Many thanks for all the lovely comments and likes for my last post.
I love the stamp sets in the new Seasonal Expressions and in particular I love the A Thing Well Done which is a hostess stamp set (this month if you would like a gathering there is a special deal for you). I just love the butterfly in this stamp set and also the card that is accompanying the stamp set in the book. I haven’t got the same embossing folder and that is on my wish list to get. The butterflies have been stamped with Flaxen, Sorbet and Outdoor Denim inks. The background stamp has been stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with Silver embossing powder. I have then sponged Sorbet ink over the top and tried to graduate the colour up the panel.
This really inspired me to go further with some more cards. The colours that I used in that project inspired me to do some cards with the same colour scheme – Creme Brulee and Sorbet. (Creme Brulee is no longer available and I am using up my scraps). This stamp set is from the Happy Autumn stamp set and it is great to put the stamps together to make a lovely picture. I have used the rock and roll technique for the flowers and leaves. I am not sure about putting a sentiment on the card as I had someone come into Gift Hutt the other day asking for a plain card without a sentiment. However, I think that I might look at putting on on the bottom right corner. I have used my favourite pattern again from Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 pattern 28 and embossed the panels with the Dots and Chevron embossing folders.
That card then led me on to this card. Another really lovely stamp set in the Seasonal Expressions catalogue is the Armour stamp set. I have done a couple of cards with this stamp set and will feature them in a later blog post. For this card I have used the background writing stamp and stamped with Bamboo ink onto Colonial White cardstock and then sponged with Bamboo ink for a lovely antique look. I don’t normally mix the Colonial White with White Daisy cardstock but this has turned out great. I can see myself using this stamp a lot and have some ideas for it – so watch this space. This has been matted with Flaxen and Sorbet cardstocks. The stamps for the flowers are also from the Happy Autumn stamp set and again I have used the rock and roll technique using Sorbet and Creme Brulee inks for the flowers and Flaxen and Olive inks for the leaves. These have been fussy cut out and I have used foam tape for some dimension. I still had some Olive bakers twine which finished off the card nicely. I won’t be putting a sentiment on this card.
Finally I did this card again using a combination of the Happy Autumn and Amour stamp sets. I have used the script background stamp technique for the small panels which are 1 3/4″ x 2″ each and then stamped the small flowers on top with Olive ink. (this has been inspired by a card on Pinterest, except that I have added my own twist). I have matted each panel with Cocoa and then onto Flaxen cardstock which has been cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ . I placed a trim of Cocoa cardstock in the middle and then tied some Olive bakers twine. The sentiment is from the Just to Say Artfully Sent stamp set and I have matted it with the Cocoa and Flaxen cardstock.
Edited – I have just entered this card in the Atlantic Hearts Challenge Blog – check it out here.
Finally here is a sneak peak at my next blog post where I will put a tutorial up to show how I have made the roses.
These cards will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.
Have a Good Week and Happy Crafting