Tomorrow is the last day to get your hands on the Blended Seasons bundle and the 2nd assortment of Water Colour Pencils. You don’t want to miss out on these fantastic products.
In this first card I heat embossed the bell twice and layered it on top of the other. The embossing folder is Swirls and Curls from the new Holiday catalogue and its so pretty. Suite Season washi tape is also from the new catalogue. It’s a 5 Pack and has gold, silver and copper foil through it – a must for those who like to add some glitz to their Christmas projects. I used Cherry Cobbler as my card base. Change your DSP and you could easily create a wedding card with this bell.
The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is a free product which can be earned with orders or party sales over $400 in September. So if you want to get some friends together to craft, it’s a good time as you earn Stampin’ Rewards as well. You get 4 sheets each of 3 designs in 12”x12” paper in this pack and it’s got some really nice designs. I love the rich tones of the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. The poinsettia paper is very pretty and the candy stripes are so festive. Great Christmas colours.
My next card uses the Water Colour pencils without any water involved. I just layered the colours and blended them together. It’s great to have the perfect colour pencils to match our cardstock and DSP. The stitching on the die cut gives a really nice border for the flowers. I left this card without a sentiment as I just liked the look of it as it was with the Night of Navy Gingham ribbon.
I’ll be placing final orders for the Blended Seasons bundle and Water Colour pencils at 8pm tomorrow night. Please let me know if you would like to order these. You will love it.
I know many of you love to scrapbook and have a lot of experiencing doing this. I struggle to get photos in an album let alone scrapbook with them! In the past I have dabbled with a few scrapbook layouts to create newborn baby gifts.
The project I undertook a couple of weeks ago was much more involved and I put a lot of my heart into it because it was around my daughter. This photo was taken at her cousin’s wedding in Tasmania earlier this year and I just love her simple, natural look here.
I used several products on this layout including the Blended Seasons bundle and products from the Tea Room Suite. The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper worked in so well with the colours of Cassidy’s dress. I tore the edge and dabbed it with Soft Suede ink to give it a distressed look.
Behind the photo I’ve added added a die cut from the Stitched All Around dies. Several flowers were stamped and coloured in Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. These are quite quick to fussy cut. I then die cut leaves from the Blended Seasons dies, cut them apart and arranged around the flowers.
The Olive green panels are from the Tea Room Memories and More Card Pack and I’ve also added some Wood Twxture DSP which has been matted onto Soft Suede cardstock.
I really love the sentiment as it expressed exactly what Cassidy is – a blessing in my life. It’s from the Very Vintage Hostess set and has been embellished with a Copper Vinyl sticker which is also from the Tea Room Suite.
The Blended Seasons bundle is only available until 31st August. It’s a set that covers all seasons and you will get a lot of use out of it. I know I have been creating a lot with it. If you love it now is the time to get it before this promotion runs out plus every $90 spent in August earns you a $9 Bonus Days coupon. This can be spent in September so you get extra value with your purchase. Please contact me with any questions or feedback.
During the month of August you have the chance to purchase some limited edition products. The Blended Seasons bundle dies have double stitching which means both the outer edge and the die cut have stitched edging on them. On this card I’ve used both the Blended Seasons bundle and the Water Colour Pencils Assortment Pack 2 which has 10 colours and is a really good addition to our initial pack.
I tried to make the kitten on the card look like our cat, Toulouse. I coloured her in a mix of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. The Designer Series Paper is from the Subtles pack and it comes in each of our colour families. This makes it very easy to colour match your ink as every colour has a DSP to match in 4 different patterns.
August is also Bonus Days month which means for every $90 spent, you get a $9 voucher to spend in September.
Welcome to Stamping Flair and thank you for stopping by. It’s a start of another week and I hope you’ve got some great things planned. I’m looking forward to getting my pre order from the Holiday catalogue. Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow. If you would like a copy of the catalogue please contact me. There’s nothing quite like flicking through the pages of a beautiful book full of ideas to get you creating.
The stamp set I have used for today’s Step-it-Up Sunday is called Country Livin’. It has 3 images – a guitar, country boots and a truck which was the only stamp I hadn’t used as yet. I am really happy that I got to use it today with the country look I tried to get on the card. I love all things country so this stamp set was a must have for me.
As I did last week, again I have used the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series paper for a non Christmas card. DSP is versatile and because it is double sided you are not restricted to any particular season. Just let your imagination take you anywhere with your creations. I think today’s card is a great masculine card if you need some inspiration for men’s cards.
Create the base of this card with layers of Wood Textured DSP and Under the Mistletoe DSP. Stamp the image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colour with Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I didn’t do any shading with the Stampin’ Blends, I just used them like regular markers. Colour the grass with Granny Apple Green water colour pencil. Mount this panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and punch out using the Darling label punch.
To step up the Basic card, add a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock which has been embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.
I distressed the edges of the Wood Textured DSP and the Whisper White panel using the long edge of the paper snips. The Stampin’ Up paper snips work really well for this. They are very sharp and if you haven’t got yourself a pair, I highly recommend them. They are great on paper and ribbons.
Using a sponge dauber, apply Early Espresso ink to the edges of the panels to give an aged look.
In this card I used quite a few colours of Stampin’ Blends however if you don’t have them all, just work with what you’ve got – it will be fine. Alernately use Water colour pencils or Stampin’ Write markers, whatever works for you.
My first step up on this is to add some Early Espresso to the raised parts of the embossed Crumb Cake layer. The DSP layers are the same as before. Die cut a label in Early Espresso using the second largest label from the Stitched Seasons bundle. Cut this in half and adhere the 2 halves together to form a smaller label. The join is covered by the truck.
To complete the Advanced card, stamp the truck twice. Colour one image with Stampin’ Blends and colour only the grass section of the second image. Use a scalpel to cut 2 slits in the grass on the second image just under the tyres. Then attach the first image on top of this by inserting the tyres into the slits and add liquid glue just under the tyres to stabilize it. Mount up the rest of the truck with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Add this on top of your label with Dimensonals.
Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow onto Whisper White cardstock and attach to a Pear Pizzazz layer. Attach this with Dimensionals to look like it’s being carried in your truck.
For an added country feel, stamp 3 images of corn from the Blended Seasons bundled. Colour in with Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut. Attach with liquid glue. To create the bow, cut 2 pieces of twine, attach together and tie a bow. Finish off with a button.
The Blended Seasons Bundle is only available until 31st August, while stocks last. The double stitching on the frames are beautiful and can be used in so many ways. If you love the bundle then don’t miss out on ordering it.
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Have a creative week.
We learned new techniques, tried out a brand new bundle and had a fantastic time at today’s Blended Seasons class. Thank you to the lovely ladies who came. Lots of laughs and the conversation was plenty.
Here are the cards that were made. Each one was different as the ladies have their own style. That’s the beauty of handmade cards – they are unique.
Classes are held in Blind Bight in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Join in to find out how much fun it is and have the enjoyment of creating handmade cards.