Happy Birthday to You

Good Morning,

I discovered the Happy Celebrations stamp set had this great bold lettering perfect for some Stampin’ Blend colouring!

I stamped the sentiment on to a scrap of Whisper White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Once completely dry, I used Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend markers the colour the image. To achieve this, each letter was coloured individually, starting with the lightest shade. The dark marker was used at the bottom, and blended out to the top with the light marker.

The coloured panel was adhered to a piece of vellum with Fast Fuse adhesive.

The card base was made with Rich Razzleberry card stock. A piece of striped paper from the Birthday Memories designer series paper collection was chosen as the background.

The sentiment was added to the card with dimensionals and some rhinestones provided a bit of sparkle.

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

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Bee Happy #GDP112

Hi folks,

It’s Wednesday, it’s Global Design Project day!

This week the challenge is to case the designer Connie Collins. Take a look at what the Design Team made here.

And this is what I made based upon her design.

A Daffodil Delight card layer was stamped using the bee image from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Daffodil Delight ink.

Some black shimmer ribbon was added to the left hand side before adhering to a black card base.

A piece of Whisper White card stock was cut to 2-3/4 by 4-3/4. Three bees were stamped toward the top, which were coloured using Stampin’ Blends. This was added to a slightly larger black layer. This was added to the card with dimensionals.

The sentiment from the same stamp set was heat embossed with white powder and cut to a banner. This was adhered with Fast Fuse adhesive.

To finish off the card, some clear Wink of Stellar was added to the bees’ wings and a few black rhinestones provided a bit of bling.

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

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Count my Blessings

Good Morning,

I thought i would get in another autumn card before winter really starts to bite.

I have used an old favourite stamp set, Vintage Leaves.

On a Whisper White card layer, I stamped small leaves with Old Olive ink. I used first, second and third generation stamping.

The large leaf was stamped in Garden Green ink and then coloured with Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend markers. This was fussy cut and some linen thread was added to the stem.

The sentiment was taken from Count my Blessings and was stamped with Tranquil Tide ink on to a strip of Whisper White card stock. The bottom edge was cut to a banner and the adhered with dimensionals.

The leaf was layered on to the largest Stitched circle die cut and added using Fast Fuse adhesive.

Finally, the panel was adhered to a Tranquil Tide card base.

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

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Linen Thread

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #004

Hi there,

The Inspire.Create.Challenge this week is a colour challenge. See what the design team created here

This is my project.

I have used Painted Harvest to make my card.

I started by experimenting with the blue inks. I wasn’t sure that they would go together, but the result was beautiful.

I decided to keep the accompanying leaves plain white.

The sentiment was stamped in Flirty Flamingo and cut with my favourite Starburst punch. I also punched some Flirty Flamingo card stock to lie underneath.

I used a Whisper White card base and added layers of Island Indigo and Calypso Coral.

The white layer was stamped with foliage from the set using both Island Indigo and Soft Sky inks.

Some Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain ribbon was added across the middle. The sentiment and flower were added with dimensionals.

 

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

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

 

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Merry and Bright

Good Morning,

A couple of weeks ago I made a card for the Global Design Project using Old Olive, Basic Black and Gold.

I have revisited the layout I used for that project to make 2 cards, this time using Merry Little Christmas designer series paper.

Card bases were A4 cut at 4-1/8 and scored at 5-7/8

DSP cut to 4 by 5-3/4 and 3 by 4-3/4

Card stock cut to 3-1/8 by 4-7/8

The sentiment is taken from the Hearts Come Home stamp set. This was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with gold powder, then die cut using a Stitched Shape framelit.

Shimmer Ribbon was used to make the bows which were added with a glue dot.

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

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Time to Party

Good Morning,

I thought I would make something happy and bright for today’s post.

I have used the Confetti Celebration stamp set.

The card base is made with Lemon Lime Twist card stock.

A Whisper White card layer was stamped with Crushed Curry and Berry Burst stars.

Some Bermuda Bay mini chevron ribbon was added across the centre.

The large sentiment was stamped with Bermuda Bay ink and cut with the Starburst punch. The edges were lightly inked with a sponge dauber. This adhered to a Stitched Circle with dimensionals.

Happy Birthday was stamped in Island Indigo ink and cut with the Classic Label punch.

To finish a small bow was added to the card.

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

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Celebrate

Hi there,

The launch of Stampin’ Blends also means the Color Me Happy stamp set will be available – but only while stocks last.

The set includes these adorable lanterns.

I have used;

  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Old Olive
  • Pool Party
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Rich Razzleberry

The panel was mounted on to a Very Vanilla card base.

A few rhinestones adds some sparkle.

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

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Blended Bears

I am so in love with the new Stampin’ Blends and these little bears are so adorable.

The stamp set I have used is A Little Wild, which was stamped with Memento ink on to thick Whisper White card stock.

