I designed my own template to make 8 cards using one piece of 12×12.
I had a lot of fun using the Pierced Blooms and also added piercing to some of the cardstock panels too.
Used one of the butterflies from Butterfly Brilliance stamp set … and loved the jaunty angle.
Pulled out the Artistically Inked stamps too to create the background on some and the focal image/ cluster on others. I also used both the Biggest Wish stamp set and an old stamp set for the sentiments.
The panels that were 1 inch wide (plus one of the 1.5″ strips) I used on the inside of the cards to add some decoration there too.
I loved playing with these papers which I got in saleabration in 2020 and then different stamps to decorate.
Off to see how everyone else got on using their patterned paper this month!
This month I’ve used a mix of vintage images and the branch dies from Birds and More to create the main cluster. I then added the copper thread and the Butterfly as the main image.
The background panel i used basic white and stamped using the Artistically Inked stamp in So Saffron, then splattered with Daffodil Delight and the distress oxide in Speckled Egg.
I edged all the little vintage elements using the Vintage Photo distress ink and the Speckled Egg oxides too.
Really happy with the collection of little elements, the stamped background and the few die cut elements too. Also love the font of the sentiment and quite impressed with my fussy cutting if I do say so myself!
Inside the card I added a panel and repeated the idea of vintage elements and the Butterfly and white leaves.
So there you go… my contribution to the design team, and another card for the stash!
I must admit I was a little worried I might not get this done in time, but then Monday night I grabbed myself some craft time and made six cards using a piece of 6×6 cut from the Expressions in Ink dsp (I adore this paper and it was a challenge to cut into I promise!) and the coordinating stamps and dies, plus the Biggest Wish stamps which are my current faves!
I split the panels into pairs and so these are the two where I added the panel of Pale Papaya cardstock which I ran through the embossing folder to create additional texture.
Next these two I used Basic white and added some background stamping for behind the smaller panels of dsp and the embellishments.
Finally these two I added the Forever Gold elements as fun backgrounds plus the Pale Papaya cardstock to finish off.
Love the colours and the gold foiling in the dsp and those die cut leaves are amazing. Love how the stamps work well with the papers plus to create background elements too.
And those biggest wish stamps are still my favourites!
This month I actually ended up making four cards. This is because I got a little carried away with the Boho Indigo kit and adding in fun other colours to the Navy and Cream scheme of this kit.
These are the first two I made. I used pieces that my friend had gifted me from the Boho Indigo kit when she made me a Pocket Letter. I added the text paper behind it from my stash and the yellow cardstock and flowers and a few other random diecuts like the leaf sprigs from Forever Flourishing and the flowers from the Wreath Builder dies.
I decided I wanted to add plenty of dimension and also some cute ribbons to my projects… and also gold pen for edging pieces and adding that bit of bling. I used glossy accents for some shine and dimension on the vase on the one above. On the one below the glossy accents added the centre to the flowers.
Both cards I finished with the anniversary sentiment as I think this bright and elegant vase of flowers would be a lovely anniversary gift!
The second set of cards I used Magenta Madness and Coastal Cabana (and a pop of Calypso Coral) for the additional colours.
These change up the little panels of Boho Indigo completely. Love how the bright colours work with the more muted navy and cream patterned paper and die cut elements.
On these two cards I also added some liquid pearls for the accents and turned them both into Congratulations cards.
Sentiment stamps for both were from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.
So a different project this month as there are four cards to choose from… I wonder which is your favourite… I think mine is the coastal cabana one… but then again I do love the yellow ones too!
Off to see what everyone else has been up to with dies this month over at the HLS blog. Please do join us and share your makes with dies.
I have another one sheet wonder for my DT contribution for this months Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog. Think I may be close to the point of switching to Christmas themed ones … but for now I’m still working with pretty floral papers.
This one is a salabration set I got called paper Blooms that coordinates with the In Bloom stamps and Pierced Blooms dies. I love the Pierced Blooms dies so much..
