Hello, welcome back to my blog. Today I have a fun A5 sized card to share with you. I cook at a local kindergarten once a week; it’s super fun hearing the kids play and sing. The Head Teacher of this kindergarten was retiring after 30+ years of teaching in the same kindergarten, and I wanted to make something for the team to sign.
The ladies in the team gave me the direction of ‘floral and bright’, and I think I crushed it with this corner fold card. To keep the design fresh and floral I choose some patterned paper from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper. This pack features a nice mixture of soft pastels and rich colours; I chose to work with Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Fresh Freesia, and Very Vanilla.
To create the focal piece I die cut the large floral image from the Blossoms in Bloom bundle in So Saffron and Fresh Freesia. By leaving the centers of each flower in place I was able to adhere the two die cut layers together easily, and also have a decent area to add Dimensionals to adhere it to the card front.
The floral piece needed something extra to fill in the card front so I added some Gold Foil and Vellum die cuts from the Birds & More Dies.
The sentiment was made by stamping the ‘Amazing’ from the Create With Friends stamp set in VersaMark and setting in White Emboss Powder, and the ‘You’ in Crushed Curry on So Saffron cardstock. To make a full bow I layered Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon, Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim, and some Linen Thread on top of each other and then tied the bow. One of the Bumblebee Trinkets and a scattering of the 2021-2023 In Colour Jewels finished off the card.
Today I have with monochrome themed card to share with you. Every so often I participate in a card swap between my extended Stampin’ Up! team members. I love doing them! It is a good way to be able to have a wide range of products and crafting styles to display for my inspiration.
To make this card I started with a Misty Moonlight card base and lightly sponged the front. Doing this simply broke up the block of colour, and blended the panel and the card base together. The images in the Enjoy the Moment stamp set are super trendy right now, and feature a cool sketched style. I wanted to create a focal point around the poppy centers, and just love White Emboss Powder on coloured cardstock.
I created the Very Vanilla panel using a mixture of images from the stamp set, stamped in Misty Moonlight – stamped off. I then sponged the edges, scrunched up a corner, and embossed the panel using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
I adhered the poppy centers onto a piece of Seaside Spray, die cut using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. The edges were sponged using Misty Moonlight. A Braided Linen Trim bow just finished off the focal piece.
Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I have a fun Mother’s Day frame to share with you. I am fortunate enough to have a wonderful mum and mother-in-law in my life, so this Mother’s Day I was excited to share a handmade gift with them.
This colour combo is soft and feminine – Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla and So Saffron.
I made these frames using the Daisy Lane Bundle, which includes the Daisy Lane stamp set and Medium Daisy Punch. I also used the Daisy Punch.
The Subtle 3D Embossing Folder made an interesting texture for the Very Vanilla layer.
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Recently, I had a focus on the handmade items I make and normally have for sale at markets and a local pop up shop over on my Facebook page. I showcased these items and posted games. One of which asked participants to name a technique or Stampin’ Up! product that they would like to see in a tutorial video from me. The winner was Rosie Dunn, with the suggestion of masking technique.
To make this project you will need:
Calypso Coral cardstock – 10.5cm x 29.8cm
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper – 9.5cm x 13.9cm
Very Vanilla card front – 9cm x 13.4cm
Gold Glimmer Paper – 5cm x 7.5cm
Very Vanilla sentiment piece – 4.5cm x 7cm
Very Vanilla card insert – 10cm x 14.4cm
Stamp the lined flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Calypso Coral in opposite corners of the Calypso Coral card base. This adds dimension to the base layer of the card.
Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Momento ink, centered in the oval. Stamp the lined flower image in Calypso Coral in the very top of the oval, and again stamped off in the bottom half of the oval.
TIP: It is good to ink up the stamp between these stamps to the paper. This is because the first stamp over the very top of the oval has part of the stamped image off of the cardstock. If you were to immediately stamp it in the bottom half of the oval it would have weird lines where the stamp overhung from the paper.
Adhere the Very Vanilla sentiment piece to the Gold Glimmer piece using Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape.
To create the wreath of flowers on the Very Vanilla card front piece, first place the sentiment piece in the center and trace lightly around the edge with a pencil. Be mindful that the Very Vanilla card front piece will be at an angle when it is adhered to the card base.
Use this pencil line to determine where to stamp the flowers. Start by stamping the large solid flower in Calypso Coral at the top and the bottom of the oval. Next, use a mask cut out from a large post-it to cover one of these flowers and stamp another next to it and overlapping a little. Make this second set of stamped flowers stamped off. Repeat this on the other side of each full strength flower.
You should be left with enough space to stamp two more flowers – one either side of the wreath full strength stamping.
TIP: Stamp the image you want to mask onto the post-it. Ensure the majority of the stamped image is over the section of post-it with adhesive on the back. Cut out the stamped image right on the edge of the image to prevent any border being made from the mask.
Use the flower mask to stamp the leaf image in each corner. Stamp the leaves in Old Olive, and then again stamped off. This helps to lift the card.
Stamp the stamen for the solid flower in So Saffron.
Take the Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon and colour the full length with the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. These alcohol markers making adding colour to ribbons and twine super easy, and the final result is a smooth coverage.
Wrap this around the Very Vanilla card front piece and tie a bow. Adhere this panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.
Use an eraser to remove the pencil marks from the Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere the sentiment piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On the Very Vanilla card insert, stamp the solid flower in Calypso Coral and the stamen in So Saffron. Use the post-it mask to stamp the leaves in Old Olive, one full strength and one half strength. You could repeat this stamping on the envelope too.
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