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

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Moving Along with the Times - CAS Challenge

Wendy our lovely organiser at Moving Along with the Times has chosen the theme for the challenge today and you can join in with us over the next two weeks.  All you need to do is share a card that you have made that is a CAS card ie Clean & Simple.  You can join in here.

My card is very simple and perfect for beginners as well as those who've stamped before.  I've used the new Stampin' Up! set called Celebrate with Cake and it's featured in a new booklet put together by Stampin' Up! especially for our new crafters.  It's less overwhelming than looking through a big beautiful catalogue with some great tips on bundles of products to help you get started.  However it's proving to be popular with lots of stampers so everyone can find out more.  If you'd like to see the stamps and kits included please do contact me.  You can see the set in my Stampin Up shop

For this card I stamped the mail box having first put a little piece of washi tape over the outline of the box where the red heart is floating out before inking the stamp. You then need to remember to remove the washi before putting stamp to paper.  I used Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I then stamped the hearts in Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape.  I used the colours to support Pride Month.  I didn't want the whole banner stamp from the set for my sentiment so I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape and cut to what I wanted to use. 

This card also fits with Stampin' Up! 's challenge to demonstrators to share #simplestamping cards using just stamps, paper and ink. We are allowed to use a product from the preorder that demonstrators get access to and I've used this set which I actually won in prize patrol at our most recent demonstrator event.    I've layered my stamped piece onto a thick whisper white card base using Stampin' dimensionals. 

I hope you'll join us at MAWTT this fortnight. 

Happy stamping

Zoe x


Thursday, 6 June 2019

New Floral Essence turns into a Poppy.

The Stampin' Up! new catalogue has launched.  Already I have a wishlist as long as my arm and could rejoin as a demonstrator several times over to gain all the new stamps, punches and dies that I want and of course let's not forget the new in colours.  However this lovely set came to demonstrators early and so I've had lots of time to play with it. 

I stamped the flower with Tuxedo Black Memento ink several times and then coloured it with my Stampin' Blends.  I also used a black Stampin' blend to recolour the yellow fuzzy perennial essence floral centres.  I just gently added ink let it dry and did several layers.  It makes an awesome Poppy centre.  To give the flower some depth I then fussy cut out the flowers and cut different layers out of each flower to then build up the flower in a decoupage kind of way. Raising petals with Stampin' dimensionals and also using my bone folder to curl some of the petals.  I stamped and black heat embossed the stem from the new Daisy Lane stamp set and added the flower head with more dimensionals.  I layered my artwork onto one layer of Real Red stamped with the flower image and one layer of Garden Green which I  dry embossed using the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder.  I used a sponge to add Garden Green ink randomly to the piece.  You could also add ink to the embossing folder prior to running the card through your BigShot as an alternative. 

The simple sentiment is from Rooted in Nature a stamp set I'm pleased to say has carried over to the new 2019 - 2020 catalogue.  You might like to know that my card base is bigger than the usual C6 and is thick whisper white card, but not quite a whole sheet of A4. 

A card I felt was appropriate to share this week of remembrance for all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the D-Day landings to give us a better world today.  We shall not forget them...........

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Zoe x