Welcome back to my blog, stamping friend! Today I’d like to share with you a couple of Colorful Seasons cards. We made these a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn’t share them, as they were part of a gift pack I was giving to a friend. Now that she has them, I can share! (Happy Birthday, Susan L. ! 🙂 )
I love the Colorful Seasons stamp set, because it’s so versatile. Of course you can make cards for each season, because that’s how it’s designed. But it’s more than that – you can create for any occasion, no matter what the season!
This is the stamp set and thinlits. The best part is you can purchase them as a Bundle, and save 10%! Which is great, because you’re going to want to buy the rest of the Color Theory Suite of products – cardstock pack, mini chevron ribbon, glitter enamel dots and designer series paper – that coordinates with this bundle!
I love this sentiment! Have you ever been so busy, life so hectic that you feel like you’re forgetting to breathe? I have that fairly often – so this is a good reminder! This card can be used for any number of occasions.
I started with a Very Vanilla cardstock base for this card. Next is a Marina Mist cardstock panel, that I ran through the Big Shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder. I love the ‘wave’ effect of this folder.
Next, I took my ‘D’ Clear Block, and used my ink pads in Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Pool Party to add the layers of ink. You can also create this effect by scribbling with the Stampin’ Write Markers directly onto the block. Then I used my Spritzer with plain water, and lightly spritzed the block, then stamped directly onto the panel of Very Vanilla cardstock. Allow the cardstock to absorb the ink – you can see it happening, very cool! – then lift the block straight up, off the cardstock. This is a very cool effect – you’ll never get exactly the same look twice!
The ink dries quite quickly; while it’s drying, stamp the spots from the retired Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Crumb Cake ink across the panel. Next, ink the chair frame in Soft Suede ink, and stamp in the bottom right corner of your watercoloured square. The chair is then stamped in Night of Navy ink, and the sentiment in Marina Mist ink across the top.
Before attaching your stamped panel, wrap some Linen Thread twice around your Embossed Marina Mist panel, and tie off on a bow on the left side. Finish off your card by attaching it to a Very Vanilla cardstock base, and apply a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots.
Maple Leaves Forever!
Yes, I’m a Canadian – what can I say?! 🙂 By staying with the green tones, this card can be used year-round. Switch up the colours to a fall palette, and it would change the look dramatically!
There’s lots of layers on this card! First is the card base in Old Olive, then a panel of Pear Pizzazz. On top of that is the Whisper White panel, on which I stamped the 2 sizes of leaves in both Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz inks.
Over the middle is a piece of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper. A length of 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Old Olive wraps it all together. I used the Big Shot and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies for die cutting the leaves in Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz cardstock. The sentiment, from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, is stamped in Old Olive ink in the bottom right corner.
Order Your Colorful Seasons Set or Bundle!
Ordering is easy! Just click on the images below, and you’ll be taken directly to my online store. If you’d prefer, contact me with your list, and I’ll take care of the ordering for you 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards, and been inspired to get creating! I’ll be back with more sharing tomorrow.