Today I managed to have some craft time and decided to put together a card with some of the random bits on the desk …
I used some of the bright yellow cardstock I had in the folder of card already cut into and then started layering up bits … like the die cut panel (Honey Doo Crafts) and the bits of patterned paper I got in the stash.
Next I added the sentiment from Biggest Wish stamp set (I don’t think I will ever get tired of this set!) and mounted that on a piece of red scrap.
I’m glad after the week I’ve had that I make more than one project when I sit down to craft so I can save projects up to blog at a later date. I’ve been poorly this week and had zero energy for crafting! Hoping to get some more energy to make some more stuff this weekend. Today all I’ve managed to do is die cut scraps sat on my bed … it’s something, but not exactly fun and creative! Ah well … onto todays project I can share …
I made a second background whilst I was playing the other day and added inks and created a card from it.
Once again embossed dots all over … but this time blues and yellows to make a lovely background.
I turned the background so it was landscape and then added into the background some of the stamps from the Concord and 9th butterfly set that goes with the stencil lens butterflies.
I then stenciled the butterflies and die cut them choosing one for the front. I used the Biggest Wish stamp for the main sentiment onto some cardstock I used the same inks to keep the colour scheme the same.
I added the turquoise gems and then mounted the background onto black before adding it to a white card blank.
I also added glossy accents to the centre of the butterfly.
Love how this was finished. Fun but also pretty.
Maybe I will regret it but I did make the decision to get rid of the circle stamps … but I think I’ve come to end of my thoughts on using them … so the hard decision was made to add them to the sale pile!
This card was sort of inspired by both Jennifer Maguire (her video made me grab the stamp) and instagram YVON0202 who I had seen using this stamp with a few colours … but I did go for a different style in the end so inspired by but far from copied!
I used stampin write markers to colour the image in using lots of different greens and some water spray which helped to blend them. If you want to see how I made it I did video it!
I decided to then use the Forever Flourishing dies and Biggest wish stamp set for the main elements with an embossed white panel behind the focal image. The twine and the sparkly gems finished it off.
I took some pics the night I made the card but this next one shows the colours better in the daylight.
Love that twine bow and the colour mix in the background and love even more that I have a second background yet to be used.
Once again I also videoed the process which you can watch if you fancy it!
I have an a5 box which has a fair few Craft stamper magazine stamps in it …
… which I NEVER think to use so making it one of my things this year to go through and either get rid or put in a more accessible place so I think to use them and this card is the first card I’ve made using them.
And I love it!
I grabbed the Rennie MacIntosh style tile stamp and stamped it in black all over a piece of cardstock and then again on a separate piece which I added colour to. I then cut that out and decided to turn it into a tile by heat embossing clear over it twice so it becomes nice and glossy. I used to do this a lot but I forgot about it until now and suspect I made do this again more often as I LOVE it.
I added a black mat behind this tile and also the piece of cardstock which I trimmed down to be slimmer than the card front.
Next chose to use the Biggest Wish stamp onto the cream card in black which I then fussy cut and mounted onto black and fussy cut that too.
Finished off with some black card candi on the front to embellish.
Inside I added one of the off cuts of the card panel I had stamped and a small strip of black.
Really love how this came out and this made me immediately put this stamp into the keep pile as I can imagine using this again.
I’m diving straight into the new year with a patterned paper project to keep up with the monthly challenge even though Hazel has retired the blog I was a design team member on. I’ve planned out a bit for the year and decided my plan for this challenge of using up Patterned paper is to do fussy cutting out of 12 x 12 papers and use those to make up the cards. In prep I’ve already chosen 12 pieces of 12 x 12 and for some I’ve done my fussy cutting out already and popped them into pouches so they are ready for me to grab and work out what to do with them.
So this first one I grabbed a beautiful piece of the floral paper and set to with my paper snips. I did cut a couple of panels so I could still get to use the back of the dsp but this is the pile of bits left at the end of my fussy cutting session!
I know there are still some of those tiny flowers left but I didn’t think I would be able to make use of them even if I did cut them out.
So I ended up with a nice selection of flowers to play with … and of course that gorgeous herringbone patterned paper too. I knew when cutting it out I wouldn’t use all of it in one project but having them in a little pouch means that I have them ready to do other projects at another point.
So here is what I made. I went with a Cherry Cobbler base to the card and then just started playing and adding elements together.
As there is a black base to the florals I added in the black cardstock for the mat and the sentiment. I also added some white dots using a paint pen.
The ribbon is a black and white ribbon but I added the colour using my stampin blends so that it had got a cherry Cobbler hue.
Love all the dimension on this card. So pleased to get the first project of the year done and dusted and a piece of dsp all cut with a few additional flowers left to play with on other projects.
