Monday, 12 March 2018

A BLEND of craft and relaxation

A BLEND of craft and relaxation!

On weekends I often find myself sitting out the back with my husband just relaxing. But what relaxing means to some does not always mean the same to others. I really don't know how to just stop, so my downtime often involves crafting aswell.

I used one of these days to create my best friends birthday card for this year.

I sat out the back under the pergola and just wanted to colour. I love colouring with the Stampin' Blends, but what makes it even better is using it with DSP that has the best images to colour. I was able to use the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper to get crafting in a real relaxation mood. I was able to colour in the images, then use my snips to delicately cut out the flower images I wanted for the card.

After a few hours of colouring I was then ready to put these items into use for the card. I wanted a layered card. Something special for someone special. So I layered a card within a card. I continued using more of the Petal Passion DSP, but also incorporated the Lovely Friends Stamp Set to really get the message right.

The front is where my colouring items are showcased. I was able to layer the different floral images on dimensionals to give them some depth. I stamped then punched with the Pretty Label Punch a birthday sentiment.

The layered card inside is opposite the stamped message. Berry Burst, Pool Party and Old Olive were the colours that helped the message pop. I added an extra coloured and fussy cut flower here as well.

I couldn't leave the inside of the internal card blank, so I added one more sentiment and one more coloured and cut out flower. 

I really enjoyed creating this card for my friend. 

If you like the look of the techniques, stamps or products used here, let me know.  You could attend one of my classes, order one of my classes on the run (where you can order the class kit along with the stamp set), purchase some of the products through my online store, or even join my team and receive ongoing support and creative ideas.

Products used that you may also like to purchase via my online store:
  • Paper Snips - 103579 - $17
  • Pretty Label Punch - 143715 - $31
  • Lovely Friends Stamp set - 143763 - $47
  • Petal Passion designer series paper - 145589 - $19.25
  • Stampin' Blends marker collection - 147475 - $209.25 (markers can be purchased individually for $7.75 each)

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