We are almost at the end of the Seasonal Expressions 2 book and I am really going to miss the Blossom range of products from this book. The colours are so beautiful and can be used for a wide range of projects from masculine to feminine and babies. I am normally a pink girl but Blossom has turned me around. One of my first purchases from the Seasonals Expression 2 catalogue was the Blossom WOTG Card Making kit. The stamps were gorgeous and I will be using them a lot for a long time.
Here are a couple of cards I have made using the stamp set and the ideas from the WOTG ideas booklet. The first card is using the background to one of the cards but I have turned it into a portrait card and ‘hung’ the sentiment up with some Glacier extra thick twine. I have used the leaf stamp and then cut out the flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge page at 1″ . I curled up the petals using the end of a paint brush to get a little dimension. I have finished with some clear sparkles, Coral Sequins and Junebug Puffies.
The second card has been turned around again and this time I have made a trim using the retired zipper lace in Lagoon to add something extra to the card. It fitted in well with Pear cardstock and a strip of the floral patterned paper.
I have been busy today with crocheting squares for the upcoming International Yarnbombing Day on Thursday and haven’t had a chance to do paper crafting today. So I have picked a card I did a couple of weeks ago.
I have run out of wedding anniversary cards at Gift Hutt and had some fun today making some more – plus I got carried away and made a couple of wedding cards. I am really starting to get into the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and doing more with it.
This first card has been cut at 7″ (although I had to resize it a little on Cricut Craft Room) using the gorgeous Blossom papers using the sentiment key on page 35. I just can’t get enough of this paper and the matching stamp set Shower Flowers and had some fun stamping and cutting flowers out to put on the card. I have finished the card with some clear sparkles and a couple of little butterflies from the Junebug Puffies which are still available under while supplies last.
These cards are so easy to make and this one is based on a pattern from CTMH Head Office and I have changed it to an anniversary card and added some aqua dots. The card has been cut from the Blossom floral B&T papers at 4 1/2″ Shift+sentiment <w> (pg 12).
I still have some remnants of the lovely Skylark papers and this corner of the paper was perfect for an anniversary card. I just added some extra ribbons with Glacier cardstock and a strip of Teal shimmer trim and some aqua dots.
Finally I did my first pop up card from page 35 and was very happy with the outcome. I cut the base card at 7″ in Glacier cardstock after making some minor adjustments in CCR. I am finding I use CCR all the time to do my die cutting as it is easy to size and layer my cuts. The ‘pop up’ has been cut from the blue base paper from the B&T papers. I then cut the icons from Lagoon cardstock and added them to the card. The sentiment, Mr & Mrs, on the front has been cut from the Artiste cartridge page 61. I have stamped the sentiment from the Happy Couple stamp set on a cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge (page 25) that I had cut a while ago and I can’t remember the size sorry.
This layout would be suitable for a Mother’s Day or baby layout.
This card has been based on the pattern No 29 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 book. I love embossing and this Flowers for Mum stamp set just begs to be embossed. The larger lower has been stamped with Blush ink (NLA) and the smaller flowers have been stamped with Glacier ink and then I have used the coordinating stamp to emboss with silver. I actually prefer it when I haven’t quite matched the stamps as it seems to give the flowers more dimension The small flowers in the sentiment stamp have been coloured in with the ShinHan Touch Twin marker Tender Pink. I have matted the Glacier cardstock with some Blush cardstock to match the flowers. The Blush worked in well with the beautiful striped zip strip.
Finally – I have been doing more boxes and thought I would show you what I have done with some Base and Bling. I haven’t done a lot with the Base and Bling as there is a lot of people making jewellery around where I live so I thought I would do something different with it. I cut a flower from the floral paper and then layered it with another sorbet coloured flower and then glued the glass cover on it. I then attached it to the box with the Glacier extra thick twine. This would make a lovely box to put jewellery in to give as a gift.