You Warm My Heart!

Hello! I’m really excited to be back with the third instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Stamp Set Showcase. If you missed the first two posts you can find them here (part 1 and part 2).

This week I wanted to show that Frosted Foliage is not just for Christmas and doesn’t need to involve Balmy Blue or Night of Navy! With that in mind I have used a colour scheme of Very Vanilla and Soft Suede. I hope you like it!

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and I have followed this with a smaller layer of Soft Suede cardstock. The main background for the card is created from a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock onto which I have stamped in Soft Suede ink using the Crackle Paint background stamp. I have then embossed this layer using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. This gives a lovely texture to the background of the card.

For the sentiment piece I have also stamped in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. This was then die cut using the Frosted Frames dies. I’ve added some extra interest by using a length of Copper Trim. The sentiment is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is created with the addition of gorgeous die-cut foliage from the Frosted Frames dies set. These have been cut from both Very Vanilla cardstock and Copper Foil Sheets. I think the shine and extra dimension produced by the foliage gives a lovely, luxurious feel to the card, making the recipient feel really special. Which, of course, is one of the main reasons to send handmade cards!

Next time…

Thanks for joining me today. I really hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

I hope you can join me next week for the final instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Stamp Set Showcase.

If you would like to purchase any of the products I have used today (or any other Stampin’ Up! products), simply click the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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Enjoy Life part 3

Today we are continuing the ‘Enjoy Life’ stamp set showcase. Again, I have chosen projects that demonstrate the versatility of this stamp set. These projects use a completely different colour palette than the previous two blog posts. I have gone for neutral colours with Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Early Espresso and I think this looks great used with the silhouette stamps in this set.

Enjoy Life Card

Starting from a Sahara Sand card base, I have stamped on a layer of Whisper White cardstock in Early Espresso ink. Adding the small flower stamp to the image of the grass adds a bit of extra interest and allows you to build up a unique scene every time. I have stamped the Crackle Paint background onto Sahara Sand cardstock in Early Espresso ink and added a strip of Burlap Ribbon. This piece is adhered to the Whisper White layer. The sentiment (which is fabulous) is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. An extra rectangle in Sahara Sand adds a nice little tab and helps to tie in with the gift tag.

Enjoy Life Gift Tag

Again, I have started from a Sahara Sand cardstock base for the gift tag and stamped the Crackle Paint background in Early Espresso ink. The tag is created using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. A strip of Burlap Ribbon is adhered to the tag, followed by the small sentiment piece which is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. The final layer is Whisper White cardstock with the corners rounded at the top and then the silhouettes stamped in Early Espresso ink. Final touches are added with the twine and thread.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Let me know if you have any questions. Next week will be the final instalment for ‘Enjoy Life’ and we’ll explore a different Stamp Set. It might even be something from the new catalogue!

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The products that I have used are listed below. To add any of these supplies to your craft stash, simply click the link and you’ll go straight to my online shop.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting, Helen x

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