Fun with punch art

Hello Everyone,

I made this card for a card swap challenge.

I had never used this technique before. Love the result!

The fishes are made with Grapefruit Grove card stock.

These are light bulb bodies with petal tails. The fins are from the Vase Builder.

For the background, I used the seaside embossing folder. I then used the leaf punch to make the weeds.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Leaf Punch

[144667]

£15.00

Thinking of You #FMS359

Hello and Happy Friday,

This week’s sketch is provided by Narelle. You can see the rest if the design team projects here!

For my design, I have used the Rooted in Nature bundle.

A 2 inch circle was punched from a Very Vanilla card layer and adhered to a Cajun Craze card base.

The tree was stamped with Tranquil Tide ink and die cut.

Beery Burst ink was used for the sentiment which was fussy cut.

These elements were also added with dimensionals.

hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Project Share Project

Good Morning Everybody,

Here we are again for a project share. This week’s goodies all use the Broadway Bound suite of products.

Helzie has made these lovely card in two different colour combinations… The possibilities are endless!

See more about this project on Helzie’s blog here

Jill has been making these delightful table favours. Mix and match different ribbons to suit any occasion… So versatile.

See more about this project on Jill’s blog here

Heather has put together this super cute sticky note holder…. An ideal gift for a work colleague.

See more about this project on Heather’s blog here

I hope you enjoyed these projects.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Simply Scored

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£28.00

Just Thanks #GDP160

Hello Everyone,

It’s Global Design Project challenge time. This week it’s a case the designer challenge from Krista.

The sample card is gorgeous… Using one of my most favourite stamp sets.

The design team have made some great projects based on Krista’s design. You can see them all here

I resisted using the same stamp set and instead pulled out Tropical Chic and the matching dies and paper.

Some patterned paper was adhered to a white card base.

On a separate white card layer, I stamped the palm leaves with Soft Sea Foam ink. This layer was added to the card with dimensionals.

On a separate scrap of card, the sentiment was stamped with Berry Burst ink. Powder Pink ink was used to add the stripes to the edge.

Another palm leaf was stamped in Shaded Spruce ink and die cut.

A small bow of Berry Burst Ruffled Ribbon was adhered with glue dots. Gold pearls completed the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Simple Monochrome Snowflakes

Hello Again,

I know….. More snowflakes!

I just love them, at least on cards anyway, not so keen on the real thing.

This was so easy to make too.

Lovely Lipstick Ink was used throughout, firstly to stamp the grungy edge. I stamped off once, so the snowflakes would still be visible over the top.

I then just added the sentiment towards the bottom of the card and added this to a white card base.

No extra layers or embellishments today.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Pop of Pastel Just Add Ink #430

Good Morning,

I am starting the week with a Just Add Ink challenge.

The inspiration image is shown below. Visit the blog post for credits and to see the design team projects here

So pastel florals was the direction of travel for my design.

I have used the Pop of Petals bundle as the focus.

I picked out colours from the image to stamp the flowers. These were punched and shaped before adhering with Multipurpose glue.

The sentiment was stamped with black in and cut with the darling label punch.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Three Wise Men

Hello & Happy Sunday,

Today I am using the Illuminated Christmas stamp set and doing some ink blending.

I started by heat embossing the star in the top corner.

Sponge daubers were used to blend in the background, beginning with So Saffron for the star and working through Pool Party, Balmy Blue and Night of Navy inks. A chalk marker was used to add some other tiny “stars” in the sky.

The three Kings were stamped and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. A stitched circle was used to die cut the image.

The final step was to add the sentiment. This was done simply by stamping in black ink, trimming to size and adhering with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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All the Best

Good Morning,

After the chaos of storm Callum here in the UK, here is a clean and simple card using the First Frost stamp set.

The foliage images were stamped using Soft Sea Foam and second generation Mint Macaron ink. These colours are so soft and look lovely together.

This piece was Layered on to another piece of Whisper White card stock and then on to a Shaded Spruce card base. This darker colour added some contrast.

The matching ink colour was used to stamp the sentiment on to a strip of card stock. This was added at the bottom of the card with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Unique #FMS358

Hi Everyone,

Friday is here again and so is the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This week’s sketch is provided by Karren. The design team projects can be seen here for more inspiration.

I have used the Beautiful Blizzard bundle for my design.

A Pool Party card base was first stamped with snowflakes using matching ink.

A stitched circle was cut from shimmery white card stock. The sentiment was added with Pacific Point ink.

Die cut snowflakes were added to the bottom of the circle. Rhinestones finished the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Project Share Project

Good Morning,

Welcome to another Project Share. This week I thought I would share some non seasonal ideas.

First this week is Helzie. She has used the stunning Beautiful You stamp set.

See how Helzie made this card here

Heather has made this great masculine card with Best Route Designer Series Paper.

See how Heather made her card here

Gez has gone to town making this card for her son. Double Z cards are so effective.

See how Gez made her card here.

I hope you enjoyed these projects.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Wonderful Fall #GDP159

Hello Everyone,

This week’s Global Design Project challenge is a cute seasonal theme; the design team have made some very varied projects as inspiration. You can see them here.

I have chosen to work with Colourful Seasons.

I created a heart shaped mask from post it note paper.

Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz inks were used to stamp the three different leaf images from the set.

The sentiment was taken from Rooted in Nature. I used the Stamparatus to ensure a crisp impression.

