Sunday, December 3, 2023

Tis' the Season feat. Catherine Pooler

I pulled out an older but still fabulous 6" x 8" Catherine Pooler holiday set called Nostalgic Season and you can find past inspiration in the following release posts:

As with the original cards I made, I was once again inspired by the Grandma's Attic Slimline Patterned Paper. Since I was only featuring one image from this set, I chose four of the eight ink colours from those papers.

I stamped the outline of the stockings with Juniper Mist on premium white cardstock, then "coloured" the stocking from top to bottom using Hot Tub, Clay Mask and Samba. After cutting out the stockings using the coordinating Nostalgic Season Dies, I set them aside and prepared the background panels.

I used the Scallops & Dots Dies to cut panels from Pale Rose and Soft Navy cardstock. Pale Rose is the fourth colour for this card's palette and Soft Navy was a perfect match to Juniper Mist ink. After arranging the stockings on the Pale Rose panel and popping them on to foam tape, I used my paper trimmer to cut off the overhanging pieces. Then I stamped the sentiment in Juniper Mist.

I cut the card base from white linen cardstock and decided to attach the Soft Navy panel on an angle, trimming off the overhanging bits. To finish, I attached the dimensional panel on top and added a small enamel heart to fill the space above the sentiment.

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Daisy Dreams Birthday Card feat. Taylored Expressions

While looking through my stash for birthday cards, I discovered that I didn't have any that were more suited to the winter months so I'll be trying to create a few darker ones and adding them to my stash. This one features Daisy Dreams from Taylored Expressions. I previously used the sentiments in my Bouquet Trio post HERE.

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This set comes with the most beautiful images that are so fun and easy to colour but if you'd rather use layering stencils, you can buy the Daisy Dreams Layering Stencil which I've used here. The colours I've used for the three layers are Plum Punch, Blueberry and Mint Julep.

After stencilling two of the large daisy images, I used the coordinating Daisy Dreams Dies to cut them out. The three-step process was so quick and easy, which also makes mass-producing this card a crafter's dream!

Based on the four colours I chose for this card design, I knew I wanted the background to be cut from Corn Blue cardstock using the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets

I also created a silver glitter frame, using the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. This gives the card the right amount of sparkle and is a nice contrast to the dark background!

I attached the two layers on to a Sea Salt card base before popping the flowers on to the Corn Blue panel with foam tape. To finish, I heat embossed the sentiment in white on Corn Blue cardstock and added some highlights to the discs with a white gel pen.

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Thursday, November 23, 2023

Stencilled Holiday Cards feat. Waffle Flower + Giveaway!

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Hello, crafty friends! I've partnered with Waffle Flower Crafts to give one lucky winner a Waffle Flower Shade Brush PLUS Sampler Pack! These brushes are the cutest, so ergonomic and wonderful to use on stencils with small spaces. I really didn't know what was missing until I was gifted these to try and now I must buy a lot more for all my inks!

The five products featured in this post were gifted to me and I'm excited to share them on these two cards. It's no joke that Waffle Flower was feeding my book addiction when they sent me the Simple Shelves Die and Simple Shelves Stencil Duo

I love that the shelf fills an A2 card front and you can pretty much put anything on it. Imagine my delight when I discovered that the gifts from the Multiple Presents Die-n-stencil fit perfectly on the third and largest shelf!

I used Catherine Pooler inks to do all my stencilling for these two cards and the colours featured are Sparkling Berry, Samba, Minted and Aquatini.

I cut two layers of the Simple Shelves Die from Neenah linen white cardstock for a bit of dimension and texture. Then I popped the gifts on with foam tape since they're the highlight of this bookshelf.

Since this card is indeed Merry & Bright, I used one the perfect sentiment from the Subsentiments Christmas Tree Diecut Sheet. Using a trick I learned from Michelle Short, I used a black Copic marker to blacken the edges of the die cut so it looks bolder and cleaner.

To finish, I embellished the shelf with some silver sequin ribbon and silver metallic pearls.

For my second card, I decided to use the gifts from Multiple Presents Die-n-stencil to create a Christmas tree and I'm thrilled with the results. It's so cute and since I stencilled four sets of these gifts by rotating the four colours, I have a lot of extras to mass-produce this design.

On the bottom row, left side, I had to make a reverse set of gifts to make the tree symmetrical. I created a mirror image of the gifts on the right side by flipping the stencil 180 degrees and recreating it. To use the same die on this mirror image, I simply held up the die on the back of the stencilled image in front of a lamp and place vellum over the image so the lines on my cutting plate wouldn't impress on the front of the image. Then I used a bone folder to round off the edges of the die cut since the sharp edge was showing and I wanted it to match the other die cuts.

For the base of the tree, I discovered that the lap from the Shelf Add-Ons Die worked perfectly (see more inspiration using this set HERE). However, it was too short so I cut two of them from Spellbinders silver foil cardstock and used another perfect sentiment from the Subsentiments Christmas Tree Diecut Sheet to cover the break in the middle.

I assembled the tree on a panel of Neenah linen white cardstock cut from Spellbinders Precision Layering A2 B Dies and glued that on a card base cut from Teal Topaz cardstock.

To tie in the silver from the base of the tree and the previous card, I embellished the gifts with and assortment of silver metallic pearls.

I hope you enjoyed these cards using some really delightful products from Waffle Flower Crafts. Which card is your favourite? My son likes the book shelf! Don't forget to comment on my Instagram Post for a chance to win a Waffle Flower Shade Brush PLUS Sampler Pack.

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