Just Because - Seasonal Swirls Dies - Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop September 2021

Hello and welcome back to my blog. You are visiting Ann Alexander from Australia. Today I have a card for the "Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop". Our theme this month is "Pick a Season". I decided to pick Spring as that is the current season here in Australia. My floral card reminded me of some of the beautiful flowers I see in my neighbourhood. 

I used one of the new sets from the Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue, the "Seasonal Swirls Dies" (which coordinates with the Sparkle of the Season Stamp Set). I also used the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration item). I combined it with a sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set, ink blending to add colour to the wreaths and some Loose Flower Flourishes.


- Use a piece of Basic White card A4/Letter cut in half lengthwise and folded. Use a piece of the Beautifully Penned DSP and attach a piece of same sized Vellum to it using Adhesive Sheets. Once adhered, attach to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.

- Use a piece of Basic White card and die cut 2 wreaths using the Seasonal Swirls Dies. Use a Blending Brush and add Polished Pink and Pale Papaya to some of the various leaves. Die cut some separate leaves using the same dies and then use the Blending Brush to add Soft Succulent ink to them as well. Adhere the wreaths and leaves using Liquid Glue. Add some Loose Flower Flourishes and adhere with Mini Glue Dots.

Use a piece of Basic Black card and stamp a sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set with Versamark and heat emboss with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Attach to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Add some flower flourishes


- Basic White Card base A4/Letter cut in half lengthwise and folded

- Beautifully Penned DSP: A4 5 7/8" x 3 7/8"/ 14.9 x 10 cm or Letter 4" x 5 1/2"

- Vellum: A4 5 7/8" x 3 7/8"/ 14.9 x 10 cm or Letter 4" x 5 1/2"

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much Mo! ☺️🙏🏼🌷

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    1. Thanks so much Diane! ☺️🙏🏼🌷

  3. Great card! Love the little flowers!

    1. Thanks so much Melva! ☺️🙏🏼🌷

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    1. Thanks so much Kylie! ☺️🙏🏼🌷

  5. Such a pretty card for spring Annie, love it x

    1. Thanks so much Robyn! ☺️🙏🏼🌷

  6. I love the sweet little flowers. Lovely card

    1. Thanks so much Teah! ☺️🙏🏼🌷

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    1. Thank you so much Shelly! ☺️🙏🏼🌷

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    1. Thank you so much Susan! ☺️🙏🏼🌷


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