Bloom and Grow Part 4

I have a very personal card for you today. This is the birthday card that I have created for my Mam. She is one of the most important people in my life and it’s her birthday tomorrow. I’m not worried about her seeing it early though as she doesn’t do blogs! I hope you like the card (I’m sure she will).

Previous blog posts…

By the way, if you would like to read the previous three instalments of the Bloom and Grow Stamp Set Showcase, you can find them here… 1, 2 and 3.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Rococo Rose cardstock. This is followed by another layer of Rococo Rose which I have embossed using the Tufted 3D embossing folder. I think this is a really luxurious combination. The embossed layer is wrapped with a length of Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Trim and then adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The floral image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured using the Rococo Rose and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends combos. This is cut out using the coordinating Budding Blooms Dies. I have adhered the coloured image to a fancy frame created using the Stitched Labels Dies. All of the other die cuts also come from this set and I have layered elements of Vellum Cardstock, Rococo Rose Cardstock and a Whisper White sentiment piece.

The final touches come from the stitched heart and ‘Mam’ label (I am from the Midlands after all!). The inside sentiment reads ‘You are simply wonderful’ because she is! I will also decorate the envelope using the same floral image as features on the front of the card.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this series of 4 blog posts showcasing the Bloom and Grow stamp set. It’s definitely one which I will be continuing to reach for often. Next week I will start my September showcase which will feature the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and coordinating Pine Tree Punch.

Product list…

Below I have listed all of the products I have used in creating this card. If you would like to purchase any of them, simply click the link and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Until next time, if you have any questions please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Happy crafting, h x

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Bloom and Grow part 3

Welcome back to my Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow Stamp Set Showcase. I have another simple but effective card for you today to prove that this stamp set is great for those of you who haven’t learned to love colouring just yet! You can find more inspiration for this stamp set on these previous blog posts: part 1 and part 2.

The Basics!

The card base is created from Whisper White thick cardstock. There is also a smaller Whisper White layer which I have stamped using one of the beautiful floral images in Basic Grey ink. This is such a simple way to create your own backgrounds.

Elegant Combinations!

A strip of Rose Glimmer Paper has been adhered to the bottom of the card creating such an elegant colour combination. A circle of the Glimmer Paper has also been cut out using the 2.25″ Circle Punch. The sentiment is stamped in Basic Grey, cut out using the Starburst Punch and adhered to leave a gorgeous little flash of Rose sparkle behind. The sentiment piece is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and a length of Rose Metallic Thread provides the final touch.

Next time…

Next week will be the final instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow showcase before we move on to look at another stamp set. I hope you can join me. In the meantime if you have any questions or comments you can leave them below or contact me via email: helen@papercraftlife.com

Product list…

A list of the products I used in creating this card can be found below. If you would like to add any of the items to your stash simply click the link and you’ll be taken straight to my online shop.

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Bloom and Grow Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow Stamp Set Showcase! Last week we created a really simple card using just the Stamp Set and some basic supplies. This week we are stepping it up a little and will incorporate the coordinating Budding Blooms Dies.

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have also included another layer of Whisper White cardstock and wrapped a length of Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon around it. The sentiment is also stamped on to this layer in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Onto another piece of Whisper White cardstock I have stamped one of the floral images, also in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This image has then been coloured using the Lovely Lipstick and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends Combos, and die cut using the Stampin’ Up! Budding Blooms Die Set.

The final touch is created using a few of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots. I really like the clean look of this card with quite a bit of white space and a few pops of colour. Adding the sentiment at an unusual angle also adds a bit of interest and helps your card stand out from the rest.

Next time…

I hope you’ll join me next time as I create more projects using the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow Stamp Set.

Product list…

If you would like to add any of the products used to your craft stash simply click the link and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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Bloom and Grow Part 1

Welcome to the first part of my Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow Stamp Set Showcase. For Part 1 I’m going to show you how I created this really simple card.

Firstly, the card base is created from a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock. There is then a Whisper White layer onto which I have stamped in Smoky Slate ink. As you can see, I have masked off part of the cardstock with a sticky note and stamped one of the floral images. To emphasize this, I have used a Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker to draw lines at the two masking points.

The sentiment is stamped into the centre of the masked off section, also in Smoky Slate ink. Some of the foliage has been coloured using the Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend. The final touch is a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

I think the simplicity of this card mirrors the concept of the sentiment but the use of a few jewels ensures that it still has a little touch of ‘wonderful’ just like the recipient.

Next time…

Next week we will step it up a little and create a card which uses the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow Stamp Set and the coordinating Budding Blooms Dies. I hope you’ll join me again.

Product list…

If you would like to add any of the products that I have used to your crafting stash, simply click the link and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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