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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Hello All Adorned!

It's Sunday again!  I can't believe that we're almost at the end of March and before you know it, Easter will be upon us!  Cue Easter projects coming soon! lol!

This 2nd release  stamp set wasn't on my radar at all, but it's definitely growing on me!

This card came together so quickly - stamping on Designer Series Paper (DSP for short) has some benefits.  If it has a pale and fairly neutral background it can enhance your project without you doing the work.  

The All Adorned stamp set is in photopolymer - and being clear, you can see exactly where you're stamping which makes two step or even three step stamping a breeze.    By two-step stamping, it means you use two different stamps to complete an image, so with three step stamping, you need three and so on.  This is completely optional, the images can be stand alone ones, but if you wish to overlay each image with a different stamp, you can.  The permutations are endless and you can let your creativity and imagination run wild.

All Adorned is a Sale-a-bration stamp set, free, subject to a qualifying order.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Climbing Rose - partial die cut front

I'm a bit late coming to the "party" with the Floral Romance DSP - imagine my delight when I found that there were 2 different designs printed on 12"x 12" vellum sheets!  There are 2 double sided designs and 2 single sided designs on vellum and 3 sheets each of the 2 double sided designs and 3 sheets each of the 2 single sided designs - so 12 sheets in all. This pack of paper is absolutely gorgeous and it sparked off this design in my head.

It was a bit of indulgence on my part, as initially I wasn't going to get this set, but I fell in love with the coordinating Rose Trellis Dies and in particular this die cut label.    See how I die cut only a part of the rose to reveal the beautiful paper underneath.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Sale-a-bration Coordination Series #6 of 6 - Story Label Punch

In this final episode of Sale-a-bration Coordination Series, I'm featuring the Story Label Punch which co-ordinates with the "Part of My Story" stamp set - FREE subject to a qualifying purchase at Level 1 of £45 excluding shipping and handling.

There are other Sale-a-bration products featured on this card too - like that gorgeous Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Painted Seasons DSP (part of the Painted Seasons Level 2 bundle).

Sometimes you don't have to wander very far to get inspiration - the card below was inspired by the 2nd Release Sale-a-bration brochure and I just adapted it to incorporate the sentiments from "Part of My Story" stamp set and substituted  the Rose Trellis die for the Story Label punch for the card above.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

More Than Words

Happy Sunday!  I don't know where time goes, the days go flying by and before you know it, it's the end of the week and almost the start of another!  We're already half way through March and there is only 2 more weeks left of the Sale-a-bration Coordination product promotion to run.

If you have subscribed to my channel on YouTube, I gave you a glimpse of this card in episode #5 of 6  in my Sale-a-bration Coordination series or you can see it in this post HERE

We get so easily swept up by all that is current that the Annual Catalogue gems can get forgotten. Do you remember the Animal Outing stamp set?  There's a little tree frog sitting on a branch, and of course it also features in the Animal Expedition DSP  12"x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) pack!

I especially love the Lilypad die from Hop Around Framelits set - it's perfect for perching Mr Frog on!  I've had to remove the supply link from this post because sadly, they sold out within 3 days in Europe, however Stampin' Up! will fulfill back orders.  These Sale-a-bration Coordination products are for a limited time only, so it just goes to prove, if you love something enough, don't delay!

If you're looking for another lilypad stamp there is, believe it or not, a stamp set called "Lilypad Lake" and I've included the supply link below.  That would work equally well!

To create the "pond", I picked up some ink with an acrylic block to use as my palette.  With the old style ink pads, you squeezed the lid to pick up ink and used the ink on the lid as your palette but with the new style ink pads, there's less give in the lid so I just find it easier to pick up ink with an acrylic block which I can rinse off once I've finished and my lids stay nice and clean. Then I used an aqua painter to colour wash the background and also spritzed the block with water and smooshed it for a more abstract look.

Remember those clear rain drops?  They've been retired, but I had some left, so I added those too for the splashes of water!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend - and thanks for popping by!

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