Thursday, 25 February 2016

Circle of Spring

Hello, Crafters.

Needless to say I still have a lot to do to get myself ready for the Make It show this weekend.

We're leaving at about 2.30 pm today..............supposedly! LOL!

I've made several Berry Baskets, which is the product I've chosen to demo, and they include a normal-sized basket with handle, a normal-sized basket with a lid, a narrow basket and a double basket.

I'll be sharing them here over the next three days.

To make today's card, I used the delicate Circle of Spring Stamp Set.

I call it "delicate" because the drawings and font are all fine lines, there's nothing heavy about this stamp set at all. 

Unfortunately, I don't think all my photographs really do the card justice as far as the colour is concerned - the first three aren't too bad!

I've used Soft Sky for the card base with a layer of Whisper White and a top layer of Soft Sky.

The first step was to die cut the aperture in the top layer using the Deco Labels Framelits Dies.

I positioned this over my Whisper White Layer a drew a soft pencil line around the aperture as a guide to where I needed to stamp the wreath.

I wiped my Whisper White layer with my Embossing Buddy and then inked the stamp with Versamark.

I stamped the image in the centre of my pencil marks, sprinkled with Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it.

I used my markers in Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Mint Macaroon and Daffodil Delight to colour the wreath.

I think these colours really go well together - like the stamp set, they're delicate!

I carefully erased the pencil marks and adhered the two layers onto the card base using Tombow.

I stamped the sentiment from the You're So Lovely Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Lost Lagoon Ink.

Then I die cut it using the Extra Large Oval Punch and adhered it to the top layer using Dimensionals.

Using Soft Sky Ink on Whisper White Cardstock I stamped three flowers from the Petite Petals Stamp Set, six flowers from the Pictogram Stamp Set and two butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp. 

I used the Petite Petals Punch, the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack, the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the Bitty Butterfly Punch to punch them all out.

Then I used Tombow to adhee them together where shown and onto the card using Tombow.

My final touch was adding Rhinestones to the flowers and butterfly.

Next time I write to you, it'll be from Farnborough. So until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. How dainty and delicate is this! And I too love the colour combinations that you have used! So, so pretty. All the very best in your presentations in Farnborough; I'm sure you'll wow them there and gain some new "recruits" ... be safe ... look forward to hearing all about it in an upcoming blog!

    1. Many thanks, Geraldine. Next time we talk, I'm be on my laptop! Many thanks for your good wishes. Happy crafting, JanB.