A delightfully girly card for this week. I’m loving the combination of teal and chocolate shades.


Digital Stamping

The Digi image is from Polkadoodles, part of their Winnie Sunshine Delights range.  It’s called Busy. I think shopping would have been a better name but hey, she’s still utterly adorable!

Sunshine Delight Busy - Winnie Sunshine Delights Digi
Sunshine Delight Busy – Winnie Sunshine Delights Digi

I print my digital stamps onto Winsor & Newton Bleedproof Marker paper. It’s bright white so my colours really pop and it also helps to stop the inks bleeding into each other.

Polkadoodles Winnie Sunshine Delight Busy Card Making Project - Digi Image
Polkadoodles Winnie Sunshine Delight Busy Card Making Project – Digi Image

I’ve coloured this little cutie with my Winsor & Newton BrushMarkers. Here’s the shade’s I’ve used:

Skin Tones

Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Putty
Putty
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Satin
Satin
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Almond
Almond

Brown (And Hair)

Burnt Sienna
Cocoa
Cocoa
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Cinnamon
Cinnamon

Teal

Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Turquoise
Turquoise
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Pebble Blue
Pebble Blue
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Cool Aqua
Cool Aqua

Designer Papers

I adore this paper stack form My Mind’s Eye, it’s called Antique Florals. It’s full of beautifully distressed papers with small scale patterns in floral designs and natural colours.

It’s a huge stack of 180 sheets so it’s long since been discontinued and I’ve still got plenty left to play with.

MME Antique Florals Paper
MME Antique Florals Paper

Die Cutting

I use dies to make frames around my digital stamps. I always colour my image first in case I make a mess of it then I use a glue stick to glue my image onto a piece of plain printer paper to make it thicker and more stable.

Then I choose a die shape and size that suits my image and run both papers together through my die cutting machine. The pressure forces them to stick really well together.

On this card I’ve used two different oval dies to make a scalloped oval frame around my coloured digital stamp. The scalloped oval is cut using my XCut Large Nesting Dies, Scalloped Oval and the inner oval frame is cut using the Xcut Nesting Dies Oval Set.

This is probably my most used combination of frame dies. The outer scalloped shape fits perfectly onto my favourite 6×6 inch cards. The inner oval frame nests perfectly inside and is the perfect size for most of my digital stamps.

I think the images look a little plain with just a white background so I like to use distress inks to add a bit of colour around my images. I use a Blending Tool to sweep the ink onto the edges of my die cut shape. For this card I’ve used Iced Spruce.


A Little Embellishment

I’ve also used my favourite embellishment die set. It’s called Jewel Flowers and Flourishes and it’s from Spellbinders. I spent ages choosing this die. I often want to add a bit of something to the corner of a card, my favourite designs are flowers, butterflies and flourishes. This die set includes at least two of each. I really do use every single die in this set over and over.

Polkadoodles Winnie Sunshine Delight Busy Card Making Project
Polkadoodles Winnie Sunshine Delight Busy Card Making Project

I love to add just a teeny touch of sparkle to my cards and I usually do that with a little set of three gems in one or two corners. I love how it adds a little bit of interest to an otherwise plain corner.

Polkadoodles Winnie Sunshine Delight Busy Card Making Project
Polkadoodles Winnie Sunshine Delight Busy Card Making Project

Take a Peak Inside

I think it’s such a shame to receive a beautifully decorated card only to open it and be faced with a blank page. So I use more of my designer papers to decorate the insides of my cards. I mostly use scraps leftover from the main design and a 10cm square of plain paper to write a nice message onto.

Polkadoodles Winnie Sunshine Delight Busy Card Making Project
Polkadoodles Winnie Sunshine Delight Busy Card Making Project – Inside

Products I’ve Used

Sunshine Delight Busy - Winnie Sunshine Delights Digi
Sunshine Delight Busy – Winnie Sunshine Delights Digi
MME Antique Florals Paper
MME Antique Florals Paper
Ranger Distress Ink Pad 3in X 3in By Tim Holtz | Iced Spruce
Iced Spruce
XCut Large Nesting Dies, Scalloped Oval
XCut Large Nesting Dies, Scalloped Oval
Xcut Nesting Dies Oval Set
Xcut Nesting Dies Oval Set
Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes
Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes

This card is availible to buy in my Etsy shop.

Winnie Sunshine Delight Busy Handmade Card

I do hope you have enjoyed having a peak at my latest card making project. Please feel free to use my handmade cards to inspire your own creations, pin it to your Pinterest for later.

Polkadoodles Winnie Sunshine Delight Busy Card Making Project

Linking Up To: Crafting Happiness Challenge #114 – Anything GoesPIP Challenge 2138Dream Valley Challenge# 255 – 2 or More Patterned PapersStamps, Fun, Creativity Challenge #394 Anything GoesA Place to Start Challenge – Use Patterned PaperGet Creative Challenge#105- Anything GoesLil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #166 Anything GoesCorrosive Challenge Challenge #9 – Anything goesCrafty Calendar Challenge – Anything GoesCrafty Catz #564- Anything Goes


A Little Bit About Me . . .

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner little of the interweb. I’m Bridie, mum to two small humans, full time homemaker and full time craftaholic – which totally explains why I’m always short on time!

Bridie @ Heart Hearth and Crafting

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