The colours I have used on each bear are;

  • Bronze and Ivory,
  • Light and Dark Smoky Slate,
  • Dark and Light Crumb Cake,
  • Light Smoky Slate and Colour Lifter.

The coloured bears were fussy cut and adhered to a Stitched Circle.

A Starburst punch shaped was coloured with a coordinating Stampin’ Blend marker. The bears were added with dimensionals.

The Scallop Tag Topper punch was used to cut Whisper White card stock.

Each tag was finished with tiny bees from the same stamp set, and some Natural Trim.

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

Thanks for stopping by and gappy stampin’!

Verity x

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First Communion #GDP111

Good Morning,

It’s Wednesday – that means its Global Design Project day. This week is a theme challenge.

You can see what the design team created here.

… And this is my interpretation of the challenge…

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I have used the Inspired Events stamp set to make this beautiful card to celebrate a First Communion.

The card base is made with Pink Pirouette card stock. The white card layer was decorated using the fancy corner stamp in Pink Pirouette ink.

A piece of Whisper White was cut 1 inch shorter and narrower. The large decorative stamp was used along the bottom edge and some Powder Pink ribbon was wrapped around it. The sentiment was added to the top right corner.

The flowers were coloured using Stampin’ Blends. Some sparkle was added with Wink of Stella.

To complete the card, I tied a small bow and used rhinestones to decorate the ribbon.

 

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

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

 

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Stampin’ Blends

I am so excited to share these cards that I made using the brand spanking shiny new alcohol markers from Stampin’ Up!

There are 12 colours to choose from, a light and dark shade of each. In addition, there is a Bronze and Ivory marker which are great for skin tones. The Colour Lifter helps with blending, erasing small mistakes or adding highlights.

To demonstrate the effects that can be achieved,I picked out the Remarkable You stamp set.

The images were stamped with Memento (water based) ink. Starting at the bottom, I used:

Dark and Light Calypso Coral.

Light Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie.

Light Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.

Dark and Light Daffodil Delight.

To create the blend, the image was coloured with the lightest shade first, added shadow and then blended this out with the light shade again.

A softer look can also be achieved too. Applying some colour in small areas and using the colour lifter to blend creates an illusion of depth on white objects. A halo of Pool Party also blended with the colour lifter provides definition from the white background.

I hope this has given you some ideas.

Get your markers from 1st November, or join the Stampin’ Up! family and add them to your starter kit.

Look out for more projects coming soon.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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DSP Note Card Mix

Hi folks,

I shared some note cards a couple of days ago which were very popular. So here are some more using some of the papers included in the paper sale which ends on 31st October – so there’s still time to get yours.

These 4 use A Whole Lot of Lovely to cover the card with a simple black sentiment from the coordinating stamp set Lots of Love.

 

Birthday Memories was used for these cards. I used the same layout as the original post. The sentiments are taken from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

 

Here is Pick a Pattern. This is quite a quirky designer paper, but looks great here. The pieces were cut on the diagonal for a different look. The sentiments are taken from Patterns and Pieces and cut and mounted in different ways.

 

Finally, I used Christmas Around the World. This pack has some very bold designs on one side, but the other side has some more traditional designs which I used on these cards. I teamed this with Foil Snowflakes and a sentiment from Hearts Come Home.

 

So I hope this gives you some ideas.

Thanks for stopping by an happy stampin’!

Verity x

 

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Purple Harvest

Good Morning,

I am bringing back Painted Harvest again today, absolutely love this set.

I have used a Whisper White card base. The Crumb Cake card layer was embossed with Petal Burst embossing folder.

The colour combination for the flowers was Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Sahara Sand. The leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake.

The sentiment was stamped with Elegant Eggplant ink on to Whisper White card stock and cut to a simple rectangle. This was tucked behind the flowers for a simple look.

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

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Leaf Punch

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Note Card Box

Hi there,

Yesterday, I posted a set of note cards, today I am showing how I made a box to present them.

Two pieces of Whisper White were cut to 9-1/2 by 8 inches. scored at 1 and 2 inches.

To ensure the lid fits the base, use a card stock shim against the side bar of the scoring board.

Before constructing the lid, I die cut a window. In the photo, you can see this was above centre, though in hindsight, I think it would have looked better right the middle. A piece of Foiled Acetate was adhered to the inside.

I then stamped over the top using the Floral Phrases stamp and versamark ink. This was heat embossed with silver powder.

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

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Simply Scored

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In Colour Note Cards

Good Morning,

Today’s project is something simple that could be used as a gift idea.

I have used Stampin’ Up! note cards, which are smaller than my usual card bases measuring 3-1/2 by 5 inches.

A piece of Fresh Floral DSP was cut to 3-3/8 by 3 inches. A piece of coordinating finely woven ribbon was adhered along the top with Fast Fuse. This was then added to the bottom of the card.

The sentiment from Floral Phrases was stamped onto a strip of Whisper White card stock. This was adhered to the card with dimensionals.

