Friday, 23 March 2018

You're Inspiring Daffodils

The You’re Inspiring stamp set, with its beautiful daffodils images and versatile sentiments just shouts out Spring and Easter to me.

The flowers are beautiful when coloured in with the Stampin' Blends and I have used a colour combination of Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White for these Easter and Birthday cards.

I stamped the daffodils image in Old Olive ink onto Old Olive cardstock to create a tone in tone background. Then stamped the daffodils in Basic Gray ink onto Whisper White card, coloured them with the Stampin' Blends and cut the image out using the Big Shot and the Layering Ovals Framelits and cut another larger piece in Daffodil Delight card for layering.

The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink onto Whisper White card and punched out with the Classic Label Punch. I embellished the cards with Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine and Metallic Enamel Shapes in gold.
I also stamped and coloured the insides of the cards as well as the envelopes .
Here is what you need to make the cards:
 Stamps: Hello Easter
Thank you for visiting today and have a fab Friday!
Petra xx

Update on Stampin' Blends

Stampin' Up! are experiencing difficulty in maintaining an adequate supply of Stampin’ Blends due to extremely long lead times with the supplier and an unexpected increase in demand, which has caused many of the current 27-colour offerings to go on backorder.
They have therefore taken the difficult decision to make the entire Stampin’ Blends product temporarily unavailable until approximately the end of May
beginning today Friday, 23 March, 19:00 (CET)/6:00 p.m. (GMT)
 Petra x

Monday, 19 March 2018

Easter Cards in Natural Colours

In contrast to the colourful Easter cards I also made some cards in just natural colours. I saw this idea on Pinterest by Stampin-Fee and cased these simple yet stylish Easter cards.
I used the Hello Easter stamp set again with Crumb Cake and Naturals White (this cardstock retired quite a while ago but I just found a pack whilst tiding up my craft supplies and it came in very handy for this project) cardstock.
I stamped the bunny image once in Soft Suede and then in Crumb Cake using my Stamp-a-Magic, which was easy enough but it'll be an absolute doddle to stamp an image accurately in a row once my Stamparatus arrives, can't wait!
 I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card and added a little flower accent and secured with a bow. The wooden flowers are from a retired item called Sending Love Embellishments but the Touches of Nature Elements flower embellishments would be a great alternative and are available from the annual catalogue. 

Here is what you need to make the cards:
 Stamps: Hello Easter
Card:  Crumb Cake,  Naturals White (retired)

Happy stamping!
Petra xx

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Colourful Easter Cards

Just three weeks until Easter and I made some Easter cards using a sheet of Sale-A-Bration Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper. You can earn this DSP for free with a qualifying order of £45/60€.

 I chose a 'dotty' pattern from the pack and used its colours of Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral and Whisper White for my card design. The image and sentiment are from the Hello Easter stamp set from page 39 of the Spring/Summer catalogue.
The cute bunny is stamped in Soft Suede onto Whisper White card and then punched out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch, layered onto a colour coordinating 2" Circle and then layered onto a 2 3/8" Scallop Circle (I used a retired punch but the Layering Circles Framelits will work, too).

I punched a circle in every colour and size and layered them up by mixing & matching the colours!

The leaves are cut with the Petals & More Thinlits set in Lemon Lime Twist using the Big Shot and I added some tiny flower punchies (retired SU punch) and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in each centre for a bit of sparkle.
Wrapping a piece of colour coordinating ribbon across your card not only adds dimension and an extra pop of colour, it also uses up leftover bits of ribbon!
I used the 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist, the 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon in Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack, another item you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order!
Here is what you need to make the cards:
 Stamps: Hello Easter
Happy stamping!

Petra xx