The August Paper Pumpkin kit, the Hope Box, is stunning. The colours are wonderful, especially my fave, Blackberry Bliss, & the stamp set included has butterfly images & sentiments of hope & encouragement.
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Friday, 6 August 2021
My favourite flower is the hydrangea. And while the big blue & pink hybrids are the show stoppers these days, I still love the reliable white Annabelle variety. They go from creamy white to soft green as the summer progresses & bloom consistently for weeks.
I tried to create the same effect with my Hydrangea Haven stamp set.
After stamping the image from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Pear Pizzazz, I added subtle touches of Soft Seafoam on the petals with my Blends marker. I then painted the whole flower top with Wink of Stella for some subtle creamy shimmer. The flower was die-cut with the matching dies, then popped up on a vellum mat embossed using the Timeless Type 3D Embossing Folder. The card base is Soft Seafoam, highlighting the tint on my bloom.
It's fun to get inspiration from things around us, and even better that we can create a message to share.
Leave a comment below & let me know what inspires you.
Sunday, 1 August 2021
After returning from the local Farmers' Market with a basket of peaches yesterday, I was drawn to the beautiful images in the You're A Peach Suite. The stamps are amazing - beautiful shading & the matching dies cut out these luscious treats so they look scrumptious! The matching DSP combines all the summery colours of summer in Ontario so it's pretty easy to make a stunning card.
Using a sponge dauber to highlight the edges of the peach with some Calypso Coral ink adds a realistic touch to the Pale Papaya peach.
Thursday, 22 July 2021
Sunday, 4 July 2021
All this lovely summer weather has inspired me to play with the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set. This versatile set has a matching embossing folder as well as matching dies. The large die-cut seascape can be embossed for extra texture & detail. Stunning!
Friday, 25 June 2021
The stunning Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit for June is ah-mazing! It comes at the perfect time of year to celebrate weddings, anniversaries & graduations. Its elegant components were beautiful (I say were because the kit is pretty much gone) & I just love every card produced by this kit.
Thursday, 24 June 2021
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