Three rhinestones finished off the card. The envelopes were also embellished with the matching floral stamp.

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

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Tis The Season

Good Morning,

October is almost over, which means there are only a few days left to take advantage of the current promotions.

But never fear something super shiny and new is coming in November!

So, the project for today uses Merry Patterns, Be Merry DSP and a little taster of what the new Stampin’ Blend alcohol markers can do.

The card base was made with Garden Green card stock to which DSP was added. The images from Merry Patterns were stamped on to thick Whisper White square die cut using Memento ink.

To colour the word ‘season’ I used the Cherry Cobbler markers, using darker shade at the bottom of the letters.

For the candles I used Calypso Coral and a touch of Daffodil Delight to achieve a glowing effect. The coloured piece was added to a Garden Green scalloped square. This was adhered to the card with some foil snowflakes behind it using dimensionals.

 

Look out for more information on Stampin’ Blends next week.

I hope you enjoyed this project and pop back again soon.

Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

 

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Happy Birthday Memories #GDP110

Good Morning,

It’s Wednesday – that means its Global Design Project day. This week is a sketch challenge.

You can see what the design team created here.

… And this is my interpretation of the sketch…

The card base is made with Real Red card stock which was stamped using the Brushstrokes background and Real Red ink.

I used Birthday Memories DSP to create the topper. Two strips were cut to 1-1/2 by 4 inches and matted on to Early Espresso card stock. Some Whisper White bakers twine and Linen thread were wrapped around the topper before adhering to the card base with dimensionals.

The sentiment was taken from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and stamped in Real Red ink. This was cut with the Starburst punch.

To complete the topper, this was layered on to another Starburst cut from Early Espresso and a Crumb Cake stitched circle. This was adhered flat to the card.

I substituted the heart from the sketch with a circle. A 1-1/4 inch punch was used to cut a cake from another sheet of DSP. This was added to Real Red and Crumb Cake circles. This was adhered to the card with dimensionals.

The finishing touch was to add some rhinestones.

 

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

 

Verity x

 

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…So She Did!

Hi there,

Had a bit of fun with this card design.

I started by stamping and colouring little miss piggy on to a piece of Whisper White card stock.

She looked a bit lonely in the air all by herself, so I thought I would add some perspective with some distant houses. These were borrowed from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.

I created a hill by drawing round a small bowl with a journalling pen. I then cut a simple paper mask which allowed me to stamp the houses on the hill.

I decided she needed some clouds in the sky with her too, and a bit of sparkle on her wings…it is a magical pig after all!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

Thanks for stooping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Inspire. Create. Challenge #003

Hi Everyone,

The Inspire.Create.Challenge is a themed challenge this time. You can see what the design team made by clicking here

Now festive does not necessarily mean Christmas! So, given the time of year I have opted for a Halloween project.

I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base, to which I adhered a Basic Black card layer.

Another piece of Pumpkin Pie was cut to 3-1/3 by 5-1/4. To add interest to the background I used the Layered Leaves dynamic embossing folder. I then added a little Pumpkin Pie ink over the top with a sponge. Two lengths of Peekaboo Peach striped grosgrain ribbon were added down the centre before adhering to the card base.

The sentiment is taken for Labels to Love and cut with the coordinating Everyday Label punch. So Pumpkin Pie ink was sponged over the edges.

The label was added to a Basic Black oval and then to a Peekaboo Peach scalloped oval.

A small bow and black rhinestones finish the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Very Happy Birthday

Good Morning,

The team have got together again to share some birthday card ideas.

I decided to create something for the guys, and opted for a Marina Mist card base.

The card layer is made with Very Vanilla card stock. The edges were stamped using Timeless Textures with Smoky Slate and Night of Night ink for a distressed look. I then used the Hexagons embossing folder to add texture.

Some Copper Trim was teased apart and attached to the middle, with some Gold Natural Trim over the top.

The sentiment is from Big on Birthdays, stamped on to Very Vanilla with Marina Mist ink and die cut with the largest Layering Square. Mats of Basic Black and Marina Mist card stock, lift this from the card base.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Please be sure to check out the blog posts from the rest of the team.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin!

Verity x

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Happy for You

This months challenge….. I have to say I wasn’t immediately sure I could use all the colours this time, but I did it.

See what the design team created by following the blog hop, start here

This is what I came up with.

In a light bulb moment, I tried using Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugarplum with Painted Harvest. The centres are Always Artichoke stamped off once. What an effect, love it.

I stamped the leaves in Old Olive, then cut these with the Leaf punch. The flowers were fussy cut by hand.

I opted for a Sweet Sugarplum card base with a Sahara Sand layer.

Some Whisper White was stamped with the tiny speckle image. A piece of Old Olive mini chevron ribbon was added to the middle before adhering to the card base.

The flowers and leaves were arranged on the card. The sentiment is taken from Sunshine Sayings, stamped in Always Artichoke and cut with the Classic Label punch

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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