Every Occasion

I created this card for friends of ours who recently had a beautiful baby boy, using the Every Occasion stamp set.

This stamp set is so versatile, with a stamp for almost any occasion! The challenging part is designing a card or project to fill a card front using a mini image like the ones is this set. But that’s all part of the fun!

I decided to keep the design fresh and simple with a pool party and whisper white colour way.

I ran my card front through my Big Shot with the lucky stars embossing folder to create the starry background.

I stamped the adorable onesie image three times using pool party ink, and punched them out using the 1″ circle punch, before popping them up on dimensionals on top of some pool party ribbon.

The sentiment comes from the gorgeous Baby Bear stamp set and I cut the banner using the Banners Framelits Dies.  I embellished the card with some metallic enamel stars to echo the background stars.  Welcome to the world baby George Samuel 😘😘😘

Baby Bear

I had great fun over the weekend playing with Baby Bear.  The bear itself is a three step photopolymer stamp set and it is absolutely amazing.  The stamps are so detailed that the resulting image is so life life, it almost looks like a photograph!!

The teddy bear image itself is adorable and I’d seen a lot of grey and brown teddy bears floating around Pinterest.  So I decided to change things up and make my bears multicoloured.  I absolutely love the result – what do you think?

I stamped each bear in two different colours and then added the background splash and the ‘love & hugs’ sentiment from the new Sunshine Sayings stamp set (the background ‘flecks’ were achieved by me dipping my wink of stellar pen into the ink pad and ‘flicking’ it over the cardstock.)  The cards were cutely size at 4.5″ x 4.5″ with the whisper white card front measuring 4″x 4″, the mat layer measuring 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and the whisper white card base measuring 4.5″ x 9″ & scored in half.

The colours I used for each bear was (top row, from left to right) – bermuda bay & dapper denim, pumpkin pie & cajun craze, so saffron & delightful dijon (bottom row, from left to right) – mint macaron & cucumber crush, wisteria wonder & elegant eggplant and finally flirty flamingo & sweet sugarplum.  I found that I achieved the best stamped result with my bears by stamping off each of the three stamps once, to achieve the soft teddy bear look I wanted.  My mat layer was coordinated with the darker shade of ink stamped on each teddy bear.  I first saw this stamp set at Stampin’ Up!’s onstage event in Telford in April this year and immediately liked it, but one try of this stamp set and you’ll be as hooked on baby bear as I am 😍😍😍  Please watch the video below to see my short demo of how the bear image is stamped and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel xx