Monday, 5 March 2018

You Are One of a Kind

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've enjoyed your weekend. 

We didn't do anything special, just a quiet weekend for the two of us, although hubby was on call again. 

Like last weekend he was working from home, and I spent most of my time crafting! No complaints from me! ☺

Yesterday evening I used some retired Stampin' Up! letter dies to add Vicki and Leigh's name to two of the cards I featured in yesterday's video. 

Obviously the masculine one for Leigh, and the Pool Party Springtime Foils for Vicki. 

I adhered the letters on the front slim panel; Leigh's name is very prominent as it's Crumb Cake on Tranquil Tide, but Vicki's is a little bit lost as hers is Pool Party, but it still looks good.

For today's card I really wanted a doily behind the flower image, but I won't have any until my delivery arrives sometime this week! 

I had a choice between a retired white doily which is quite a bit bigger than the current doilies, or one of the foil snowflakes that were in the Christmas catalogue. 

I went for the latter because it's smaller, although I suspect it'e even smaller than the current doilies too, but that's preferable to having one that's too big!

The image I used is from the Lovely Wishes Stamp Set, and I coloured it using my Pear Pizzazz and Pink Pirouette Marker Pens. 

I also used the stamp set, tone on tone, on the Pink Pirouette Cardstock (CS) layer behind the image. 

The other CS I've used for this card is our Shimmery White CS. 

I die cut the image using the third size circle Stitched Shapes Framelits, and layered it onto a scalloped Layering Circles Framelits die cut. 

I adhered the Foil Snowflake to the top layer by applying some Tombow to the back of it, and then added the flower image with Dimensionals.

I punched the decorative strip using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, and adhered between the flower image and the sentiment. 

The sentiment is also from the Lovely Wishes Stamp Set, which I thought was quite appropriate for next Sunday which is Mother's Day here in the UK. 

I think I allowed myself to get a little bit carried away with myself when it came to adding some Basic Pearls! 

First of all I added one to every hole in the gaps between each "segment" of the fancy punched strip; next I added three in a row under ONE to emphasise the word, and then I added three to the leaves to simulate berries!

I added a layer of Shimmery White CS inside the card, and to decorate it I punched two strips of Pink Pirouette CS with the same punch I used for the strip on the fron of the

I adhered one on top of the other, by putting the two scalloped sides just touching each other.

I was really pleased with the look but it needed something to finishe it off.

I never decorate the inside of my cards with Rhinestines or Basic Pearls, instead I decided to use the small round Clear Epoxy Shapes. 

They are a size that I really can't imagine will cause any damage to the inside of the card, even if it's send by post. 

I'm really pleased how this card turned out, and it could just as easilly be used for a birthday card with a change of sentiment!

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today. That's about it from me for now.

So until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Very pretty cards, once again Jan, and I have to say, I actually love what you've done with the pearls! I'd have done the same, I swear. I'm with you on putting rhinestones and pearls on the insides of cards too, for the damage it can do. I'm wondering if SU might someday come along with a really GOOD doily die so we can make our own! Wouldn't that be super? Have a great crafting week ahead, and TFS!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I have an idea that there was a Doily die once, but I'm not 100% certain. But I agree, it would be really super if they had one now! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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    1. Many thanks, Denise. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Beautiful card Jan, been looking and Sara Signature on Amazon does a doily die and so does Hobbycraft at present. Hope this helps. :O)

    1. Hi, Lorraine. As a Stampin' Up! demo I don't buy non-SU products, although I have to admit to being sorely tempted at times!! I would certainly buy one of these doily dies if SU stopped selling doilies. Many thanks for your help - I'll keep this info safe............just in case! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  4. Dana Lane Smith8 Mar 2018, 13:27:00

    Love this very beautiful, elegant card Jan. Florals are my favorite cards, & I seem to be using them even more lately in my paper crafting. I might be anxious for spring, especially with snow in my part of the U.S. right now! Thank you for all the wonderful tutorials & always beautiful cards!

  5. Hi, Dana. I think if I was asked what are my favourite images, I'd probably say flowers, too. I appreciate your kind words about my tutorials and my cards - many thanks. ☺ Happy crafting. janB.