Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Falling Flowers

Hello, Crafters.

I had several enquiries about how I did the ribbon on yesterday's Pretty Kitty card.

I explained about scrunching it up and also said I was working on another one but would be stitching the ribbon.

Once I'd completed it, I made a video showing both ways, which I'll be posting tomorrow.

For today's card I used the Falling Flowers Stamp Set and the May Flowers Framelits Dies - these two are currently available as a bundle with 10% off - page 127.

When I was working on the Pretty Kitty cards yesterday, I used four out of five of the new 2016 - 2018 In-Colours, so I decided to use the fifth colour - Sweet Sugarplum - for today's card!

To make today's card I started with a base of Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock, a layer of Whisper White and a layer of the coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack.

I adhered all three together using Tombow.

Using our Basic Black Archival ink, I stamped three branches and three of the small daisy flowers onto Shimmery White Cardstock.

I used my Pear Pizzazz Marker Pen to colour the leaves; the Sweet Sugarplum Marker Pen for the daisies; and Daffodil Delight for the flower centres.

Then I painted all of them with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen and die cut them out.

When I painted the daisies, I painted all over each petal first; then I went back and painted over one of the small sections in each petal three or four times to make that part darker than the rest!

I chose the two sentiments from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set.

Using Sweet Sugarplum Ink, I stamped them onto Shimmery White Cardstock.

Then I used the now retired Word Window Punch to punch them both out.

This is one product that I really wish hadn't been retired!

I adhered the sentiments and the branches to the card front using Dimensionals.

Then I used Tombow to adhere the daisies straight onto the branches.

Although this isn't a typical design for me, I'm really pleased how this card turned out.

Sweet Sugarplum has always been one of my favourite new In-Colours but I haven't seen it looking as good as I think it does here on this card!

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Very lovely indeed! I am in awe of your "perfect" die-cutting abilities. The only way I can achieve that level of perfection is with washi tape to fix the dies in place, with WITH the magnetic platform! What's your secret? Love the colours you've worked with in this morning's project too. Looking fwd. to tomorrow's video on the ribbon! : -)

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm so surprised! The only suggestion that might help is that, if your bottom cutting mat is warped, make sure the mat is on the magnetic platform with the centre of the curve at the bottom, i.e. like a valley. I'll be interested to know if this helps because you really shouldn't need Washi tape. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Lovely update thank you for sharing that was going to be my question that Geraldine has asked have a blessed day

    1. Thanks, Linda. I'm so surprised to hear that two of you are having problems with your magnetic boards. I hope my tip about the warped cutting mat helps. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. what a very pretty card Jan. I too love that color. cheers

    1. Thanks, Pearl. I'm not sure what it is about this card but the Sweet Sugarplum looks more definite than I've previously viewed it! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.