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Having options lets you be as creative as you like; time, ability and materials will all have an impact on how creative you can or want to be.

As a card maker, I'm aware that my style has changed over the years - and sometimes over the course of a week.....giggle....!

So it's important to be able to create something quick and easy, as well as 'step-it-up' a notch or two.

Keeping this in mind, I have created 3 cards using the same basic materials, but each project builds on the previous one to appeal to different styles - like I said, I can chop and change very quickly, so options are a necessity for crafting satisfaction!


This is a quick, 10 minute or so, card that you can make to wish someone a <insert sentiment here>

The card base is Mossy Meadow (1/2 A4, scored and folded).

Basic White cut to 143mm x 100mm makes the only layer on the card front.

It's stamped with Memento Black Ink using the En Francais (R) background stamp. If you don't have this, find a second hand one online, buy it, and NEVER part with it!

Next I ran it through the Stampin Cut & Emboss machine (SCEM) using the amazing Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder.

I stamped a sentiment onto a piece of vellum and tore it by hand to get that studied careless look!

Grab a bit of ribbon and attach it all to the card front. What a cinch to make, and how delicate!


To make the 'avid' version, I cut the Basic White slightly smaller (138mm x 95mm) to fit a layer of Basic Black (143mm x 100mm) as a mat.

Blending brushes and ink were used to add a pop of colour to the embossed flowers; Boho Blue, Misty Moonlight and Mossy Meadow.

The Linen Thread is wrapped around both layers and tied in a bow.

I used a hole punch to make a hole in the vellum sentiment to tie it to the Linen Thread. The thread tails are left quite long, and a few Champagne rhinestones added for sparkle.

Artfully Avid

This is next level WOW!

After inking up the flowers, I randomly swiped a Versamark ink pad over the embossed piece, sprinkled on some gold embossing powder, and heated it with a heat tool.

A piece of heavy weight of vellum cardstock was embossed with the same Layered Florals EMBF, torn into a strip and some ink blended onto the back side to make the embossed flowers pop.

It was then attached to the card front with Stampin' Seal and a piece of lace.

Some coordinating ribbon was used behind a fussy cut flower (cut out of a scrap of embossed Basic White, inked up with blending brushes, Versamark and gold embossing powder).

The sentiment was made in the same way as the casual and avid card.

TIP - Mossy Meadow is quite a dark card base, so there's a Basic White layer stuck inside to write a message, and I zhoozhed it up a bit with a scrap of the embossed Basic White, adhered along the bottom of the panel.

Current Stampin' Up! Products

Basic White Cardstock #159228

Basic Black Cardstock #121688

Mossy Meadow Cardstock #133683

Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder #162935

Linen Thread #104199

Boho Blue Classic Ink #161650

Misty Moonlight Classic Ink #153118

Mossy Meadow Classic Ink #147111

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink #132708

Versamark Ink #102283

Heat Tool #129056

Blending Brushes

To learn these techniques, why not sign up for a class, held monthly in Annandale, NSW. Pop to the Book Classes page for upcoming classes.


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