Friday, 19 April 2013

Reason to Smile Flowery Card - Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade

I know this particular stamp set is retired but you could do this style card with any flower stamp.

I used Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade as the colour scheme for this card and stamped the flowers from the set onto three layered up pieces of Whisper White card.  These three layers were then mounted onto Wisteria Wonder cardstock and matted and layered onto a Wisteria Wonder square card based.

I also then stamped the gerbera/daisy style flower direct onto Wisteria Wonder cardstock with a black inkpad and cut around this.  Mounting this with a die cut leaf from Lucky Limeade cardstock on top of a strip of Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon just finished this card off.

I did not add a sentiment as wanted to leave it simple.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Pennant Parade Good Luck Card

This card was made for my friend at work who retired a few weeks ago.  I haven't got a retirement stamp (yet!) and so I used good luck from the retired Sincere Salutations set, which is often on ebay if you are after a set.

I stamped the Pennant Parade stamp set up with Crumb Cake and Not Quite Navy and then punched the bunting out with the builder punch.  I then used the round Itty Bitty Punch set to punch out the stars.  A little bit of Linen Thread, a must for any craft stash, just finished it off.

I really like this combination, particularly for blokes, but the Not Quite Navy is one of the retiring colours, so please order as much as you can before it goes.