Color & Contour is one bundle which I bought more for the dies as I love a die which creates a matt for me to work with and who doesn’t love things with a scalloped edge? Win, win! So I focused just on the stamp set and here’s what I created:
I’ve used a mix of Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and Soft Succulent from the 21-23 In-colours, which are definitley my favourite collection. Stampin’ Up! please please don’t retire these colours I love them.
One thinng that makes the Color and Contour stamp set for me is the sentiments I love when they contain a mix of scripty with capitals. I’d love it if we had a complimetary birthday set in the same font.
From the stamping you can see I didn’t get the outlines to match up with the middle parts but I think this adds more depth to the card and makes the card realistic.
This week I’m focusing on the Pansy Petal Suite, my favourite suite from the new catalogue as I love the colours and Pansies are one of my favourite flowers.
This suite features a stamp and die set, matching designer paper and cute little Bumblebee Trinkets similar to the ones in the Dandy Garden Suite. One of my favourite features of this suite is the options with the die set. You can cut from the matching designer paper, cut from stamped images and also simply use the dies to build your own flowers from cardstock.
Today I’m showing a card which has been created mostly from just die-cutting the designer paper, so was easy to make and looks great. I just used images which have Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Freesia and Evening Evergreen.
The background paper also comes from the Pansy Petals DSP, making this pack even more versatile as everyone loves a gingham don’t they. After stamping a sentiment onto one of the frames from the Scalloped Contours Dies I arranged my pansies over to the left of the card. As a finishing touch I’ve added some of the Fresh Freesia In-Colour Jewels,
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing more with this gorgeous suite so see you then.
Today I’m showcasing a couple of cards with the Brushed Blooms Bundle. I’m sad this one is not carrying over into our main catalogue as with the mixture of flowers, sentiments and paint effects I think its quite a versatile set and one I haven’t had much time to play with.
These two cards today on the dies as I had a play and made a whole stack of them. I used the fine-tip glue when assembling them as I’m running low on adhesive sheets but they would have made things a lot quicker.
I used Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Polished Pink for my flowers and Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen for the leaves, on a card base of Very Vanilla.
For the background I’ve used a sheet of the Soft Succulent Designer Paper. I think this years designs are the best we’ve has as they are all very generic and easy to use on any project, I do struggle a bit when patterns have a lot of words on them.
To add interest to the backgrounds I’ve used the Basic Borders Dies, these are one of my favourite products from the new catalogue and they are the perfect size for card bases.
Which set are you most sad to see go from the Mini Catalogue?
For today’s card I’ve pulled out the Flowering Vine Dies which coordinate with the Vine design stamp set, both from the January to June Mini Catalogue. I love how much detail they have in the three large dies and the overall fresh modern vibe with they have.
I’ve used Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Basic White for this card. I love how much the white background die stands out on the card and the Magenta Madness just adds a pop of colour.
A few Coastal Cabana Rhinestone for the flower centres and the card is done. I can’t wait to play with this set some more.
We’ve just had two days of glorious sunshine here in the UK which made me think ice creams outside might be a possibility over the Easter weekend. Sadly this is England so sunny periods are short lived and we’re back to wooly jumpers and cocoa beside the fire.
Anyway thought I’d still share this bright cheery ice-cream card and we can all keep our fingers crossed the sunshine makes an appearance again soon. I chose to Magenta Madness as my background colour as I think its the brightness most fun colour we have. I’ve paired that with Early Espresso and Mint Macaron to emphasize the ice-cream theme.
I used the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set to stamp my ice cream scoops and cone and the matching Ice cream Builder Punch to punch out. Then simply build your ice cream however you want, mines got Chocolate, Stawberry and Mint with Chocolate Sprinkles!
The greeting was stamped on spare cardstock in Early Espresso and fussy cut out, I’m new to fussy cutting words so I’m not 100% happy with the result but practise makes perfect. A few Magenta Madness Enamel Dots finish off the card.