Thursday, September 7, 2023

Suite Showcase 17 - Earthen Elegance

Hello hello,

Welcome to the first Suite Showcase of the month. It's September already? For this month's Suite Showcase, I'm using Earthen Elegance. I have to confess, this suite didn't speak to me so the only thing I own is the designer series paper (DSP).

I've kept my cards fairly simple because I don't think they all need to be complicated. Sometimes less is more.

One side of one of the sheets of DSP is a Pretty Peacock ombre effect and is my favourite. So I wanted to make the most of it and pulled out the Sea Turtles stamp set. I stamped directly onto the DSP with the large turtle, the bubbles and the fishes, all in Pretty Peacock.

The sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla in Pretty Peacock. To complete, I then stamped the starfish in Calypso Coral and the rock in Crumb Cake, all on Very Vanilla. These were fussy cut out and clustered next to the sentiment. Naturally, I added some Linen Thread and embellishments to complete the card.

For my second card, I pulled out the Gorgeously Made bundle. I love this bundle and haven't used it nearly enough yet.

I again used Pretty Peacock as my card base. Using the lined stamp, I stamped tone on tone direct onto the card base randomly along the bottom and about a third of the way down from the top in both first and second/third generation.

I trimmed one piece of DSP with Copper Clay stripes on. This measured the same width of the card base and used the distressed edge die to cut the bottom and then ripped the top edge to create texture. And adhered this flat to the card base.

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I die cut the notebook die at the top and then randomly stamped the distressed words in Copper Clay as many times as I could. I stamped the striped stamp in full strength in Copper Clay along the bottom piece of the Very Vanilla. In Pretty Peacock, I stamped one of the foliage stamps. Using a blending brush, I blended some Copper Clay along the bottom and sides. From Copper Clay I die cut one of the foliage dies. I layered the notebook piece at an angle on top of the DSP. The sentiment was die cut from the banner in the die set and stamped in Pretty Peacock. I attached a piece of Pecan Pie ribbon to the back of the sentiment using Tear & Tape. Both of these were then stuck down using dimensionals on top of the foliage die cut and a swirl of Linen Thread. Finished off with some neutral adhesive backed sequins.

For my final card, I thought I would take the opportunity to use this DSP to create my Dad's birthday card. There was one piece that I saw that had what looked like drops of paint in a few different colours. So for this card, I again used the Gorgeously Made bundle but I also added the Wanted to Say dies. These are fab sentiment dies that allow you to cut the words and the outlines separately. This time I used Pebbled Path as my card base.

A matting layer was added of Misty Moonlight. Tip -  die cut the sentiment before adhering anything to make your cardstock go further! I did the same with a piece of Very Vanilla to create a notebook effect as the previous card, but I stamped the images in Pebbled Path with the foliage in Pretty Peacock. 

From the Gorgeously Made dies, I die cut two of the foliage in Wild Wheat and glued these flat before adhering the  Very Vanilla piece on dimensionals. I completed the card with some of the neutral adhesive backed sequins and a bow from Boho Blue textured ribbon. The 'Dad' letters were die cut in Pretty Peacock using the Alphabet A La Mode dies. I went over the letters with my Wink of Stella pen and to create the shadow, I went around one edge of each of the letters in Dark Pebbled Path Blends Pen.

I hope you like the cards. Why not head over to The Inkspirational Crafter to see what Alison has been making with this suite?

From 6th September, our new September to December mini catalogue is live. You can shop online with me and use my online shopping code (UEGSBVVT), at checkout to receive a free gift from me the following month.

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