Friday, 26 August 2016

Just couldn't resist ...

a last play last Wednesday before I headed off to Jacksonville, early on Thursday morning. Ok, so I know I was supposed to be packing, cleaning etc but lets face it who wouldn't rather be crafting?

I spotted the latest Global Design Project challenge and loved the colour combination, so thought I'd make a card even though I'm not entering it into the challenge (it's too late as they will be onto the next one by the time this posts). Maybe next time.

I knew exactly what it was that I wanted to do.  One of the stamp sets I brought over to the USA with me is the Falling Flowers and it has a fabulous set of matching dies called May Flowers. This is what I came up with.

I used my Blender Pens to colour the leaves, flowers and buds. You can simply pick up the colour from the lid of the ink pad. Tip, with ink pad closed, squeeze the lid down and ink will be transferred to the inside.

There is a hint of Wink of Stella on the flowers too.

I did change my mind about how to add the flower(s) to the card front quite a few times and ended up with two spare ones that I'd coloured and die cut out. Rather than waste them, I glued one to the inside of the card and the other will be used to decorate the back of the envelope and will be adhered on like a seal when I'm ready to send the card.

I hope you like this colour combination as much as I do, and as always, please feel free to leave a comment.

Fiona xx

If you are interested in making this card, these are the products I used. Please note that the stamp set and framelits are available separately, but the bundle saves you 10%.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Happy Anniversary

This weekend George and I celebrated our 33rd Wedding Anniversary (gulp). I'm beginning to think we should really have a half anniversary because yet again we are on different continents.  I'm currently in the USA and on day 4 or 5 of a 2500 mile drive from Jacksonville in FL to San Diego in CA. George is in the UK. Oh well.

I made George this card and posted it to him. It's pretty safe to share here because he very rarely looks at the blog.

There's a bit of fussy cutting going on with the seaweed and the fish. Not all of the seaweed was fussy cut, there are two lots simply stamped in Mint Macaron onto the Designer Series Paper. I also made the sand by simply cutting a wavy line in a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock.

I kind of cheated on this card because I simply stamped two fish and turned one upside down! I thought I might get away with it, but the fish on the left has it's eye placed lower. Next time I am going to give the Reverse Image Stamping Technique a go.

The Happy Anniversary sentiment (from Teeny Tiny Sentiments) was stamped in Dapper Denim onto a piece of Very Vanilla and then I stamped some bubbles in stamped off Mint Macaron over the top. I matched up the bubbles with those on the card front and adhered the sentiment over the top using Dimensionals.

Fingers crossed that George liked the card. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Fiona xx

If you are interesting in making this card, details of the products I used are as follows: