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, 1 March 2018

Amazing Friend - Happy Birthday

Amazing You + Lovely Inside and Out + Cake Soiree = Stampin' Up!

Earlier this week I shared a couple of cards that I made using the fabulous Cake Soiree stamp set from the Stampin Up spring catalogue.  I also shared a video tutorial of how I created the 'smoosh' effect on the flowers of the cards.  I had several flowers left over and like many of you I'm sure I didn't want them to go to waste so I created this card which was for a dear friend of mine on her birthday.

To begin with I flicked ink from a calypso coral and berry burst marker pens by simply putting the end of the pen nib just into the lid and flicking it out of the lid over the card stock.  You can see it creates a very gentle and subtle spatter effect.  I stamped 'friend' from Stampin Up set Lovely Words in fresh fig ink and also 'for a great' onto a spare piece of whisper white which was then punched out with the classic label punch. This is adhered with stampin dimensionals also.   I added the remaining flowers from my earlier project using glue dots and stampin dimensionals.  My amazing die cut is also one I had spare from a stampin up party I held and was die cut with the double sided adhesive sheets as described in my you tube video here.

You can just see my addition of a little fresh fig card stock at the bottom of my design which was created using the ticket tear border punch.  This is a particularly good punch for mens cards.  The design layer of the card had a bow of white baker's twine added around it prior to being stuck on with stampin dimensionals.   The card is a DL size the base is cut at 21cm x 21cm and scored at 10.5cm and fits in a DL envelope.

As crafters we tend to keep every little scrap and off cut, but sometimes it's actually a good thing to use them and find a use for them rather than overloading your craft room.

Thanks for checking in and I hope you like my short and sweet video with some helpful smooshing, heat embossing and delicate die cut tips.

Zoe x

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