Wednesday, 26 February 2014

All Occasion card (and hand made template)

Whilst browsing Pinterest the other day I came across a card that had been made
with a Harlequin die.  I haven't got one of these, so I set about and made my own 
diamond stencil.  I used my Stampin' Up! Triangle punch to make the diamond shape,
first of all in paper - and since then I have made one in acetate.
This card was made using the paper template - which was a trifle dodgy
as I was working blind placing the diamonds.  In fact I am quite impressed with the result, it will be a lot easier with the acetate one.

Here's the finished card, that I have decided to leave blank, in fact I shall make a few that will be suitable for all occasions, and will just need a sentiment.
The colours which I used and stippled into the stencil were:
Real Read, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point.
The flower is from the !Love and Sympathy" stamp set,
but I think that this card with the lovely bright colours will lend itself to many different occasions.

Just to give you an idea of how difficult it was to place these diamonds, here is my paper template!

As I said earlier, it will be a lot easier to make the next card now that I have made one out of acetate.  Enjoy!!


  1. Beautiful and thanks for the tutorial. May have to give this a try!

  2. this is a gorgeous card with a great sketch Kate.

    gr karin

  3. Fabulous idea Kate and a stunning creation.

  4. I loved that card on Pinterest too! Yours is fabulous Kate and clever you making your own stencil xx Zoe xx

  5. Gorgeous Kate, it is so elegant and the colours of the diamonds are wonderful.
    Janet xxx

  6. This is fabulous Kate. Clever idea too.
    Linda xxx

  7. A brilliant card Kate. I love your colour work and your idea to make your own stencil is fabulous x

  8. Gorgeous idea, and you're right can lend itself to many colour combo's. looks great without sentiment, can be used as a notelet x

  9. Lovely card Kate, such a great idea!

  10. What a beautiful and simple design. Those diamonds look wonderful with the blended colours and the great layout of them. I am really starting to love stampin' up stuff and I blame you 100% lol

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  11. Great design Kate love how you've added flower on the top
    P xx

  12. fabulous hun love it and ty for the tutorial must have a go x

  13. Wow that is a stunner - love it Ann x x


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