Posted in Blushing bride, Retiring, Smokey Slate, Thank You, Tuscan vineyard, water colour pencils

Tuscan Vineyard thank you cards

I recently got the Tuscan vineyard stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and made a few thank you cards with it. I combined it with the Succulent garden designer paper (retiring May 31st), but the stamp set is also great for colouring, gift tags or even masculine cards.

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I used following products from Stampin’ Up!
Card on the left:

Card on the right:

The card on the left is straight forward to make. I stamped the grapes with basic black from straight on to the designer paper and glued it on the smoky slate cardstock, put in on the card with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment straight on the whisper white and layered in on the Bushing bride before glueing it on to the cardbase.

The card on the right is simple to make to but has a few more steps. I stamped the grapes with basic black twice, first on the piece of whisper white and then on a piece of scrap designer paper. I cut the grapes (not the leaves) out from the designer paper with scissors and glued it on top of the stamped grapes on the whisper white cardstock. I used the old olive water colour pencil to colour in the leaves. I then stamped the sentiment in blushing bride, added pearls and layered the cardstock together.

I love the Tuscan vineyard stamp set and will definitely be using it to make more cards for my blog.

Card is from the 24th April 2017.

Posted in Blushing bride, flowers, Retiring, Smokey Slate, Special reason, Thank You

Special reason (retiring) thank you card

I am on a Blushing bride and Smokey slate roll, so here’s another one!
This time I added a bit of glimmer paper too. Blushing bride glimmer paper and special reason bundle are both retiring the 31st May 2017 or until stock lasts. Special reason bundle is one of my favourite retiring items and I will be using it in the future as well!

I have sent this card to my Aunt in Alaska who I visited on holiday in the States in February/March.

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For this card I used following Stampin’ Up! products:

This card is not the easiest card to assemble because you want the three squares lined up perfectly beneath each other. What I did was laying them out first as where I wanted them to be. I then glue top and bottom square and align them so the border to the two card edges are lined up with same distance. I then glue the middle piece and make sure it has same distance to the top and bottom squares and is lining up with the edge of the card as well. It is a bit fiddly.
Putting the sentiment on with dimensional stickers is easy. The flower I just glued on, and I used tombow glue, to glue the outline of flower to glimmer paper. Just saying because some has experienced issues sticking stuff to glimmer paper.

Card is from 30th March 2017.

Posted in Beautiful you, Blushing bride, Smokey Slate, Thank You

Beautiful you thank you card

Yay, my first post on my new blog! Let’s celebrate with a beautiful thank you card.

Blushing bride and Smoky slate are my favourite colour combination at the moment. Together they look delicate and elegant and for that reason I made an easy, simple, light card.

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Let’s put on Abba with Danicing Queen!

I like the Beautiful you stamp set. There are so many options for every season of the year. Mostly for girly cards though but there are a lot of girls out there too!

For this card I used following Stamping’ Up! products:

I love the technique for the dress. It’s very easy. The stamp is stamped twice, once on the card and once on Falling in love dsp, then fuzzy cut out dress with hair and and in one piece and glued it on the stamped image on the whisper white. First time I saw this technique was by Brandy and it blew me away.
I thought by putting on the embellishment it would look like a ball, making the card more lively. Makes it look like the lady is dancing with the ball. Maybe she’s a gymnast/dancer or just really happy it is spring?! 🙂
Card is from 27th March.
Posted in Blushing bride, SAB2017, Special reason, Thank You

SAB thank you card

Only 3 days left of Stamping’ Up!’s Sale a bration period so I thought I would show a card I made by using one of the items from the SAB catalogue.

I love the big thank you stamp. It is very elegant and very versatile. I love the colour combination, makes me think of spring. I was inspired by this card by Bonnie I found on Pinterest.

This is what Stamping’ Up! products I used to make this card:

I used the dimensionals to pop up the smoky slate from the base and making sure I didn’t get any lumps on the front from the twine as it is a bit bulky. I also used dimensionals for the flower on the front.
I wish I had adjusted the twine a bit before taking the photo!
Oh well, we learn as we go. 🙂
Card is from the 27th March 2017.
Posted in Daffodils, flowers, Green, Thank You

daffodil delight thank you card

Daffodils are some of my favourite flowers, and since I couldn’t find a specific daffodil stamp I have combined stamps to look like daffodils.
I used the Garden in Bloom and Banner For You stamping set, Bakers twine, Daffodil Delight and Garden Green ink, Crumb Cake and Garden Green cardstock – all by Stampin’ Up!
I stamped the flower once on a piece of scrap paper and then on the cardstock to give it a less bright look. I did the same with the flower stem and leaves.

Card is from the 10th January 2017.