What a fabulous weekend we've had here - the sun blazing, a British Wimbledon champion and my husband's birthday celebrations - a big one this year! I'll have more on that this week, including an idea for wrapping an awkward-shaped present... but first, a little Mosaic Madness inspired by the heatwave we've been having:
I just love this set! It's so new and fresh and I love how you can change the mood of it completely by using different colours and embellishments. The first thing I made with the set was a Christmas card (here) but by using hot colours such as Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo with a touch of bling, I've come up with a bit of a Bollywood feel. I can't wait to try some other colour combinations!
The quatrefoil images are gorgeous but let's not forget the versatile background stamps in this set. Here I stamped one of them repeatedly before adding a sentiment from Happy Day. The quatrefoils were stamped and cut out with the matching punch and then I decorated them with punched hearts, flowers and gems. Piercing is a great way to add a little extra definition.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Happy Day
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie
Card stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, scrap of Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point
Punches: Mosaic, Owl, small Heart, Itty Bitty punch pack
Other: Basic rhinestones, essentials piercing templates and tool, stamp-a-majig
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I love the way my children take it for granted that they make a card for family birthdays - and they're always amazing and personal! Of course, you do need to be a little bit sensitive about a milestone birthday... "This is lovely!" said my husband, opening my youngest son's card. "Is it a rainbow?" My son shook his head. "No, it's a sunset!" he said. I caught my husbands eye. "This year it's a sunset," I said. "Next year it could be a twilight!"
See you tomorrow when I'll be revealing my present to my husband!