This time I went and grabbed the pouch of fussy cutting from the Paper Blooms dsp I did a few months ago and then set aside …
I used quite a few of the images I had fussy cut on a card I shared at the time but this time decided to choose all the pieces that were off the edge.
I adhered these to the edge of a panel of basic white onto which I stamped the sentiment (yes Biggest Wish came out to play again) I then added foam and added it to a panel I had dry embossed with Painted Texture. I decided to soften it with a border of wrapped bakers twine before then adding the focal pieces of the flower cluster and the leaf.
Love how this came out.
Inside the card I added two more of the off the edge pieces.
Todays card I used the gorgeous iridescent medium through a stencil I got a long time ago (no idea of brand sorry!) But haven’t used for a while.
I used a palette knife but wasn’t exactly careful so it did seep through the stencil in a few places but as the iridescent finish is so pretty I don’t care!
I had cut the panel to be 15mm smaller than my card blank as I wanted it to have a good border around plus this meant it fit nicely in the stencil area.
I had to let that dry for a while so I didn’t smear it or lose the dimension so I started creating the top cluster I wanted for the card.
I stamped and embossed in silver both the larger leaf image from Splendid Thoughts and the Happy from Biggest Wish. The die cut leaf I then added some colour to using a few colours of pinks and purples and the blending brushes.
I had a die cut circle on the desk already so I decided to ink that up too with the purples.
I stamped the birthday in Perfect Plum and then fussy cut that. Then I grabbed some die cuts from scraps in pinks and purples for adding to the cluster.
I felt it needed something else though to ground it and so die cut a Wreath from white using a spellbinders die. I die cut it twice to give it some more dimension.
Then I clustered them together and adhered them to some foam so they would sit nicely above the texture of the background.
Before sticking them down, and once the texture medium was dry I splattered some purple ink as I felt it needed some splatters to finish it off!
I added the top panel onto more foam to then add it to the card blank and then added the gems I found in the stash.
This one came from looking at a little pile of scraps of coloured cardstock …
I decided to make all the strips 3\4 of an inch wide and then cover a panel that was 2″ wide… this made the central panel for my card.
Then I grabbed all the leftover paper I had from True Love dsp with this kind of flower on it. I fussy cut them all out so there were lots of flowers to surround the sentiment and the colourful panel. Then I added them all.
All of the flowers were ‘edge’ pieces but this kind of design is perfect as just just tuck them behind and create layers.
I also added in some black die cut pieces from the Splendid Stems set as this works perfectly to add in a bit of contrast without overwhelming.
I then added a cluster of the dsp and cardstock around the sentiment … for which I used both the Picture Perfect sentiment and the Biggest Wish for the bigger Happy.
I then found some cute gems in the stash and added those around the card for some bling!
I’m a little sad I actually covered up most of the strip panel with the mixed colours but still love the final effect on the card of the pop of colour.
Hello! Gosh these design team projects come round quickly! Todays is for the Creative Knockouts challenge where our theme is to finish the insides. This has been sponsored by Pattie’s Creations and I chose this gorgeous Magnolia Branch image as my gifted image to work with.
I printed it off onto plain old copier paper (admittedly by accident!) and decided to use my Stampin Blends to colour in the image using a mix of yellow and green. I know this is a colour magnolia doesn’t really grow with but it worked with the dsp I wanted to use.
I coloured the image twice as I knew I wanted to continue the image into the inside of the card.
I decided to use some die cuts as additional embellishments and used the swirly flourishes from Crafters Companion.
I chose a pale mint colour for the base of the card and added a die cut panel to break up the dsp background a little more then decided to repeat that colour with the sentiment die which I stacked three times with the white shadow which I stacked twice. This gives it so much dimension.
Of course I grabbed Biggest Wish for the Happy part of the sentiment … seriously can’t get enough of this stamp set.
I know you can’t see it well but I added shimmer to the Birthday die cut using my wink of Stella and finished the front with some tiny pearl gems.
Inside I did a panel of the dsp and added the floral image but this time I only cut out part of the image to keep a white border down one side.
Although the dsp is a heavy pattern I think you could still write a greeting over it or alternatively write on the reverse of the front of the card.
I do like finishing the inside of cards but don’t always do it and certainly rarely plan it. A simple way of finishing the inside is a strip of dsp … but this time clearly I went overboard as it was more planned.
Also a handy thing is that this card base wasn’t the thickest/ strongest cardstock so adding the panel inside as well as the front gives it extra strength to help it stand nicely when displayed.
Hope you like what I made, I love this colour scheme in particular and the mix of the graphic vintage dsp and the beautiful floral.