Fresh Fruit ~ Love You More

Happy Friday everyone!
Once again, pretty excited that the weekend is here and hoping that there will be time for lots of crafting this weekend.

I received a nice Stampin' Up package this week that had lots of new goodies inside. I was very excited to get playing, more so when I got out this gorgeous FRESH FRUIT (link to the products at the end of the post) below. This set is perfect for our gorgeous summer and stamps so beautifully. I love the imperfect look these stamps have. It's a two step stamping set with the inside of the fruit and scribbled look outline provided.

I have also dabbled in some resist watercoloring to create my background and love the effect that this achieved. I definitely urge you to add some clear (or white) embossing powder to your next order because it's a fantastic way to get a different look for some backgrounds.

This card is a part of the Friday Crazy Crafters Highlights and I would love it if you could pop by Kylie's blog and vote for my card. It would be much appreciated.
You can also check out all of the other's beautiful cards.
I always get a tonne of inspiration over there.

I took a side preview of the card so you can see that gorgeous resist.
I have used Daffodil Delight ink with a water brush to get my watercolored effect. I definitely recommend using the Watercolour Paper for this technique.

This set doesn't come with matching thinlets/framelits however the pieces are easy enough to fussy cut around. Stampin' Up Paper Snips make this super easy with their precise cutting.

For the stamped images I have used the 'stamping off' technique. Simply by stamping off the inside image once and then stamping on the Whisper White card stock to achieve a more subdued colour and then going back with the outline image in full strength colour.

I added some machine stitching around the edge for added texture and love how it gives the card a finished look. I love adding textural elements to my cards. The combination of machine stitching, the copper thread and the burlap ribbon provides the card with lots of different textures and I have also raised some of the stamped images on dimensionals to add varied heights.

As usual, I am loving stamping/decorating the inside of my cards. The gorgeous flower and leaves/vines made this so easy!

Thank you so much for reading my blog.
You can see below a list of all the products I have used.


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Hello ~ Jar of Love Bundle

I have been working on cleaning up my craft space this week and boy oh boy it has taken the creativity out of me, although I have discovered lots of long lost purchases!! It's a bit scary really.

I thought I would try and get my creativity back by diving in and CASE'ing a card from the very front page of the catalogue. In the end mine turned out slightly different, but that really is the point. It's just a starting point for your creativity.

I absolutely love the Jar of Love stamp set and the matching thinlets (everyday jars) they are fiddly ~ don't get me wrong. It's not a card you will whip up in five minutes (unless you are stamping superwoman) as there are a few components, but it is well worth it!

As you can see I have also used one of the gorgeous embossing folders to create some texture on this Watermelon Wonder cardstock. I love the woodgrain texture, it is by far one of my favourites. One of my favourite things to do when crafting is to add texture, whatever that may be. I have so many different textures on this card, from embossed card stock, vellum. stitching, a doily, metallic thread, acetate, glittered card and even the dimension created from popping the base and the flowers up on dimensionals!

I have used a variety of ink colours to create my 'jar of flowers' including; pool party, dapper denim, peekaboo peach, tempting turquoise, flirty flamingo and cucumber crush. I love the combination and think it works well.

I couldn't complete the card without of course creating a stamped inside. I love this branch with the combination of the sentiment and some hearts. Makes it a little more beautiful on the inside.

They really create some amazing work and I am always left inspired!

You can find the entire product list below of everything I used to create this card.
Remember that this month there is a promotion where you can BUY 3 GET 1 FREE on the gorgeous Designer Series Paper. There are so many gorgeous papers on offer. You can find it under the promotional tab on my website. Be sure to check out the clearance rack while you are there!

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