Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Floral cards - DT project for Pinkfresh Studio

Hello there Pinkfresh fans,

I'm back today with some new card inspirations! This time I focused on flowers and using stamps I haven't used before (well, mostly!). 

On today's cards I've used the new Pinkfresh Premium Dye ink pads as watercolor. To do this, I simply stamped some color on my acrylic stamping block and added some water.

I started with the Flower Garden stamp set: I embossed the image with rose gold embossing powder. I then colored in the images using the following colors:

Once the flowers were dry, I loosely painted the background too, using the same green colors as above. I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the Delicate Wreath stamp set on white card stock. I trimmed it down and popped it up on my card. To finish this off, I added some copper twine at the top.

For my next card I created a striped background. I used washi tape to mask off the areas I didn't want  to paint, one stripe at a time. I added water first, then dropped in some color. Once it was dry, I stamped and embossed the wreath from the Delicate Wreath stamp set in rose gold. 

I didn't like the look without any white space in between the stripes plus I don't like when there's just no dimension to my cards. So I decided to try another design before throwing this panel away. I cut some white strips of papers and glued them down in between the colors, to separate them. I didn't mind that this came on top of the embossed wreath because I was going to add a die cut wreath on top anyway. So I embossed another wreath, die cut it, then using 3d adhesive I glued it down on top of the other one, but taking care that it was turned in a different direction, so the bottom wreath could still peek through. Finally, I added an embossed sentiment, some copper twine and a little clothespin (because it was on my desk and I was too lazy to put it back into its box haha!). 

For my third card I stamped a colorful floral pattern using the Lovely Blossoms stamp set and the same ink pads as before. Beside die cutting patterned papers, this is my most favorite thing to do: creating my own patterns with my own color combos. It's so fun!
I didn't want to cover up the stamped background so I kept the rest of the card simple. I die cut two labels with the Essentials Basic Label Frames dies. I layered them up, then added two bronze(ish) eyelets and threaded copper twine through them. I glued down the ends of the twine on the back of this panel. I adhered the whole panel to an A2 top folding card base. 

I painted a piece of paper with Coral Reef, Passion Fruit and Regal Kiss colors and die cut XO from it. Just so I have watercolor on all three cards hehe! I embossed another piece of paper with rose gold embossing powder and die cut the same letters again - I then mixed and matched the two, so that the fill is the watercolor paper, the outline is the embossed one. Last but not least I added a ribbon bow.

That's it for today! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thanks for stopping by, I wish you an awesome day!


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fruit for Thought - my first stamp set is out now!

Hello there crafters,

Stopping by to share some exciting news with you! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a glimpse in my Stories...WOW Embossing Powder gave us girls on the Design Team the amazing opportunity to design our very own stamp sets! Mine, called Fruit for Thought, was actually released on Hochanda TV (a British craft TV channel) earlier but now it's finally available on the WOW website too! THANK YOU WOW!

You can find it HERE.

A bit about this stamp set, before I'll show you a few samples I've created with it. Since WOW is an embossing powder company, the stamp set had to be "embossable" if you know what I mean hehe! I'm obsessed with solid stamps that I can create backgrounds with, using multiple colors, it only made sense to make a stamp set that is just like that! I designed this early summer so I had fruits on my mind, ha! I think it would definitely work for fall projects, teacher appreciation gifts and more, though!

OK without further ado...here are my projects :)

I've used the following embossing powders/glitters:

I've used the following embossing powders/glitters:

I've used the following embossing powders/glitters:

I've used the following embossing powders/glitters:

What do you guys think? I hope I'll have time to make more projects with this set in the foreseeable future!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Check out the WOW website for the stamp sets designed by my DT peers too! Oh oh! Before I forget! You can use code WOWDTZM to get 10% off of your order! This is valid on the whole site not just my stamp set!

Any questions, leave a comment below, or if that doesn't work, my email address can be found on my blog too.

Have a great day!


In the spotlight: Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month - November

Hello there crafty friends,

Today I'm back with some new projects I've made with the gorgeous Spellbinders November Card Kit of the Month! More Christmas cards yay! I love making Christmas cards most of all, I could create them all year long haha!

As a reminder, Spellbinders have several monthly kits, which are really great! You can subscribe to:
These are all a great value, have a look! You can find all necessary information about these kits here.

Here's a look at what you get in this month's kit:

It's jam packed right?!
It was very easy to create quick cards with this kit. I generally spend hours on my cards (mostly thinking about the most unimportant little details lol!) but these all came together quickly.

All these cards are just layers of patterned papers and embellishments really. You can't go wrong with this kit because it's all wonderfully coordinated, color and style wise as well. With Spellbinders kits there's always 2 of each die cut in the ephemera pack - on these two cards I actually doubled up on everything so I don't waste anything! I have so many Christmas supplies, I'm afraid I would never use them up otherwise!

I love this navy-gold-pink color combo, it's so elegant I think!

Did you know that there are always dies included in the card kits?! On the next two cards I've used these dies - there's some you can create ornaments with and some others that create these pretty layered poinsettias! 

On these last 3 cards I used my favorite papers from the 6x6 pad! These colors remind me of some of my favorite My Mind's Eye Christmas collections!

That's it! I hope I piqued your interest in this fabulous kit! Should you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I'll get back to you!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Have an awesome day!