Pop of Paradise & Touches of Texture

As you know, I just love flamingoes and am a huge fan of the gorgeous Pop of Paradise stamp set.  I decided to team it with Touches of Texture to create this beautiful array of multicoloured flamingo cards!   I knew the lacey stamp from Touches of Texture would make for a pretty backdrop for my flamingoes.   Using my stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the Lacey image repeatedly in bermuda bay, melon mambo, perfect plum and pumpkin pie,  lining it up until the background pattern emerged.

My sentiment came from the wonderful Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  This gorgeous stamp set is available as part of a bundle through August only and is simply a stunning, elegant and timeless stamp set.  I especially love the font of the words in the set which is how I came to choose the ‘for you’.  I silver embossed my sentiment to make it stand out and then tied a piece of silver natural trim ribbon around my card front.

On a separate piece of whisper white cardstock, I stamped my flamingoes in the same colours before fussy cutting them out.  Next , I placed a small silver metallic doily to the right hand side of my ribbon, and adhered my flamingo with dimensionals on top of that.

Finally I added a metallic enamel heart next to my sentiment, and attached my card front to a silver foil mat as pictured above, before attaching my card layers to a whisper white card base.  I really love the elegant combination of all of these stamp sets, hope you do too 💕💕💕


Pop of Paradise – More Flamingo Fun

It’s that Monday morning feeling, so what better way to cheer ourselves up than with another new catty sneak peek! It’s Pop of Paradise again and I can’t get enough of that beautiful flamingo. I decided to keep this birthday card to black and flirty flamingo and once I started stamping that flamingo it was difficult to stop 😉.  Here’s the result.

I stamped the flamingo all over my card front to create a fun background and then stamped my central flamingo on scrap Cardstock before fussy cutting him out and elevating him on Dimensionals to make him pop.  My sentiments came from Endless Birthday Wishes – I so love the beautiful font in that stamp set and it’s so versatile! I wanted to keep it striking but simple so I stamped and cut the words out before edging them in flirty flamingo and mounting them on basic black cardstock to give them a cool black border.  I created the hooray banner with the fabulous triple banner punch and placed this on top of some basic black stitched satin ribbon. Love this ribbon and it is retiring so be sure to get it quick as it is only available till the 1st June.  Finally, I scattered some rhinestones for a little bling and mounted my card front to a flirty flamingo mat and finally adhered this to my basic black card base.  Don’t forget Pop of Paradise will be available to purchase from 1st June in the new Annual Catalogue! Hope you love this card and stamp set as much as I do ❤️❤️❤️

Sneak Peek – New Pineapple Stamp

Here’s the 2nd of my sneak peek projects showcasing the fabulous Pineapple stamp from the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue which will be released 1st June.

I created this card by gold embossing my smaller pineapples from the Pop of Paradise stamp set to create a rich background pattern. I then stamped my large pineapple using delightful dijon & cucumber crush. Before stamping the pineapple, I took sponge daubers to the back of the pineapple stamp and added some soft suede sponging to the body of the pineapple (over the delightful Dijon) and garden green sponging to various parts of the leaves (over the cucumber crush) to create some depth.

I splattered some gold wink of Stella over the card front and cut the stamped pineapple out before popping it up on dimensionals over some cucumber crush dotted lace ribbon and metallic gold washi tape and ribbon.  Finally I mounted my top panel to gold foil card and mounted this onto a rich razzleberry card base. I stamped my thank you sentiment from Pop of Paradise, fussy cut it out and finished with some pearls. I like the combination of the rich plum and gold with the stark contrast of the green against the fresh white background.  Would love to hear what you think, so please leave me a comment xx

Stampin’ Up! New In Colours 2016-2018 & Pop of Paradise Stamp Set

So the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue goes live on 1st June and it will not disappoint let me tell you. There are some beautiful new stamp sets coming your way and I’ll be sharing a few projects using them in the coming weeks!  This is the first, and it showcases our brand new In Colours along with the new gorgeous Pop of Paradise stamp set! Here’s the card I created using this beautiful set:

This card features two of my favourite things: pineapples and flamingos! Don’t ask me why I love them, I just always have and apparently they are going to be BIG this season! All the new In Colours feature in the background pineapples here – flirty flamingo, emerald envy, peekaboo peach, dapper denim & sweet sugarplum. At first I wasn’t sure about them (I’m not one for change 😂)  but in actual fact they are beautiful and so summery.  I gold embossed the ‘thinking of you sentiment’ that comes in this Pop of Paradise stamp set and stamped and cut out my leaves. I then assembled them in the centre of my card front beneath the new gorgeous sweet sugarplum ruched ribbon and a mini gold foil doily. Finally, I placed my beautiful flirty flamingo flamingo (!) on top with dimensionals. I mounted my card front to gold foil cardstock and adhered this to my dapper denim card base.  Fun & Fabulous ❤️❤️❤️