Today I’ve got a card which I created for a colour challenge I gave me team. This was the photo inspiration for my challenge. I love the cool tones that come through with the blue and gray.
I’ve created a background for my card using the Darling Label Punch. After punching several shapes out of Basic Gray cardstock, I embossed them with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. This was layered on another panel of Basic Gray cardstock which was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.
The punch comes in the Darling Label Punch Box. This was originally priced at $78 and is now only $31.20. That is a steal. At that price you can get one for a friend too.
The box includes
* Darling Label 6-piece photopolymer stamp set
* Clear stamp block
* Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spots
* Darling Label Punch
* 8″ x 8″ x 3″ (20.3 x 20.3 x 7.6 cm) tin
The sentiment is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set, however after I created the card, the stamp set was no longer available. So if there’s something you like, don’t wait because things do sell out. Punches are great for creating quick cards and this card is no exception. The embossing adds extra texture and interest to an otherwise plain card. I dotted the card with Pool Party rhinestones to complement my sentiment.
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My card today has been inspired by the colour challenge at TGIF Challenges. The challenge was to use Purple Posy, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray which are 3 of the 5 new In-Colours. I chose the Country Home stamp which is one my favourites as it encompasses a warm homely feel with it’s rustic cans, country tile and wild flowers.
I started off by stamping a 14.8cm x 10.5cm piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Buffalo Check stamp in Rococo Rose. Using my Stamparatus, I stamped it over the entire piece. As it is a large stamp, the use of the Stamparatus gave me the ability to re-stamp the image if parts of it didn’t stamp through the first time.
Using a larger piece of cardstock with the Stamparatus gives you space to place your magnets and to get full coverage with your stamped image.
Then I cut this piece of cardstock down to 5.2cm x 13.2cm and punched the end with the Delightful Tag Topper punch. I used the balance piece to decorate my envelope.
The can has been coloured in Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends and the flowers in Rococo Rose and Purple Posy. The leaves have been coloured with Crumb Cake to add a neutral tone to blend in with the colour scheme.
I have layered the sentiment on a doily cut out of the Botanical Tags dies and sponged with Rococo Rose. Then I added a strip of Whisper White cardstock stamped with one my new favourite texture stamps – Very Versailles. The sentiment is also from this stamp set and I love the font. I stamped this on Crumb Cake cardstock to bring in the leaves from the coloured image.
The Botanical Bliss stamp set was used with the Stamparatus to create a border for the inside of the card.
Click on the image below to see all the other entries incorporating this colour palette.
- Seaside Spray 21cm x 14.8cm scored in half
- Whisper White 10.5cm x 14.8cm (for Buffalo Check), Stitched Rectangles panel, 9.9cm x 14.2cm (for inside panel) and some scraps
- Crumb Cake scrap
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Hope this Sunday finds you well and refreshed for the week ahead. This week I set out to clear out some incomplete cards and make envelopes for cards – tying up loose ends. There are still so many half done projects I have. Slowly but surely I say.
Today I have got out the Beautiful You stamp set which has been in our catalogue for a couple of years now. This has been such a popular stamp set and I thought it required a spot on ‘Step-it-Up Sunday’. This week I’ve changed my categories to tie in with the categories that Stampin’ Up! promote to make it easier to identify the cards which might be suitable for the various types of crafters.
I started off with a piece of Designer Series Paper and then worked out my colour combination from there.
I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the lady onto Whisper White cardstock. What I love about this stamp set are those scribbly images that add colour by just stamping. The dress was stamped in Grapefruit Grove and the water in Coastal Cabana which has been stamped off once.
I used a border stamp from Southern Serenade stamp set to add some extra interest to this panel. The sentiment is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set.
To step this card up, I stamped the image in Stazon ink onto Shimmery white cardstock. Then I created a mask and water coloured around the lady with Coastal Cabana and Grapefruit Grove ink refills. Using a sponge dauber, I distressed the edges of the cardstock with these same colours.
The laser cut paper has been coloured with the Stampin’ Blend to match the project.
Some extra detail was added to the base card using a doily mask and a sponge dauber. The Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack came in so handy to embellish and add just that little bit more. I have got so much use out of this pack and have used it in various ways. I’ve even die cut the leaves out of one of the cards in this pack.
The black laser cut paper really adds a nice touch. I wasn’t happy that I was losing half of it behind my main panel so I punched out a circle from it to get more use out of it. Then I added this to the sentiment.
Hope you’ve enjoyed these cards and please leave any comments and feedback. I’d love to hear from you.
So good to have you stop by Stamping Flair today. How are you doing? I especially think of those of you who have had a hard week. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Today’s project would make a great encouragement token to give someone who may be going through a bit of a rough patch. I’m sure whenever they see this pretty bookmark their spirits would be lifted to know they have a friend who cares.
Step-up a bookmark? Oh yes you can. All of these versions would make great little gifts for anyone. Handmade, cute, pretty and delicate. I have used the Botanical Bliss bundle for this project which I received in my last order. It’s already a favourite. I love that the tag toppers can also be die cut to use as images by themselves (stick with me, I’ll explain further on what I mean).
- Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock to a width of 5cm and whatever length you like
- Place the floral die on the top of your bookmark and run through the Big Shot machine
- Round the bottom corners with the Detailed Trio punch
- Stamp the vine in Soft Sea Foam all the way down the bookmark (I just gauged the distance between each vine).
Side note – I am loving this vine stamp.
- Add double sided tape and attach ribbon right around bookmark Tie bow separately and attach with a glue dot – it’s much easier this way.
- Stamp sentiment in Call me Clover
- Stamp bird in Pineapple Punch on Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Take a piece of Wood Textures DSP and colour with Pineapple Punch ink using a sponge dauber. Attach to the back of the flower with liquid glue.
- Repeat above step for leaves using Soft Sea Foam and a little bit of Call me Clover
- The attaching of the paper at the back leaves a messy back so attach a piece of Whisper White cardstock at the back to neaten and trim around the edge of the flower.
- Die cut 3 flowers from Whisper White cardstock and attach together with liquid glue and then attach on top of the bookmark
The benefit of this die is that it has a matching die which cuts the bottom section where the leaves are, so that the flower and leaves can be added to a project separately (see photo below). This is what I was referring to earlier.
- Use Brusho Crystal colours Yellow and Moss Green to add colour to a small piece of Shimmery White cardstock which has been die cut. Layer this onto Gorgeous Grape cardstock.
Die cut and punch leaves and arrange under the bird
This is quite a cheerful project with it’s bright colours. I have a friend in mind who I’d like to give it to. You could make a few and give it ‘just because’. Contact me if you have any questions or comments and I would love to chat with you.