Friday, 1 February 2008

Mixed Bouquet

This is a set that I wasn’t too sure about to begin with. It seemed a bit too bold for my liking, but I had a play and came up with this:

Guess what? I love it now!

It’s a tent fold card, which is a bit different and I used my new pricking template and mat from the Crafter’s Tool Kit (110089), to make a series of holes along the strip of brown card.
The flower images were stamped on Very Vanilla card stock for a warmer feel.

The leaves were fun to do. You stamp the outline then use an infill stamp, so no colouring required! It’s called 2-Step Stamping.

The flower outline was stamped and coloured after pressing a Cameo Coral ink pad onto a stamp box lid and picking up the colour with an Aqua Painter.
Don’t colour it in totally, leave some pale edges for highlights. A quick dab with a baby wipe afterwards and the lid was all clean again.

The swirls and sentiment were stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and then the card put together, with the flowers and leaves lifted on Dimensionals to make them the focus of the card.
A knotted ribbon and a few dabs of glitter to highlight the rose and swirls and it was done.

As usual, I added an image to the envelope for that special finishing touch!

Stamps: Mixed Bouquet & Wonderful Words
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip & Cameo Coral
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive & Cameo Coral
Accessories: Crafter’s Tool Kit, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Snail Adhesive & Dimensionals

If you like the look of this card, contact me at to arrange a party and have a go yourself!

Thanks for looking!

Your Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

*2-Step Stamping Promotion*

Mixed Bouquet is a set of 9 stamps that come in their own storage box - as all Stampin’ Up! stamps do - so there’s quite a lot to work with.
Throughout February, this and 2 other 2-Step Stamp sets can be purchased with 25% off the usual price. That’s a great saving!
In order to qualify for this offer you’ll just need to purchase £35 worth of Stampin’ Up! merchandise for each set that you’d like.

Page 42, 105755 Mixed Bouquet, Sale Price £21.71
Page 35, 109439 Big Bold Birthday, Sale Price £20.21
Page 54, 104014 Shapes And Shadows, Sale Price £22.46

You can order separately, or as part of a workshop or party.
This offer is for the month of February only, so don’t delay!

If you order one of these sets, I'll also give you a free catalogue for spending over £35 on Stampin' Up! merchandise!

1 comment:

Shauna! said...

This is a scrumptious card! I love the warm tones and the extra details!