Moon Baby

I just adore the Moon Baby stamp set.  It’s the perfect set for a new baby card and the family I was sending this card to have a love for anything rainbow.  So I knew I wanted to create my rainbow backdrop with the Watercolor Wash background stamp.  I used sponge daubers to ink the back of my stamp with all the brights – melon mambo, bermuda bay, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry and pacific point.  I wanted softer, even colour on the baby image so used the fabulous watercolour pencils.  These pencils are amazing – in fact I’m hoping that Stampin’ Up! will eventually produce them in all the colours!  I heat embossed my sentiment from Milestone Moments and mounted my card front on a melon mambo mat for a bright, beautiful finish.


Bunch of Blossoms

Bunch of blossoms is such a pretty stamp set, and even better is that it matches the Blossom builder punch – who doesn’t love matching punches in crafting?!

I started by inking my Watercolor Wash background stamp with soft sky and stamping off at an angle at the bottom of my card.  Next I dipped my clear wink of stella glitter brush in marina mist ink, and flicked it over the background for a bit of interest.

I found that the most efficient way of using this punch is by punching straight into some scrap Cardstock to create a kind of blossom template.  I then used this template to align my stamps and mount them to an acrylic block in the same formation for efficient stamping and punching.

I wanted to make my flower pop, so I stamped my blossoms in memento black ink and coloured them in by stamping in watermelon wonder.  My leaves and stem were stamped in mint macaron with some cucumber crush for definition.  I assembled my flower and adhered key petals with dimensionals to create some depth, before silver embossing my sentiment.  Finally I brushed over the petals with clear wink of stella for a shimmery effect and finished off with some pearls. Love the clean simplicity of this card and the bold watermelon wonder against the soft background colour xx

Lovely as a Tree with Watercolor Wash Background

Lovely as a tree is such a classic stamp set and its beauty is in its simplicity. It is also the oldest stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue! I decided to pair it with the Watercolor Wash background stamp and this was the result.

I began by stamping my row of trees (one stamp) in memento black ink on my whisper white card front.  The colours I used to create the background were crushed curry, pear pizzazz, marina mist, rich razzleberry & wisteria wonder.  I layed the crushed curry ink pad to the back of the Watercolor Wash stamp before sponging on the other colours which is why the marina mist finished up a green colour! I then stamped my banner from another sneak peek stamp set from the new catalogue, Thoughtful Banners, and punched it out with the coordinating punch.  I sponged the ends of the banner in pear pizzazz and mounted my card front onto pear pizzazz cardstock before adhering these layers to a basic black card base. Love the simple elegance of this and think it could work as a male or female card.  Hope you like it too xx