I love how the stamps in the Todays Tiles set create intricate looking patterns which look like they’ve taken ages to stamp but in reality took just seconds. The trick with this stamp set is to use the Stamp-a-ratus to line up the stamps and then you will get perfect alighment everytime.
I cut my Whisper White cardstock to fit the Stamp-a-ratus and then stamped a row of the base tiles in Seaside Spray. You can fit three blocks of stamped tiles on the Stamp-a-ratus if you start right near the right hand-side and then move two spaces across or down depending on which way you’ve lined up the stamp. I needed four blocks for these cards so did a second set of stamping on more cardstock.
After stamping the Seaside Spray layer I kept the stamp on the Stamp-a-ratus for my second batch of stamping but turned it over to add the detail stamp. Take time here to make sure you’ve lined up your stamp correctly and ensure the magnets have a firm hold on your paper as the slightnest nudge can throw the design off. I’ve stamped my detailed layer in Blackberry Bliss so it really stands out.
I’ve used Misty Moonlight as a complimentary colour for these cards and used Blackberry Bliss for stamping the sentiments. Two of the sentiments were stamped onto dies from the Field Tiles die set which can be bought in a bundle with the Today’s Tiles stamp set.
I love how simple these cards were to create and look forward to playing with more colour combinations and designs soon.
Today I’m sharing a card made with the Comfort & Hope stamp set, this is a great stamp set for adding little touches on cards as the images are all different textures and elements. My favourite stamp has to be the loops, I was a big fan of the Metallic Thread we used to carry but could never get my loops to look right, now I can just add this stamp onto the card.
To add some three dimensional texture I added one of the leaf flourishes from the Forever Flourishing Dies. I cut the leaves out of the Soft Sea Foam Velveteen paper, word of warning this stuff attracts dust like crazy some keep it wrapped up! To highlight the texture on the leaves I added a touch of Just Jade ink using a sponge duaber.
To finish the card I added the greeting Comfort and Hope stamped on a label of Mint Macaron cut from the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.
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Today I’m hopping again with my fellow Pootlers to share with you some of our favourite things from the new catalogue. So when you’ve had a look at my project please follow the links at the bottom to see the rest of the projects.
One of my favourite things in the new catalogue is the the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch , this is a great investment to your crafting supplies as it can make six different labels in one punch, how great is that!
This great punch is also available as a bundle with the Lovely You stamp set, which is the perfect mix of florals and sentiments, a winning combination in my book.
The punch creates labels which are 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″ wide with two different edges, I’ve only used one edge in my projects today but have used all three widths. This first card also shows one of the new In-Colours, Magenta Madness. This is a bright pink and sadly my photos today don’t show it too well. The colours I’ve paired it with are Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay which I think work great with Magenta Madness.
This card shows all three sizes of the Lovely Labels Punch. You can also see one of the patterns from the new In-Colour DSP stacks and more Magenta Madness products with the 2020-2022 In-Colour Enamel Dots and some Twill Ribbon which is so soft.
Here’s both cards together, I can see both the punch and stamp set being used loads.
Now I’d love you to visit other Pootlers blogs so please click the blue button to see the links to some more great projects.
Male cards are something I have always struggled with, especially teenage males which makes the the Pedal to the Metal stamp set the perfect choice. This stamp set has some great images for males of any age.
For these cards I used Blueberry Bushell and Call Me Clover before they go in the retired products cupboard. I’ve matched Blueberry Bushell with the Motorbike and Call Me Clover with the Gator as its the perfect “John Deere” Green.
The Happy Birthday greeting comes from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set which is also retiring and the stars are from the Family Party stamp set. I love the background I created with the tyre tracks and stars, perfect for teenagers.
So yesterday my pre-order arrives with goodies from the new catalogue and the first thing I had to pull out and play with were the new In-Colours for 2020-22, this is one of my favourite things about Stampin’ Up! the five new colours every month….confession time I still have cardstock in every UK colour they’ve released.
If I had to sum up this years colours in one word I’d say FUN. They bright and cheerful and looking at them just makes me happy. So lets have a closer look.
First up is Bumble Bee which many of you will recognise from the Ornate Garden Suite. A bright sunny yellow which I think will fit in well with Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight and So Safffron,
Next up is Cinnamon Cider, a lovely rich chocolate brown. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Stampin’ Blends in this colour as its the prefect animal/tree brown.
This is Just Jade which is a lighter, slightly more muted version of Emerald Envy from a couple of years ago. I can see this working well with Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce.
This is Magenta Madness and its much brighter than in the photo, think along the lines of Lemon Lime Twist, we’ve not really had a pink like this before so I’m looking forward to playing around with colour combinations for this one.
Last up is Misty Moonlight. I really like this one, its as close to a perfect true blue I think you could get and the perfect compliment to Night of Navy and Seaside Spray.
So there they are our new colours which one is your favourite and which colours do you think it’ll work well with?
This cards were made using the new patterns for the Designer Series Paper Assortment and a new stamp set called Tasteful Touches, which has lovely sentiments. These will be available to customers on June 3rd. If you can’t wait that long then you can join Stampin’ Up! and become part of my team and add them to you starter kit today.