Social Stamping | Sunflowers

What a glorious morning! We had such a lovely time stamping at the Taste of Dalyellup cafe. I shared one of the card options yesterday – A Cut Above male themed card. You can see it by clicking here.

The other card option was a sunflower creation using the Celebrate Sunflower stamp set and Sunflower Dies. This gorgeous bundle can be found in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. As each new mini gets released in the catalogue cycle, I find it’s so easy to forget about sets in the annual.

The colours for this card are Night of Navy, Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

I experimented with adding some texture by ripping the DSP or cardstock. I love techniques like this that don’t require any special equipment.

I always try to offer two versions of a card for Social Stamping, or crafts are welcome to create their own! This is the alternative version in a different orientation.

The DSP is the Flowers for Every Season – it’s a lovely mix of patterns and florals that coordinate with a couple of sets in the annual catalogue, but generally works well for lots themes with the pretty colour combinations of the 2020-2022 In Colors (Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade and Magenta Madness).

Thanks to the lovely ladies who come out and support Social Stamping. It’s such a pleasure to design cards for these sessions. And a huge thank you to the Taste of Dalyellup cafe. The ladies love their coffee and I love treating myself after class with their yummy sushi!

There’s no Social Stamping next Monday due to the Public Holiday, but we’ll see you the week after for more stamping!

Happiest of Birthdays | little bit late

I love sending out birthday cards and try to get as many in the post as I can for my friends that I don’t see so often.  I’ll confess now – they are very often late!  I hardly ever allow enough time for the postal service to do its thing!

I also have problems planning across the borders of months, which means birthdays in the first week of the month almost always catch me out!  The “little-bit-late” stamp from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set is an absolutely perfect solution for my tardiness!

Happiest of Birthdays | kelly kent

I’ve stamped the sentiment in white on Basic Black cardstock and then added it to a card full of colour!

Happiest of Birthdays | kelly kent

The card front is Whisper White cardstock with Bumblebee, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight ink blended with makeup brushes. Once that was dry, I layered 3 sunflowers in Whisper White (Sunflowers Dies) and then trimmed the edges.

Happiest of Birthdays | kelly kent

I love this stamp set and think you will too!

Stop back in tomorrow when I share another card we made at a recent class using the gorgeous ‘wishing you the happiest of birthdays’ stamp.  Big stamps can be intimidating but I’ll share a fun (but easy) way to make it the feature.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Celebrating Sunflowers | celebrate you

I just can’t get off the blue train at the moment!!!  And blue flowers *swoon*

Celebrate Sunflowers | kelly kent

I made this card for one of my oldest friends – not old by age, but old by the length of time we’ve known each other.  She’s the best for remembering other people’s birthdays – it’s a special talent and always so lovely to get her message on your special day.

Celebrate Sunflowers | kelly kent

The Celebrate Sunflowers bundle reminds me of my friend.  She’s bright and has the most beautiful smile.

Celebrate Sunflowers | kelly kent

I hope she likes my non-traditional sunflower – blue flowers aren’t for everyone but I just love how the DSP peeks through!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Products used for this card:

Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflowers
Dies: Sunflowers Dies
Embossing: Subtle
DSP: Flowers for Every Season
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Ink: Night of Navy