Saturday, 30 March 2013

Simple Fancy Flourishes - Melon Mambo Combination Card

Todays card is a really quick simple one.  I chose a really perky Melon Mambo background card and topped this with Whisper White cardstock and then Melon Mambo again but punched all the way along both edges.  I have to admit this punch is a Martha Stewart as I haven't yet got any Stampin Up border punches.....note to self, order border punch asap..........

This then had one of the Fancy Flourishes stamps stamped in Old Olive.  I then wiped the colour off the flower head of the stamp with a cotton bud and and dabbed the end of the stamp in Melon Mambo.  Sounds much more complicated than it was.  If you have the markers you could use them insted.  I repeated this three times along a piece of Whisper White card then layered it up on the Melon Mambo.

This makes a very simple card to keep in stock for any occasion or for adding a sentiment on when needed.

If you wanted to recreate this card you would need:

Whisper White cardstock
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Melon Mambo Inkpad (or marker pen)
Old Olive Inkpad (or marker pen)
Fancy Flourishes Stamp set
Any fancy Border punch 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Sycamore Street and Tissue Paper Flower Birthday Card

Today's card is made from lovely Midnight Muse card base with a couple of pieces of Summer Starfruit Sycamore Street papers on top.

A lovely white tissue flower is added on the top of this card die cut out with various framelit dies.

This then had a framelit die cut in plain card in Summer Starfruit topped with a white oval punched and stamped up with Sincere Salutations wording "Best Wishes".  One of the gorgeous little resin flowers in Midnight Muse just finishes this card off.

Unfortunately the Sycamore Street papers were part of the Saleabration set so are no longer available but the white tissue paper is available in the summer catalogue and the In Color 2012-14 cardstock which includes Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse are available for just over another year in the main catalogue as are the co-ordinating resin flowers.

Contact me if you would like to order any of these items.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Happy 60th Birthday - Botanical Bloom (Retired)

This card was made using a retired stamp set called Botanical Bloom, but to be honest, you could make it with any flower and leaf stamp set that you have.  I stamped the flowers and leaves in Old Olive to start with all over the bottom of the small piece of white card.  I then overstamped the flower head only in More Mustard.

The Happy 60th all came from the Memorable Moments set and was stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

The stamped card was then mounted on some Cherry Cobbler cardstock and then a strip of More Mustard was put onto a DL sized card made from Whisper White card.

I could have easily added other things on to this like ribbons, buttons, but I quite liked the clean look of the card.