SU Verdant Garden Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’m showcasing another Stamp Set that I feel gets overlooked – Verdant Garden. This card was created for a Global Design Project Challenge.

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.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and this is followed by a slightly smaller layer of Terracotta Tile cardstock. The main card front is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, onto which I have stamped the tile pattern in Blueberry Bushel and Terracotta Tile ink.

I cut a window out of the centre of this layer using one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. The cardstock was then embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

The sentiment (which is from the Morning Star Stamp Set) is stamped in Terracotta Tile ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the next smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die. This is layered onto a piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock which has been cut out using the same Stitched Nested Label Die which was used to create the window in the card front.

A length of Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon is doubled over and adhered to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. A small length of Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon is then tied around this. The whole sentiment piece is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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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!®

Subtle Easter Card

Hello and welcome! Today I want to share with you an Easter card which I created for an SU! Colour Challenge. The challenge colours were: So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink and Call Me Clover. The first three colours are from the Stampin’ Up! Subtles family, hence the name of the blog post! If you would like to find out more about these colour challenges, see the other entries or join in, you can visit the Facebook page here.

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.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from So Saffron cardstock and this is followed by a slightly smaller layer of Mint Macaron DSP. I have then used the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Layers Dies to cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock and a piece of So Saffron DSP. These are all layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The large flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Stamp Set have been stamped in Petal Pink ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch. Two leaves have been stamped in Call Me Clover ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut. These are layered onto the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I have adhered a double length of Call Me Clover Grosgrain Ribbon to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. The sentiment piece is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is added with a few of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post. 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. The links will take you straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

Product List

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!®

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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Embossing Stamped Images

This is a technique which often gets overlooked. We often stamp or emboss but rarely combine the two. I was inspired to revisit this technique by Ann Craig, a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator who posted an image of a beautiful card on her Facebook page (@ann.craig.stampinup).

I wondered how different the results would be depending on whether you stamped and then embossed or vice versa. So I created a simplified version of Ann’s card to test it out!

Stamp then emboss…

I have used Sahara Sand and Early Espresso cardstock and Early Espresso ink. The layers are created using the Stitched Rectangle dies and I have used the Subtle 3D embossing folder to give a textured, almost linen look. For the first card I stamped the image before embossing.

Emboss then stamp…

For the second card I have simply embossed the cardstock before stamping the image but everything else is the same as the first example. This gives a more distressed look as the ink doesn’t meet the cardstock in the debossed areas. I used an Aqua Painter to add some shading to the image in this case. I’m really pleased with both versions of this card and can’t wait to step it up with more water-colouring of the image and some ribbon to embellish.

Get more from your embossing folders!

Have you got embossing folders in your stash that you could try this technique with? Or perhaps you could emboss some Designer Series Paper rather than a stamped image for another different look? Don’t forget you can also use the letterpress technique by inking up your embossing folders. Let me know if you’d like me to cover this in a future post. They really are such versatile products, make sure you are making the most of yours!

Product list…

The list of products that I have used for these products is below. The only exception is the Free As A Bird stamp set which is coming soon! Simply click on the links to head straight to my online shop.

The will also be a video tutorial for these cards on my You Tube channel soon!

Bye for now!

If you have any questions, feel free to comment or you can email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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