This project uses various punches, Leaf Punch, Sprig Punch, Detailed Trio Punch, Pretty Label Punch and Bitty Blooms Punch Pack. Falling Flowers, Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Bloom by Bloom are the stamp sets used.
For this card I combined a Soft Sea Foam base and background with Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow Leaves, plus Rich Razzleberry and Petal Pink flowers.
Once everything is stamped and punched, it’s assembly time. The leaves are stuck under where the sentiment is going. When the sentiment is in place, an additional piece of leaf and flower are added on top
Due to the flowers being very tiny, they are all attached using Glue Dots.
The finishing touches are the Pearls in the centre of the flowers. These are added using the Take Your Pick tool.
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Instead of working with a particular stamp set at last week’s Card & Cuppa classes, I chose to focus on a set of tools instead. The tools were sponges.
The background uses one of the Decorative Masks and a Sponge Brayer to apply the colours. Here it’s Lovely Lipstick with Cajun Craze over the top. With the Sponge Brayer, there is a more even coverage of colour over a larger area.
Sponge Daubers and So Saffron are used to colour the stamped flower from the Falling Flowers Stamp Set. This combination is again used to soften the brick work by applying the colour in selected areas. Daubers are great for topical and more accurate application of colour in smaller areas.
For the leaves, the Stamping Sponges cut into sections have given us the variegated look.
By colouring a piece of cardstock with the sponges in Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green, it creates something rather messy. However, by selecting pieces of the section for the leaves, you can see they turn out really beautifully.
Stamping Sponges are more for random pieces as the colour can’t be controlled as much as Sponge Daubers and Brayers.
A strip of the fabulous Metallic-Edge Ribbon across the centre co-ordinates beautifully with the Gold Faceted Gem for a finishing touch of bling.
At last week’s Card & Cuppa I decided to use products from the Annual Catalogue and reached for Falling Flowers.
This card is similar to this one I made, it’s my interpretation of the picture on Page 143 of the AC.
I chose Fresh Fig, Perfect Plum and Sweet Sugarplum to stamp the images from the Falling Flowers Stamp Set. I love using different shades of a colour and the purples give this project a classy feel.
The items to ‘grunge’ up the project are the ‘splats’ from Swirly Bird and Sponge Daubers with Rich Razzleberry ink.
By stamping the flower image twice and cutting it out, it gives it more detail and definition. There are also additional splats on the rear flower. Using a Stampin’ Write Marker to colour the centre of the flower and then pulling the ink with a Blender Pen gives it a darker look.
Both the Starburst Punch and Leaf Punch create various shapes for our flower to sit on. Can you see the splats and daubering on the leaves? We also added definition by using a paper folder to crease the centre of the leaves.
A strip of Fresh Fig ribbon wraps around the project with a length of Baker’s Twine in a bow on top of it. The ends are frayed to keep the grunge look.
Small flowers from the Tree Builder Punch and Pearls add a pretty finishing touch.
A friend (and Stampin’ Up! fan) celebrated their Birthday last week, so I obviously made them a card.
Although their Birthday was in April, I chose the May Flowers Framelits Dies to create this project.
I began by creating a wall using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. To achieve this look, I gently rubbed the folder with a Sahara Sand ink pad before running it through the Big Shot.
My friend loves Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler so these are the main colours I chose to use. To add a splash of colour I added a 1/2″circle of Daffodil Delight in the centre of the die-cut flowers.
I decided against adding a sentiment as I didn’t want to clutter the blank section of wall. To add more detail I’ve used loops of Gold Metallic Thread behind the flower and Wink of Stella on the petals.
If you’re a fan of the current Catalogue bundles, make sure you take advantage of them before 31st May. Current bundled items that aren’t retiring won’t be bundled in the new catalogue.
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I’d seen other punch art daffodils on Pinterest but they were made with 5 petal punches. As daffodils have 6 petals these versions were bothering me, so I had to find a 6 petal flower instead.
In my Annual Catalogue I found the pointed petal flower in the fabulous Falling Flowers Stamp Set which has 6 petals. The trumpet is from the Blossom Builder Punch.
Of course, using Daffodil Delight ink onto Daffodil Delight card is a must for making daffodils. The attendees had the choice of making white, yellow, or a combination, plus a choice of trumpet colours too. We cut out the flowers by hand, but you could use the matching May Flower Framelits if you prefer.
The jar from the Jar of Love Stamp Set and retiring Cucumber Crush Thick Baker’s Twine to coordinate with the stems add the finishing touches.
Here is a better view of the trumpets.
Due to the Bank Holidays and other commitments, Card & Cuppa classes are on a different schedule for the next few weeks. Monday classes will return on Monday 8th May. Thursday classes will run on 20th April and then 4th May.