Painted Poppies Watercolour Card

Hello and welcome to the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month we are creating projects using our three favourite Stampin’ Up! Colours. For me, these are: Highland Heather, Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose. It’s so hard to choose though! What are your favourites?

If you would prefer to watch me create the card simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

For my project I decided to use the Painted Poppies Stamp Set…

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Basic Black cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper.

Six of the images from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set are stamped in Stazon Jet Black ink. Water was applied to the images using the Large tip Aqua Painter and then ink applied using the Medium tip Aqua Painter. I use small Clear Blocks as make-shift palettes!

Once the water and ink is dried (use a Heat Tool if you’re in a hurry but don’t forget it may move the ink a little), I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to create splatters all across the card front. This is a great technique if you feel you have a little too much white space but don’t want to distract from your focal images too much.

The sentiment is from the Label Me Bold Stamp Set and is stamped three times in Stazon Jet Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. These are cut out using Paper Snips and adhered to the card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (even these tiny ones need cutting in half for this!).

I hope you like my project. Don’t forget to carry on hopping to see what inspiration my Stamptastic Friends have for you…

Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Ornate Thanks Notecard

Hello and welcome to Part 3 of my Ornate Garden Suite Showcase! If you have missed the previous instalments you can find them here… Part 1 and Part 2.

Today I would like to share with you a notecard and matching envelope that I created using the Ornate Garden Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP). These envelopes are quick and simple to make but really add some ‘wow factor’ to your cards.

Let’s make it… Notecard

The card base is created from Terracotta Tile cardstock and measures 12.8 x 11.4cm, scored at 6.4cm along the long edge. This is followed by a piece of the Ornate Garden DSP which has been cut out using one of the Ornate Layers Dies. I have adhered a length of Terracotta Tile ribbon to the die cut using Tear & Tape.

The sentiment is stamped onto Terracotta Tile cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This is cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is provided by a few Gilded Gems.

Let’s make it… Envelope

The envelope is created from a piece of Ornate Garden DSP measuring 18 x 15.5cm. Along the 18cm edge, the DSP is scored at 3.5 and 16cm. Along the 15.5cm edge, the DSP is scored at 4 and 11cm. The rectangles formed by the score lines are snipped away and an extra notch removed at each edge to produce tabs.

Two pieces of Terracotta Tile cardstock are cut out using the 0.5″ Circle Punch. A hole is made in the centre of each of these and at two points on the reverse of the envelope (as shown below). Metallic brads are inserted through the holes. A length of Old Olive ribbon is wound around the brads to secure the envelope.

To decorate the front of the envelope, a length of Terracotta Tile is adhered using Tear & Tape. To follow this, the sentiment and flower image are stamped onto Terracotta Tile cardstock in Versamark ink and heat embossed using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder; this is then cut out using one of the Ornate Layers Dies. This piece is adhered to the envelope using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The final touch is again provided by a few Gilded Gems.

Taking the extra of effort to create this matching envelope really makes this project special. I’m sure you know someone who deserves this special touch.

Next time…

Join me next Sunday for more inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite!

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

Would like to create this card and envelope and make someone feel special? You can purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below.

Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

SU Bloom & Grow Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card I create for a colour challenge hosted by The Spot. The challenge was to create a project using the colours Petal Pink and Grey Granite plus use some sort of Metallics – foil, glimmer paper, embellishments etc. If you would like to find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or join in please visit the website linked above.

If you would prefer to watch me create the card simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set and coordinating Budding Blooms Dies…

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Grey Granite cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Petal Pink cardstock which I have embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

The three large images from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set are stamped in Grey Granite ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I have coloured parts of the images using the Grey Granite and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and then cut them out using the coordinating dies.

The leaf die from Budding Blooms is used to cut three small pieces of Silver Glimmer Paper. These are adhered to the back of one of the large die cuts using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Two of the large images are adhered directly to the card front and the third is adhered on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Grey Granite ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the small label from the Stitched Labels Dies. This is adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I hope you like my project! If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. You’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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Video tutorial…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®