First up is this very simple but elegant 'Hello' card. I love black and white with a pop of bold colour and here I've used SU! Watermelon Wonder to add that vibrant touch. I stamped the 'Bella Toile' background stamp onto a piece of Whisper White CS in black ink, cut the piece into three panels, turned the smallest piece over and stamped the 'Hello'. I layered the pieces onto a mat of black CS and glued that to the front of the A6 card base. I added black circles with slightly smaller Watermelon Wonder circles to complete the card front. No popped up elements or bling on this card so it would be a great card for posting.
I stamped the 'Bella Toile' stamp again to decorate the inside and the envelope and used a black Sharpie marker to add black lines alongside the stamped images. This beautiful SU! stamp is sadly retired but it will always be a favourite of mine!
Time for another retired item now, the SU! 'Dress Up' Framelits dies which I haven't used for ages. I used papers from the Craftwork Cards 'Fab Fabrics' pack which were ideal. I used narrow black ribbon as a belt for the dress and added a rhinestone. I used a black pen to add stitch detail to the three rectangular panels and I popped up the dress and the sentiment circle.
Here's the inside and the envelope. I popped up Card Candi dots in the centre of the punched flowers.
For the next card I changed from rectangular panels to ovals and a circle, opted for a shabby look and used tone-on-tone stamping plus layered stamping. I stamped the IndigoBlu 'Rose Blush' stamp a few times onto Primrose Petals CS using Primrose Petals ink as a background. I cut a large piece of Very Vanilla CS and stamped the 'Linen' background stamp in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I stamped the 'Rose Blush' image and the sentiment over the top in Primrose Petals ink and die cut the shapes with Petite Oval Nestie dies. I punched a 1 1/2" Chocolate Chip circle, punched the rose, then cut that out with a 1 1/4" circle punch, glued a 1 1/4" Primrose Petals punched circle behind and then glued that to the Chocolate Chip circle. The ovals and the circle are all popped up and the Very Vanilla shapes are all edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
Here's a closer look at the main oval panel - the Linen stamp is also a long retired SU! stamp but remains a firm favourite!
Here's the inside and the envelope.
The fourth card stays with a shabby look and would make a great card for a man I think. I used the lovely new SU! 'Vintage Leaves' stamp set with the matching 'Leaflets' Framelits dies plus the new Brick Wall embossing folder - I love using these items together! Firstly I adhered a layer of Early Espresso CS to the front of a 5 3/4" square kraft card base. I cut a panel of Very Vanilla CS, embossed it with the Brick Wall folder and lightly brayered Crumb Cake ink over the embossed panel. I cut the panel into 3 pieces, stamped the sentiment, inked the edges with Soft Suede ink and glued the pieces in place. I stamped and die cut the leaves, inked the edges with Old Olive ink, shaped them and popped them up. I added gold nailheads over the top of punched Early Espresso CS circles to finish the front.
Here's the inside and envelope.
Stamps: SU! 'Bella Toile' background stamp, Personal Impressions 'Medium Everyday Messages' set
CS: SU! Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, black Sharpie marker
Tools: circle punches
Supplies for 'to you from me' card:
Stamps: SU! 'Best Yet' set, Hero Arts 'Everything Wonderful'
CS: PaperMania white square card blank, SU! Basic Black & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Craftwork Cards 'Fab Fabrics' pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, black permanent ink pen
Tools: SU! 'Dress Up' Framelits dies, EK Success 'Retro Flower' medium punch, circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Basic Black 1/8" ribbon, Craftwork Cards Card Candi from 'Fab Fabrics' pack, SU! rhinestone jewel, 3D foam tape & pads
Supplies for 'birthday wishes' card:
Stamps: IndigoBlu 'Rose Blush', SU! 'Linen' background stamp, Personal Impressions 'Large Everyday Messages' set, SU! 'Birthday Blossoms' set
CS: PaperMania cream square card blank, SU! Primrose Petals, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla, SU! 12" x 12" Kraft CS
Ink: SU! Primrose Petals & Chocolate Chip, Ranger Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Tools: Petite Oval Nestabilities dies, Fiskars 'Rose' punch, 1 1/4" & 1 1/2" circle punches, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: Woodware self adhesive white lace ribbon, Prima flowers, PaperMania black brad, SU! pearl jewels, Dimensionals
Supplies for 'Just Because' card:
Stamps: SU! 'Vintage Leaves' & 'Tin of Cards' sets
CS: SU! 12" x 12" Kraft CS, SU! Early Espresso, Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Old Olive
Tools: SU! 'Leaflets' Framelits dies, SU! 'Brick Wall' embossing folder, circle punch, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: gold nailheads, 3D foam pads