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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Strong & Beautiful

It is Mother’s Day here in the UK and the Strong and Beautiful stamp set pretty much sums my mum up. This is such a timeless set of beautiful sentiments, it won’t be leaving my shelf any time soon.

The Floral Romance DSP just screamed Mother’s Day to me, but it really is perfect for any elegant occasion. The beautiful print on this card is actually printed vellum, but I backed it with white cardstock to really make it pop.

The stunning floral romance seals and frosted flower embellishments finish the look off perfectly.

Wishing all mums a wonderful day today, looking forward to spending mine with my mum and my son xxx

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50th Wedding Anniversary Card using Petal Promenade & Beautiful Promenade

I was asked to create a Golden Wedding Anniversary card, and here’s what I came up with.

I chose fresh fig for my card base with a vellum overlay to soften. I gold heat embossed the leaf image randomly onto the vellum for a bit of interest.

The gold background piece was created by embossing gold foil paper with the brand new tin tile dynamic Impressions embossing folder. This has to be the coolest EF I have come across to date!

I die cut the 50 from the gorgeous Petal Promenade DSP and finished with a few gold metallic pearls xx

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40th Birthday with Magical Mermaid

I hummed and hawed for ages over what kind of card to make for my friend Jackie’s 40th, but in the end I went with an underwater theme as that is the theme of her party.

I decided to use the Magical Mermaid stamp set in a copper, black and white colourway.

I copper heat embossed the gorgeous mermaid onto vellum and fussy cut her out, and used the scattered sequins embossing folder on my card front to mimic the bubbles of the water.

I adore the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. I was lucky enough to earn them during sale-a-bration, and I can’t believe how much use they’ve already had! They are so versatile and I use them for scrapbooking as well as card making. I chose ‘Amazing You’ as Jackie really is – an amazing friend and person.

I just love how my card turned out. The metallics sequin assortment and metallic pearls coordinated perfectly and pulled it all together.

Happy 40th Jacks, hope you have a special day 😘 xx

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Colourful Year of Cheer

The Year of Cheer Speciality Designer Series Paper is sooo beautiful and Christmassy but did you know how versatile it is as well?  I love the foil prints for the festive period but I also love how easy it is to add some colour for a completely different look.

For this project I added two colour ways to the DSP for each card for a more contemporary feel.  From top left and going clockwise the colours I used were rich razzleberry and wisteria wonder, daffodil delight and bermuda bay, soft sky and sweet sugarplum, wisteria wonder and tranquil tide and finally lemon lime twist and berry burst.  I applied the colour using a sponge brayer, and the way the foiled gold and silver snowflakes shine through is beautiful, though this is hard to convey in the photos.

The sentiment was silver heat embossed onto vellum cardstock and comes from the Christmas Quilt stamp set and finished with a metallic enamel gold star and silver ribbon for some added sparkle.  My Christmas tree comes from the now retired Festival of Trees stamp set but I really think any christmassy image would work perfectly in this format as long as it wasn’t too large – bells, a reindeer – the choice is yours!  My fresh take on a colourful Chistmas and I love it!

Frosted Medallions & Wonderful Year – part 2

This is the second card I made using the Frosted Medallions & Wonderful Year stamp set together.

This time I opted for a Night of Navy, Mint Macaron & Crumb Cake colour way and I just loved how this card turned out.

Once my frosted medallions were stamped, I wrapped a piece of silver glitter ribbon around my card front.  I white heat embossed my sentiment from Wonderful Year onto a piece of vellum cardstock and trimmed it into a rectangular shape using my Stampin’ Trimmer.  I didn’t measure anything but just trimmed around the sentiment.

As in my previous card, I adhered the vellum to a piece of crumb cake backing and popped my label up on dimensionals after placing a mini silver metallic foil doily behind the label in the top left hand corner.

To finish, I attached my card front to a night of navy mat and finally to a mint macaron card base before embellishing with some pearls in each corner of my sentiment.

Feather Together

I love love love feathers so this Feather Together stamp set was calling out to me!  It is another photopolymer two step stampin’ set.  I started by stamping my background feathers in crumb cake ink on crumb cake cardstock.  I then took a smaller piece of crumb cake cardstock which I mounted on whisper white cardstock and adhered that to the centre of my card.  I created my feathers by white embossing on vellum cardstock.  I then coloured the back of the vellum feathers with my stampin’ write markers in elegant eggplant, melon mambo, mint macaron, pacific point & so saffron.  I stamped my darker feather detail in the corresponding colour on whisper white cardstock (to create dimension), and then adhered my vellum feathers to the cardstock to intensify the colours, before fussy cutting my feathers out.  To finish, I adhered my feathers to the panel with dimensionals and white heat embossed my sentiment from Endless Birthday Wishes onto another piece of vellum cardstock before adhering this to my central panel with glue dots.  I tied a piece of thick whisper white baker’s twine beneath my sentiment to finish.

Wedding Season – Flower Shop & Happy Notes

So it’s starting to feel like summer has arrived and this reminds me that wedding season is also on its way!  Well I say that even though my own wedding was a Christmas one 😉 .  I was playing with different ideas for wedding cards and here’s what I came up with.

I’d been wanting to try out this vellum colouring technique for ages and thought the fabulous Flower Shop stamp set would be perfect for this.  I white embossed the flowers and sentiment on vellum cardstock.  Stampin’ Up!’s vellum cardstock is so lovely to work with and embosses beautifully without warping (as long as you don’t hold your heat tool on it too long!).  I wanted to keep the colours soft and summery for this card so I chose pumpkin pie, pool party, melon mambo and wisteria wonder.

I stamped my flowers in these colours on whisper white cardstock, coloured them in with a blender pen and ink from my ink pad and punched my flowers out with the matching pansy punch.  I then punched out my vellum embossed flowers and adhered these to my card flowers, to make the colours more intense.

I cut my embossed sentiment (stamped from the now retired Happy Notes stamp set) out with the Lots of Labels framelits dies and mounted this against a larger background cut from the same dies, in shimmery white cardstock and adhered the vellum to the card with glue dots.

To assemble my card, I wrapped white organza ribbon around the middle of my crumb cake card front, mounted my sentiment on dimensionals and attached my flowers around the sentiment.  I matted my card front on whisper white card and adhered this to my crumb cake base. I absolutely love the effect of the vellum flowers and think the colourful nature of this wedding card makes it unique.  Give this technique a go yourself! 💕💕💕