Tasteful Touches Wood Grain Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you my Tasteful Touches Wood Grain Card. For this card I have used the technique of stamping onto Designer Series Paper (DSP) which I think is under-used!

Stamping on Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite - card 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 Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Next is a layer of the Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste DSP, measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm, which forms the main card front.

Onto the card front I have stamped the flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set in Early Espresso ink. I have then wrapped a length of Scalloped Lace Trim around the card front (adhering at the back using Tear & Tape) before adhering to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stamping on Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

A piece of Early Espresso cardstock is cut out using the large label from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Labels Dies. I have trimmed the die cut to give a straight edge and adhered it to the card front, under the ribbon, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using another of the labels from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Stamping on Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Three of the In Good Taste Elements have been adhered to the back of the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. This piece if then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to the Stamping on Designer Series Paper technique?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Tasteful Touches Wood Grain Card. Do you use the stamping on Designer Series Paper technique? If not, I hope I have convinced you to try something new.

I think this card is really effective but is actually pretty simple to make! The DSP does most of the work for you and the addition of the Lace Trim and wooden elements make it stand out from the crowd!

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!®

Faux Watercolour Gift Tag

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you the faux watercolour technique using Stampin’ Write Markers. These markers can be used in so many different ways and this is one of my favourites.

Faux watercolour technique using Stampin' Write Markers and the Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set - gift tag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The tag base is a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper measuring 10 x 2.5 cm.

I have used the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and Stampin’ Write Markers in Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape. I used the brush end of the Markers to colour in the flower – I started with Flirty Flamingo on the outer petals and worked inwards with Melon Mambo and finally Gorgeous Grape in the centre of the flower.

Once I had applied the ink with the Markers, I spritzed the stamp with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer. I then stamped onto the paper twice – once in the bottom right corner and once in the top right (without reinking). It’s best to hold the stamp in place for a few seconds to allow the water and the ink to soak in to the paper.

Faux watercolour technique using Stampin' Write Markers and the Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set - gift tag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I heat embossed the sentiment (also from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set) in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Gorgeous Grape cardstock and trimmed it to 10 x 2 cm.

I adhered the sentiment to the tag base and then shaped the tag using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. It is finished off with a length of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

What do you think to faux watercolour technique?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this technique. Do you have Stampin’ Write Markers? Are you going to try the faux watercolour technique with them? If you haven’t purchased any yet, you should definitely consider it as they can be used in so many different ways!

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. To find out my current Host Code and how to use it, click 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!®

Distressed Tasteful Touches Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you my Stampin’ Up! Distressed Tasteful Touches Card! I love using distressing techniques so as soon as I saw the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder in the latest Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue I just knew I had to have it.

Stampin' Up! Distressed Tasteful Touches Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have then cut pieces of Basic Grey (4.5 x 10 cm), Grey Granite (5.1 x 10 cm) and Night of Navy (4 x 10 cm) cardstock.

These three pieces of cardstock were taped together on the back using washi tape. I then heat embossed some of the images from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Stampin' Up! Distressed Tasteful Touches Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

These three pieces have then been embossed using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder and further distressed using a distressing tool (you can also use the blade of a pair of scissors but please be careful) and a bit of corner folding! The pieces are adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Distressed Tasteful Touches Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is heat embossed on Early Espresso cardstock in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The individual words are snipped out using Paper Snips and adhered to the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Distressed Tasteful Touches Card?

I hope you like my Stampin’ Up! Distressed Tasteful Touches Card. This Stamp Set is so versatile! Have you made cards using distressing techniques or do you prefer your projects to be more chic than shabby!

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. Will you use the same colour scheme for your Pattern Play card or will you mix it up a bit?

If you don’t have a copy of the 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. If you would like more information about how to use the code, you can find it 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. During June the offer get EVEN BETTER as you can also add in a FREE BUNDLE! Click here for more details.

Happy crafting, h x

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In Good Taste Card

Hello and welcome to the 3rd instalment of my Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste Suite Showcase. If you have missed the previous two blog posts you can find them here… Part 1 and Part 2. Today I would like to share with you my In Good Taste Card which uses most of the products in the Suite.

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste / Tasteful Touches Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Grey Granite cardstock. This is followed by a 10 x 14.4 cm layer of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) which has been embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. The folder is fabulous – it gives a realistic textile feel to DSP or cardstock and is perfect matched with this gorgeous DSP.

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste / Tasteful Touches Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The feathers are stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Grey Granite cardstock and fussy-cut with Paper Snips. The large label is cut out of Early Espresso cardstock using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Grey Granite cardstock and cut out using another of the Tasteful Labels Dies. The small banner from this die set is also used to cut out a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock which is then snipped into two.

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste / Tasteful Touches Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

All of these elements are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is provided by lengths of Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon and Grey Granite Shimmer Ribbon which are stapled to the card front.

What do you think to my In Good Taste Card?

I really like the little hints of Seaside Spray against the Grey Granite and Early Espresso on this card. I hope you like my In Good Taste Card too and are enjoying my In Good Taste Suite Showcase. Join me next week for the next instalment.

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

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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!®