Monochromatic Orchid Oasis – Softly Sophisticated

As I started creating this card for the Crafty Collaborations Monochromatic Instagram hop, I realised that I really hadn’t extensively used Orchid Oasis in it’s tenure as an In-Color. I’m glad I’ve got to spotlight it before it leaves us in a couple of months.

Every card has an idea that it starts with and for this one it was those little flowers from the Softly Sophisticated stamp set. These were stamped and fussy cut and although it took a little bit of time it was worth the effort. This stamp set is part of a bundle which is a Sale-A-Bration reward. You can get it free until 29th February with a $180 purchase.

For the background I blended ink through a mask and then stamped the words from the Quiet Meadow stamp set while the mask was in place.

Here’s how I created the splattered look behind the flowers.

  • Blend Orchid Oasis ink around the edges
  • Use a Water Painter to splatter Craft ink refill on the postage stamp, flicking the brush against the cap. The refill needs to be a little runny.
  • Using the Water Painter, add Craft ink around the edges of the die cut
  • Leave to completely dry
  • Stamp leaves and dots in Tuxedo Black ink

I added some ink blending on the matte layer which was embossed with the Softly Sophisticated Embossing Folder. This created depth against the card base.

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aWow Blog Hop – 10 Cards in 30

Hi, Welcome to Stamping Flair. Great to to have you join me for this fun challenge. 10 projects in 30 minutes is the general theme for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop this month. Well, what a challenge. It really made me think of something that was quick to put together.

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Now we could pre-cut and have everything ready to go. So basically assembly had to be 30 minutes. When it comes down to it, the design part is what probably takes the most time. I picked a card with classic, simple layout.

Even a simple design, I couldn’t help myself, I had to add texture and layers – it’s what I love. The die cutting is included in this video and to speed up the process I used 2 colours so I could run the the dies through at the same time.

There is some explaining at the beginning and end but you can check out the authenticity of my speed-cardmaking session.

Including die cutting I was a bit over time but overall I was pleased with the result. This challenge was so much fun. I don’t think I’ve ever made cards so fast! It can be done folks!


Smoky Slate Card Base – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
Basic White Cardstock – 6cm x 12cm
Soft Succulent Cardstock – 5cm x 13cm or Fresh Freesia – 6cm x 10cm
DSP – 7cm x 13.6cm, 6cm x 1.5cm (grey), 5.5cm x 2cm (black), 7cm x 5cm (for tag)

Thank you for stopping by my corner of the world and enjoy your fast-paced trip spanning the continents.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop, June 2021, This is Us Graphic, Design Team

Next on our hop is the talented Cheryll Miller. Please click on the Next button to keep following through the hop.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU you are here

Cheryll Miller – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Chris Smith – US

Tricia Butts – US

Teri West – US

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Creating with Mixed Patterns

Hi, What an exciting weekend this has been with the celebration of World Cardmaking Day yesterday. Did you get to enjoy some cardmaking? I’ve got heaps of cards ready to mail out. It’s important to send thise cards as they are so uplifting to those who receive them.

I made this card during one of my Facebook Lives I did yesterday. It uses the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper. This pack has got 48 sheets of 12″x12″ paper and is valued at $31. It is available as a Host Reward when your order reaches $250 or if you host a party with total sales over $250.

Each of these sheets is coloured on one side and black and white on the other. There are florals and simple patterns which gives you many creative options.

When using mixed patterns, at times a project can look too busy. However, by using complementary patterns and colours this can enhance the look of your project. I really love the spotted Mint Macaron sheet in this pack. As it is a subtle colour, the black and white with a stronger check pattern created a look that was cohesive. The patterns in this pack work well for trying out some different combinations.

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Measurements for Card
  • Thick Basic White – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
  • Basic White – 6.5cm x 9.5cm (die cut label)
  • Basic Black – 2cm x 6.5cm (sentiment label)
  • DSP – 9.9cm x 14.2cm (checks), 4cm x 14.2cm (spots)
  • Linen Thread – 72cm

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