There’s no ‘Special Reason’ …

By | March 18, 2017

Hi there

I really like the Special Reason bundle (stamp set and framelits) in the Occasions Catalogue.  The images are great and so are the sentiments.  Some of the sentiments are ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Congratulations’ and a really cool one ‘There’s no special reason for this card …’ ‘…except to let you know how special you are!’  Here are three cards I’ve made recently using this bundle.

I have a few friends that are going through some health issues at the moment so I thought I’d use the last sentiment on a card for one of them.

This card uses the Thick Whisper White card stock as the base and Night of Navy for the card front.  The other colours used were Cucumber Crush and So Saffron.  All the images were cut out using the Framelits from the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies and the stamped images are from the Special Reason stamp set.  The small strip of paper is from Floral Boutique DSP.

Next up is another card using the Thick Whisper White card stock for the base and the Floral Boutique DSP for the card front.

This die set can be used to cut a full flower (the So Saffron flower in the card above) or just cut out the petals allowing you to show something behind (check out this post).  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of Whisper White then cut out with the Classic Label punch.  For the mat I punched out another Classic Label from Night of Navy then cut it in half and adhered it at either end of the stamped image.  The Night of Navy Solid Bakers Twine is wrapped around the Whisper White then I tied a bow onto the wrapped around piece.  The ‘cut out’ is adhered to the card front with dimensionals.

My last card is similar to the above just a different orientation.  It also uses the Thick card base and same DSP.

I had tried heat embossing the sentiment in white onto the DSP but it didn’t stand out enough so I cut a piece of Whisper White and stamped the sentiment (from Vertical Greetings) in Night of Navy.  Really pleased with how this turned out.

Well I’m going to head off to bed.  Catch you back here soon with more creations.

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