Golden Honey DSP Card

Hello and welcome to the third instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set Showcase. If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here… part 1, part 2. This week I really wanted to make a card using the gorgeous Golden Honey Speciality DSP which you can earn for FREE with a £45 spend during the Sale-A-Bration event! If you would like more information about Sale-A-Bration feel free to email me: helen@papercraftlife.com or shop now.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White thick cardstock and I have followed this with a layer of Basic Black cardstock. The main card front is a piece of Whisper White cardstock which I have stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink with the two flower images from the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp set. Alternatively, you could use a piece of the DSP which has a very similar design.

I have cut three circles from the DSP using the 2″ circle punch and adhered two of them directly to the card front. The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Rectangles. A larger Stitched Rectangle has been cut out of Basic Black and these have been layered together. However, I have offset them to give a slightly different effect.

The third DSP circle is adhered to the sentiment piece. I have also cut out a piece of Gold Foil Sheet using the Classic Label punch. The cut out was then snipped in half and both sections adhered to the back of the sentiment piece. The whole piece was then adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The black, white and gold foil combination from the DSP has been carried throughout the card and gives a sophisticated look. I think this card is really simple and effective and would be perfect for those people who are not so keen on bright colours.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Please join me again next week for another project featuring the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp set. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments you can leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

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

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Painted Poppies Card

Hello, and welcome to the fifth, and final, instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Stamp Set Showcase. If you have missed parts 1 to 4 you can find them here… part 1, 2, 3 and 4. Next week I’ll start a brand new Showcase using the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set.

Having shown you a gift bag and fancy envelope on the latest showcase blogs, I wanted to go back to a handmade card this week. I wanted to incorporate some of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies DSP but by using subtle elements of it rather than using it as the whole card front. The colour scheme I have chosen come from the DSP and is Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I have then cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock. Onto this a have stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink using the two texture stamps included in the set. I love texture stamps because they can be used to fill as much, or as little, white space as you desire! I have cut a couple of strips of DSP and adhered these to the card front. The poppy outlines have been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then they have been in-filled in Blackberry Bliss ink. These have been cut out using the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Painted Labels dies.

The card base is created from Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I have then cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock. Onto this a have stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink using the two texture stamps included in the set. I love texture stamps because they can be used to fill as much, or as little, white space as you desire! I have cut a couple of strips of DSP and adhered these to the card front. The poppy outlines have been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then they have been in-filled in Blackberry Bliss ink. These have been cut out using the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Painted Labels dies.

Similarly, the leaf outlines were first stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, in-filled in Old Olive ink and cut out using the coordinating dies. One of the poppies is adhered directly to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the other is raised up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Similarly, the leaf outlines were first stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, in-filled in Old Olive ink and cut out using the coordinating dies. One of the poppies is adhered directly to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the other is raised up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment piece, I have stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Blackberry Bliss ink. The sentiment comes from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set. This is cut out using one of the Painted Labels dies and adhered using dimensionals.

I think this card looks clean and simple without looking stark. The strips of DSP help to highlight the colours used for the poppies and the leaves and tie the whole thing together.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and the rest of my Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Showcase. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

Next time I will be featuring the brand new Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp set and, let’s face it, who doesn’t love bees?!

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 links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

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Painted Poppies Card

Hello, and welcome to part 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set showcase. If you missed it, you can find part 1 here. As I mentioned last week, ‘Painted Poppies’ and is part of the gorgeous ‘Peaceful Poppies’ Suite.

The whole Suite is delightful and includes two stamp set and die bundles, DSP, sequins, ribbon and die-cut elements. You’ll find it on pages 24-27 of the new catalogue once you get yours! If you are in the UK and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the catalogue just get in touch and I’ll be happy to send you one.

This week’s project is a card which incorporates many elements from the suite – stamps, dies, Designer Series Paper (DSP) and embellishments.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Pool Party cardstock. The next layer is a piece of the beautiful Peaceful Poppies DSP but to add some extra interest, I have cut a window from the DSP using one of the dies from the Painted Labels die set. I have used the same die to cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock and adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the smaller label die from the Painted Labels set. Stamping towards the edge of the label leaves space that provides a great background for the focal poppy. This is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Poppy Parade cardstock and cut out using the coordinating die. I have also die cut three leaves from Old Olive cardstock and adhered them behind the poppy and behind the sentiment piece.

Extra texture is provided by a length of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon which is also adhered behind the sentiment piece. The final touch comes from the addition of both Peaceful Poppies Sequins and Pearl Basic Jewels.

Using DSP makes it so easy to create stunning cards but don’t be afraid to chop it up and die cut sections from it to add interest and to make it go further!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed finding out more about this fabulous stamp set and suite. Join me again next week for more inspiration. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, you can leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

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

Note: the new products won’t be available until 3rd January 2020, unless you join my team, in which case you can add them to your Starter Kit! Email me for more details.

Happy crafting, h x

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