Ornate Thanks Card

Welcome to week 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz Colour Challenge. If you missed weeks 1 and 2 you can find them here (week 1 and week 2).

This week I would like to share with you a card I created using the Early Release Ornate Thanks stamp set. To find out more about the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release click here.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have then taken a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper and applied water using an Aqua Painter. Using Clear Blocks as palettes, I applied Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana and Flirty Flamingo ink to the wet paper and blended slightly.

Once the paper was dry, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut out using one of the Ornate Layers dies. The sentiment piece was adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a length of Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon (sorry – I thought it was Coastal Cabana at the time!), folded it in half an attached to the sentiment piece using a Mini Library Clip. To add interest and help to keep the ribbon in place, I tied a length of Silver Metallic Thread around it.

The final touch is provided with a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

The Ornate Garden Suite is so versatile and will be available from 1st April so keep checking back for more information. If you can’t wait until then, you could always join my team and add the Suite (or your favourite parts) to your Starter Kit! Email me for more details or click here to join.

Next time…

Next week Pear Pizzazz will be combined with Garden Green and Poppy Parade – join me then for more inspiration.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click here or on the individual links to head straight to my online shop. Note: I will update the links once the Ornate Garden Suite is available to purchase.

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Verdant Garden Card

Have you ever noticed that some fantastic stamp sets seem to slip under the radar? Take a look on Pinterest and you’ll see the same stamp sets used over and over again while there are very few examples using others.

One of my favourite stamp sets featured in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue 2019/2020 is Verdant Garden. However, I don’t see many examples on social media platforms. I’m not sure why. It features gorgeous foliage, fabulous patterns and cute sentiments. There is also the coordinating Garden Lane DSP available. What’s not to love?!

Today we are showing Verdant Garden some much deserved love with my latest Colour Challenge project…

If you missed week 1 of my March Colour Challenge, you can find the blog post here.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Pear Pizzazz cardstock and I have stamped directly onto it to create a background image. This background image is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink and I have created a frame using the foliage image which is gorgeously intricate. I have also stamped the ‘star’ shape a few times around the card base to tie in with the sentiment piece.

I have stamped the repeating pattern images on Whisper White cardstock in Pear Pizzazz and Crushed Curry ink. These patterns remind my of Moroccan tiles and look wonderful in so many colour combinations. Just above the pattern, I have stamped the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink. This sentiment is from the Sending You Thoughts Stamp Set which is one of this year’s Sale-A-Bration products so your can earn this for FREE with a £45 spend (before 31st March).

The sentiment piece is cut out using the 2″ Circle Punch and layered onto a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock cut out using the 2.25″ Circle Punch. The whole piece was adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope I have inspired you to take a closer look at the Stampin’ Up! Verdant Garden stamp set, I’m sure you won’t regret it. If you would like to purchase any of the items used in this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) you can simply click here or on any of the individual links below to head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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Pear Pizzazz Colour Challenge Week 1

As you may know, each month I set myself a Colour Challenge. This involves randomly selecting one of the Stampin’ Up! colours and producing projects to share for each Tuesday of the month. For week 1, I always produce a monochrome project using just the feature colour plus one of Whisper White, Very Vanilla or Basic Black.

My March Colour Challenge features Pear Pizzazz. For the monochrome card I decided to pair (excuse the pun!) it with Very Vanilla.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and I have followed this with a layer of Pear Pizzazz cardstock. The main card front is a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock.

I have stamped images from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the coordinating punches. I have also stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the plain heart punch. The slightly larger scalloped heart punch was used to cut out a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and they were layered together. The hearts were arranged onto the card front and adhered using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The whole card front (with punched elements in place) was then embossed using the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder. This technique is called inlaid embossing and its so effective! The final touch was to mount the card front on to the card base and there we have it – a gorgeous card to let someone know how much they mean to you!

Next time…

Next week Pear Pizzazz will be combined with Shaded Spruce and Crushed Curry. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

If you wish to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products), you can head straight to my online shop by clicking here or on any of the individual item links below.

Product list…

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Daisies or Sunflowers? You decide!

I’d love you to join me to find out how I made this fabulous card. You can watch the video now on my YouTube channel…

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If you would like to purchase any of the products I have used to make this card simply click on the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop!

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