A few sequins completed the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Just Add Vellum challenge #429

Hi Folks,

This week the Just Add Ink challenge is to add Vellum!

You can see inspiration from the design team here.

I love using Vellum… It is the perfect accent to add to the background of this card design.

Most of the design elements are all from the Falling Flowers stamp set and coordinating May Flowers dies.

I started by positioning a vellum die cut, securing it with some snail adhesive.

Flowers and leaves were stamped with Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sea Foam inks respectively. These were die cut and adhered with Multipurpose glue.

A rhinestone was added to each flower centre.

The sentiment from Wood Words was stamped with Shaded Spruce ink and cut using a 1-1/8 Scalloped circle punch.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Inspire.Create #028

Hello Everyone,

There’s a new Inspire.Create challenge going on right now…. Look at these colours!

As always the design team have pulled out all the stops with their samples. You can see them here.

For my design, I wanted to use a stamp set with lots of complementary elements. I ended up choosing Swirly Bird.

The card itself was really easy to put together. First, I decided which stamps I would pair with each colour, (except Lovely Lipstick). I then built up the design, keeping in mind the “rule of threes”.

The corners were punched with the Detailed Trio Punch and adhered to a Lovely Lipstick card base.

I also used Lovely Lipstick card stock to die cut the word ‘love’ which I adhered to a Vellum circle.

The additional sentiments were stamped on to strips of white card stock. These were also added to the Vellum, this time with dimensionals.

The vellum was then adhered to the card with dimensionals, hiding them behind the other elements.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Seasonal Thoughts

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card features the Winter Woods stamp set.

I used craft ink to stamp the tress on to Basic Grey card stock.

Silver edged ribbon was adhered across the bottom of the card and a bow added.

Basic Grey ink was used for the sentiment which was cut with the Everyday Label Punch.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Snowflake Hugs

Good Morning,

The Beautiful Blizzard bundle was one of the first things I bought from the Autumn Winter catalogue… I knew I would able to make simple but effective cards.

I built the background with Pool Party ink. Stamped snowflakes were added with Pool Party and 2nd and 3rd generation Blueberry Bushel inks.

The sentiment was stamped with Blueberry Bushel Ink and adhered with dimensionals.

Some Die cut snowflakes were added with glue dots and a small bow of mini Grosgrain ribbon.

Finally, a few iridescent sequins finished the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Glue Dots

[103683]

£4.75

Trick or Treat #FMS357

Good Morning,

As always on Friday, I am sharing my Freshly Made sketched challenge entry.

The design team have made some great projects which you can see here!

I have gone with a grungy Halloween theme featuring the Artisan Textures stamp set.

I masked off a section of a white card layer. Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy inks were used.

Some Sahara Sand Ink was added the edges before removing the mask.

The sentiment was added along the stamped edge with Merry Merlot ink.

Some spooky bats were punched from black card stock and painted with Frost White Shimmer paint.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Three Boats #GDP158

Hi there Everyone,

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for a Global Design Project challenge.

This week is a sketch challenge and as usual the design team have made some wonderful projects to inspire us. See them all here!

I have pulled out the Lilypad Lake bundle. I liked the idea of having three little boats across the card.

I chose a neutral card base of Sahara Sand. A piece of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper was adhered to the base with SNAIL adhesive.

Sahara Sand ink was used to stamp the water on to a strip of Whisper White card stock. Some silver baker’s twine was tied around the piece before adding to the card with dimensionals.

The boats were stamped with Memento Ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends markers to complement the paper in the background.

The sentiment was also stamped with Memento Ink and cut in to strips.

Some adhesive backed sequins were added to the background.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Quick Cards with Falling for Leaves

Hi Everyone,

I really love stamp sets with leaves. For today’s post I have made three quick cards.

The first is simply stamping.

The leaves were added down the side and the sentiment tucked in at the bottom.

The second introduces a layer.

Leaves were stamped across the middle.

The sentiment was stamped separately and cut down to size. This was adhered with dimensionals.

And finally, adding a die cut.

I chose a stitched circle, but could have been a square or even an oval.

Leaves were stamped so to appear to be growing from behind the circle.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

There are some sale items available in celebration of World Cardmaking Day…… Only available for 7 days or while stocks last!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Soar Above the Rest Just Add Ink #428

Good Morning Everybody,

Here is this week’s entry for the Just Add Ink challenge!

These are the colours to work with; see all the design team projects here

When I showed these colours to my downline she immediately said “balloons!” so here they are. I love the Lift Me Up set; one of my favourites!

I went with a simple Layered card. Calypso Coral was used for the card base, adding layers of Whisper White and Pool Party.

Clouds were stamped over the top layer.

The balloons were stamped and die cut. These were adhered both flat and with dimensionals to add some depth.

The sentiment was added to one side slightly over hanging the top layers.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Big Shot

[143263]

£102.00

Love You Lots

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a great weekend.

I am making another super simple project this time featuring the Takeout Treats bundle.

For the card, I used Real Red ink to stamp the cute hearts which were then die cut. These were adhered flat on to a white card layer.

The banner die is included in the set and was used to cut the sentiment. I used Call Me Clover ink for this.

The card was layered with Real Red card stock and mounted on to a Call Me Clover card base.

I decided to make up the little box too. The dies make this very easy to do.

This was simply decorated with designer series paper and die cut tags from the set. Some red satin ribbon finished it off.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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