Welcome back and today I want to share a clean and simple sympathy card made using some new dies and embossing folder that I have just received.
Sometimes the dies will dictate what genre of card you end up with and this gorgeous butterfly corner die from Precious Marieke made a sympathy card inevitable. I have cut two of the corners and trimmed the butterfly to add over the other butterfly on the corner and I put the trimmings on the opposite corner. The Lawn Fawn frame dies are gorgeous and they framed the lovely Stampin’ Up embossing folder perfectly. I really love the sentiment from Heartfelt Creations and it was perfect to add to the simplicity of the card. The card looked unfinished until I added a little bit of sparkle with some sparkles from CTMH.
Today I want to share a video tutorial that I have made to water colour some images from Stampin Up. I have used Gansai Tambi Pearl Paints and Bockingford 300 gsm paper for my images. I have purchased the Lovely Lattice stamp set from Stampin Up in order to practice my colouring techniques. However, I was sorely missing a coordinating die to die cut the image for cards.
And here is an image painted on Creative Expressions watercolour paper.
I hope I have inspired you to have a go at water colour painting.
This week I will be featuring some cards that I have made from some beautiful paper that my daughter had given me for Christmas. I only had an A4 sheet of paper and I have managed to get these three cards with enough paper for at least one or two more cards. This paper was a lovely subtle blue/grey and had a white embossed damask pattern on it.
First up is a screen card. I sat looking at it for a couple of weeks as I was not sure what else to put on it.
Here is a close up of the lovely cameo from the Sweet Moments stamp set (CTMH). I have cut the scallop oval from the Spellbinders Beaded Oval die and the gorgeous cameo came from a CTMH stamp set and I have embossed it with Ranger silver embossing powder.
I decided to just put a small necklace of CTMH bitty sparkles to just add a little bling. What do you think?
I have used some lovely white glitter paper on the background and then used the Spellbinders Lacey Squares dies to layer with the beautiful paper. It is really hard to show the lovely colours in a photograph. The butterfly and the sparkle flourish fitted in really well with the size of the square.
This week I have been busy making Christmas goodies for Gift Hutt. I have nearly sold out of my gift voucher cards and thought I would make some more using some different techniques. I had a look on Pinterest and found this idea using the Stampin Up top note die on this site here. They were very quick and easy to do.
I have been going through my supplies to do a de-stash and found a packet of Kaisercraft Leaf and Twig papers that coordinated really well with White Pines, Fern and Ruby cardstock. So I have made some card holders and also some Christmas sweet treats with them. I have had the little stamp set for many years and it is so cute. Unfortunately, the shop that I bought it from has just closed down. I have used the CTMH blender pen to colour in the images for a bit of colour.
Here are the sweet treats inspired by a CTMH consultant Karen Campbell Leach using the Art Philosophy cartridge. These were also quick to make and I have used a combination of White Pines and the Kaisercraft Leaf and Twig papers.
Cardstock – Ruby, Topiary, Fern, Kraft (CTMH)
Papers CTMH White Pines, Kaisercraft Leaf and Twig
Ink – Desert Sand, Black, Fern, Ruby (CTMH)
Stamps – Hastings Rubber Stamps Not a Peep – (NLA)