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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

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Share What You Love - Love what you do

Stampin' Up! 2018 Incentive Trip to Alaska Blog Hop

Share What You Love Stampin' Up! Stamp Set is so pretty
Welcome to this monthly blog hop where we are sharing inspiration for the early release Stampin' Up! Share What You Love Suite.  It's a suite of products that are just gorgeous and so feminine.  You'll want to use them on lots of projects.

My cards today feature the Love What You Do stamp set and the new in colour Grapefruit Grove and the returning colour Mint Macaron.  Although this stamp set includes a stamp that could act as a water  colour wash image I've used an aqua painter on shimmery white card to create my own wash picking up ink from inside the lid of the ink pad.  Our new ink pads are not so easy to 'squeeze' to get onto the lid inside, but I've found that if place the closed pad face down on a firm surface and firmly push it to the table it works better than just squeezing in your hands.

I've also used the little floral shower stamp to add some tone on tone background stamping.  I've added gold thread wrapped around the stamped layer along with lace and some random mini gold sequins.  I very narrow matt layer of Grapefruit Grove sets the art work off, on the very vanilla card base which is approx 4.5inches square.

I used a staple to ensure the lace stayed in place as it's not easy to glue without making a mess or having sticky coming through but I wanted to cover the staples on each card so having fussy cut my gold embossed flowers I stuck them on with Stampin' dimensionals and added some baker's twine.  This started life as white but using a coffee stick I pulled the thread across the ink pad allowing the pressure of the stick on it to push the white twine into the ink and colour it.  You need to make sure you let it dry then before tying bows.

Using the same techniques I created the cards below, but brought in some Mint Macaron card for a slightly different look.  I also added sequin trim to these.

All these products are available this month as bundles put together by Stampin' Up! and each bundle has a bonus free gift included.  You can learn a little more about the products in the Stampin' Up! video below. 

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Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by here with me Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Zoe Tant.

Hugs  Zoe x


Connie Babbert said...

Love the tone-on-tone backgrounds and sweet little details! Great job with this product suite!

cuilliesocks said...

Your cards are gorgeous Zoe, I love the colours and designs.
Imagine going to Alaska, you lucky thing you, Kate x

Zoe Tant said...

Thank you Kate. Yes I will be very lucky, but it's taken some time to work hard at my business too to earn it. xx

Zoe Tant said...

Glad you like my take on the bundle Connie. Thank you xx

Linda Dalke Stampin'Up Demonstrator in Australia said...

Sweet and simple... great card!

Mikaela Titheridge, The Crafty oINK Pen said...

I've finally made it round the hop to comment and I love your first card in particular. Lovely layout and delicate feel about it. Gorgeous x