Friday, 10 August 2018

Blended Seasons Promotion

Hello, Crafters.

This month Stampin' Up! are running a promotion for
 a limited time stamp set and co-ordinated dies called
 Blended Seasons. It's a great set because it can
be used all year round, including Christmas.
  If you watch my videos, you'll know I'm not much of a
 colourer (is there such a word?), and when I first saw
 the large flower and leaves image in this set I thought
 no way! However, I found colouring such a large area 
so much easier when I used Watercolour Pencils, 
and, as it happens, there is also a set of ten new 
Watercolour Pencils on offer with the 
Blended Seasons Promotion. 

Sunday's video will show a card I made using this
bundle.  I started to think about other crafters who feel 
like me when it comes to colouring large areas, and set 
myself a challenge to use this large image without colouring! 
 Yesterday I made two cards, and I'm sharing the Cherry 
Cobbler version with you today. I heat embossed the
 image in Whisper White Embossing Powder on a layer
 of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (CS). 

I adhered it to a layer of Whisper White CS, and then
 onto a Cherry Cobbler CS card base. Although it doesn't 
show in the photographs, I painted the flowers and the 
buds using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
 I heat embossed the sentiment, which is from the
 Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, using Whisper White
 Embossing Powder on a scrap of Cherry Cobbler
 CS. I die ct it using the smallest oval Stitched Shapes 
Framelits, and layered it onto a Whisper White scalloped
 oval I'd die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.

 Using Mini Dimensionals I attached this in the top right
 corner. To finish ooff the front of my card, I added a small
 Basic Pearl on either side of the sentiment. 

Inside the three flowers I adhered a Pearl White Basic 
Adhesive-Backed Sequin, and added a small Basic
 Pearl in the centre. To decorate the inside of the card,
 I stamped a part of the image at an angle in the bottom 
right hand of a Whisper White layer using
 Cherry Cobbler Ink.
If you're a crafter like me who doesn't like colouring
 in large areas, I hope this card has made you
 have a second look at this bundle! 
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Can't beat red and white. This card is a stunner.

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

  2. Jan, the image looks amazing without any colour the outline is just so pretty embossed. I love the colour combo too; the dark red (Cherry Cobbler) is ideal to show off the white embossing powder. When I get my set this is definitely one way to use the flower image; amongst others. TFS :O) xxxx