When it comes to saying thank you nothing says it better than a handmade card and of course Stampin' Up! have bundles of products that make it so easy for doing just that!
Keeping it simple, I have used just 4 colours to create a monochrome style look.
Very Vanilla cardstock
Pink Pirouette cardstock and colouring
Basic Black cardstock, stamping and doodling
Silver cardstock and rhinestone jewels
This card measures 4, 1/8" wide by 5, 1/2" tall.
The Basic Black mat layer measures 4" x 5, 5/8"
The Very Vanilla mat layer on the front and inside the card measures 3, 7/8" x 5, 3/4"
I have used the new Stampin' Blends to add colour to the flowers. Rather than colouring in neatly, I have just added a wash of colour and some darker colour for the flower centres. Sometimes colouring outside the lines it's okay, it just depends on the look that you want to achieve.
Although this card looks quite flat I have added some dimension by stamping a separate flower, cutting it out with scissors and attaching with a foam pad. The leaf attached underneath is cut using the new 'Leaf Punch' and although it isn't clear in the photo I have used Silver Foil Card to add some shine.
To add some sparkle I have added some rhinestone jewels to the centre of the attached flower and some others at random in the Vanilla space.
The line around the edges of the card is drawn freestyle with a Basic Black Stampin' Marker and I think it lift's the image off the page better than keeping it plain.
To finish off this project I have stamped and coloured a flower inside the card and also on the envelope.
The 'I am Thankful For You' sentiment comes from the 'Painted Harvest' stamp set and the flower comes from the new 'Colour Me Happy' stamp set.
Today I am sharing with you my Easter Gifts that I have made for my family. We love a bit of chocolate but this year I wanted to something different to buying an Easter Egg and the Basket Bunch suite is perfect for doing exactly that!
For this project I used the Basket Bunch Bundle from the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue. When I first saw this set in the catalogue I wasn't overly excited but after we used this set at a recent demonstrator day I just had to have it!
The mini egg cartons were a lovely touch too for this set. They come in Very Vanilla and it really is so easy to add colour to them!
For the top of the boxes I cut out the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelit set. Using craft card I die cut the largest scallop square from the Layering Squares Framelits and the basket is from the Basket Bunch set.
I stamped a selection of flowers, bunnies and leaves using Stazon ink onto Whisper White cardstock, coloured using Watercolour Pencils with an Aqua Painter and die cut out. They are added to the basket using Dimensional Foam Pads.
The sentiment is stamped onto Vellum Cardstock, and cut out using the Classic Label Punch. I have added these to the basket using Mini Glue Dots. To finish I added a self-adhesive Enamel Shape embellishment in a co-ordinating colour.
The egg cartons are secured using Burlap Ribbon which coordinates lovely with the craft card colour.
The products that I used are found below. Sadly some of these products have been listed as being retired this week and have sold out already :-( Please click the shop now button at the bottom of this post to check what is still available.
Thank you for reading, I hope you all enjoy a lovely restful Easter weekend!
Hope you're all having a good week!
March's classes are all about the Beautiful You Stamp Set which is definitely the most popular stamp set from the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue. If you've looked at Pinterest, you will see this stamp set being used alot! It is such a versatile set and looks fab however it is used!
Alot of my customers have bought this stamp set so I thought it would be a good idea to put together a class. I love to make sets of coordinated notecards. They make for great gifts and always go down very well at craft fairs!
The box contains 5 notecards/envelopes which have been decorated with the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper set which is gorgeous pastels and really compliments the sentiments in the stamp set!
The lady images have been coloured in using the new Watercolour Pencils and wash stamps from the set.
I made the box from Kraft card using the Envelope Punch Board.
Starting with a 9"x9" piece of card, line the card up at 3, 1/8" and punch/score on all 4 sides. Then using the same piece of card, punch/score again with a starting point of 4,5/8". The box is then secured closed with the belly band.
I used the following products to create this set:
Watercolour Pencils & Aqua Painters
Dies - Stitched Shapes Framelits & Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (banner die)
Beautiful You stamp set
Basic Black Stazon Ink, Blushing Bride, Pool Party & Sahara Sand
Falling in Love DSP & cardstock
Whisper White Notecards & envelopes
Falling Petals Textured Impression Embossing Folder
Triple Banner Punch & Envelope Punch Board
Gold Bow Paper Clip
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A bit late in the week for me but I got there eventually!
This week's Global Design Project challenge is a theme week all about Winged Creatures!
What does Winged Creatures mean to me?! Well, Butterflies were what stood out to me first, however this challenge is designed to get you crafting out of your comfort zone, well for me that's the idea anyway so I didn't reach for my many butterfly stamps and dies...instead I opted for an unused stamp set that I have in my stock...Best Birds!
I love this stampset and I have many projects pinned to Pinterest unsing it but nope it's still untouched...until this week!
The card measures 4" x 5, 3/4".
Using the Stazon ink I have stamped the branch onto watercolour paper and then the bird to get the image that the bird is standing on the branch. I also stamped "it's a good day".
On a seperate piece of Watercolour Paper I have stamped the bird again and 3 flowers.
Using the watercolour pencils and an aqua painter I have coloured the images in and left to dry.
Whilst there are coordinating framelits for this stamp set, I didn't purchase them so I have cut the bbird and flowers out using my good old scissors.
I have attached the bird and the flowers to the base image using Dimensional foam pads.
To make the edge of the watercolour paper & DSP look rough, I have scratched the edge using the blade of my scissors.
The DSP has been stuck to the Early Espresso cardstock, trim added and the image using dimensionals to make it stand out.
Watercolouring is still very new to me but overall my technique is improving. This isn't a traditonal "my style" of card but I hope you like it!
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Have a great weekend!
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