Blossoming basket

Blossoming Basket for Spring with a rustic touch

With Easter comes loads of easter baskets, eggs and easter bonnets and also this pretty rustic Blossoming Basket stampset recently added to my collection. The onset of Spring is slow at the moment and to brighten the day, I am playing with the gorgeous new basket weave embossing folder which is now in my clutches. This is also one of the products that we will see in our new annual catalogue…..yippeee!

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I am using it to enhance today’s card which is such a pretty and vibrant basket of flowers, set against a delicate white doily to add a few frills.

For this card I have applied two different embossing techniques. I used the basket weave embossing folder for the 2nd layer background paper. As I rather liked the rustic look and feel of the Burlap ribbon this is just sufficient to bring out the woven textures of my background paper. The basket is heat embossed with a white embossing powder and set with the heat tool which adds a shiny finish to the basket and creates a lovely offset outline for the roses.

Flower basket

I coloured the roses using a Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends pen and the Old olive pen to colour some of the leaves. I thought leaving some of the tiny leaves white almost makes them look like Baby’s breath or Gypsophila . The Peekaboo Peach is not a colour I have worked with often so I am delighted to see the end result, especially the way it enhances the deep orange of the Calypso coral shade.

I think that while the weather remains grey, I shall be experimenting some more with this beautiful colour to bring some spring colour into the month. What colours are your favourite for the month of April ?

OnStage is fast approcahing and so are swaps

Excitement is building now as I only have a couple of days to go before travelling up to Telford to join some of my fellow demonstrators as we celebrate our next Annual Stampin’Up! OnStage event.  I have been beavering away making my surprise “swaps” for the event and am so excited to soon be in swapping mode. I can’t wait to see all the different inspiration from our talented demonstrators and remember to check back soon, as I will put them on display here for you to see.

Happy Crafting

Dianne x