Totally Trees – Sneak Peek 

Totally Trees is another fantastic stamp set available from the brand new Autumn/Winter catalogue, out on 1st September, and I love this contemporary take on the Christmas tree.

I adore the simplicity of this card, and it’s difficult to convey in picture, the beautiful effect of the copper heat embossed insides of the trees.

I embossed the card front by running it through my Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder. Next, I stamped the green tree tops in garden green ink, and then copper embossed the framework of the tree over the top of this.  Finally, I brushed clear wink of Stella over the tree tops before fussy cutting them out.

I wrapped a piece or burlap ribbon over the lower part of my card panel before I adhered the central tree flat, and raised the trees on either side by adhering them with dimensionals.

To finish, I copper embossed the sentiment from Oh What Fun stamp set on some whisper white cardstock, and cut a banner using the Triple Banner Punch, before sponging the edge in garden green ink, adhering with dimensionals, and placing three basic rhinestones for a little sparkle 🎄🎄🎄


Country Livin’

Though I studied the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue for weeks (and I do mean studied 😂), somehow I still managed to miss the very cool Country Livin’ stamp set. I only noticed it when I saw some of the gorgeous creations that had been made using this set on the wonderful Stampin’ Cafe’s Facebook page, and immediately I knew I would be adding it to my next order!  The boots look very similar to a pair of Ugg boots I recently purchased so probably another reason this stamp set was calling out to me!  Here’s the card I came up with.

This card is a great example of how well Stampin’ Up!’s stamp sets coordinate together.  I started by stamping my textured border in stamped off crumb cake ink, using the brilliant Timeless Textures stamp set.  This set is such a must have!   Next, I stamped my boots image from Country Livin’ in soft suede on shimmery white cardstock, before watercolouring them in, also in soft suede ink.  I fussy cut my boots out and adhered them to my whisper white card front with dimensionals.  Next, I stamped my flower images in versamark using  Timeless Love stamp set, before heat embossing my flowers using copper embossing powder.

Once set, I watercoloured two sets of flowers in flirty flamingo, sweet sugarplum and peekaboo peach,  and two sets in pool party, wisteria wonder and rose red.  I then painted the flower centres in crushed curry and the leaves in pear pizzazz.  The sentiment was created using the Labeler Alphabet Set, which again I stamped in versamark and heat embossed in copper, before cutting each letter out.  I then wrapped some burlap ribbon around the bottom of the card, adhered my flowers around the boots using snail adhesive and my words using glue dots.  Finally, I attached my card front to a whisper white mat, and adhered this to a crumb cake card base.  Such a different style for me, but I love the way it turned out.  What do you think? Post me a comment and let me know xx

Beautiful Banners

It’s hard to choose from all the gorgeous stamp sets available in the new Stampin’ Up catty, but I think this might just be my favourite! The Beautiful Banners stamp set is so elegant and versatile and matches perfectly with the Banner’s Framelits Dies, this is definitely my must have set!

A very simple card to make – I started by stamping my Paisley banner onto whisper white cardstock before cutting it, and the larger crumb cake banner out with the matching dies.

I stamped my beautiful sentiment, cut it out and mounted it onto my banner with dimensionals, to make it pop.  I stamped my Petite Petals out using versamark ink and then silver heat embossed them on mint macaron, island indigo, melon mambo, rich razzleberry and wisteria wonder cardstock, before punching them out with the Petite Petals punch.  I ran my card front through the Big Shot using the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder and attached my Bulap Ribbon & Basic Black baker’s twine to the centre of it.  Finally, I attached my mounted banner to my card front with dimensionals, assembled my flowers on top and matted my card front to crumb cake on a basic black base.  Love how pretty this card turned out, hope you agree 💞💞💞