Lighter evenings and a touch of sunshine is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with your impressive Rare Earth stamp and die set with the March 2021 issue of Crafts Beautiful. Grab yourself a cup of tea and a biscuit – or two! – as we show you the neverending crafty possibilities that this kit has to offer. Our expert designers Kitty Day and Colette Smith have been hard at work making 14 gorgeous designs that you can try right now.
1 Little Lamb
Take an 11cm square of rainbow patterned paper and die cut a 6.5cm circle in the centre. Back the square piece with acetate and line with foam tape. Attach the die cut circle to the centre of a 13cm white square blank so the pattern lines up with the shaker panel. Stamp the sentiment near the top left of the circle. Add some sequins and fix the shaker element to the blank. Stamp, colour and cut out the lamb, fix to the lower right of the blank so it overlaps the shaker window.
2 Daffodil Bunch
Stamp the bouquet and sentiment onto watercolour card and add colour with watercolour paints. Trim to 11cm square. Cover a 12cm square blank with lime card and attach the bouquet panel centrally onto it.
3 Ombre Design
Stamp the hyacinth and sentiment onto white card 8.5cm x 14cm with embossing ink. Apply white embossing powder and heat set. Blend shades of pink and purple inks onto the stamped image creating an ombre effect. Use a paper towel to buff away any excess ink. Matt onto a white blank 9cm x 14.5cm.
4 Spring Bunny
Trim a piece of white card 10cm x 13.5cm and stamp the bow in black ink using the bunny stamp as a guide for placement. Stamp the bow onto masking paper, cut out and place over the original image. Stamp the bunny onto the card and again onto masking paper, cut out and place over the bunny. Blend aqua, lime and green ink onto the card. Remove the masks and stamp the sentiment under the bunny and attach to a white 11cm x 14cm blank.
5 Bunny Birthday
Create a top fold 14cm white circle blank and trim away a section from the bottom. Die cut another circle in rainbow paper and trim so that when it is attached to the blank it sits 2.5cm above the bottom of the blank. Stamp the sentiment centrally at the bottom of the blank. Wrap pink twine around the edge of the paper and tie in a bow at the left-hand side. Die cut three bunnies in white card and fix to the rainbow section with foam pads. Add some gems to decorate.
6 Concentric Hearts
Create a 12cm x 15cm white blank and cover the top 12cm with patterned paper. Die cut a large heart and another smaller heart in coordinating patterned papers, layer and fix to the blank. Stamp the chick onto white card, colour and die cut into a small heart. Add to the blank with foam pads. Stamp the sentiment in the lower right of the blank.
7 Floral Trio
Cut three pieces of card 4cm x 9cm one each in orange, lime and yellow card and stamp the floral spray onto each piece with blank ink. Use a white gel pen to add some highlights. Create a white blank 9cm x 15cm and attach the panels evenly down the front.
8 Happy Birthday
Cover the front of a 13.2cm x 13.7cm card blank with patterned paper. Stamp the flower bouquet image onto white card measuring 11cm x 11.5cm. Colour in with pens and draw a frame around it with a fine line pen. Attach the panel onto the card with foam pads. Add gems onto the image to finish.
9 Quackers For You!
Emboss a piece of blue card measuring 12.5cm x 8.5cm with a lattice style embossing folder and glue onto a card base. Stamp three chicks and a daffodil onto a strip of white stamping card. Lightly blend blue ink at the top and green ink at the bottom then colour in the images with pens. Layer the strip onto blue card then white card and glue onto the card.
Stamp the sentiment, layer onto card and attach in place with foam pads. Add pearls to finish.
10 Stamp and Layer
Layer red card measuring 10cm x 13.5cm onto coloured card and glue onto a 11cm x 14.5cm card blank. Trim patterned paper to measure 6.5cm x 13.5cm, layer onto coloured card and glue onto the centre of the card. Trim white card to measure 8cm x 9.5cm, layer onto coloured card and fix onto the card with foam pads. Stamp the basket and three tulip images and cut out. Colour the images with pens, glue the flowers behind the basket then attach onto the card with
foam pads. Stamp the sentiment onto white card. Layer onto coloured card and attach onto the bottom of the card. Add a button to each side of the sentiment.
11 Bloomin' Lovely
Stamp the tulips randomly onto a white stamping card measuring 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Colour each of the images using alcohol pens. Mount the panel onto coloured card and glue onto a card blank. Stamp the sentiment onto white card, layer onto coloured card and attach onto the card. Add a pearl to each side of the sentiment.
12 Spring Has Sprung
Layer patterned papers onto coloured card and glue onto a 12cm square card blank. Die-cut a circle from white card and a scalloped circle from pink card and layer together. Blend a little green ink onto the white circle and attach onto the card with foam pads. Stamp, colour and cut out the images then fix onto the circle with foam pads. Stamp the sentiment and fix onto the left side.
13 With Love
Layer coloured card onto a white card blank measuring 11cm x 15cm. Die cut a circle from patterned paper and attach different patterned paper behind the circle with foam pads. Stamp the bunny, lightly colour in, cut out and place in the window. Die cut a circle frame from coloured card and glue onto the circle window. Wrap twine around the card and tie into a bow. Add a stamped layered sentiment and add some pearls to finish.
14 Thank You
Layered patterned paper onto coloured card and glue onto a card base measuring 9.5cm x 14.5cm. Layer white card measuring 5.5cm x 12cm onto lilac card and attach onto the card with foam pads. Stamp, colour and cut out the flower then attach onto the panel with foam pads. Add gems to each corner and add a sentiment to finish.
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