Flower Shop birthday card

I had sooo much fun making this card. I absolutely love the new in colours from Stampin’ Up!. Here I used Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and a dash of copper embossing powder!

Flower Shop Birthday card

I used following items:

I used a mix of the dots and the splats from the Timeless Textures stamp set to make the background with Lemon Lime Twist. I used the Versamark ink pad to “glue” around the edge of the background whisper white piece, then copper embossing powder and heating eat. The embossing buddy is used prior to make sure the embossing powder only sticks where versamark is applied.
Flowers are stamped on scrap Whisper white with Fresh Fig, then Punched out, added gems and stuck on with dimensionals.

The results is a quick and easy awesome birthday card. I love doing embossing, it just adds that little bit extra to your card!

Card is from the 25th June 2017.

Fun surfing pineapple card

I recently used the Pop of Paradise stamp set by Stampin’ Up! to make some flamingo cards. The stamp set is really great and I decided to use it for some quick and easy thank you cards.

Pop of Paradise by Stampin' Up!

For these fun cards I used following items:

I did straight forward stamping on scrap whisper white and then I fussy cut out the leaves and the copper embossed pineapples with scissors.
I did the copper embossing same way as with the flamingo cards (please click here to see).

I had lots of fun making these simple cards and will definitely be making a few more – thank you cards are always very handy to have at hand.

After started making my own cards, I realise how many occasions you can give a card for and I give many more cards now than I used to when I didn’t craft! My friends and family love getting cards from me, and I feel honoured when they let me know they kept the card. Something I didn’t expect. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cards are from the 8th June 2017.

A whole lot of lovely butterfly cards!

I recently received the watercolor butterfly stamp set, and I love working with it. It’s very easy to stamp beautiful and unique butterflies. In this post I stick to a few colours and copper embossing to keep it simple but there are endless possibilities with this stamp set.

Watercolor Wings

Card made for a family member

For the stripey card I used following:

Watercolor wings

Birthday card to my Danish Grandmother

 

 

 

 

For the dotey card I used:

 

 

When embossing I find it much easier to use the embossing buddy to make sure the embossing powder only sticks where you want it. I like the embossing on the designer paper it gives it a feel of being like Stampin’ up!’s new specialty designer paper, if you haven’t seen it check it out here,ย hereย and here. It has some embossing on it and is slightly thicker than normal designer paper. ๐Ÿ™‚
I used scissors to cut the butterflies out with and stuck them on with glue dots. The sentiment i stuck on with dimentionals to make it pop out.

Cards are from the 7th of June 2017.

 

Clear mount stamp hack

You are probably all hardcore stampers out there, but in case you have missed this, it’s worth a read.

Tired of your clear mounts not sticking to your clear blocks? Have you tried breathing and stick them on and find it doesn’t really work? Been there!
One solution is like many demonstrators not to bother putting stickers on the stamps. It works really great too and you save time by doing so. I just find I like having the sticker on showing whats on the stamp. It’s so much nicer when working.

I learned this trick from another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator online a long time ago. Unfortunately I have forgotten her name (I know, it’s not nice of me!). Important thing is I didn’t invent this technique.
The lady used Tombow glue and it is very important it is Tombow glue because unlike most other types of glue; Tombow stays tacky when dry.

All you do is apply a thin layer of Tombow – make sure its an even layer to ensure an equal amount of pressure can be applied to the entire surface when stamping.
Leave the glue to dry. The glue is dry and ready to use when transparent. – This is also the moment where you don’t want a cat rolling around on the desk in your tacky clear mounts!
When dry you can stick them on to clear blocks and stamp without the stamp falling off when inking or just after you have stamped.
Stamps are easy to peel off and can be reused over and over! ๐Ÿ™‚

Clear mount stamp hack

1) Use Tombow glue 2) Apply tombow glue 3) Leave it to dry 4) Glue is now sticky and sticks much better to clear blocks!

Flamingos and new Stampin’ Up! 2017-2019 in colours!

Pop of Paradiseย Pop of Paradise

Apologies for not having posted in a while. Life has been very busy. Planing a wedding (yes! my wedding! or ours.. but mine too!) and finishing off doing up a house (to sell).

In the meantime Stampin’ Up has launched their new catalogue, yay!ย PDF is available here or under the catalogue tab. Personally, I love the new catalogue and got a huge wish list!

I love the new in colours (please see photo display at bottom of the post!) and had a quick play with them and the new stamp set Pop of Paradise which has flamingos of course. Flamingos are very popular at the moment. Copper has been popular in interior decorating for a long time in Britain and Scandinavia and has finally found its way into crafting. Copper embossing is the way to go.

I made the two cards by using following items:

I did the stamping on scrap whisper white card stock and cut out leaves, flamingo and banner with scissors. The watercolour background is very easy to make, just pick up colour from ink pad with aqua painter and apply to watercolour paper with lots of water. I like adding drops of colour to the wet paper for a splash of extra colour. Takes a bit of time to dry or you can cheat and gently dry it with heating gun.

If you haven’t seen the new colours please take a look at them right here ๐Ÿ™‚ From left to right: Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.
Also if you havent seen; Helen Read has made a list of awesome colour combinations for the new in colours on Pinterest.

2017-2019 in colors, stampin up

New 2017-2019 in colours by Stampin’ Up!

Cards are from the 6th June 2017.