Thursday 27 December 2018

Forever Lovely - Onstage Auckland 4

When I presented the Forever Lovely bundle at On Stage Auckland last November, we were allowed to show a maximum of 10 items on the display board. Naturally, I did a lot more experimenting with the set than that! For my 10 cards, I chose ones that showed off the set's versatility and included cards that suited beginners, casual and avid crafters. You can see those cards here, here and here.

Today, I'm going to show you some of the ones that missed out hitting the display board at On Stage.

This one is a 4"x 4" card where I repeat-stamped the single rose, layered with gold and used some of the die cuts in gold and Soft Sea Foam for the cluster on the sentiment strip, which is also gold embossed.

The decorative corner die-cuts make a nice variation for the inside panel of the card too.

 I like the clean lines of this card along with the layering of stamping and die cuts. With these beautiful distINKtive stamps, it's best not to use a really juicy ink pad or else you just get blobs. If your ink pad is new, try adding the ink with a dauber instead. Or you can even stamp off and use the second generation stamp.

This one is not my usual style at all but I so loved that two-step floral spray that I wanted to use it twice! The Soft Sea Foam makes a good neutral background. The two-step spray has had some die-cut flowers added in.

I'm not a big user of DSP but this floral frenzy pattern was so appealing that I had to try to use it!

Finally, I played around with this fancy fold. I used my Take Your Pick tool to make the inlaying of the die pieces easy.

This is how it looks opened. 

So, these are the ones that stayed at home.

The Forever Lovely bundle will be available when the Occasions catalogue goes live on January 3 2019. This set covers all romantic occasions, is great for special birthdays or even Mother's Day. Is it on your wish list?


  1. Hi Jan,
    I love your Forever Lovely cards - they are gorgeous. I'm wondering if you could share how you did the inside panel on the 4" x 4" card...I'm trying to do something similar but it keeps cutting off the flower. I'm sure it's something easy I'm missing, but I'm wasting lots of paper. :-)


    SU Demo - Florida, USA

    1. Hi Laurie. The inside panel came about because I was experimenting with that pretty little die cut. As you will have discovered, it only cuts a corner out with not much length along each of the sides. So I cut out the decorative corners from a piece of cardstock then I used the paper trimmer to very carefully cut from where the die left off to the edge of the paper. Then repeated for the other three sides. I hope that helps.