As soon as I saw images in the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Power of Hope I was reminded of my childhood and her Willow Tree China. I was a very fussy eater and would only eat cheese sandwiches shaped as giraffes off the special blue plates at her house, bless her she made them for me every visit! So this one’s for you Grandma, thank you for indulging my childhood whims.
This is a very simple card using just Whisper White Thick cardstock as a base and Night of Navy cardstock and ink to create the image.
I used a Blender Pen to pull some of the ink off the outline of the chinese lady to give her dress a very slight blue colouring. The little bush in the corner was created with the top of the tree image. I stamped it once and it turned out not so good, so I just overstamped with the leftover ink on my stamp a few times to fill it in and I actually like how this turned out.
Are there any stamp sets which bring back happy childhood memories for you? I’d love to know all about them.
Today I’m sharing the love with this card made from the Last A Lifetime Bundle. This is a bundle themed around love and weddings and features some gorgeous dies. Today I’ve chosen to focus on the floral images in the stamp set and their matching dies.
For my card background I chose a sheet of petel pink designer paper which has Champagne foiling on from the Parisian Blossoms collection, I love this design for backgrounds.
I stamped my greeting onto the second largest die from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. To add some more of the champagne colour to my project I used the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and stamped the edges of my nested Label with the large floral die from the stamp set, this adds a nice subtle shimmer to the greeting panal and ties it togther with the background.
To finish the card I added two of the large stamped floral springs which have been stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and coloured with Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends. As a finishing touch I added coloured the berries on the floral springs with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint using a Blender Pen to apply the paint to my project.
This card would make a lovely wedding or anniversary card or just to let someone know you love them whatever time of year.
I love the new Detailed Heart Die and have seensome gorgeous cards made with it, check out Pintrest if you don’t believe me! Today I’m sharing three cards I’ve made using the inlay technique where you add some of the die-cut off cuts back into the orginal die cut. I love doing this as I find it very calming and thearputic, something which is much needed in this household at this time of year.
This first card was very quick to put together using a Merry Merlot card base and a single Gold Foil die cut of the Deatiled Hearts Die, I left this one I’m empty so you can see what a great die this is all on its own. I simple greeting from the Heart to Heart stamp set stamped in Merry Merlot and punched out with the Story Label Punch and the card is done.
For the second card I used Very Vanilla as a card base and added Pretty Peacock into the colour scheme also. I used Gold Foil again to cut my main die image but also cut a one from Merry Merlot and Pretty Peacock. I then inlaid some of the left over heart back into their slots on the gold foil outline. I’ve used some old Multipurpose adhesive sheets to stick my die cuts down, this makes the techinque nice and clean as your basically just playing with stickers.
For my final card today I used Very Vanilla as a card base again but used Merry Merlot as my outline die colour. I then filled in every heart space with either Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacok or Gold Foil. I love how this card turned out, I think adding Pretty Peacock into the mix has made the card elegant and suitable to give to anyone.
Hope this has inspired you to pull out the Detailed Hearts Die and have a play.
This gorgeous card duo are made from products in the Peaceful Poppies Suite. The main product used in these cards was the Poppy Moments dies which is a lovely collection of dies to help you build poppy (or any other type) flowers and leaves. My poppies were made from Poppy Parade cardstock with the outlines cut from Real Red. The leaves were made with Mossy Meadow and Old Olive cardstock.
The background designer paper from both cards comes from Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper. This first card feautures some leaves which have been stamped from the Painted Poppies stamp set, Mossy Meadow ink stamped on Old Olive cardstock. Both cards also feature a strip of Real Red 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon across the middle.
The greetings for both cards come from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, stamped on labels cut from the Painted Labels dies. For a finishing touch on this second card I added some of the dark Poppy Parade flower sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins, I love how cute these little flower sequins are, please Stampin’ Up! bring us these in more colours.
Today sees the launch of six new products from Stampin’ Up!, these products has been specially designed to coordinate with existing products from the January/June Mini Catalogue and some of the products from this years Sale-A-Bration release. There are five die sets and a new 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper pack. These products are available from today until March 31st. These products are limited so will only available while stocks last, so if you like the look of them order as soon as you can as last years coordination products didn’t last long.
Here’s a link to a video produced by Stampin’ Up! which shows the new products in detail, to watch just click here.
Here’s are links to purchase the new coordination products:
Today I’m sharing a project made using the Power of Hope bundle from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. This bundle is only available free with a purchase of £90 or more but I think its worth it as the images in the stamp set are lovely and I love the Stone 3D Embossing folder, this is one product I’m hoping carries over to the new catalogue as I have plenty of ideas for it.
The background is quite simple with just a layer of Petal Pink cardstock run througth the 3D Stone Embossing folder, but this adds so much detail I don’t think the card needed anything else.
I stamped the chinese lady in Tuxedo Black ink onto a Very Vanilla cardstock circle from the Layering Circles dies. I then coloured her in with Petal Pink and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and mounted her onto a Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Circle before adding to my card.
I added a length of the Gold Metallic Edged Ribbon to the card to bring out the Vanilla colour of the card base. A simple card but perfect for any occassion.
Today I’m sharing three simple cards made with the gorgeous Painted Poppies stamp set, this is probably my favourite stamp set from the new catalogue. The focus of this stamp set may be poppies but I feel these flowers are versatile enough to be used to represent many other flowers too, just experiment with colour like I have here.
For each of these cards I used three stamps from the Painted Poppies stamp set and the Happy Birthday greeting comes from the co-ordinating stamp set Peaceful Moments, but you could use any greeting you have.
This Highland Heather card was the first I made. First I stamped the poppy outlines in Tuxedo Black Memento and then filled them in with Highland Heather and the large blob stamp. For the background I stamped off the Highland Heather once on scrap paper before filling in the background. The blob stamp (sorry I can’t think of a better name for it!) has a watercolour effect to it, so I think it makes a lovely background stamp as well as to fill in the flowers.
For the second card I used Melon Mambo and used a similar technique to card one, except I didn’t leave any white space on the card and did much more overstamping.
For this third card I used Bermuda Bay and started the card the same way as card one. For the background I used the paint splash looking stamp to fill in the background. I don’t know if its the colour or this stamp but I really love how this card tured out, its my favourite of the three by far.
I hope these cards have given you a little inspiration for using colours other than red with the Painted Poppies stamp set, I’m loving creating with this set so watch out for more projects next week.