As you may know, I’ve been really sick, you can ready about it here, and couldn’t get to update my blog for a long time. You can read about it here. But today I feel well enough to hop in and catch up.
Autumn-Winter Catalogue launched on 5th September so it’s in a full swing right now. If you’re one of my regular customers you’ve received your paper copy of a catalogue a month ago.
If you’ve never shopped with me, below you can find a link to a digital copy. You can still request a copy of Winter-Autumn Catalogue – there’s nothing like flicking through the pages of paper copy.
Today I’ve got for you beautiful Valentine’s Day card I’ve made to match cuteValentine’s Day gift box I posted two weeks ago. Again I’ve used Bloomin’ Love stamp set and Real Red Stampin’ Pad. This time I also used matching Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Dies.
The card is a standard A6 top folded card. Because I didn’t want the stamping underneath the heart, I die-cut my heart first and used it as a stencil to lightly mark where the heart will be. I also masked around 1-1/2″ of the bottom of the card base using post-it notes. I wanted to keep it clean for the sentiment.
I stamped the base carefully around the marked line first, and then just filled in the rest of the space. Next, I stamped the sentiment. I cut a tiny strip of Real Red cardstock and adhered it just above the sentiment to hide where the stamping ends.
I also stamped the inside of the card using this cute floral stamp.
When I put my card together I decided to add some pop to it.
I stamped 3 small and 2 large flower outlines on the piece of Whisper White and die-cut them. I sponged their edges and attached them to the heart with glue dots. Just a little touch of Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen and few mini pearls and the card was ready.
I love how this card turned out and how it matches the box. Perfect little gift for Valentine’s Day.
Hello everyone. Today I will share with you the masculine card I’ve made for a friend request. He needed something special for his brother’s birthday. What I knew about the recipient is that he loves his little boys, Manchester United and heavy metal 😉 I’ve decided to go for the football club colours: black, yellow and red, and to use Stampin’ Up! Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die.
The base is Basic Black cardstock. The background is made on Whisper White cardstock. How I did it? It’s such a cool and effective technique.
I took a stamping clear block and simply I stamped the entire Real Red inkpad on the block, then spritz it with a water and stamped it on the cardstock. I repeat it few times till get the right intense shade. I did dry it in between. Then I’ve done the same with Crushed Curry ink pad for yellow. and to finish it I’ve randomly stamped some stamps from Gorgeous Grunge set. I took a piece of Basic Black cardstock and Hexagon Hive Thinlits and run it through the Big Shot. I’ve attached my background to the base with snail and hexagon die cut on the top with Tombow glue. But then I’ve thought it needs some more twist. I took “happy happy”, “happy birthday” and “chevron” mini stamps from Honeycomb Hello (coordinates with Hexagon Hive Thinlits) and stamp them in the little hexagons on the background.
For the first sentiment I’ve taken a piece of Whisper White cardstock (watercoloured in Real Red same technique as the background) and a piece of basic black, cut them into mini banners and layer them together. The sentiment is from Something To Say and punched using Word Window Punch. The second sentiment is totally awesome! It’s one of the stamps from Just Saying set and cut out with coordinating framelits from Word Bubbles. Stamped it in Real Red of course in a piece of Whisper White and attached it with dimensionals. Oh, and a black button for that extra touch.
I really love how this card turned out. All supplies I’ve used are Stampin’ Up! except for the button. I know I’ve used lots of different stamp sets and accessories for one card but I’m just starting so don’t have a wide variety of coordinating stamps, punches, framelits etc. But I’m getting there slowly 🙂
Hope you like this project. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting,