Month: October 2016

Totally Trees – Happy Anniversary

Totally Trees is a gorgeous stamp set from the Autumn/Winter catalogue which totally passed me by on my first look through. How did that happen……. To be honest I probably got side-tracked by all the gorgeous Christmas stuff….

This week I needed to make an anniversary card for some friends. They love their garden and are big fans of being outdoors so Totally Trees seemed like a perfect choice.

1-dscf8446The 4 trees were stamped in a line in Chocolate Chip Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped trees 1 and 4 first as this gave me better spacing for trees 2 and 3. I wanted to show the tree in all seasons, starting with spring I planned to

Tree 1 – Spring, the leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and tiny blossoms were added using the small spray of leaves and Pink Pirouette ink. Tree 2 – Summer, the leaves are stamped using Cucumber Crush ink. In hindsight I would probably use Garden Green which is less bright. Tree 3 – Autumn, I used the small spray of leaves again and Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Delightful Dijon and Pumpkin Pie Inks. Tree 4 – Winter, as many trees are deciduous I left this tree leafless.

1-dscf8445I ‘grounded’ the trees using 3rd generation Chocolate Chip Ink and stamped the sentiment, which comes from the Banners For You stamp set, using Delightful Dijon ink. The stamped piece was then added to a mat of Delightful Dijon cardstock and this panel was added with dimensionals to a Thick Whisper White card base.

1-dscf8444I loved this card and this stamp set. I have so many ideas for Totally Trees again. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you like the project I shared and that you will drop by again soon

Mo x

Supplies used
Totally Trees  stamp set
Banners For You stamp set
Thick Whisper White cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Delightful Dijon Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Ink pad
Pear Pizzazz Ink pad
Pink Pirouette Ink pad
Cucumber Crush Ink pad
Delightful Dijon Ink pad
Garden Green Ink pad
Cherry Cobbler Ink pad
Pumpkin Pie Ink pad
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Acrylic blocks A, C, H and I
Scissors
Bone Folder
Tombow adhesive
Dimensionals
Envelopes

Stitched With Cheer

In this years’ Autumn – Winter Catalogue there is a great kit called the Stitched With Cheer Project Kit containing 18 cards to make each including an element of hand stitching which is so fashionable this year. In addition to the kit there is an accompanying stamp set.

Today, I decided to have a play with this set, also called Stitched With Cheer. It contains lots of lovely seasonal sentiments and many small images including snowflakes, stars, trees and holly leaves.

I used Crumb Cake cardstock for all 3 card bases and stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock using the 3 snowflake images from the set. I used Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon (1st and 2nd generation) and Chocolate Chip ink to stamp the images.

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In the 1st card I layered the Very Vanilla stamped piece onto a panel of Delightful Dijon cardstock before adhering it to the card base using Tombow Glue. The sentiment was die cut using the Bunch of Banners framelits and added with dimensionals and added some of the Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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I added a panel of retired Bohemian dsp to the Crumb Cake card base with Tombow. The stamped panel of Very Vanilla was added with dimensionals and after wrapping some of the gold metallic thread from the Bakers Twine Trio Pack around and tying it into a small bow with long tails.

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To the 3rd card base I added a strip of Gold Glimmer card and a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock to the left hand side. The Very Vanilla stamped panel was added with Tombow after adding a wrap of the gold bakers twine.

I am really happy with these cards and can’t wait to try the 3 small tree stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you like the projects I shared and that you will drop by again soon

Mo x

Supplies used
Stitched With Cheer stamp set
Bunch of Banners Framelit Dies
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Delightful Dijon Cardstock
Chocolate Chip cardstock
Gold Glimmer Paper
Crumb Cake Ink pad
Delightful Dijon Ink pad
Chocolate Chip Ink pad
Bakers Twine Trio Pack
Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Bigshot + Multipurpose Platform
Acrylic blocks B,B, C, A and A
Scissors
Bone Folder
Tombow adhesive
Dimensionals
Envelopes

Happy Anniversary Vintage Leaves

Today is my husband David and I’s anniversary, 32 years and it was a day very similar to today, cool and crisp but very sunny with beautiful light. Not that I was particularly aware of that on the day, I just remember being so thankful it wasn’t raining.

