Simple Sunshine Wishes

A very simple but pretty card for you today, using the gorgeous Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies.

I used the flower die from this set to cut a flower from some scrap cardstock.  I then used this cut out flower as a mask, and held it down on my whisper white card front before taking a sponge dauber and sponging some melon mambo ink around and all over the flower.  I moved my flower mask down the page and repeated this sponging technique with soft sky and wisteria wonder until I was left with a pretty ‘spray can’ effect of flowers on my card front.

My sentiment comes from the matching Sunshine Sayings stamp set which I inked in versamark before embossing it using silver embossing powder, and then I flicked some clear wink of stella over my card front for a little shimmer.  Next, I ran a silver foil sheet through my Big Shot with my Bold Butterfly framelits dies, and adhered it in between the flowers on a dimensional so it looks as though it is resting on one of the flowers.  Finally, I scattered a few rhinestones, and attached my card front to a silver foil mat and then to a wisteria wonder card base.  So simple yet pretty, give this masking technique a go yourself xx


Love & Affection

It was time for this pretty Love & Affection stamp set to make an appearance so here’s the card I came up with.

I stamped my flowers in sweet sugarplum, wisteria wonder and soft sky ink, and the leaves in emerald envy stamped off, and stamped off again to achieve the lighter shades.

I used the masking technique by stamping my flowers over a paper cut out of the flower at different angles, to achieve the look of some of the flowers going behind and coming in front of other flowers.

This lovely sentiment comes from the same stamp set and I heat embossed this in sweet sugarplum by first inking my stamp in versamark and then straight into my sweet sugarplum ink before stamping this onto my whisper white cardstock, and heat embossing this using clear embossing powder.  I adhered my card front to a sweet sugarplum mat, and then then to a whisper white card base.  A few scattered pearls to finish, and voila! clean and simple.

Tuscan Vineyard Trio

So this week, I decided to challenge myself using the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set by Stampin’ Up!  To be honest, this stamp set is not my usual style with its vintagey feel, but the images are still gorgeous with the bunch of grapes being a favourite for me.  I decided to keep my cards classic but with a contemporary twist.

For my first card (far left) I layered a rich razzleberry mat on a crumb cake card base.  My brick patterned card front was achieved by embossing my cardstock with the brick embossing folder.  I just love the clean contemporary edge this embossing folder gives every card.  I stamped my grapes in memento black ink, and watercoloured them in using rich razzleberry and elegant eggplant ink on the grapes, and pear pizzazz and cucumber crush on the leaves.  I fussy cut my grapes out before tying them together with some linen thread and adhering them to a silver metallic foil doily with dimensionals.  The banner for my sentiment was cut using the triple banner punch.
In my second card, I heat embossed my grapes using white embossing powder on night of navy cardstock.  My label was die cut using the Lots of Labels framelit dies and I centred this onto some whisper white organza ribbon before adhering my card front to my whisper white card base.  I embellished each side of my label with a metal rimmed pearl.

My final card (far right) makes for a great masculine card.  I achieved the patterned border by doing some collage stamping around an oval shaped mask using the corks, wine bottle opener, grapes and leaf images in the stamp set, and stamping them in tip top taupe, pear pizzazz and elegant eggplant. I then copper embossed my Tuscan scene and die cut this out using my Ovals Framelits Dies.  I wrapped some burlap ribbon around my card front before adhering my Tuscan image using dimensionals, and attaching my card to a tip top taupe card base.  Here’s a close up of the collage stamped border, and my embossed Tuscan scene as it’s difficult to appreciate the stunning effect of the copper embossing from a photograph.

On all three cards, I stamped my sentiment from the gorgeous Birthday Blooms stamp set. I think this font pairs perfectly with the Tuscan Vineyard theme. 

Hope you like today’s projects, they pushed me outside of my comfort zone in style, but in the end, I loved the way they turned out.