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December 08, 2014
Welcome to my new followers and I hope that I inspire you with my creative endeavours.
Today I am taking a break from Christmas ideas and thought I would show you some very quick and easy cards using the Seaside papers, the Seaside Greetings and the Treasure Friendship stamp set. I love the understated colours of the Seaside papers and the rustic maritime feel to the papers and how the stamp sets coordinate so perfectly with the papers.
My first card was extremely quick and easy to do. I just used a combination of the papers – the rustic stripe and the knot paper and then a strip of the blue spots,and then just added the square durable studs and a birthday greeting in Desert Sand ink. The knot paper looks like a rope when using a thin strip on each end of a strip of coordinating paper. How simple is that and I am sure any man would love to get this card!
My next card was another one based on my favourite pattern from Make if From Your Heart Volume 2 pattern 28. This time I have used the blue spotted paper and for the centre strip I have used the Glacier coloured Whimsy Paper Fundamentals paper – which is a shiny and stunning patterned paper and it coordinated well with the green Pear cardstock and the stripped paper strip with the Teal shimmer trim.
As I finished this card I put it aside and then glanced round to find the sun shining on the card and the Paper Fundamentals paper literally gleamed in the sun. I have tried to capture the effect but you really need to buy this paper to really get the full effect. Straight on the paper looks just like patterned paper, but here you can see the quatrefoil pattern really glow.
My final card I looked at doing a similar card to what I had done earlier in the year here, but this time stretching myself to use the Sorbet colour instead of the usual greens and blues. I stamped the shells with Sorbet and Desert Sand inks and fussy cut them out and placed them on the lovely marine paper background. Again I have used the same Paper Fundamentals paper for the top part and then placed the orange zip strip across. I stamped the sentiment in Sorbet ink on Colonial White cardstock and then matted with Glacier and Sorbet cardstock. I think the colours work really well together and it is good for me to challenge myself to work different colours and combinations.
I must admit Close to My Heart make it so easy to mix and match totally different colours with their Reflections range so don’t be afraid to experiment.
Cardstock – Colonial White, Pear, Glacier
Papers – Seaside B&Ts, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals
Inks – Sorbet, Desert Sand, Pear
Stamps – Treasure Friendship, Seaside Greetings
Square Durables Studs
Green and Blue Epoxy Bubbles
Teal shimmer trim
As you can see the list of ingredients is very small and all materials are available on my website here. The finished cards are available for sale at Gift Hutt.
Have a good week and Happy Crafting
January 25, 2021
Amazing Paper Grace has gone back to her roots with classic sewing inspired motifs! Introducing the Picot Petite Collection! Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies for me to try. Over time we’ve had lace-inspired designs and have loved the feel of Hemstitching and Candlewicking. Reminiscent of needlework and treasured handwork proudly displayed, Becca Feeken …
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January 20, 2021
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back to more inspiration for Heartfelt Creations and today I have a sweet Christmas card to inspire you for next Christmas. Isn’t that snowman so cute!! I have used the new Countryside Cottage collection to create this card. Products Used: HCD1-7332 Countryside Cottage Die HCD1-7333 Cottage Tree-scapes Die HCD1-7336 Countryside Winter-scapes …
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January 18, 2021
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back. Delicate Impressions Details We’re excited to introduce another Glimmer Hot Foil collection! The Delicate Impressions Collection has five sets of Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. The fifth set, Heart Melt Sentiments, has four unique phrases with matching dies. The other four sets are designed to create borders and accents that can …
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