Foxy Friends

The Foxy Friends bundle is the perfect set to use for baby cards.  The Foxy Friends stamp set is so versatile, and you can create an endless number of animals when using it with the fox builder punch. Though I’ve barely scraped the surface of this set, here is the cute card I came up with.

I took a piece of A little foxy DSP and stamped the leaves from Kinda Eclectic in pool party ink, in two diagonal corners of the DSP.  I stamped my tree trunk in early espresso ink before building my fox using the stamp set and matching punch.

I fussy cut my tree trunk out and adhered it flat, and sat the fox on top using dimensionals for some depth.  I created my sentiment from the brilliant Labeler Alphabet stamp set and heat embossed each letter with silver embossing powder.

Finally, I adhered my letters with glue dots, scattered a few rhinestones, and tied a piece of Calypso Coral thick baker’s twine towards the bottom of my card front, before adhering this to a pool party mat and then to a smoky slate card base. Love love love this sweet stamp set, and looking forward to trying my hand at making many more adorable animals xx


Country Livin’

Though I studied the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue for weeks (and I do mean studied ūüėā), 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