Yesterday I decided to make a card with just some bit’s left on my desk … so some stamped elements from Splendid Thoughts, some leftover cardstock in Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia and the Fern embossing folder … and this is what I came up with …
Really simple and the only thing I had to get out of the stash as extra was the little flower gem that I must have had for many years in the stash and it seemed like the perfect moment to add it to my project!
I did stamp the background of the card blank with the little Petal type stamp to give it some interest. With hindsight I wish that I had also added some ink blending to give it more depth… but hey, hindsight is a wonderful thing!
I am really liking the Fern embossing… such a lovely new addition to my craft stash, and those Splendid Thoughts stamps are great. Love how you can use just parts of the sentiments too as they aren’t too closely set to mean you can’t fussy cut them , or snip them apart!
I was watching YouTube videos and stumbled across this one from Jennifer McGuire. It inspired me to have a play with my Stampin Write markers and use the foliage stamps from Christmas Season set to create some fun rainbow coloured cards. 🌈
This first one is the first piece where the colour is laid down, the images stamped on with Versamark and embossed and then the water applied with a clean sheet of paper over the top before running it through the Big shot.
This is the more intense colourful piece and the images are dark where the colour is trapped beneath the embossing.
To this card I added the images stamped and die cut in all the different rainbow colours down one end and added the black contrast (including a Funky Fossil embossed sentiment). I also added a strip of the cardstock I had added the markers to for a rainbow strip! Finished it off with the sequins for some sparkle.
The second one is the print I created when the water was applied to the first and this white paper added to the top and then run through the big shot. This meant the images are left blank (except the natural bleed of colour) and the colour is soft around them.
This one I added the strip of cardstock I had coloured, plus some Polished Pink cardstock. Then decided I wanted the background panel to be embossed so used the new Fern 3D embossing folder to create some nice texture.
I also wanted a cluster of for the focal element so use a die cut circle of scrap Tranquil Tide and three stamped and die cut leaves behind a circle of white and a fussy cut sentiment. I then added some of the cute little flower elements from my stash as embellishments. I then used a Fresh Freesia card blank as the base.
Love how both these cards looked and how the technique worked. I think I need to experiment more with more ink types and a slightly different papers to see how they all react but definitely a fun technique. I must admit I love the way Jennifer explains techniques and her cards are always so pretty … certainly jealous of her craft supplies collection and in awe of her talent!
I got some new stash to play with and I made a card for my daughter to celebrate the end of her exams … because yes we got there!
I started by stamping the Tropical Hideaway background in Parakeet Party (I love this colour … it’s so fresh!) then some of the leaves from Splendid Thoughts in both the Parakeet and Tahitian Tide. I decided the card needed a pop of pink then so die cut the bowl shape twice from Polished Pink.
Then I grabbed the Amazing Phrasing stamps that are from Saleabration and stamped the Woo Hoo! and the You Did It! in Orchid Oasis … yes using lots of the In Colours on this card!
I layered them all up and added some dimension with foam under one of the sets of leaves and the bowl shape piece. I then added some gems for bling.
I then wrote inside the card and it got messy and smudgy and I ran out of space so I ended up cutting the card front off… adding a panel of the Polished Pink and more foam and adding it to a 6×6 card.
This time my inside writing went fine and job was a good’un!
So you can see both the original and the final card… what do you think? I think the extra pop of pink on the final piece is actually better and helps frame it all … so a happy accident!