Saturday, 9 May 2020

Social Stamping - Families

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Hello and welcome! We are hopping again over at Social Stamping where the lovely Kelly has set the theme of "Family." With everyone keeping Social Distancing regulations most of us are missing family catch ups and hugs. Tomorrow in Australia and New Zealand it is Mother's Day - one of the biggest family days of the years so instead of catching up in person maybe we can send some handmade love in the form of a card instead. No, it will never be the same but it is a good start.

You may have arrived here from the lovey Liz Gross and her stunning projects or you can start the hop here by clicking the Next button at the bottom of each blog post.

For my card I have not made a Mother's Day card,  instead I've made a card for one of my sisters. She has a beautiful garden full of flowers she can pick throughout the Summer months and so hopefully she will like this.

I am more of a Clean and Simple style lover rather than ornate and vintage so I tried to create a white on white look with the different frames around the bouquet to keep it fresh. Blends were used for colouring and a good splash of Wink Of Stella sparkle is one of the  finishing touches.

The sentiment panel was cut with the Stitched Rectangles - a set that compliments these ornate dies and it's trimmed down further by using the side of a longer rectangle to continue the stitched effect.
I've already decided I need to CASE myself here and just swap the Blue and Petal Pink flowers around -it is a good when just occasionally you can inspire yourself. 😁

Next you're off to see the fabulous projects that Michelle Strazds has created for you. Enjoy your hopping around the different blogs and I hope this encourages you to make a card for family members too!

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Card stock: Whisper White (thick and standard) Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: Ornate Garden Specialty
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Blends: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive, Calypso Coral (light), Petal Pink (dark)
Accessories: Die cutting machine, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, White EP

Til next time,


  1. Love the layering and your colouring is perfect. Love the splashes of bold colours against the black and white.

  2. Beautiful colouring Jan! I love your card it's gorgeous!

  3. I love how the bright flowers look on the white on white background. I find this suite usually looks a little too busy but your version is perfect. Stunning!!

  4. Beautiful use of this suite for your clean and simple look Jan - you've nailed it! I too am more of a CAS kinda girl than fussy and ornate, so I might have to give this suite another look after seeing your card! Kelly x

  5. I really love your colours used and the white background on this card. So pretty!!!