Friday, 18 May 2012

Mixed Bunch!

Well it isn't such a mixed bunch as these two cards i have for you today are quite similar.

At our regional training recently there was a card on display, on the Stampin' Up! display tables and unfortunately i have no idea who designed it.
I have based these two cards on a similar theme using the same colours and the First Edition DSP on one of them, but i have changed the design a little on the second card. The first card i designed completely myself, but kept to the same colours.

I just love Wisteria Wonder with Concord crush, but then again i love Concord Crush with anything.

I will have to make the most of this colour because, as it is one of the 'In-colours' from last year, it will be retiring this year. So it will no longer be available once the new main catalogue is released on the 1st October. I will be stocking up Big Time!

Here is the first card in more detail:

I have used the 'Mixed Bunch' stamp set from the new Summer Mini catalogue.

The backing card is Concord Crush. The next layer is Whisper White, which i have stamped with Wisteria Wonder ink and have used my favourite stamp of the set.

The border behind the Wisteria Ruffled Ribbon, is a strip of Concord card which i have embossed with the 'Square lattice' (there it is again!), embossing folder.

Next, i have used the new Framelits Dies to create a Wisteria (Square lattice embossed) layer and a Concord layer.

The main image was stamped again twice using Concord ink and punched out with the new matching Blossom Punch. I have distressed the edges a little with ink. The centre is made using another stamp from the set and punched out with the 3/4" circle punch.

A Concord Glimmer brad finishes the flower off.

The sentiment comes from the ' Pocket Silhouette' stamp set. I used the Word Window and Modern label punches also.

The colours this time were used with Very Vanilla.
The Wisteria layer has been embossed using the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.

The main image is stamped using Concord ink and layered onto a Concord Blossom punched shape.
This was layered onto a piece of First Edition DSP with Wisteria Ruffled Ribbon as a border. The edges of the DSP have been distressed a little.

The sentiment comes from the new 'Apocethary Art' stamp set, along with the Modern label border stamp which i punched using the matching Modern label punch. This was then placed onto a Scalloped Oval punched piece of Concord card.

The card is finished off with a piece of 'Chantilly Lace' ribbon which i have tied into a bow.

Thankyou for visiting my blog today and i hope you have a lovely weekend.


  1. These are great Tina, love the stamp, dimension and the distressing and especially the 'greatful' sentiment :)

  2. Morning this is amazing sweetie x