Blackberry Bliss is my very favourite Stampin’ Up! colour so when I saw the Blackberry Beauty Suite I knew I had to purchase it all. It has been very hard for me to actually cut thepapers from the Blackberry Beauty DSP up and craft with them as they are so gorgeous. I have braved it and cut them up and here are three cards from my intial play with this suite, showcasing my three favourite paper designs.
This first card features my favourite design in the paper pack, the gold foiling on this is just so shiny. I’ve paired this with the laarge quote from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set stamped onto a matt from the Scalloped Contours Dies from the Annual Catalogue. I’ve finished the card off with the die cut owl from the Ephemera Pack, I’m a little sad that he didn’t come as a stamped image as I think he’s beautiful.
The main focal point for this card is again the designer paper and here I’ve simply added a gold foiled die cut from the ephemra pack and a little greetings label.
This final card also uses the Scalloped Contour dies as a matt for my stamping. I’ve also added two stamped and die cut birds to this card to compliment the paper. The ribbon on this card is actually the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon which I’ve coloured with a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends.
I love all three of these rich Autumnal cards, which is your favourite?
The Ice Cream Corner Suite is my favourite from the January to June Mini Catalogue, I love all the bright fun colours and who doesn’t love ice-cream! The paper is my favourite part of this suite and I’d love to hoard packs and packs of it but think hubby would get annoyed. Each sheet is full of colour and will definitely make you smile.
For this card I’ve used my very favourite sheet with the multi-coloured ice-cream cones and matted it on Blackberry Bliss to really make it “pop”.
I’ve stamped a couple of lollipops to add as a focal point. These are made with two stamps, for the tops I’ve used second generation stamping to get a lighter colour. So my lollipops are probably your normal Strawberry and Blur Raspeberry. But you can mix up the colours to make any flavour you like, Granny Apple Green and Magenta Madness anyone?
I’ve finished the card off with a touch of the Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon. I love how this is see-through so you can see even more yummy ice-creams peeping through.
Sadly the Layering Ovals dies have now sold out here in Europe but I couldn’t let them go into my craft closet with out one final outing. I’ve paired the with the Free As A Bird stamp set which is carrying over to the next catalogue. I really like the delicate images in this set, these cute little birds were just crying out to be coloured with Stampin’ Blends.
I’ve coloured the little birds with a mix of Petal Pink and So Saffron to give a blended peachy tone, which matches the Champagne Rhinestones which I’ve used to embellish the card. The branch is Soft Suede and the leaves Just Jade.
I’ve used Blackberry Bliss as an accent colour in the flowers in the stamped inmage and also for the stamped flowers on the designer paper background.
As a final touch I added a length of the Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon from the Mini Catalogue
I love the soft feminine feel of this card and hope its not another year before Free As A Bird sees some ink.
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.
I’m loving all the floral stamps sets in the new catalogue and Inspiring Iris is one of my favourites. I love Irises but have sadly never managed to grow any in my garden..yet, so for the time being I can now happily create as many as I like.
For this card I went for a simple colour scheme of Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive, mostly so I could use some of the gorgeous Noble Peacock Speciality DSP which is covered in foil accents and its stunning.
I used the Stamparatus to stamp the three different sections of the Iris and although it’s not lined up perefectly (not sure if its meant too or not) I love it as it adds to that floaty floral feel. To finish the card I added some Blackberry Bliss twine from the Nature’s Twine pack and a little bow.
A gorgeous card for any occassion, I can see myself using this stamp set alot in the coming weeks.
Card Base: Half sheet A4 card measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm