Welcome to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop ! I’m so excited to be part of this fun collaboration with fellow demonstrators. This month’s theme is Occasions, as in our brand-new Occasions Catalog that just launched this month! I can’t wait to show you my project but I have to tell you I had a really hard time choosing which product to use (they’re all so gorgeous!!).
Anyway, I finally settled on the beautiful Petal Palette suite. I think the images and fonts in the stamp set are gorgeous and the co-ordinating dies are also fabulous. Every time I look at it, I get another idea! This is fast becoming my favourite from the Spring Summer catalogue and is a definite contender for my Top Ten stamp sets. So, here is the project I want to share with you today…..
For today’s card, though, I decided to keep it really simple, show off the cute bird image and let the sentiment shine. You might even find this is one of the Make & Take projects at my Crafty Open House on 20th January 😉
So anyway, the card! I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock (14cm x 10cm) and stamped the bird and the sentiment using Memento Ink. Then, I coloured the bird in using our Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends (remember to leave a little time after stamping for the ink to dry fully before you start colouring) . I’m having lots of fun with these new markers – so much so that I’ve got a special Stampin’ Blends Club running from January to help you build your supply and colouring skills (with a few freebies along the way!)
For the border, I simply took a black fineliner pen and drew it freehand around the edge. I find this is a great, easy way to add interest to your card while still keeping the look clean. The heart is die cut from a scrap of Calypso Coral cardstock using the new Apron Builder die set. Then, the whole thing is layered onto a Basic Black card base (14.5cm x 21cm scored and folded at 10.5cm)
For the inside, I stamped the bird and the border image in Smoky Slate onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (14cm x 10cm)
After I made this one, I got a bit carried away and made a few more using different colours of our Stampin’ Blends and the ‘Thank You’ sentiment. I now I have a set of cute Thank You cards which I think I will give away as a prize in my Facebook Live broadcast on 22nd January.
So there you have it – easy peasy!! You can purchase the products I’ve used either by clicking the picture above or by visiting my Online Shop. For every £45 that you spend you get to choose a FREE product from our Saleabration range and remember to use this month’s Host Code to get an extra Thank You gift from me.
Thank you for hopping to my site and checking out my project! Click the NEXT button to head over to Alexandra’s blog to see her awesome project!
If you get lost, there’s a numbered list below so you can keep track of where you are. Have fun and thank you so much for joining in!
- Melissa Tennison
- Nichole Loe
- Deb Naylor
- Lisa Edwards Kmiec
- Tricia Butts
- Laura Kate Mackie
- Cheryl Hamilton
- Su Mohr
- Hiske MacKay
- Kathy Maurer
- Leisa Pedersen
- Linda Handford
- Mary Trautner
- Jackie Lawless YOU ARE HERE
- Alexandra Rauf
- Maria Calia
- Kirsteen Gill
- Amy Grendel
- Diana Tillery