Moon Baby

My cousin recently had a baby boy and Moon Baby remains my favourite welcome baby stamp set and the obvious choice for her card. This time I opted for a smoky slate, daffodil delight and bermuda bay colour way. I love the way smoky slate pairs so well with the other Stampin’ Up! colours – it’s such a great neutral. I colored my baby image using the fabulous watercolour pencils and fussy cut this out before popping it up on dimensionals to my smoky slate card front. The clouds were made from dazzling diamonds glimmer paper and punched out using the tree builder punch. I adhered some of the clouds flat and popped others up to create dimension before adding the beautiful smoky slate gingham ribbon to finish, along with a few metallic enamel shapes.


Merry Patterns 

I am so in love with the Merry Patterns limited edition stamp set. This is a one off Christmas stamp reward set which is only available with purchases from Stampin’ Up! totalling £250 or more until the end of October. With only two days to go, I just had to post my latest make with this set. The images in the whole set are gorgeous but I’m particularly fond of this Christmas jumper reindeer stamp.

I kept this card really simple with just a pretty washi tape background and a crumbcake reindeer stamped onto crumbcake cardstock and cut out with the Lots of Labels dies.  A couple of metallic gold enamel shapes and some wink of Stella on my beautiful reindeer, and you’ve got yourself an easy to replicate, pretty Christmas card.  Don’t miss out – make sure you place your order by the 31st to receive this complimentary stunning set ❤️

Butterfly Basics

Continuing my Gran’s 90th birthday celebrations, here is the second of the three cards I created.  I decided to keep the style simple yet sophisticated so opted for a rich razzleberry, old olive and gold colour way.

I started by stamping my fern leaf image in old olive from the gorgeous butterfly basics stamp set.

I stamped the beautiful lacey butterfly on scrap white cardstock in rich razzleberry from the same set.  Then I die cut this out using the butterflies thinlits dies and the gold foil overlay using the bold butterflies framelits dies.  I attached the gold foil overlay with a dimensional and adhered the butterfly flat over the tip of the leaf.

I trimmed a 2″ piece of gold fabulous foil designer acetate and adhered it to the bottom of the card front to create a border and wrapped a piece of gold natural trim ribbon around the top of the acetate.

I stamped the banner from Banners For You and the sentiment from Thoughful Banners, and gold heat embossed both before die cutting it out using the Bunch of Banners framelits dies and attaching it to my card front with dimensionals.

Finally, I die cut the 90 from a gold foil sheet using the Large Numbers framelits dies and adhered these with dimensionals, and embellished with some metallic enamel hearts for a little glamour.

Badges & Banners – A Masculine Birthday Card

I love the versatility of Badges & Banners and the fact it makes for a great masculine card.  I created the background of my card front by stamping off my stamp in smoky slate ink and stamping this repeatedly over the card front, using my stamp-a-ma-jig to line the badges up.

Next, I stamped the image again, this time in dapper denim ink on scrap whisper white cardstock, and punched this out using the matching Best Badge Punch.  I adhered my card front to a dapper denim mat, tied some thick smoky slate baker’s twine around the card, and adhered my dapper denim badge on top of the twine with dimensionals, before attaching to a smoky slate card base.  To finish, I scattered some silver metallic enamel circles.

Wedding Card using Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies

I wanted to make a wedding card and thought this was the perfect excuse to use the elegant Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies. I’ve seen lots of examples of wedding cards using these dies along with the matching Floral Boutique DSP in night of navy and whisper white.  But as you know, I am always searching for something a little more unique.  So I decided to incorporate some watercoloring into this card.  Here is the finished result.

I began by watercolouring a piece of shimmery white cardstock using the colours rose red, wisteria wonder, so saffron, pear pizzazz and bermuda bay.

When my background was dry, I ran my piece of watercoloured cardstock through my Big Shot using the die, to achieve two detailed panels as pictured above.  I then adhered them to the top and bottom of my shimmery white card base before heat embossing my sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set using versamark and silver embossing powder.

To finish, I placed some rhinestones into the centre of some of the die cut flowers, added a bow tied with silver ribbon, and adhered a metallic enamel heart to the right of my sentiment ❤️❤️❤️

Grateful Bunch

This was my first play with the Grateful Bunch stamp set, and although this turned out to be a cute card, I think there’s a lot more that can be done with this pretty stamp set.  For today’s project, I wanted to keep it clean and crisp.

I stamped my leaf stem in mint macaron, and then my flowers using the brand new ombré ink pads in rich razzleberry, calypso coral and bermuda bay.  These are a brand new product from Stampin’ Up! with different gradients of the same colour running through each ink pad, which when stamped should give a beautiful ombre colour effect.  You can see the different tones of colour on my flowers and butterfly in this card, even though I have only used the same three ink pads the whole way through.  Once I stamped my flowers, I punched them out using the matching Blossom Bunch punch. I popped the flowers and butterfly up on dimensionals before placing them on the stem to create some depth, and adhered the flowers to the right hand side of my card, flat.

To finish, I stamped my sentiment from the same set in mint macaron and cut this and the border around it out (in crumb cake) using my Lots of Labels Dies.  I then wrapped some mint macaron sheer linen ribbon and some linen thread around my front panel and finished off with some metallic enamel stars on the stem for a little sparkle.

Finally, I attached my card front to a calypso coral mat and then to a crumb cake base. Although I like the simplicity of this card, I don’t think I did the ombré ink pads justice and a solid stamped image might work better to really showcase the different gradients of colour  running through these gorgeous ink pads.  But hope you like the card anyway! Wishing you all a good weekend, and thanks for stopping by xx