Floral hello card (Pantone 2020)

Hello there I’m up on the papermilldirect blog today.

I have a different kind of floral card for you today.

If you follow Pantone they have said that the colour for 2020 is classic blue so I’ve used some gorgeous Blu Sirio for this card.

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To make this card you will need:

You will also need:

To make my card base I trimmed down a piece of Perla Sirio Colour Card 290gsm and scored in half. I then trimmed down a smaller pice of the Blu Sirio Colour Card 290gsm that’s smaller than the card base. I then embossed some stripes and adhered this to the card base.

Next I used some Sage Sirio Pearl Double Sided Card 300gsm and using some leaf dies I die cut some leaves out and placed them aside.

I then used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm to stamp the flowers onto. I coloured them in with my spectrum noir markers and trimmed them out. 

I then adhered the leaves and flowers across the middle of the card using foam tape.

Next I die cut the word hello using some Orchid Double Sided Pearlised Card 300gsm. I adhered this to my card using PVA glue.

To finish off the card I added some clear drops. 

What do you think of Pantone’s colour for 2020? I personally love the colour of papermilldirect’s Blu Sirio Colour Card 290gsm. Its a great colour for masculine cards too.

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Sweet spring card

Hello there!

It’s so cold here in the UK I decided it would be fun to make a spring card.

I’ve got a video that has all the items in the description box.

These bunnies are so sweet I thought they would be perfect for a spring card.

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Critter Christmas card

Hello friends.

I’m back on the papermilldirect blog today with my last Christmas card.

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I love making my own colour backgrounds with ink and wanted this Christmas card to have a night sky with starts.

Here’s the tutorial:

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Distress ink and sponge
  • Border Dies
  • Critter Stamps
  • Copic Markers
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat Gun

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To start with I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm that I trimmed down to 4 1/8″ and scored at 5 7/8″. I then trimmed down another piece that is the same size as my card front.

Next I started to add the inks to the card to make a scene. I started with a yellow ink in the centre of the card and slowly added the darker ink around the edges.

I then used some border dies to make snow hills. I used some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsm that I run through the die cutting machine and adhered them to the card bottom using foam tape.

I then stamped and coloured all the critters onto some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsmand trimmed them out. I then added them to my card using more foam tape.

To finish off the card I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder onto a piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm. I adhered this to my card and now your sweet critter scene is now complete!

I’ve also made a bonus Christmas card for my blog too. I wanted to make a shaker card full of snow.

I’ve used Uniquely creative love you deerly stamp set and coloured them in with my spectrum noir pens.

Wishing you all a lovely Christmas!

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Thank you fairy much

Hello crafty friends!

I’ve made a sweet fairy card as I wanted to use some bright colours before I get started on Christmas cards.

I ink blended the background with Ranger inks to add some colour. The stamps are lawn fawn and I think they are so sweet.

I then used my spectrum noir markers to colour them in. I was going to turn this into a birthday card but decided on a thank you card.

I also wanted to share some of my colouring with you. If your not on Instagram there’s a daily colouring challenge going on all through November just for fun!

I find colouring relaxing plus it’s always handy to have some pre coloured stamps ready to go!

Thanks for stopping by!