Hello! 1st of June which means another of my patterned paper playtime sessions. As with the other ones this year I took a piece of patterned paper and went to town with my scissors to cut elements out that I could use on the card.
This one was a pale blue background but still looks lovely fussy cut… and created a lot of pieces for me to play with and very little waste.
I left a few pieces of the paper intact so I could have elements of a the reverse pattern too and I used that in my card too.
I ended up making a 5×7 card as the floral images are quite large. I used Petal Pink for the base as I know that was one of the flower colours. Also night of Navy for the sentiment and the mat for the sentiment.
I raised the main panel up onto foam but the elements off the sides are flat onto the card base.
For the sentiment I embossed some vellum with the word hugs and then sewed it onto the patterned panel. Love how this looks and love the Pale blue sewing to pick out the blue in the paper pieces.
Finished off with some gems for some sparkle.
Inside the card I added a few more cut out pieces to decorate too.
Loved this very girly but quite modern feeling card.
It is quite a vintage looking card and a bit of a change from the more modern cards I usually make. It was nice to use browns and more earthy colours to be honest.
I also added some sewing and this gorgeous wide linen ribbon too.
The image I have had for years …. probably about 10 years! It’s a Lily of the Valley one and I remember getting a pad full of images and this is one of those! So not just vintage in style but vintage in terms of stash!
I kept the whole thing quite simple… some patterned paper, inked edges and the fabric sewn on. The sentiment is embossed in gold and the card base made from Crumb Cake.
The image I coloured in with promarkers and my stampin blends so it is a bit of a mix. Inside I just added a strip of the paper to continue the theme!
Well hello… as its the first of the month it is time for my patterned paper playtime and this time I am sharing the card I actually made for my auntie for her birthday in March.
It uses the Berry Delightful dsp that I cut apart to get all those lovely strawberries and the flowers and leaves. The reverse is the picnic blanket style red paper. As with the other cards I’ve been making for this challenge this year I’ve been taking a dsp and fussy cutting out elements to make good use of the dsp. Well this particular one has given me lots and lots of fruit, leaves and flowers to play with!
I wanted to make a bigger card for my auntie so this is a 7×7 and I created a curve across the page with ink blending and the lovely Parakeet Party ink to ground the strawberries. I then stuck them on and embossed the panel using the pinewood planks embossing folder. I love the effect this gives. It pushes the images into the paper as it if was one panel not pieces stuck together.
Next I die cut the stitched circle three times and stacked it up for dimension before adding the stamping, the strip for the sentiment and the strip of the dsp. I then stamped and die cut the Hugs from Lawn Fawn again die cutting it a couple of times for dimension.
After adhering it to the main panel I also added the three leaves and flowers as additional embellishments.
I added a mat of the Parakeet Party underneath to frame it and tie in the sentiment. I also coloured the gems and added them to the flowers to finish.
Love this special card for my auntie. She is passionate about growing things and gardening so I know she would have appreciated this fruity card!
I’m back with more floral elements from the perfectly penned and this time rainbow themed.
I coloured each of the clusters a different colour of the rainbow using stampin blends and promarkers. I added them to a dotty background (leftovers from the True Love dsp) raising some up on foam for dimension.
I then created my sentiment layering it on some rainbow washi covered cardstock.
Finished off inside the black cardblank a white insert with an added floral element and washi strip.
Today I have a card I made for the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge design team using lots of the little flowers from Wreath Builder Dies and the leaves from Pierced Blooms dies with a cute digital image that has been printed and coloured in my stash for ages!
I chose some papers from the stash that worked with the colours in the image and then used Daffodil Delight as the base for the card and the mat layers.
As long time readers of my blog will know I occasionally have a big die cutting session using all my scraps of cardstock and as a result I end up with pouches of the die cuts sitting there ready to use and this was the case with the flowers and the leaves.
I just picked out the ones that went with the colour scheme and it was easy to create these little flower clusters. I added in the white die cuts that I think are Memory Box dies but I’ve had them so long I have no idea and certainly don’t own the die to check. This helped soften the slightly more graphic shapes of the leaves.
I decided to fill the centre of the flowers with rose gold shimmer paint to finish them off.
I remembered to also finish the inside with some of the paper, another leaf and flower cluster and a sentiment.
I chose this Lovely Bouquet image which was kindly gifted for using for the challenge.
Our challenge was celebrations so I went with happy birthday as that is the thing we celebrate most in our house.
I printed the image onto cream cardstock and coloured in using my Stampin Blends. Admittedly I should have paused between the printing and colouring as it did move the line art ink a little but not enough for me to consider it ruined.
I then fussy cut the whole image out.
I created a base panel and used my scoreboard to create some border lines … this was because I was also entering this card into a challenge over at UK stampers forum to include dry embossing.
I adhered this panel to the base card, which is slightly larger with foam behind the middle section so it is slightly raised.
I then stuck the flower image in place.
I decided on some ombre letters for the sentiment so I coloured the scrap cardstock with my stampin blends before die cutting the letters using Playful Alphabet dies. I then cut more out of the scrap cardstock so I could stack them for dimension.
