Decided to make an autumnal feel card today… using the beautiful Arrange a Wreath stamps and accompanying wreath builder dies.
The main wreath image is quite bold and adding the little die cut leaves and berries in different shades of green softens it a little I think. This would work well with some orange and red leaves to make it even more autumnal.
I added the kraft card blank and the kraft die cut bow and the kraft border to the sentiment and this made it more autumnal. The mat of the glitter card just added a hint of shimmer!
I decided to play with Forever Fern stamps and the Forever Flourishing dies for the coins I made for this months UK Stampers Forum swap and as it’s a SU project it works for this week’s Stampin up Sunday post too!
I started with a piece of water colour card big enough to die cut three coins (2.5″ diameter) from. I added a mix of Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana on the background just to colour it. Then stamped and die cut the leaves from another piece of whisper white.
Next I added the die cuts to the part of the cardstock I knew would be part of the coins to create a background. This is easier to add them now and then die cut the circle using the Bigz die I use.
Next I added some rich raspberry ink to the remaining whisper white scraps and die cut the little leaves out. And on another scrap of whisper white stamped the Hello sentiment.
I then die cut the coins out and adhered them to some scrap thick cardboard I had already die cut as the coins to give them some strength. I like my coins to be quite sturdy.
I adhered the sprigs to the sentiment and then added them to the coins. I also edged each coin with the coastal cabana to frame it. On two of the coins I had done the same with the sentiment (I forgot on one!).
Next I added the sequins from the stash that work colourwise with the coins.
Love how these came out… and for regular followers of my blog you might work out that I was actually using some of the leaves I had stamped and die cut for a previously shared project … so it was nice to use up the leaves on this as the backgrounds.
Today I’ve combined Stampin up Sunday with my Uk Stampers forum tag for the month.
I wanted to use the Forever Fern stamps and coordinating dies and also the Lots to Celebrate for the jar.
I started by cutting a piece of watercolour card to size and then added ink direct from the ink pads as a background. Then I used the splatter stamp to add the Bermuda Bay splatters and then switched to my usual splatter technique for the rich razzleberry… water and a fan brush!
Next I had a stamping and die cutting session with the Forever Fern stamps and also did some of the dies that don’t match the stamps on a piece of whisper white I had watercoloured the Rich razzleberry ink on. The stamped images were in the Razzleberry and combinations of Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.
I decided on the bouquet I wanted and then stuck it in place. Then stamped and punched the jar and added it with foam tape, wrapping some raffia around the jar.
Love how this came together…. beautiful colours. Added a ribbon from the stash for the top of the tag to finish off!
Today’s Stampin Up Sunday blog is this card I made using the Wreath Builder dies. I did not use the accompanying stamps (Arrange a Wreath) I just used the dies (and a sentiment from Forever Fern set) and the dies alone made a fabulous pretty card.
I decided to make a pretty wreath using the die and sponging/daubing the white card before die cutting to create a lovely arty finish. I also splattered the ink too.
I did the same for the flowers this time using Calypso Coral as the colour.
I added the sentiment to a similar piece of card and then after adding everything to the background I did the Calypso Coral splatter on that too!
A little twist of linen thread below the sentiment helped tie in the kraft card blank.
Hope that you like this week’s Stampin Up Sunday contribution and this use of the dies that I think are pretty and versatile with no need to have the accompanying stamp set.
If you fancy owning these dies too, just let me know via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
So after the mammoth OSW I did last month, I decided to dig through the dsp to do another one. I chose an old (2014!) piece of dsp from the stash. This was a set called Venetian Romance and I love it.
I created 12 cards in total and loved pairing this old dsp with my new stamps!
I also distressed the dsp and the kraft cardstock I was using as a mat. This left a large amount of paper fluff everywhere but love the effect it created.
So I’ll share the first four tonight and then rest tomorrow.
So Birds and Branches is the stamp set for the focal images… such a beautiful stamp set.
This first one I added the panel of the craft card and embossed with the Pinewood panel 3d set. I also added the linen thread and the pearl as embellishment.
This card I added some stamping using the Birch background stamp. I also found some ribbon in the stash that seemed to work with the Calypso Coral colour in the dsp.
The Best Wishes sentiment I chose are from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set.
For this one I found a paperclip that was the perfect match too… added that as a different embellishment.
Love the way the four cards finished up… the stamps breathe new life into the old paper. So pleased I got to use it… after 6 years of it sitting in a box!
And for those interested I made up my template as I went along but these are the measurements… (I’ve drawn this out after the fact!) And yes I did and up with a spare 1″ strip but that’s because it was damaged on my original piece of paper!
Final bundle from this OSW to share and it is using my favourite new stamp and die sets… Forever Fern and Forever flourishing… and when they make cards like this who can blame me for loving them…
So I stamped all the leaf images out several times, using different colours… yellows, greens and the calypso coral also came out to play. Then die cut them all and started adding them to the cards.
Of all of these cards I really couldn’t choose which I love the most… they are all so pretty with the gorgeous stamped images. I can tell I will definitely be using this set a lot!
So there you go… 21 cards from one sheet of dsp, some random cardstock and some stamped and die cut images. I had so much fun creating them… Looking forward to another fun session with dsp sometime soon to create another OSW!
Hi there… another of my One Sheet Wonder bundles of cards. This time the focal images were all using the Jar of Flowers stamps and the Jar punch!
I started by stamping three of the flower bundles onto whisper white twice … once using memento ink and the next time using archival in grey. This was because I wanted to use both promarkers and the stampin write markers to see the different looks I could get with the different mediums.
Then I also stamped another in Versamark for the tulip image.
I decided to use the solid cardstock for the Jar for the tulip one… it just looked right with a painted jar.
This rose one I also chose the solid colour jar… I loved the sketchy look I got with the colouring.
Both of these cards I embossed the background with the retired decorative dots embossing folder.
This is probably my least favourite of the flower bunches… I’m not entirely sure how to colour the flowers…
I chose very different approaches with the colouring on these cards… one bright and one pastel.
I do love the sunflowers image … but then I love sunflowers. I think I prefer the colouring on this second one though.
I decided against cutting it out or adding it to a jar for this one.
Both these I also embossed the background with the Woodland embossing folder. The second one I did it upside down to ended up trimming the card and mounting it onto some leftover cardstock.
And finally back to the rose image and my favourite of the cards I made in this bundle.
I love the delicate colouring, the single panel of dsp, the die cut circle nd the decorative dots embossing. Love it!
Again most of the cards I’ve left off a sentiment and will add one once I know what I am using them for. The hello sentiment came from the Forever Fern set.
Ok… tomorrow I’m going to share the smaller of the bundles of cards I made… the ones using Birds and Branches. See you tomorrow.