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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

Friday, 5 August 2022

Wonderful World Stampin' Up! Paper and Stamp bundle

window card using window sheets wonderful world stamp and paper bundle from stampin up saleabration
Hello crafty friends, how are you this sunny Friday. Yes the end of the week and the sun is still shining although a little cooler today it's really pleasant.  So pleasant I wanted to share my Wonderful World window card with you as it is full of sunny colour and the big flower rests on a window sheet window to reveal pretty sparkly opal rounds and crisp fresh leaves.  Great news too, the rounds don't poke through your envelope when they are encased under a window sheet.  My card is also for the MAWTT, Anything Goes challenge this month.  Do come and join us. 

To start I added ink to my printed paper (DSP) with a blending brush and then made sure the ink was dry using my heat tool.  I tested that it was by putting some embossing powder on the paper to make sure it dropped off easily when tipped up. Once I knew it was dry I stamped the leaf all over the piece with Versamark ink and added white embossing powder before heat setting.  I glued the piece of DSP (patterned paper) to a piece of white card.   I then used diet the stitched circle out of the middle.  

Onto a white card base I stamped the same leaf stamp with Pear Pizzazz ink across the area that would be revealed in the circle aperture, being careful not to go to close to the edges of the card base.  

close up of window card made using wonderful world stampin up saleabration bundle
 I fussy cut the flower from the Wonderful World papers and stuck it with Tombow multipurpose liquid glue to the window sheet. You need to pop it on and let the glue dry and not move it about or you could spoil your whole piece.  Once dry I then used tear and tape to add the window sheet to the reverse of my DSP embossed sheet making sure the flower appears in the centre of the circle and that the window sheet covered the reverse of the circle aperture.  

Before adhering the DSP/window sheet layer to the card base I carefully added the opal rounds making sure they showed around the flower layer once it was adhered.  

Adding a simple sentiment embossed in white on black makes it pop along with a simple twine bow. The top layer was also adhered with Stampin' dimensionally to give a pond type effect over the base card layer. 

Of course the very best thing is that the DSP and coordinating stamp set can be yours free when you spend £90 in my Stampin' Up! shop this month.  

Check out the bundle and other gifts with purchase in my shop. 

Have a fabulous weekend 

Keep stamping and keep safe Zoe x



Sunday, 31 July 2022

Cottage Rose simple stamping

freshly made sketches challenge card with hexagon dies and blending

 I've tried a bit of #simplestamping today and also used blending brushes to add some spotlight colour.  I'm also entering my card in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge where the sketch is below.  You too can join in with their challenge through until Monday afternoon.

In my previous post I shared the masking technique and for this card I used the same masking paper to create a hexagon of stamped masked images.  I started by stamping one of the flowers from the Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose stamp set onto the masking paper and then carefully cut it out. I peeled off the backing paper and then used it to mask the first flower I stamped onto the die cut hexagon.  I was then able to add other flowers and leaves moving the mask to the appropriate position.  

Once the black ink was dry I used blending brushes with Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Calypso Coral and Highland Heather to add a colourful background.  

On other slightly smaller hexagons I did the same masking technique and added a matt layer of white hexagons the same size as my colourful one.  I followed the sketch for the design and also added some sparkly gems.  

The card is dedicated to my daughter, Olivia who is very busy as part of the team who have organised a huge Scout and Guide International Jamboree.  It will indeed be Fab as they have all worked so hard. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Keep safe and keep stamping

Zoe x

cottage rose stamp and die bundle