Today I’m sharing another card I made for the “G’day Fri’yay’ Card Making Challenges” Facebook group, a fortnightly Card Making Challenge with Aussie Themes.
The theme for this challenge is “Spring” and for me nothing announces the start of spring in Australia like wattle does. September 1 is the start of spring as well as Wattle Day, a celebration of our national flower.
To celebrate the arrival of spring I’ve created a jar of wattle sitting on the edge of a wooden table, using the Forever Fern stamp set, the coordinating Forever Flourishing dies and the Jar of Flowers stamp set with coordinating Jar punch.
Three of the new In Colours (Bumblebee, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen) were paired with Daffodil Delight to stamp and die cut my wattle. I love how “Australian” Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen look when used for foliage.
The wattle was all stamped in either Daffodil Delight or Bumblebee and then I used my Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen markers to draw on the stems of the wattle and turn them from yellow to green. The smaller wattle springs at the front are stamped using the poinsettia petals stamp set.
The large fern die was used to die cut all my foliage and then it was simply a case of chopping up the foliage and arranging it with my flowers. I used my Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen markers to also colour in the stamped stems in the jar – the jar and the stems are from the Jar of Flowers stamp set, punched out with the coordinating jar punch.
The Hello sentiment is also from the Forever Fern stamp set and a bow of Bumblebee gingham ribbon is the finishing touch.
I’ve used a piece of In Good Taste DSP set at an angle to creates the impression of the edge of a wooden table.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I’ll be back tomorrow on our weekly AWH Colour Creations Showcase – we are showcasing Daffodil Delight this week.
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In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx
Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase.
This month the team are featuring projects using their favourite products from the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-21 Catalogue. The new catalogue is full of amazing new stamp sets, some bundled with dies or punches. The range of kits, papers and accessories complete the range of products you will see featured in this Showcase.
I don’t know about you, but choosing a favourite product is like choosing a favourite child. Impossible to do! However after much consideration I decided to make some cards using products from the stunning Forever Greenery Suite.
I love everything about this suite – the DSP, especially. But I think my absolute favourite part of this suite is the Gold 1/16 ” trim that comes with Vanilla Ribbon in the Forever Greenery Trim combo pack.
Tonight I made three different cards that all use the Forever Greenery Suite as well as some other new products.
My first card is a square card that actually features a different embossing folder – the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder from the Peony Garden Suite. Isn’t this embossing folder just stunning?
The circle is cut out with the largest of the layering circles and I used one of the stamps from the Forever Fern stamp set, stamped in Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzaz and some Early Espresso.
The Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper adds an elegant touch of bling.
Card two uses a patterned paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack. I love how this rich dark wooden paper makes the elements on top of the card really pop.
But of course the main focal point of this card is the gorgeous Gold Hoop Embellishment tied with a bow of Gold 1/16 ” from the Forever Greenery Trim combo pack and another die cut piece from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper. The different green foliage are stamped and die cut using the Forever Fern Bundle.
The layout for my final card is a design I cased from a card made by Dani Dziama, who was an Artisan Design team member a few years ago. I loved the amount of white space on her card, but I changed all the main elements to make it my own.
The embossed white panel has been embossed using one of the Greenery embossing folders and I used one of the scalloped square layering dies to cut out some of the gorgeous Forever Greenery DSP.
For many of my photos today I’ve used one of the sheets of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper as my background because I love the way the cards look against this DSP. This paper below looks like real wood – it is amazing!
The next Art With Heart Team member to share their new catalogue projects is the super creative Andrea Sargent. I can’t wait to see what she’s made tonight.
If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below: