Buffalo Check meets Rooted in Nature

I needed a masculine card and while I am waiting for my beautiful new products to arrive from the brand new Annual Catalogue, I decided to reach for my trusted Rooted in Nature set. I just love this set and how easy it is to put together both male and female cards!

I used the Buffalo Check Stamp with smoky slate ink to create the background and stamped and die cut various elements in black, gold and smoky slate.

I added some extra texture and interest by gold heat embossing the background on the front panel using the splatter from Artisan Textures, and finished off with some linen thread and some basic white sequins.

I wanted to create a masculine card that was both simple and stylish – hopefully I achieved this xxx

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Rooted in Nature

There are so many beautiful elements and ways to use the gorgeous and versatile Rooted in Nature Suite.

For this card, I wanted to stay true to the ‘nature’ theme without using too many earthy tones, and the merry merlot, mossy meadow and highland heather colourway works well together.

I white heat embossed my sentiment onto vellum and used crumb cake accents to complement the other elements in the card.

The design is simple but I love the texture and dimension created by the die cuts and embellishments. Can’t wait to explore this lovely suite some more xx

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Nature’s Poem

I needed to put together a birthday card quickly and the Nature’s Poem DSP seemed like the perfect choice. Taking the colours from the DSP, I stayed with a mint macaron and Cajun Craze colour way. I would never have thought of combining these colours myself, but they actually work so well together! I coloured in the spots of my ribbon with a mint macaron blender pen, and set this behind a label cut using the Stitched Seasons framelits dies, from the gorgeous Blended Season bundle which is only available to buy until the end of this month!

I popped the label up on dimensionals, and stamped and die cut some mint macaron leaves, which I then adhered flat for some added interest. I also added some wink of Stella to the leaves for a little shimmer.

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Share What You Love

There have been so many beautiful cards made using the Share What You Love DSP, I decided it was about time I had a go for myself.

These papers have been released in celebration of Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary, and as a result, have been produced with the most stunning pearlized effect.

I used the Lovely Floral embossing folder to achieve the large embossed flower to the left  of my card front.  The mint macaron ribbon was a retired one, but matched the paper perfectly, and the sentiment comes from Rooted in Nature.

I love the simplicity of this card – it was so simple to put together and this gorgeous paper does all the work for you.

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Rooted in Nature – scrapbooking for Father’s Day

It has been the busiest year ever, and keeping up with my 14 month old son has left me less time than I would like, to share my crafting with you all! The brand new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue has been such a treat though, and I am just starting to play with all my beautiful new goodies! I have never been much of a scrap booker in the past, but with so many precious moments to capture with my family, I have decided to make a special effort this year, to scrap book whenever I can!

Recently it was Father’s Day in the UK, so it seemed like the perfect time to kick off my scrapbook album. This is a picture of my husband Ben and son Grayson in a photo shoot we did in the week following Grayson’s 1st birthday. He is never happier than when he is sitting on his daddy’s shoulders!!

I wanted to keep the theme neutral rather than flowery, so decided on the new Rooted in Nature Bundle. Oh my word, this Bundle is absolutely stunning!! The stamped images are just gorgeous with my favourite being the detailed leaves. Orange is my husband’s favourite colour, so I mounted the photo on a piece of pumpkin pie cardstock and went with coastal cabana, blackberry bliss, merry merlot and call me clover, for the background stamping. I added some pumpkin pie accents using Timeless Textures which remains a firm favourite of mine. The gold heat embossing and black die cuts add texture and dimension along with a more masculine vibe.  The ‘amazing’ was die cut using the Celebrate You thinlit dies, and the black patterned accent pieces were cut using the Flourish thinlits dies.

Just love how it all came together. I’ve also realised scrapbooking is a great way to combine and showcase different stamp sets easily, so am looking forward to sharing more of this with you in the coming months xx