I made 8 cards from this sheet of 12 x 12 … not a large amount but loved using both sides of the dsp so some got 2 panels not just one!
I also made one card as a fancy fold which was fun.
I also mixed up the size of the base cards to suit the sizes I had cut the panels so there were 5×5 cards and 6×4 cards.
I went to town in my box of scraps die cuts using flowers and leaves from a mix of sets…. Wreath Builder, Forever Flourishing, Pierced Blooms … and this is how I decorated them combined with various sentiments. In some like the above I combined stamp sets for the sentiment… Hello from Forever Fern and Friend from Lovely Inside and Out.
I also added either gems to flower centres or wink of Stella and glossy accents just add some extra texture.
Loved creating the little jar of flowers for this one using the Jar of Flowers stamp and then fussy cutting rather than punching the jar. So cute.
Also used the fabulous Happy Celebrations to create the sentiment for this one but then the one below chose the Happy from my fave stamp set of last Christmas, Peace and Joy.
I also loved adding the circles to the cards to create focal areas for the flower clusters to sit on.
So this final one is the fancy fold that my friend Valerie taught me to make.
Love how cool this is and makes a really special card.
Such fun working with these pretty papers and die cuts.
So I started by stamping the hello four times in Purple ink and then die cut it, and die cut a few extra in white so I could stack them and make the die cut have more dimension for some.
Then I decided to Team the die cuts with stencils as I wanted to try the new stencil brushes out.
The first one I went pink and kept it pretty simple with stencilling and punched hearts which I added the glossy accents to. I also added a pink mat to the word friend.
The next one I went simple with too. I actually created the boxes for the background from post it notes so I could adjust the size of the rectangles. I kept the whole card with blue tones with punched flowers, sequins and some pearl accents for the centre. This was probably the least involved of the cards.
The next one had the most amount of effort with a bit of colour added and then texture paste through the stencil and I did the whole front of the card. Love this funky alpha stencil. Then I die cut the oval stitched shapes and added flowers die cut from scraps using the Pierced Blooms dies. These are my go to dies for embellishments that’s for certain!
I also had a hunt through the gems stash and found these pale green gems for the centre of the flowers.
The final one I went delicate again and added just the light pink stencilling on the top right hand corner. The blending brushes are perfect for this kind of delicate finish.
Then I die cut the Butterfly shape from white and the filigree version in pink and layered them and the sentiment. I decided it needed something else so added some splatter using pink and purple inks. Then the gems to finish.
A lovely way to use the hello die and add different effects. Wonder which is your favourite… I am torn between the Butterfly and the hearts one… although the texture one and the rectangles I love too… ooohh I can’t decide.
OK off to see what the rest of the dt did for the blog, and looking forward to seeing all those that join in the blog too!
I actually had a 6×6 square of the forever greenery in the pile on the desk so decided it was begging to be used for this. I know the paper is usually a 12 x 12 but I had cut this down for a class last year and this was leftover from that project.
I mat each piece with whisper white and then created backgrounds using Pear Pizazz. As I said I kept it simple.
Then I created the sentiments choosing these long thin ones from Fancy Phrases and embossing them with silver powder.
Next I decided on the layout for each and adhered them in place, then added them to the card blanks.
I added the rhinestone gems to each of them and called them done!
So a simple 6×6 one sheet wonder for this month’s design team contribution… and another piece of dsp used!
Time for another design team contribution… this time it is for Happy Little Stampers and I created a card using dies. I was inspired by the Artist Trading Coins I made for this months swap and made a square landscape using the Sizzix dies.
After die cutting and assembling the scene (I used watercolour for the sky portion) I then die cut the panel as a whole using my stitched squares die…. this took a fair few passes through the machine as there are quite a few layers of green cardstock to make the hills… but it worked!
Then a simple sentiment and a button to embellish and some layers of card and paper for the cardfront.
Loved playing with these stitched landscape dies. Looking forward to seeing what dies others have been using this month over at the Blog challenge.