Forever Blossoms Easy Watercolour

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you my Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Easy Watercolour Card. This is such a gorgeous stamp set with beautiful blossom images and fabulous sentiments about ‘love’. The sentiments also feature incredible font matching with script and block fonts.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Easy Watercolour Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Basic Black cardstock measuring 10.2 x 14.6 cm. Next is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm, forming the main card front.

The big flower image is stamped into the centre of the card front in StazOn Jet Black ink. The smaller flower bud and foliage images are also stamped in StazOn Jet Black around the outside of the card front.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Easy Watercolour Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

These images are coloured in using Watercolour Pencils (Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry) and the colour blended out using Blender Pens.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. This is cut out using one of the Stitched Shapes Dies. The sentiment piece is layered onto a larger circle of Basic Black cardstock which is cut out using another of the Stitched Shapes Dies. The whole sentiment piece is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Easy Watercolour Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

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

What do you think to my Forever Blossoms Easy Watercolour Card?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Easy Watercolour Card. Do you like using watercolour pencils? Have you ever used them with Blender Pens? The Blender Pens are great because they give the soft colour of watercolour without needing water or watercolour paper!

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 supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one here.

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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!®

Dots and Circles Everywhere!

Hello and welcome! Today I wanted to share a card with you that I created by colouring embossing paste with reinkers! It’s a really fun technique and allows you to add lots of colour and dimension (and sparkle too if you use the Stampin’ Up! Shimmery White Embossing Paste like I did!).

Colouring embossing paste with reinkers using Stampin' Up! products - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Old Olive cardstock measuring 9.7 x 14.1 cm. The main card front is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

The Shimmery White Embossing Paste is coloured with Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape ink. To do this, a put three little mounds of embossing paste onto my Silicone Craft Sheet and added a drop of reinker to each. You might find it best to do each one in turn to ensure that the embossing paste doesn’t become too hard while you are applying the other colours.

Colouring embossing paste with reinkers using Stampin' Up! products - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The ‘dotty’ Basic Pattern Decorative Mask was placed on top of my card front and fixed in place using washi tape. The embossing paste was then applied using a Palette Knife. I started with the Coastal Cabana in the bottom right hand corner, then the Highland Heather towards the middle of the card and finally the Gorgeous Grape towards the top left.

Lengths of Old Olive (Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) and Coastal Cabana (Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack) ribbons are attached to the card front using a staple. This is one of my favourite ways to incorporate more than one type of ribbon into a card.

Colouring embossing paste with reinkers using Stampin' Up! products - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment (from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Stamp Set) is stamped in Highland Heather ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Shapes Dies. This is then layered onto a larger circle of Grey Granite cardstock.

The final touch is provided by a few Pearl Basic Jewels which have been coloured with the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

What do you think to colouring embossing paste with reinkers?

What do you think to my card? Are you going to try colouring embossing paste with reinkers? I hope I have inspired you to try something new!

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 supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. Find my current Host Code and how to use it here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop.

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here.

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!®

Hello Handsome Masculine Card

Hello and welcome! I think a lot of people struggle to create cards for men. In my opinion this is because a lot of craft companies don’t make suitable products! However, Stampin’ Up! have lots of options in the latest Annual Catalogue – cars, hobbies, camping, images of men, etc. When I saw the Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set in the latest catalogue I knew I had to buy it! I love the wood effect and the fabulous sentiments. The sample shown in the catalogue was my inspiration for this particular Hello Handsome Masculine Card – take a look on Page 137. If you would like to see another card I have shared using this Stamp Set, you can find it here.

Hello Handsome Masculine Card using Stampin' Up! Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Early Espresso cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

Using the Stamparatus and the hinge-step technique, I stamped the wood effect multiple times onto the card front in Early Espresso ink. If you are not familiar with the Stamparatus or the hinge-step technique, take a look at my video here.

Hello Handsome Masculine Card using Stampin' Up! Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

One of the large label dies from the Tasteful Labels Dies is used to cut out a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. Three different sized stars from the Stitched Stars Dies are cut out of Basic Grey cardstock.

The ‘Hello Handsome’ sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Shapes Dies. The arrow is also stamped onto the sentiment piece in Merry Merlot ink. I thought this would help draw the eye to the other sentiment (from the Round of Applause Stamp Set) which is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Merry Merlot cardstock and cut out with another of the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Hello Handsome Masculine Card using Stampin' Up! Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The die cuts are all layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Hello Handsome Masculine Card?

I hope you like my Hello Handsome Masculine Card. I think the wood effect is so realistic and I’m looking forward to using that particular stamp on lots of projects. It will also look great teamed up with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder!

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 supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. My June 2020 Host Code is: ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop. For more information on how to use the code click here.

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here. You can also add an EXTRA FREE bundle to this offer during June! Click here for details.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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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!®