father in Law’s birthday card. So, I masked off ‘you sweet thing’ with some Washi Tape when I inked it up, and so it only stamped Happy Birthday!