I’ve been MIA since early June as I’ve been busy with moving house as well as celebrating my oldest daughter’s 5th birthday & getting her organised to start school! I’m back now and hoping to post on a more regular basis as we settle into a new routine.
Did you know that Global Stampers celebrated our 1st birthday just over a week ago?! The year sure did go by fast! We’ll be changing things up a little for our future posts & hope to celebrate more birthdays in the coming years 🙂
This month we’ll be featuring a floral/fruit theme. Those of you who know me well know that I’m not a floral/fruit themed kinda girl so I struggled a little, Lol 😀
But after looking through my stamps, I found some images I could use for the theme. So enough chatter, here are my cards…
What do you think? I think I did ok considering this isn’t my usual style 😉 Let’s have a closer look at the individual cards. First up we have the birthday card…
I figured since I’m not used to floral cards, keeping it simple will be the key to success! I wanted the flowers to be my focal point but since they were smaller, I decided a small area stamped with the Hardwood stamp to create a background will help. I also lightly sponged Powder Pink ink over where I stamped.
I used the debossed side of the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This helped fill in the ‘white space’ on the card as well as add interest & subtle texture.
Here’s a close up of the flowers with and texture from the debossed background.
For the thank you card, I wanted to showcase the Eastern Beauty stamp set which isn’t specifically floral. I love this set for it’s versatility & saw beautiful flowers with a few images stamped together. Again I wanted to keep it simple & have the flowers as the focal point…
Like the previous card, I wanted to fill in the ‘white space’, while adding interest & subtle texture so I used the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I love the look it created. I stamped my sentiment directly onto my doily.
Here’s a close up look at the flowers & I’ll break down the images I used to create the flowers…
I used the heart-like image (flower on the right) & the spiral image (flower on the left) to create the pattern on the petals and the spray image to create the centre of the flowers. I lightly applied Sweet Sugarplum ink to the petals using a cotton bud. Then a bit of Wink of Stella for sparkle & a rhinsetone to finish.
I hope you enjoyed my projects today. Click on buttons below to hop forward to the fabulous Ann from Australia & check out her beautiful floral birthday projects. Or you can hop backwards to the amazing Valérie from France for her cute fruit card.
Here’s a list of the Global Stampers in case you get lost:
Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.
Until next time, sending crafty hugs! 🙂