Saturday 21 February 2015

Paper Craft Crew 132

Another delightful sketch this week and as a personal challenge I decided to only use Stampin' Up stuff.

The card base is Blackberry Bliss and I used Crumb Cake with it - it's a favourite combination of mine. The Hardwood background stamp is in Crumb Cake on Whisper White and the edges lightly sponged in the same ink.

I cut the bottom third from the small SU doily and lightly sponged the edges in Blackberry Bliss. The small blossoms, cut using an itty-bitty punch, were cut in white and sponged various shades of Blackberry Bliss.  The cherry blossom branch is from Eastern Blooms, a set I got second-hand last year. On the hardwood panel, it is stamped in Early Espresso and, on the label, in Crumb Cake and then overlaid so the stamp is complete. Some of the stamped blossoms have been replaced by the cut blossoms or pearls.

I do love the linen twine - I'm already into my second packet and will have to stockpile if it ever retires! The SU-only personal challenge hit a bit of a problem when it turned out my SU pearls had run out and I had to use some others I had.

Update: Delighted to be picked as a Featured Artisan for this card.

Card: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Stamps: Hardwood, Eastern Blooms, sentiment from Wetlands
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Small doily, Blackberry Bliss ribbon, linen twine, Itty Bitty Punch, Pearls, Decorative Labe punch, sponge, Dimensionals.


  1. Hi Jan, you have done a beautiful job on this card with all SU products. I especially like the little branch with purple flowers. So pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Craft Crew!

  2. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and the little flowers . Thanks for playing along with PCC.

  3. So elegant Jan! Love your use of Hardwood as a background and the punched petals on Eastern Blooms - one of the first stamps I ever bought :-) Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew this week

  4. Hi Jan, what an elegant card! I love the sprig of blossoms and that woodgrain background. The Blackberry Bliss is wonderful in all its various depths of colour. I love that linen twine, too, and will compete with you for the stockpiling of it when/if it retires. Thanks for joining us this week for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

    1. Thanks Heidi. Blackberry Bliss is a superb colour! Don't you sometimes wish there were other twines as fine as that linen twine? It just ties so beautifully.

  5. A beautiful card, Jan. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew.

  6. Jan, Absolutely beautiful card! I love the colors and especially how the branch with the flowers flows onto the tag and sentiment. Also, congratulations on being selected as a Featured Artisan.