Perennial Essence

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Perennial Essence Suite was one of the first suites I had on my wish list as soon as I saw the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.  I adore flowers and even more, I adore flowers and leaves that I can colour.  Floral Essence Stamp Set not only has an amazing flower and leaves I can colour, it also has solid flower images for the times when I want a mix of both – as I’ve done with this card today.

The large flower has been watercoloured with Calypso Coral Ink and then I took my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker to add some definition to the crease lines. The smaller flowers are stamped with Calypso Coral Ink and the centre is stamped with Memento Black Ink.

The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink and cut with the matching Leaf Punch.  The sentiment I’ve used fit my 2″ Circle Punch perfectly. This sentiment has a mix of fonts that I found really pretty – it’s also from the Floral Essence Stamp Set.

I added a strip of Calypso Coral Cardstock across my card and then added some of this gorgeous Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon – this ribbon is so soft and pretty I couldn’t resist heaps of it by bunching it across my card.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background as my card base has a soft woodgrain pattern.  The DSP is from Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Here’s what I created:

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Cheers

Narelle

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Dear Doily

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Doilies. Who would’ve thought I’d be in love with them like I am?  I’m sad that the Dear Doily Bundle will be retiring when the new catalogue comes out in June.

A long time ago, I created vintage-y cards and used only Neutrals Cardstock.  I veered from this style to a more cleaner style, but wanted to re-visit vintage for my projects today – not completely vintage, but a vintage feel with the colours I’ve used, texture I’ve added and my use of doilies.

I created two cards and a pillow gift box with this bundle.

For my first card, I embossed the Crumb Cake card base with my Lacy Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I added a circle of Fresh Fig Cardstock behind my lace doily cut with my Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  I then took my Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz and Powder Pink Markers and directly coloured the flower stamp from Dear Doily Stamp Set.  After huffing on it with my breath, I stamped it on Whisper White Cardstock.  These flowers are so easy to cut out when there are matching dies – no fussy cutting!  I then stamped the small doily in Fresh Fig Ink and punched out with my circle punch.  I added an edgelit of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and a torn piece of Powder Pink Cardstock.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from the Dear Doily Stamp Set.

I added a lot of layers to this card, so I kept a white background to let all of the elements be the focus.  This time I stamped the small doily in Fresh Fig Ink directly to the card base.  I then added the fresh fig backed doily, the flowers and the two-part sentiment.  The second part of the sentiment is embossed on Crumb Cake Cardstock.

I am loving these little Kraft Gift Boxes.  Super easy to decorate and are perfect when you realise you have no wrapping paper…..that’s me every time…..

I added all the same images and elements to my pillow box that I’d given to my cards.  I then added some Whisper White Flax Ribbon and some Linen Thread to create a bellyband that I tied at the top of the pillow box.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #386

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The Freshly Made Sketches Design Team have a new sketch challenge to play along with.  Our sketch designer is the super talented Jen Brum.  Jen’s sketch is fabulous as are her creations!

For my card I’ve used products from Stampin’ Up!s Everything Is Rosy Product Medley.  This exclusive medley is available to Demonstrators and Customers for the month of may.  One of the products I love from this medley is the Rose Gold Foil Paper.  I’ve cut a circle of this with my 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.  I then added the flowers and leaves which are printed die cuts.  All you have to do with pop them out from the sheet they come attached to and adhere them to your card.  I then attached the ribbons and sentiment from the Everything Is Rosy Stamp Set.  I added some Basic Pearls and my card was done in no-time! Love quick and easy cards!

Here’s my card:

We would love it if you played along. Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what the team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #454

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is a colour challenge.  Take a look at the pretty colours have for you to try:

Graceful Garden is a stamp set that I am going to really miss when it retires in June.  I have totally loved everything about this stamp set and have used it many times for my cards – especially this rose stamp.

The roses are fussy cut and have been lightly watercoloured with Pineapple Punch and then given highlights with Blueberry Bushel in the petal lines.  I stamped the background stamp and then randomly lightly watercoloured with Coastal Cabana.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from Perennial Birthday.  Under the sentiment I added a strip of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock to tie in all the colours.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous projects to inspire you.  Pop over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with this great colour combination.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #385

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Kim Singdahlsen.

Stampin’ Up!s Everything is Rosy Product Medley will be available for demonstrators and customers to order from 1st May.  I’ve used the Everything is Rosy Stamp Set for my card and stamped the flowers and leaves in Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive Inks.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from this stamp set – don’t you just love the words in this sentiment?

The die cut running down the side of my card is from the matching die set called Everything is Rosy Dies.  I’ve cut this in Whisper White Cardstock so the flowers stood out as the focal point on my card.

Here’s the card I created with the sketch:

We would love it if you could play along with Kim’s sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, take a look at the wonderful inspiration that has been created by the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #384

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Welcome to the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the uber talented Linda Callahan.

Can you believe I only recently received First Frost?  What was I thinking in not purchasing this when it first became available?  These flowers are just the sweetest! I’ve inked the smaller flower in Gorgeous Grape Ink and the larger flower is stamped in Highland Heather Ink.  The leaves are cut with dies that match the stamp set called Frosted Boutique Framelits Dies.  The sentiment I’ve used is from First Frost and the DSP I’ve added to the background is from Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have aced this weeks sketch. Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #383

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Welcome to another Wednesday and a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our fab sketch has been designed the amazing Jen Mitchell.

 

I gave myself a challenge with this card.  On the corner of my desk, I have a pile of unused bits and pieces that I hold on to just in case I might use them on a future card. My mission was to see if I could create a card using only discarded products.  Every image, die cut, DSP and sentiment was taken from this pile, layered and adhered to my card. Card done in less than 10 mins!

The butterfly I used for my card was fussy cut from Botanical Butterflies DSP.  The spotted DSP was also from this DSP pack.  The Mossy Meadow fussy cut leaves are from Jar Of Love – I had just the right amount for my card leftover from another project.  I was thrilled that I had a Mossy Meadow sentiment from Petal Palette also sitting in the pile that I could use.  The little round doily type diecut was cut with Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies.  The Highland Heather scalloped edge was cut with my Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.

I’m sure if I tried this again, I couldn’t match a thing. I had fun doing it and it was actually quite satisfying dipping into this pile.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards.  Head over to the challenge and take a look at their gorgeous cards that will no doubt inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle