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

Monday, 18 March 2019

Christmas Card Club - Anything Goes


It's been a while since I've been organised enough to create a card and share it with my lovely Christmas Card Club friends.  The challenge for my return was festive food, but I couldn't find anything from my stash so as I'm having so much fun with Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons I thought I'd share this card under the Anything Goes get out of jail free option.  It has been a popular design with lots of folk using different colour ways and sometimes the flowers in the set, but I decided it was just perfect for a Christmas card too.   I adore the pine cone because of the detail that you get with this set due to the distINKtive manufacture of it giving you light and shade.  I've added a simple sentiment, sequins and gold metallic pearls just to give a little depth, but it would be easy to create a batch of these cards in no time at all. 

My colours are Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede. Remember that the two greens will retire from the Stampin' Up! colour palette at the end of May, so be sure to get them while you still can and consider a bottle of re inker too to add to their longevity. 

You can see the other lovely CCC ladies cards via the link to them at the top of my blog.

Happy Monday and have a great week.

Hugs Zoe xx

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Friday, 15 March 2019

Oh I love this stamp set - Painted Seasons

I can't stop playing with this stunning stamp set bundle.  I just love the 3D effect of the DisINKtive stamps and the fabulous creations you can make throughout the seasons with Painted Seasons.  As you've probably read here before it is a stamp set that comes free with a pack of designer papers when you place an order of £90 this month.  You can also, perhaps as part of your £90 order, purchase a set of coordinating dies to go along with the stamps. 

In my card today I used the soon to retire Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist inks from Stampin' Up! 2017 - 2019 in colours. I will really miss these gorgeous colours and if you want to carry on using yours or haven't ventured into this bunch of in colours you will need to act soon. They will sell out as the end of the annual catalogue approaches.  The ribbon is Berry Burst with a silver edge which just makes the flowers pop more.  I wrapped it around my designed layer before sticking to the base card and then instead of a bow to secure it I added a small amount of snail behind the designed layer before then tying white bakers twine around the two ends of the ribbon.  It's a less bulky way of adding ribbon, but a little more fiddly.  Quick tip tie the bakers twine in a double knot before adding the bow loops. 

I mentioned the free pack of papers and have used the subtle side of one piece to fill the aperture I created by using the Stitched Rectangle dies.  It creates a super background for my floral spray.  I've also used the Well Said Stampin' Up! set to create the sentiment which is heat embossed in white powder onto black card.  I hand cut these out and added with mini stampin' dimensionals. 

Another quick tip is to get a softer shade of the darker green leaves be sure to stamp off on scrap paper or whisper white for diecutting later for another project. I felt that the full power of the Tranquil Tide for this card would have been a little overpowering. 

Regular readers know I like a bit of bling so there's the ribbon and some gold metallic pearls too.

Happy Friday All and have a fantabulous weekend.

Zoe x

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