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, 21 June 2012

Happy 21st Birthday Sammy

In between all the excitement of Vienna I want to share with you a card I've made for my lovely friend Sammy who is celebrating her 21st today.  It seems such a long time has passed since I was 21, but I remember it being a very special celebration and so I wish Sammy a special day of celebration.

The Mixed Bunch stamp set is just like many other Stampin' Up! sets in that it doesn't just have to be flowers!  You can use this particular stamp to turn it into a butterfly, or even a snowflake similar to my clean and simple Christmas card made for Christmas Card Club.

You might also note some interesting accessories on this card and I suggest you keep checking back to find out more about them and the gorgeous Everyday Enchantment papers used.

Although you probably can't tell the main butterfly has been embossed and to achieve this I first inked my stamp with peach parfait ink and then gently tapped the stamp onto a versamark pad to ink it with embossing ink  This way you can achieve colours that you may not have in embossing powders.  The effect isn't quite as strong as that achieved with versamark and coloured embossing powders, but it's good enough to grow your coloured embossing range.

I'll be back with more Vienna adventures soon.

cardstock - Stampin' Up! crumb cake, peach parfait, pool party, very vanilla
dsp - everyday enchantment
inks- versamark, peach parfait, pool party and the same colour marker pens
tools - heat gun, scallop trim border punch, snips, paper trimmer, big shot, simple numbers dies, colour spritzer
stamps - mixed bunch (stampin' up! summer mini), precious butterflies (hostess exclusive), sentiment happy birthday wishes ( hostess exclusive)
accessories - clear embossing powder


pinky said...

What a gorgeous card, the butterfly is beautiful Zoe.

Victoria said...

beautiful card Zoë, I've finally placed an order for the coordinating punch - took my time eh?