My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Christmas Card Club - WOW Theme

We've got a WOW theme going on at Christmas card club this fortnight.  If you haven't come across that before it does mean wow cards, but in this instance as a theme it means White on White. Which I love tinkering with, but they are not so easy to photograph especially in the sunshine we are so lucky to have at the moment.  Thank you to Christine for this challenge. 

I was inspired by a beautiful card I saw by my lovely friend Shannean Moncrieff down in Australia. She used the Rooted in nature stamp set and dies to create a Poinsettia with the traditional colours that it usually comes in. I've used her clever idea and turned it white and have used my new embossing mat bundle from the Stampin' Up! catalogue, page 221 to cut and then emboss the texture onto the white leaves/petals and I've also heated embossed in silver onto vellum using the coordinating leaf stamp.  You can build the flower really easily and if you have a silicone mat you can put a blob of tombow glue onto it and build the flower on it. Add more glue when required to layer the petals and then allow to dry.  The flower then peals straight off the silicone mat and you can use Stampin dimensionals to adhere it to your project.  

I've added a sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments, also silver heat embossed and some dry embossed lines using my Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  A few rhinestones to look just like the tiny  yellow centres of Poinsettia and also some new Stampin' silver pearls.  A couple of matting layers just adds a little more luxury to my DL sized card.  

Don't forget to see the other ladies in our challenge group for more WOW inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and remember  if you have a BIG Stampin' Up! wishlist in July you can get £130 product + £63 ink pads for only £99 with free shipping and become a discount shopper. It's so easy to do.  

More soon Zoe x

Monday, 2 July 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I created this card at the request of a fellow brass band member who wanted a special card for her bestie as they are both 50 this year.  She had seen a card I made for Olivia and wanted something similar.

This is a shaker card so I cut a circle aperture in my top layer and added a piece of window sheet large enough to cover the reverse of the aperture. I adhered the glimmer paper 50, which I die cut with the now sadly retired large numbers, to the centre of the aperture, but actually on the base card.  I then made a circle of adhesive strip on the base card making sure the edges met and that the strips were out of view of the aperture.  I used my embossing buddy to rub inside the adhesive strip circle to try to prevent static that would make the micro beads I used for the shaker,  stick to the window sheet.

I then added stampin dimensionals to the reverse of the aperture layer and removed the baking and that of the adhesive strip circle to then attached my top layer to the base.

Of course what is important is that you decorate the top layer before adhering it to the base card! I did I assure you, although you'd be forgiven for thinking I may not have as I can be ditzy tee hee.
To decorate I used the lovely Stampin' Up! stamp set Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I stamped some images onto the top layer and others onto additional pieces of whisper white card or retired sweet sugar plum card and fussy cut them out.  I added touches of petal pink and mint macaron along with fresh fig ribbon and pearls.  The sentiment is punched out with the classic label punch.

I'm pleased to report that the card was well received by the friend who ordered it and the recipient.

If you're celebrating a big birthday this year I hope you have some wonderful celebrations and wish you a happy year.

Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon.

Zoe x