There are so many things to do with this stamp set that I found it difficult to know where to start!
However, I did manage to make a card, whilst thinking of all the others I wanted to make later.
For this card I sponged a cloudy background onto some card and then used the Stitched framelits to die cut a circle for the birds to sit on.
I used my Blends to colour the birds, they have become my ‘go to’ pens for colouring now, I love them. I managed to kind of fade the Cherry Cobbler into the Daffodil Delight on the parrot’s chest.
I decided to fussy cut the birds because I knew their tails where going to be outside the circle they were sitting on. They are quite simple shapes so it wasn’t hard to do.
You can just about see that I used the Petal Burst embossing folder on the background DSP, which was Naturally Eclectic.
I also cut out the balloon but didn’t want to draw the string on in case I messed up the card so I simply pushed it behind the sentiment! I added some Wink of Stella to it but you can’t see it in the photo.
Look out for lots more cards from me using this stamp set!
Here’s what I used to make this card:
I’ve been enjoying using stamps to make my own background DSP recently, and this card is the latest.
I’ve used the Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. There’s plenty of scope for using the stamps for more than one thing, and Stampin’ Up! have cleverly made the little flowers to fit into the peackock’s tail.
For this card I used Lemon Lime Twist and Sweet Sugraplum for the backtround stamp and added Emerald Envy for the body of the peacock.
The peacock is sitting on the medallion die from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. I heat emboosed the sentiment to make it stand out.
I think this combination of colours gives the card a fresh and light feel.
You can’t buy this stamp set – but you can get it free! Spend €60/£45 on items from the annual or spring/summer catalogue and you can choose an item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. There’s no limit, for each €60/£45 you can earn something free.
Please contact me if you need any more information, if you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany or Austria.
So the theme on the Daring Cardmakers challenge blog this week is buildings – we have to feature a building on a project. As soon as I saw the challenge I knew what I was going to use: the Just Add Color speciality DSP.
There are two sheets of 6 designs in the pack and you can colour in each sheet as you want.
I chose to use Blends for my card. I used both dark and light shades of each colour so that I could add some depth to the houses, and added in some sky and greenery freehand afterwards when I thought it looked a bit odd just having a white background.
The Congratulations sentiment and die cut come from the Petal Palette suite, and I thought suited the card well.
There are lots of other choices in the DSP collection – teapots, feathers, a sea scene, feathers, leaves. If you like colouring this would make a great buy, or you could gift it to somone who liked colouring.
Back soon with another project!
Here’s what I used to make this card:
If it’s Friday it must be a Daring Cardmakers card! And because it’s a new month there’s an elemental theme for this week. Here’s what we had to play with:
And here’s the card I made based on the theme:
I made this card using a stamp set that I rarely use – Pop of Paradise. I decided to make my own DSP background using one of the leaf stamps in Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum.
Those little tiny hearts between the leaves come from Layering Love and I used Calypso Coral to carry on the pinky theme. I fussy cut out the flamingo because I wanted him half on and half off the white piece of card.
There’s no magic formula for the diagonal cut – I just put it in my trimmer and cut where I thought I’d like it to be. I wanted enough room for the sentiment and flamingo.
The leaf background piece is stuck directly to the card base, and the white piece I popped up using some fun foam. For the heart I used the Sweet and Sassy Framelits to cut it out.
So there you have it. A kind of Valentine card I guess. Those gems that you can see are clear Faceted Gems that I coloured with a Cherry Cobbler blends pen.
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As soon as I saw this suite in the Spring/Summer catalogue I loved it. So many beautiful things! As well as the stamp set and dies – which are available as a bundle with 10% off – there are lots of other goodies in this suite.
I’ve used some of them on these cards. Two new embossing pastes, Shimmery White and Silver, together with one of the new Sweet Soirée decorative masks. And the flowers are from the new Sweet Soirée Embellishment kit.
The silver embossing paste which I used on the card with the cake is slightly more liquid than the embossing paste from the annual catalogue, and I found it took longer to dry. But it wasn’t a problem.
The cake and present I coloured using Blends pens, and added some Wink of Stella which you can’t see in the photos. I popped them up on dimensionals and in real life they do really stand out in front of the flowers which I glued to the card.
I used Pool Party card for the background because I thought the silver and shimmery white would look good on it, but other colours would look just as good I’m sure.
There’s no die for the present but it’s not difficult to fussy cut out. And that Shimmery White embossing paste really is very shimmery and beautiful, the photo doesn’t do it justice.
I didn’t use the absolutely beautiful Sweet Soirée DSP here, I’ll save that for another time!
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Here’s what I used to make this card