Next I used a stamp from the Artistically inked set for the birthday, cut it out, stacked it once and then edged it with the yellow ink to give it a little dimension.
Finally I added the little flowers as embellishments.
Really pleased how it came out and how cute this card is. I must also remember to use the scoreboard more for the creating of borders like this as it is so elegant.
I always like to send thank you cards after Christmas although these days it isn’t really about thanking people for gifts … but still I like to acknowledge and thank my parents for their presence with us at Christmas and how much it means to us.
This is this years card.
I started out with the stamped panel of vintage French print which I stamped in cherry cobbler. This is a wood mount stamp and I got it a few years ago as a good mixed media/journaling type stamp. As I am assessing the usefulness of all my crafting supplies at the moment I wanted to see how well this stamped… and as it turned out well I thought it would work for a layered element on a card and this then became the thank you card!
I made the card base from cream and then made a layer slightly smaller that I could add as the background. I decided to ink up the Old paper embossing folder with what a sand for a light contrast to the texture.
To be honest I inked up the wrong side and also embossed the panel as portrait not landscape in error but as it’s not a distinct text and was just forming a background I decided it would be fine. Sometimes you just learn to live with these things!
I decided I wanted to use the Splendid Stems as the focal feature and also grabbed a piece of the wide striped ribbon from the stash to add some different texture.
The stamped stem I added colour using stampin Blends pens in cherry cobbler and then die cut the other stems from black and the Kraft.
I also added in a scrunched piece of Kraft which I had added some white pigment ink to just to add something a little different.
I then chose to use the Artistically inked set for the sentiment which I fussy cut out.
I did add some scrap card for dimension under both the background layer and the cherry cobbler stamped print piece but this is less raised than if using foam so a little more subtle.
Then I added pearls as finishing touches.
Whilst that’s taken a while to explain how I made it it actually didn’t take too long at all to make and came together very easily.
Today blog is a card I made using some of the leftover pieces of the fabulous True Love dsp which I love.
I also used a background I made for another project and never got round to using. I love how this came out but I must admit that I got a little lost in the middle of making this. If you fancy watching me fumble around making this card, check it out on YouTube as once again I videoed making this card.
I love how the ribbon provides a nice border element in the background and the bold sentiment panel.
Really going to miss this paper when I’ve finished off the last bits as it’s been fabulous to play with.
Finished off the card with white Splendid Stems die cuts and the black matt gems.
So I had a go… just played at random with some reds and oranges but my blending was awful … turned out when you reverse them, go over with a white stamped background type stamp and then die cut it, it really works well!
I decided to use my panel as the background to a digital stamp I had been gifted on a design team project a while ago. I used Stampin Blends to colour the image (non traditional magnolia colouring!) and then added some bright white die cuts for the sentiment and behind the image.
In true Jennifer style I stacked the die cuts to give them dimension and I raised the back panel too.
I also added some gems which picked up the greens from the leaves on the main image.
Love how bright and cheery this card ended up and loved my take on the technique.
Yesterday was my cousin’s birthday and I wanted to share the card I made for her. I will admit I made this several months ago and I am impressed with myself for not losing it, and remembering to post it! That last one in particular is a real achievement for me! 🤣
This started as an experiment to think of different ways to add colour to the Merriest Moments die cut panel … and I thought that the background stamp in Artistically Inked might be a good one for adding different kinds of texture to the colour rather than flat colour. So I die cut the panel out first and then stamped the stamp in Pear Pizazz and Old Olive randomly all over the panel. I also took the three small flower stamps and stamped them randomly in Mossy Meadow to give a few darker patches.
Next I ran it through the embossing folder and I loved the effect. I wasn’t however in the mood to make a Christmas card so I thought why not make my cousin a special birthday card and throw all the dimension at it … so that’s what I did. I chose a colour palette of subtles: So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral and went to town stamping and die cutting. I blended the inks a little for the larger flower to give the edge a darker colour.
I then die cut and embossed another of the Merriest Moments panels in white to give a background to the green one … I layered them the opposite way round so they didn’t line up. I then die cut a white panel for the centre as I like having that bit clean on these panels. I chose how to arrange my flowers and added foam under the large one and then slotted the leaves in too.
The sentiment I did try using a die cut banner but the ones I have were a little too wide for the sentiment so ended up just cutting a strip and edging it with the So Saffron ink to frame it a little and raised it on foam … for some dimension.
I contemplated the back panel being the Merriest Moments embossing but decided instead to use the Painted Texture one and to distress the edges too. I added the main panel onto this with 2 layers of foam and then adhered this to the card blank made from So Saffron.
I finished off with just a single pearl gem that is Petal Pink which I think worked well enough with the other colours.
Inside the card I added a panel of white and then one flower and leaf leftover from my stamping and die cutting.
No fancy envelope for this … didn’t have any inspiration this time … I ended up just putting it in a Kraft coloured envelope for posting which was cute in itself.
So happy birthday Michelle … and hope you all like the card I made her.