Seaside Spray Colour Challenge Week 1

Hello and welcome to a brand new Colour Challenge. This month I will be featuring Seaside Spray and, as always, Week 1 is monochrome. I hope you enjoy my Seaside Spray Colour Challenge Week 1 featuring the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and coordinating Punch…

Stampin' Up! Seaside Spray Colour Challenge using the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set - 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 Seaside Spray cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Next is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm and which forms the main card front.

Onto the card front I have repeatedly stamped the flower images from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set in Seaside Spray ink. A length of Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon is wrapped around the card front and adhered at the back using Tear & Tape. A second, shorter, length of ribbon is tied onto the first.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Spray Colour Challenge using the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set - by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The Umbrella and Welly Boots are heat embossed onto Seaside Spray cardstock using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The umbrella is cut out using the coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch whilst the boots are fussy cut. I stamped the umbrella handle in Seaside Spray ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the punch. The whole umbrella is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Spray Colour Challenge using the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set - by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is stamped in Seaside Spray ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies. This is layered onto a larger circle which is cut from Seaside Spray cardstock. Both the boots and the sentiment piece are adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is provided by a few Clear Epoxy Droplets which I just had to use because they look so much like real water droplets.

What do you think to my Seaside Spray Colour Challenge Week 1 Card?

Seaside Spray is such a gorgeous, soft colour that I was really pleased when it was randomly chosen for my July Colour Challenge. I hope you like my Seaside Spray Colour Challenge Week 1 Card. Do you like monochrome cards in general or do you prefer using more than one colour? Next week, Seaside Spray will be combined with Grey Granite and Early Espresso – I hope you can join me.

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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Granny Apple Green Colour Challenge 1

Hello and welcome to Week 1 of my Granny Apple Green Colour Challenge! As always, Week 1 features a monochrome project – just the challenge colour plus Whisper White, Very Vanilla or Basic Black. So, let’s take a look at my Granny Apple Green Card!

For this challenge I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch.

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

Granny Apple Green Card using Stampin' Up! Under My Umbrella Stamp Set

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Granny Apple Green cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock (measuring 10 x 14.4 cm) which has been embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

The wellies and umbrella are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and coloured using the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. The wellies are fussy-cut and the umbrella is cut out using the Umbrella Builder Punch.

Granny Apple Green Card using Stampin' Up! Under My Umbrella Stamp Set

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. Another of these dies is used to cut out a banner from Granny Apple Green cardstock.

The banner, sentiment and wellies are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The umbrella is also adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Granny Apple Green Card using Stampin' Up! Under My Umbrella Stamp Set

The final touch is provided by a few Glitter Enamel Dots.

What do you think?

I love my Colour Challenges but I have to say that the monochrome projects tend to be the most difficult to design! However, Granny Apple Green is such a bright and vibrant colour and I was excited to create this card. Green is not generally one of my favourite colours but Stampin’ Up! have a great selection of green tones and I’m starting to change my mind!

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. The Tasteful Labels Dies (152886) is from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue which goes live on 3rd June 2020. Use the item number given to order these after that date. 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.

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!®

Grapefruit Grove Colour Challenge Week 1

Hello and welcome to my weekly Colour Challenge. It’s the first Tuesday of the month which means we have a new, randomly selected, colour – the retiring In Colour, Grapefruit Grove. As always, Week 1 is monochrome and I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Stamp Set.

Grapefruit Grove doesn’t always stand out that well for whole images or sentiments on Whisper White or Very Vanilla so I decided to do it the other way round!

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Grapefruit Grove cardstock and this is followed by a 14.4 x 10 cm layer of Grapefruit Grove cardstock.

I have heat embossed the various floral images from the stamp set onto the card front using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A length of Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon is then attached to the card front using one of the Mini Library Clips. This layer is then adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment and rain drops are also heat embossed onto Grapefruit Grove cardstock using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This is cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The next largest die is used to cut out a piece of the Grapefruit Grove 6×6″ DSP. These two rectangles are layered together and adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

What do you think?

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 the supplies (while stocks last in some cases) by clicking here or on the individual links below.

Happy crafting, h x

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Under My Umbrella Card

Hello and welcome. Today I would like to share with you a card created using the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Bundle. If you’d prefer to watch me making this card, scroll to the end of this post where you’ll find my YouTube video tutorial.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. For the main card front I have cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock and embossed it using the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

I have wrapped a length of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the top of the embossed layer and held in place using Tear & Tape (on the back of the embossed layer). I have tied another, shorter, length of the ribbon towards the right hand side. The card front can then be adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I have stamped the umbrella and boots images onto Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad DSP in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The umbrella is cut out using the coordinating punch and the boots are fussy-cut. The are adhered to a piece of Whisper White cardstock which has been cut out using the Stampin’ Up! Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The umbrella handle is stamped directly onto the cardstock using Basic Grey ink. The image piece is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Grey ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. This sentiment piece is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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

This card is also available as a ‘make at home’ kit. Find out more here.

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