Yesterday was my birthday, so I had to make sure the project done on my birthday was a special one. Neverending cards have been around for some time – they’re certainly nothing new BUT I have never tried to make one myself, so what better occasion?
I went for one of my favourite colours for the first one – Cherry Cobbler and teamed it up with the Regals 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper stack. This alone gave some nice texture / difference on the differing sections of the card. To decorate it, I used a multitude of dies available in my collection, stamping any sentiments or images with matching Cherry Cobbler ink.
The second one in the video below was made in exactly the same way, except this time I used Bermuda Bay card stock and Designer Series Paper. Now, I just have to overcome my addiction to making them then sitting there flipping them round and round and round again!
The below supply list only contains the items to make the card without decoration – you can of course use any sets you wish to decorate:
Today I have a #simplestamping card for you made with one piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP), one stamp set, one colour of card stock and one colour of Ink. This features the First Frost paper which was wildly popular last year and is a returning favourite in this year’s Autumn / Winter Mini Catalogue.
The First Frost paper has two differing sides to the paper, one being a foiled patterned side and the other being gorgeous snowy / winter images. I chose the latter and picked this gorgeous snowy sunset over a forest. I didn’t want to take anything away from the stunning image, so layered it quite simply onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss and stamped my sentiment straight onto the paper in the bottom corner.
The Stamp Set used is Snowflake Wishes, part of a new suite which has just been released in the catalogue and is proving very popular.
How pretty is this card? I can’t take the credit at all, I only glued the bits down – but the star of the show has to be the Balmy Blue Glimmer paper, its so glittery and a lovely colour. I had to make it the star of the show, so didn’t want to do too much to distract away from the glimmer.
The dies and stamp set form part of the new Snowflake Splendour suite, which has just launched in the new Autumn / Winter Mini Catalogue. With the addition of a Stitched Rectangle Die, this card was made with a focus on the glimmer paper. The dies are stuck onto the glimmer using the adhesive sheets, I prefer to use them for intricate dies as multi purpose or fine tip glue always find a way to sneak out from under the item and show up on the card front. This way, the adhesive stays hidden – where it should be!
To finish off the card, I used matching Balmy Blue ink and the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems, bringing a little bit of bling to the card. I absolutely love it and I’m so happy the photograph was able to show the glitter on the background.
Are you going to invest in the suite?
Weeeeeeeee! Another sneak peek of product from the Mini Catalogue which launches next week! Some of you may recognise the paper I have used in this project and that’s because it carried over from last year!
I absolutely adore this paper, every single pattern in the pack is gorgeous and I bought so much of it last year and used it for practically every gift I made boxes for. This year, I decided to make a box and mix it up with some other sets available. This box was made for my work colleagues last year, it housed trophies for award winners who had gone that extra mile for our customers.
The box is made up of two sections, the copper foil inner section and a wrap on the outer made from the Brightly Gleaming Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP). I decorated the box with a copper foil tree using the Pine Tree punch and finished with touches of Night of Navy in the sentiment and ribbon.
It makes a gorgeous box and an item I would love to receive if made by someone else.
- Designer Series Paper (DSP) = 111/2 x 21/4 inches
- Copper Foil = 61/2 x 91/2 inches
- Long Side (91/2): 21/4, 41/2, 63/4, 9 inches
- Short Side (61/2): 21/4, 31/4 inches
I do love making cards using just two colours – they’re so simple and use very little supplies!
Today’s card was made using a stamp that’s not often used from the Beauty Abound’s stamp set, the bubble style motif is often overlooked in favour of the flowers or butterflies. I think the same can be said for my colour choice – Soft Sea Foam.
The subtle green shade is often a touch too light for people’s tastes and is often shunned in favour of Mint Macaron. But I like it – and so decided today’s card was going to be made showcasing the two items and bring them into the spotlight.
To give it a focal point, I’ve layered up several shapes to make the sentiment stand out and finished it off with some gorgeous – good for all occasion – pearls.
I hope you like it?