Make a Sweet Floral Card in Under 10 Minutes

What??? Yes, it can be done. That was the callenge over at As You See it Challenges

Stampin’ Up! have several stamp sets that would work well for a quick floral creation. I chose the beautiful Painted Poppies stamp set. This set really lends itself to creating super quick cards with ‘blotchy’ fill in images – my all time favourite for adding quick colour.

I created the background by embossing Whisper White cardstock with the Pinewood Plank embossing folder, adding colour using the Direct to Paper technique. I just love a technique that gives a nice effect with little effort and this is one of those.

This card was stepped up by colouring the floral images with Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends.

This is the card I created on my Facebook Live. All I changed up was the glimmer dots and that brings out the Pear Pizzazz stamping more, 

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set which has sentiments to suit all kinds of occasions. So you could create this same card in a variety of colours and have them ready to go. 

Including die cutting, this entire card took me between 8-10 minutes to create. You can see me make this card in the video I’ve shared. The video is a little bit longer in length, only because there were operator issues!

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Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop – Colour Challenge

Hi friend,

Welcome to Stamping Flair on this ANZAC day. We have freedom because of the sacrifice made by so many. On ANZAC day 34 years ago, I migrated to Australia from Sri Lanka and I truly am blessed to be in this country. 

I’m taking part in the Ink. Stamp. Share blog hop with a colour challenge. I kept looking at these colours to work out what I was going to create.

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop April 2020 Colour Challenge

The more I looked, it just reminded me of spring and Easter and I couldn’t do an Easter card as that was past and spring, well, it’s getting a bit chilly here! However, my favourite In-Colour from last year was there – Rococo Rose. I picked my stamp set to work with first and then built my card around it. 

I started off by stamping the birds in Stazon ink on Shimmery White cardstock and watercoloured the image using Rococo Rose, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green ink refills. The panel behind has been watercoloured with Highland Heather. Then I coloured the flowers with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Write Marker as I wanted it to be a little bit brighter. 

Free as a Bird stamp set, Handmade card with watercolouring

 

I wanted a strip of black and white Designer Series Paper under my image. My favourite Botanical Prints Medley had sold out and I wanted to use products that were available so I created my own DSP. I stamped a strip of Whisper White cardstock with the leaves from Very Versailles stamp set to create a custom black/white paper. (Note: Don’t delay getting your favourite items on the retiring list as they do tend to sell out).

I layered Best Dressed DSP and one of the die cuts from the Peaceful Poppies Elements to create the border. 

Tip

If elements that are hidden behind images don’t fit across your project, cut them up and adhere the 2 halves to fit on each side. This is what I did with the black Peaceful Poppies die cut border. It was a very short strip but I ‘extended’ it by cutting it in half to just show on the two ends.

Birds watercoloured with Stampin Up ink refills

 

My card has been inspired by the sketch challenge Just Add Ink and All About Occasions Challenge at WaterCooler Wednesday Challenges

I hope you have been inspired with the project I have shared. Colour challenges do get you thinking! I’d love to hear from you so please leave me a comment. All the products used to create this card are listed at the bottom of this post so you can create this card at home.

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlight – Tropical Thank You

Hi friends.

Lovely to have you visit me today. I’ve got a tropical themed Thank you card that I am going to share with you. It seems very apt to be making Thank you cards at this time. So many people who are serving, helping, assisting and being kind in an environment where we need it so much at the moment. It’s great to be able to participate in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight this month and you can view the gallery for more gratitude inspired projects.

Tropical Oasis handmade card with ukelele

I used the Tropical Oasis Memories & More card pack with the Partial Die Cutting technique to create the centrepiece with the ukelele. 

Partial Die Cutting

This involves fussy cutting around the leaves, ukelele (anything other than the circle). Then place the circle die over the image, lifting the fussy cut parts above the die so it doesn’t get cut in the process. Run this through the die cutting machine. I had to run it through twice because of the position of this image. This resulted in a nice circle instead of having to fussy cut around that.  Each image will vary. You can try this with various shapes and have a bit of fun.

The sentiment was stamped in the new Saddle Brown Stazon ink. This is such a warm colour which complements the Tropical Oasis suite. I couldn’t resist adding a quaver from the Music from the Heart stamp set to coordinate with the ukelele for a musical theme. 

Thank you card using Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis Memories & More Cards

I hope I have inspired you to make and send some thank you cards. It will lift someone up for sure. If you like my card, I would appreciate you clicking on the ‘Vote for me’ button and selecting your top 5 favourites. The Top 10 winners get to participate in an International Blog Hop at the end of the month so that would be fun. 

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Colour Inkspiration CI#74 Easter Bunny

Colour Inkspirations #74 Easter card

Easter is next week and for my first time playing along with the Colour Inkspiration challenge I wanted to make an Easter card. Our colour palette this week is Night of Navy, Whisper White, Basic Gray and Mango Melody which is inspired by the photo below.

