Monochromatic Wonderful Moments

Wonderful Moments is a great stamp set that has six lovely images, 12 different sayings and a few design elements. It can be used all alone without any embellishment or colouring or you can colour the images with Blends, an aqua painter and ink, watercolour pencils or with a blender pen and ink. Not sure where to start? “Case” the catalogue. That simply means to use the samples in the catalogue and copy them. That is what my team member Carolyn Hanson-Henderson did with this card. A few months ago we did a card swap with our team and that was the theme:  “case the catalog”. C.A.S.E. means copy and share everything. Here is Carolyn’s gorgeous card.


Blackberry Bliss Monochromatic Wonderful Moments with Blends


Carolyn used blackberry bliss as the card base which she embossed with the Ruffled embossing folder, fresh fig ribbon and regals collection designer series paper. I liked this card so much that I decided to case it in night of navy for my Blends Club on Thursday since night of navy is one of the colours that all the club members are getting.


Night of Navy Monochromatic card using Wonderful Moments and Tropical Chic designer series paper


I love the combination of night of navy and granny apple green so I immediately thought of our Tropical Chic designer series paper. I also love gingham, so this ribbon was just perfect. Since the pattern in the paper is also small it is possible to mix a few patterns together for great effect. The little strip of green patterned paper is 3/4″ by 5 1/2″, perfect if you #loveitchopit to use up all your scrap. If you cut a card front layer out of 6″ x 6″ paper then you will have a strip left over that will be enough to cut two strips for two of these cards! Don’t hoard your paper, love it, chop it and use it.


Blends are perfect for colouring this lovely lady. I used the Bronze Blend to colour her hair and Ivory on her legs and hands. Night of Navy is used on her dress, shoes, balloons and gift bag. Do you notice the shadow around her? I created that using Light Pool Party which I lightened some more using the Colour Lifter. Here is a closeup.


Night of Navy blends with Tropical Chic paper and Wonderful Moments stamp set for an almost monochromatic card


I realize that with the pop of granny apple green it really isn’t a monochromatic card anymore!! I still love it and there are blue dots in the paper…. I have to say I am super pleased with how the Blends show up in this photograph. Everyone in the Blends Club (this is now the second one I am offering) is super happy with how they colour. I hope to offer a third summer session if there is enough interest. I am also thinking it is high time for me to offer online classes! I keep procrastinating. I would love to hear from you if you are interested in online classes. Maybe that will give me the push that I need to get started.  I also think that the ruffled embossing shows up really well. This folder is so beautiful, it truly creates a 3D effect that makes you want to touch the paper and hold it at different angles to see if it has been coloured like that!


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Petal Promenade and Wonderful Moments

Hello stampers. Those who have known me for a while know that I have made great strides in organizational skills. This is not first nature to me at all. I wish that I could come up with a great system for organizing all the sentiments that we have in our stamp sets. A search engine would be awesome. That way we could find all the “get wells”, the “happy anniversaries” etc. Every once in a while I stumble across a set that has a lot of great sayings that I could have used more often. Today we are going to use one of those sets. It is called Wonderful Moments. I initially chose that set for the beautiful lined images that are perfect for watercolouring or blends, but there are many great sayings in it too. Add to that, it pairs perfectly with Petal Promenade paper which is a free saleabration item for just a wee bit longer. Yes, saleabration ends this Sunday!!


Wonderful Moments and Petal Promenade paper, free with a $60 purchase until March 31


For these cards I combined two saleabration freebies:  Petal Promenade paper and Country Floral embossing folder. The texture and dimension of these easy cards is fantastic. I did have to fussy cut the elements on the middle two cards but it was quite easy and not too time-consuming. Let’s take a closer look.


Petal Promenade paper with polka dot tulle ribbon and Wonderful Moments stamp set


This Petal Promenade paper is just so beautiful, the flowers just pop off the page and you can almost smell them! One of the sheets in this designer paper pack has images that you can cut out. Some are square or rectangle and there are two wreath images that are a little more fussy to cut out, but totally worth it. All you need to do is pair with some matching cardstock, in this case Blackberry Bliss and a bit of ribbon. I used the muted patterned paper for the card front. In this paper pack one side is a bold floral and the other is more muted and soft.



Wonderful Moments and Petal Promenade pair with Country Floral embossing folder


I just love how the Country Floral embossing folder looks so pretty with this paper. You can combine it with either whisper white or very vanilla depending on your mood.


Petal Promenade and Special Celebrations


The lovely thing about our suites is that there are a lot of coordinating products available to take your card to a new level. It’s all in the details right? There are Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems and well as Rose Metallic thread. I kept these cards quite simple so I didn’t use the metallic thread, but I have used it on other cards and it is lovely.


Petal Promenade paper is used both for the focal point and the background of this card together with Wonderful Moments.


This last card uses the Petal Promenade paper both in the background and as the focal point. I used the stamp set Wonderful Moments for the sentiment and a little petal pink rhinestone jewel as an accent.


I hope you were inspired by my cards today and have seen how easy it is to make beautiful cards with the Petal Promenade paper that you can get for free with a $60 purchase until March 31. Saleabration is almost over!! All products used in these cards will be listed below, just click on any of them and you will be taken to my online store. Technology makes it pretty easy for you to be separated from your money!! Have a super day.

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