Paisleys & Posies

I was asked to create an anniversary card and my immediate thoughts went to the gorgeous Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies which never fail me.  But as you know, I like to keep things fresh.  So I decided to create my own heart base using the Sweet & Sassy framelits dies and, taking inspiration from the catty, I stamped and clear heat embossed images from the stunning Paisleys & Posies stamp set over the heart.  I then watercoloured over my heart with the pretty colour combo – flirty flamingo, sweet sugarplum and peakaboo peach.

My sentiment comes from Best Birds, and I gold heat embossed this over vellum to keep the elegant look of the card.  To finish I decided to cut some gold accents out from gold foil sheets using the Paisley framelits Dies and attach my card front to a flirty flamingo mat on crumb cake base.  Here is my finished card.

Overall I was pleased with the finished result although if I had white heat embossed my images instead of clear heat embossing them, this would have made my paisley images really ‘pop’ against the watercolour.  Which look do you prefer – soft or sharp? Would love to hear your thoughts x


Best Birds

I just LOVE the Stampin’ Up! new In Colors 2017-2019 and I love the way they pop on this card. I wanted an elegant finish so I used watercolour paper for my base and the stitched shapes framelits dies for the stitched effect on the circle. I can’t get enough of these dies, they are so gorgeous!! 

Using the Best Birds stamp set, I white heat embossed my bird and flower images onto my die cut circle before blending over my embossed image with sponge daubers inked in tranquil tide, berry burst, powder pink, lemon lime twist and fresh fig. I added a little water for a washed effect and some fresh fig ribbon and a few berry burst glitter enamel dots to finish.