Blended Seasons

The Blended Seasons Stamp Set is simply beautiful. The images are bold and perfect for anyone who loves to colour in! The coordinating stitched seasons framelits dies are equally as beautiful and work so well with other stamp sets too.

For this card I used watercolour pencils in a coastal cabana, gorgeous grape, rich razzleberry and basic grey colour way, with a mix of daffodil delight and crushed curry in the centers of the flowers. I was very light handed with the grey so it could almost pass for smoky slate.

I used an empty wink of stella pen filled with water in place of an aqua painter, and the effect was super shimmery!  Unfortunately the shimmer was difficult to convey by photo, which is why there are some lighter ‘patches’ in the flower – this is actually where there were pools of shimmer!

I can’t believe this gorgeous bundle is only available to purchase until the end of August, it is such a must! I told myself I didn’t need it but it was just too pretty to pass up xx

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Lots of Happy Card Kit

Stampin’ Up! have some gorgeous card kits available this year, and the Lots of Happy card Kit is no exception! This Kit is perfect for if you want to be able to send a handmade card without buying lots of crafting supplies or having to agonise over design! All the hard work is done for you in this Kit and includes everything you need to make 20 cards including stamps, embellishments and even 4 x watercolour pencils in flirty flamingo, lemon lime twist, rich razzleberry and old olive. It also includes pictures of the cards to make so you can recreate them exactly. So helpful when you need a card in a hurry!

The card I’ve created here is the same design as one of the cards in the Kit, but I watercoloured the leaves in my own colours – daffodil delight, lemon lime twist and pacific point. I love how changing the colours makes the card look completely different which shows how versatile this kit really is.

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Wherever You Go

It’s Father’s Day in the UK today and I racked my brain long and hard to come up with a special card for my dad.  Generally, its thought that masculine cards should be more muted in colour and design.  But my dad loves colour and artistry so I decided to go all out and create my card using the gorgeous Wherever You Go stamp set.  I had my eye on this stamp set the moment I spotted it in the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue. Here’s the card I created for him.

Now it must be said, I am not the worlds best watercolourer! But I knew dad would appreciate my effort in any case 😉

The stamp set is kind of abstract and so are my background colours which I painted using my SU ink pads and Aqua painter (such a clever tool for water colouring!)

I heat embossed my sun image using the stunning new copper embossing powder and stamped my bridge and birds with black memento ink to ensure the black ink didn’t bleed. My sentiment came from the ever useful Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  I know it’s unusual for a Father’s Day card, but I hope my dad loves it as much as I love him ❤️❤️❤️