Colour Inkspiration #74

I’ve used the Welcome Easter stamp set and combined it with the flower and leaves from the To a Wild Rose bundle. This is the first time I’m using both these stamp sets. 

I created the background panel by stamping the second flower image from the To a Wild Rose stamp set right around the border. This is a really fun way to use your stamps and create interesting backgrounds. 

Pigment Sprinkles used with a Patterned mask on a Label with Aqua Brush

For the label I used a mask and Pigment Sprinkles. While holding the mask in place, I used an Aqua Painter to spread water around the open areas of the mask. Then I sprinkled the Mango Melody Pigment Sprinkles, helping it along with the Aqua Painter. I dabbed the excess off with a tissues (because I was impatient!). If you have time, leave it to dry by itself. A second label was die cut from Basic Gray cardstock and cut in half to layer behind the Pigment Sprinkle label.

I tied in the background stamping by adding a separate die cut flower as the focal point, along with a fussy cut bunny with her cute flower in her ear.

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Measurements: 

  • Basic Gray – 21cm x 14.8cm (folded in half), 9.5cm x 7.5cm (label)
  • Whisper White – 14.2cm x 9.9cm, 7cm x 7cm (flower), 18cm x 6.5cm (leaves), scrap (bunny)
  • Night of Navy – 11.5cm x 8cm (rectangle 11cm x 7.5cm)
  • Shimmery White – 9.5cm x 7.5cm
  • Basic Black – scrap (sentiment)
  • Country Club DSP – 10.5cm x 7cm (rectangle 10cm x 6.5cm)

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Pretty in Pink Umbrella #gdp234

Hi Friends,

How are you all doing? I hope you are all keeping well and please know that I have you in my thoughts and prayers. It’s a difficult time for everyone and loneliness can creep in. So, I want to bring you some joy in the projects that I make and hope to inspire you to keep creating.

I just received the Stitched Lace Dies in my last order and wanted to use it straightaway.  It looks so pretty as a background for this lovely umbrella from the Under my Umbrella bundle. The images in the Under my Umbrella stamp set remind me of storybook images and pictures I used to dream up in my mind when reading Enid Blyton stories. They’re so cute. 

I sponged the banner with Blushing Bride on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. I had planned on doing some watercolouring but then decided against it, so you could use just regular Whisper White cardstock for this. Then I trimmed a piece off the top to stamp my sentiment on. A piece of the Copper Dotted Treat Bag makes a nice addition to the banner.

Umbrella punch with Stampin' Up! products and pleated ribbon

To create the umbrella, I started off by stamping the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Crumb Cake ink. Then I stamped the umbrella image in Blushing Bride over the flowers.

The punch leaves a white border around the umbrella, which in this instance showed up my flowers outside the lines – which didn’t look that good. To get around this, I punched the umbrella, aligning the bottom of the umbrella right along the line. Then I used a post-it-note to attach to the umbrella image, re-inserting it twice into the punch to get the two sides flush against the lines. You could fussy cut it but I think this gives a better finish.

The ribbon has been pleated using Tear n’ Tape and then secured with another piece on the back. I’m not a fan of sewing so glue is my friend and papercrafting was made for me. 

Stampin' Up! Umbrella card coloured with Stampin' Blends and decorated with lace

Global Design Project, #gdp234, Stampin' Up!, Under my Umbrella punch

My card has been inspired by the Sketch Challenge at Global Design Project.

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Measurements

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – 21cm x 14.8cm (folded in half for card base)
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock – 9.9cm x 14.2cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock  – 4.9cm x 11.5cm (banner and 1.5cm for sentiment), scrap (umbrella)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock – scrap (umbrella handle, lace edge)
  • Copper Dotted Treat Bag – 3.9cm x 9.5cm

I hope you have enjoyed this card and I’d love to hear from you so leave me a comment or if you have a question, I’d be happy to answer that for you. 


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International Women’s Day – #gdp230

Celebrating the ladies in a special way today with International Women’s Day. Every day is Women’s Day I know because there is SO MUCH women take on and do in their stride. 

Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper

My card  today is to celebrate wonderful YOU! I’ve used the Beautiful Moments stamp set and paired it with some fussy cutting from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.

I’ve used the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper which is a Sale-A-Bration Coordination offering. This DSP coordinated with the Tulip Builder Punch, Heart Punch Pack, Umbrella Builder Punch and Small Bloom Punch – that’s a lot of images you can get out of this pack without doing one bit of colouring in.

 

The Beautiful Moments stamp set has images of women and little girls. This would make beautiful Mother’s Day cards and also great scrapbooking pages.

Global Design Project Sketch Challenge #230

 

My card has been inspired by this sketch from the Global Design Project.

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Enjoy your long weekend and remember, you are a blessing!


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