Forever and Always With True Love - A Winning Combination

by Joanne James2. January 2021 21:00

Happy new year lovely readers! I hope you have all enjoyed a restful Christmas and peaceful new year with your nearest and dearest. I have enjoyed a craft-free break over the festive period, instead spending some quality time with my family and indulging in some of my other passions, such as Lego building, board games and book reading. I am slowly getting back to crafting; I have lots of new goodies to play with so am looking forward to sharing some of those with you.Today I'm sharing a card I made for the current challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches:

I love this sketch by Jennifer T and decided to create a layered sentiment and start cutting in to my new pack of True Love black and white designer series paper for my card - take a look:


I diecut the larger of my 'always' outlines out of the patterned paper and after adding some colour to the blooms on the paper with my Flirty Flamingo Blends, I popped this panel up on dimensionals. I cut the narrower 'always' out of Basic Black that I first adhered to a foam sheet and then inset this into the aperture onto the background layer and added a stamped 'forever &' to complete my sentiment, with a trio of black mat dots to finish. I also added some coloured DSP to the flap of my envelope too for a co-ordinated finishing touch.

You can see the dimension of the sentiment and the colour detail better here:


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. No online store links as these products are not available to purchase until 5th January.

Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with my first challenge post for The Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (4) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/3/2021 9:13:06 PM #

Beautiful!  Hope you've had a good Christmas.  Happy New Year!!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/4/2021 1:29:26 AM #

Oh my goodness, that paper looks amazing the way you added the color---you have way more patience than I would, to do that!  And the sentiment is amazing too....big and bold and beautiful!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/4/2021 7:45:29 PM #

That's a clever way to use the outline die! I'll remember that tip. Adding in some colour to the DSP  - magic!


Karren Johnson
Karren JohnsonNew Zealand
1/4/2021 8:36:02 PM #

This is beautiful, Joanne!  The inlaid sentiment is such a special touch!  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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