Happy New Year!! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a fun (but safe) New Year. I had such a rage, my husband went fishing with a mate and I worked on a new diamond painting and watch Soul on Disney+. Yes, I know, I’m a party animal!!
Our first challenge for 2021 is to case a card from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and step it up.
I didn’t get very far into the catalogue and found my card on page 5.
I decided to use the Jar of Flowers stamp set for my cards. I still used a piece of vellum behind the flowers and I stamped the jar and the flowers directly onto the card. I coloured them using water colour pencils and blender pens. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.
For the second card, I punched out the jar and added a Mason Jar Shaker dome. I fussy cut the flowers and coloured them in using blends and added some Wink of Stella over the top. The sentiment was die cut using the Rectangle dies and I added a bow in Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon. And I nearly forgot, I embossed the background using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.
Next up is the lovely Tina.
We would love to see your creation where you step up an Annual Catalogue project so please share over on at our Facebook group.
I always start off by getting a piece of cardstock out of each colour and seeing what moves me. I then look at my stamp sets and go from there. I thought I would use the Jar of Flowers stamp set. So I layered up my base using Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and a piece of dsp from the 2020-2022 In colour DSP stack in Misty Moonlight, to add a bit of interest to the background.
In order to make the jar stand out, I cut out a piece of whisper white using my favourite dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies and punched out the jar in the middle using the Jar punch.
I then stamped the stems and flowers in Memento Black and cut them out by hand. I coloured the stems using a Pear Pizzazz marker and the flowers using a combo of blends and markers. Don’t you hate it when you find one of your markers has dried up halfway through colouring! I rubbed the end of the marker into the ink pad to get the flower finished!
The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and I used the Banners Pick a Punch for the ends.
Make sure you check out our Facebook group to see the cards the other Design Team members have created using this colour combo. I have to say that they are stunning!!
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!