Category Archives: Petal Palette

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog: Triple stamping

I am very late with this one… it should have been finished two days ago and shared yesterday… ooops… better late than never though!

The theme for this fortnight at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog is Triple stamping and I hadn’t done this for a while.

I used a background stamp and my stamp positioner (platform) for mine.

First I cut the papers and the mats for each layer. Then I stamped just the paper.

I chose to use a few shades of the teal ink for my card.

Then I layered them up.

I decided to finish with the Petal Palette flower image, a band of pink cardstock and a pink card blank I made.

I also added the light turquoise sequins.

Love how the bold background is softened by the image.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Congratulations Jayne and Simon

This evening I am going to celebrate the marriage of Jayne (one of my raggy doll sisters) and Simon along with a few of my other raggy doll sisters. I can’t wait!

So as by this time I will be partying this is a scheduled post to show you the card I made.

I chose to use Spellbinders dies for the background and then Stampin Up Petal Palette stamps and dies for the floral elements and the Mr and Mrs stamp again from Stampin Up. I kept to a soft pink colour palette using two tones of pink cardstock and watercolouring the flowers which I had embossed in the champagne embossing powder.

I gave the elements some dimension with foam tabs and added some dots of liquid pearls around the focal images.

Love how this all looked. The inside of the card is similar but a lot more simple…

Leaving me plenty of room for my message of love to the happy couple!

So happy for Jayne and Simon. May they enjoy a lifetime of happiness together.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper

Hi! Can’t believe we are starting May already. This year is just whizzing by!

Anyway as it’s the beginning of the month it is time to share another batch of cards made with patterned paper for the challenge at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper blog.

As usual I grabbed one of the Making Cards magazine kits and used it to make this batch of Congratulations cards.

All of them I added doilies, ribbons or twine and sequins to them, along with some coloured cardstock.

I embossed the Congratulations sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set and added that to each of them too.

This one I added lace to rather than the doily and I love the delicate look of this.

Hope you like these floral cards. I love the focal images that were included in the kit. They were so easy to cut out too.

Off now to see what everyone else has been making with their patterned paper. Why don’t you join us at the blog?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Another design team project for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge and this time I took some gentle papers from the stash with a lot of inking, die cuts, tags and a Petal Palette image.

Love how these turned out… really love the flowers which I coloured with my Prismacolour pencils… this was such a lovely relaxing task to colour them.

Off to see what the others on the blog have been making now. Why don’t you join us?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond: pop up card in a box

Not created a pop up card in a box for a while… so it was nice to mix up the cardmaking and mixed media stuff I’ve been sharing with this 3d creation.

I started with a piece of cardstock and used a template I found for a smaller size pop up box that is 4×4 in size when folded.

Then I chose papers in nice bright colours to add to each panel.

Then added some decoration using Petals and More dies and the same papers. Next I heat embossed butterflies on the papers and cut them out and added these on to some acetate strips so they could float out of the box! And two of the little ones on the top and front panel.

Finally I added the sequins and a sentiment to finish off!

So so cute.

Looking forward to visiting all of the other teams creations and seeing their pop up box cards. Please visit the blog
Here.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Coins for UK stampers forum

Today I have the three coins I made for the UK stampers forum swap this month.

I kept them similar to the ones I made for the swap I host in terms of the theme of words to live by… and they had gelli printed bookprint as the background.

This time I added so.e white posca pen to define the stencilled pattern on each coin once I had adhered them.

Then added some stamping onto each using the leaves from Petal Palette and some inking using vintage photo round the edge.

Then I had a hunt in my box of scraps and found some quotes I had printed ages ago but they worked perfectly for these I thought…

I thought these made lovely coins and really loved the colour scheme I chose with those paints on the gelli prints.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Making Cards magazine … 5 cards one kit

Today I have 5 cards I made yesterday using the latest Making Cards magazine paper collection kit.

I filmed the process which you can watch here.

I love these papers and ran out if time making cards… I know I could have made many many more!

Love how all of these turned out. The colours are so lush and summery.

Will be back with more makes from this collection in the future I am sure.

Happy crafting!

Catherine