Crafty Meraki new beginning

December already and although I have a lot of winter and Christmas themed cards to show you this month, I am starting off with a floral card! Today’s project is a card made using the Little Things floral stamp from Crafty Meraki’s own collection. I started out by making a line in the middle with a black marker and masked off one half of the card, then I stamped the flower stamp before masking the other side, rotating the stamp set and stamping again. That way I used the same part of the stamp twice.

Once I had coloured it up I used part of a sentiment stamp from the Colorado Craft Company collaboration set, before using the rest of the same sentiment next to it instead of having it under as it was designed. I glued it onto lilac MFT card stock and used matching enamel dots from Altenew.

And here is a close-up photo for you.

Copics used: BV000, BV02, V000, V12, V15, V17, V09, Y13, Y17, Y19, YR27, YG61, YG63, YG67, RV02

Crafty Meraki + Colorado Craft Company

Today Crafty Meraki is having a special mini release. It’s a collaboration with Colorado Craft Company! It is a part of CCC’s big and bold line and it’s a gorgeous orchid.

I have opted for a no-line version in a bit of an unusual colour, at least for an orchid. Then again, orchids can be in pretty much any colour you want, right? Once I had almost all of it coloured up, I simply had to give the centre a lime green colour. I don’t know why, but that’s what felt right at the time and I really quite like it, actually.

Copics used: RV91, RV93, RV95, BV23, E70, E74, E77, N3, N5, N7, N9, YG01, YG13, YG67

Crafty Meraki – Sympathy rose

For today’s card, as my Crafty Meraki post of a the week, I’ve used Colorado Craft Company as my primary focus. The stamp is called Big & Bold Sympathy Rose. The stamp is quite large, so you need to cut it to make it fit on an A2 card. I opted for an angle a bit different to what is usual for this stamp and I picked some semi-random colours to colour it up. The flower is stamped with Ink On 3’s Fadeout ink.

As the stamp itself takes up so much space, I opted to leave the card reasonably simple. Just a bit of frantage over the coloured panel, a sentiment and some enamel dots in a match colour.

The sentiment is from MFT Stamps, the Smile Maker set, and is embossed in white on dark green card stock.

Copics used: R30, YR00, R12, R43, RV34, YG61, G43, G46, BG99