Four Seasons Floral

For this month's Just For Fun classes I chose a set which I thought would challenge me
 . Challenge me, it did! The stamp set is Four Seasons Floral. I didn't find it an easy set to use at all. You can see the image here.

I made my four cards and really quite liked the final one. It was only afterward that I took a better look - the smaller sized stamps would be perfect for tags and notecards! Why didn't I see that?  This led me to create 4 more cards and 4 tags, all of which will be in my next blog post. Today I'll share my 4 original cards with you.

On this first card I asked the ladies to sponge or daub balmy blue ink through one of our square doilies, trim off the edges from the inked image and then layer it on top of the doily. The pattern should match up giving an almost positive and negative image of the doily pattern. The photo is a little hazy so you can't quite see that both the blue layer and white layer are embossed with the Scripty 3D and Pinewood Planks 3d embossing folders respectively.

Our 2nd card has a pretty peacock base and bumblebee layer. Sometimes we forget to go back to those early techniques that first WOW'd us, so I thought I'd get my ladies heat embossing. The daisy has been added in versamark then heat embossed in clear onto the bumblebee card. A strip of the lush old olive/pretty peacock reversible ribbon adds a tiny bit of shine with the centrepiece sentiment on top of it. 

A little wink of Stella on the coloured daisies adds more sparkle.
When I first stood back and looked at finished card I'm sharing with you next, I thought it was a little 'old lady'ish'. But now I've really warmed to it. On this card I was encouraging the ladies to do quite a bit of fussy cutting.

The tiny scalloped border on the left is created by taking a piece of ribbon, cutting through the centre from top to bottom and leaving only the scalloped edge to be revealed. The white card on the right has been embossed with the Scripty 3D folder. The roses have been coloured with Wink of Stella added on top.
The gold twine is one thread pulled from metallic trim in the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. No wastage though - the rest of the trim is used on the final card which is my favourite.

With a real red base, a white embossed layer, heat embossing, colouring and a little metallic we have a Christmas card. Oh, some gold and ribbon too!

The poinsettia has been heat embossed onto vellum and coloured with Stampin' Blends. The image has been glued suspended on a gold hoop embellishment then adorned with the tiniest pearls from a pack of pearl basic jewels. The finished card is a little brighter than seen in this photo.

I hope you've enjoyed today's share. I'll be back soon with the rest of the projects made with this set. If you would like to view any of the products used to make these cards then simply click on the item in the list below.

Have a crafty week,


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  1. Specially love the 2nd card - well done Lesley

    1. Thank you! It was not the easiest set to work with but the size is perfect for tags.

  2. Lovely cards as always but especially the poinsettia one 😍

    1. Thank you! That was my favourite too but now the others have grown on me. I think that they are the sort that look better close up rather than in a photo. For example, the daisy card is much brighter.