Saturday, 31 March 2012

Top Note Die and Autumn Winter Mini Products

Today I want to show you a card I designed for a small group of friends who gathered for a relaxing night of stamping. 

I based the card on the Paper Players Sketch challenge # 88

I am also entering this card in the following Challenge

Fashionable Stamping Challenge #18  Spring is in The air

Because my friends wanted to do an easel card using the Top Note die, I had to think a little about these elements and decided to use the sketch in 2 parts on the two different surfaces. I'm happy with the result, and had lots of fun using some of the new products from the Autumn - Winter Mini catalogue that will be released tomorrow.

The products used are all Stampin' Up!® and include:
Top Note Bigz die and Big Shot
Perfect Pennants Bigz L die
Stripes Embossing folder
Square Lattice Embossing folder
Beautiful Wings Embosslits die
Little Leaves  Sizzlits die
Heart to Heart punch
4.4 cm Scallop Circle punch
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch
Scallop Edge Border Punch
Basic Jewels - Pearls
Confetti White Card Stock
Vellum Card
Frost White shimmer Paint (made into mist)
French Foliage Stamp Set
Perfectly Penned  Stamp Set
Soft Suede Classic Ink
Pool Party Classic Ink
Pool Party Seam Binding
Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper

What a list! It's just so nice that all these products co-ordinate so well.

This detail shows the interplay of shape and textures. It is so much fun adding dimension to a card. I've used the circular motif from the Perfect Pennants die as the basis for the main focus of the card, then built on it with punching a scalloped circle of DSP. The flower is also made from 4 scallop circles that have been distressed and split, sponged and spritzed.

I love the Perfectly Penned stamp set and when it is stamped on vellum it allows the collage stamping underneath to show through. To achieve the effect under the greeting I first stamped the verse stamp from French Foliage at various angles across the page. Pool Party ink was used. Then I used Soft Suede for stamping the leaves and "splotches". I find this such a useful little stamp for adding "Vintage" to my cards. 

The Striped Embossing folder was inked with Soft Suede prior to embossing then a few Pool Party highlights were sponged on.

And we all love Seam Binding - it is so soft and pliable and can be dyed any colour - you only need a re-inker.  The Pool Party Seam Binding comes already dyed and is a beautiful colour to compliment many of the neutrals.  I've simply applied a line of Snail Adhesive and randomly folded the Seam Binding across the Top Note Die.

Hope you enjoy the card,

Until Next time 

Stay Crafty!


  1. WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the colors, the flowers and the textures, plus everything else about it! REALLY nice! So happy you joined us at CC&CC. Aloha, Joanne.

  2. Beautiful card, and such lovely detail.
    I love the dreamy colour combination you have used.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

  3. Beautiful colour combination on this lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  4. Gorgeous! Love every detail! Fabulous colours!


  5. A gorgeous card, the colour combo is so pretty and spring like. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping. Caz

  6. Such a beautiful card, So much gorgeous detail to look at and you have used such a lovely colour palette. Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC. XX

  7. A really pretty card Ann. The shape is lovely and love the blue and brown.
    Thanks for sharing with us at the FSC Spring challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

  8. I don't know how I missed this, What a beautiful card. Love your work Ann


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