David loves nature and likes simple cards, nothing mucked about with. With that in mind I got out the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelit dies and set about making him a card. I took as my inspiration a card made by the fabulous Dena Rekow of The Creativity Cave which involves a technique called ‘faux watercolour’. Here is the link to her technique video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVMJStokKwQ

1-dscf8384I stamped the leaves onto the lower ⅔’s of a piece of Watercolour cardstock in Wild Wasabi ink. To give different shades of the same colour I stamped again without re-inking and then again to get three progressively light shades of the same colour, this technique is called first, second and third generation stamping. Whilst each leaf was still damp I painted over it with an Aquapainter filled with plain water. Love the soft, subtle effect this gives to the leaves.

1-dscf8385I added a piece of retired Wild Wasabi seam-binding ribbon to the stamped panel and mounted the panel onto a piece of the gorgeous Copper Foil cardstock then onto a Wild Wasabi card base.  Carrying on the Copper theme, I stamped two of the leaves in Versamark ink, added Copper Embossing Powder and used my heat tool to melt the powder. The leaves were then die cut using the Leaflet Framelit dies. I added some Linen Thread to tie the stems of the leaves together and added them to the ribbon with a small wooden leaf from the retired Into The Woods elements. The sentiment comes from the Banners For You stamp set.

I am really happy with this card. Thank you for the inspiration Dena.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you like the project I shared and that you will drop by again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used
Vintage Leaves stamp set
Banners For You stamp set
Leaflets Framelits Dies
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock for the inside panel
Watercolor Cardstock
Cooper Foil cardstock
Wild Wasabi Inkpad
Versamark Ink pad
Copper Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Wild Wasabi Seam-binding ribbon
Into The Woods wooden elements
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Linen Thread
Stampin Trimmer
Bigshot + Multipurpose Platform
Acrylic blocks H & H
Scissors
Bone Folder
Tombow adhesive
Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots

 

Number of Years – 95

Today I have been making a very special card for a very special person. My father in law, Basil will be 95 in early Nov, though you would never think it to look at him. He still lives independently and manages really well with a little help from my sister in law Kate and nephew Chris. He loves his Jazz music, reads a lot, walks his dog and is looking forward to his party.

1-dscf8383I wanted to do a special card for him and was trawling through Pinterest looking for ideas when I came across a card designed by Amanda Bates of The Crafty Spa – http://thecraftspa.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/number-of-years-double-z-joy-fold-card.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheCraftSpa+(The+Craft+Spa)

I loved the elegant look of the card and thought it looked great in masculine colours, so I got out my Number of Years stamp set and the co-ordinating Large Number Framelit dies and started to look through my dsp. I really liked the Dapper Denim papers in the By The Shore dsp pack and chose the thick stripes and the ombre blue paper pattern for my panels.

I made the card base using Soft Sky cardstock. The stamped panels are Very Vanilla and the main stamped panel is layered onto Dapper Denim.

1-dscf8382The numbers 9 and 5 are stamped in Dapper Denim ink onto Very Vanilla and die cut using the Large Number dies. I stamped the ‘look whose turning’ sentiment, from the same stamp set, using the same ink colour. I though this looked a little plain so added the star banner from Tin of Tags stamp set in Soft Sky and Dapper Denim ink. I used the same banner image on the 2 smaller panels of Very Vanilla and added the ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Confetti Celebration stamp set to finish the card off. I made an envelope for the card using the same pack of dsp and the Envelope Punch Board.

I really like the way the card came together, it looks fantastic and thank you Amanda for the idea. Hope my father in law likes it.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you like the project I shared and that you will drop by again soon

Mo x