Hooray for You

I was recently challenged to use the colour Pink more as it’s not a colour I reach for that often, unless it’s Magenta Madness. I took part in a team event that was based upon the Curvy Variety bundle and so used that as an opportunity to dip out of my comfort zone and used pink – in this case, Petal Pink.

A version of this card was showcased by Deb Toner using the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP), but I chose Peony Garden for my version. I love the finished outcome, especially the silver sprig focussed on the right.

Look at the detail on those dies, they emboss the leaves at the same time as cutting out the sprig. As I had used silver for the sprigs, I wanted to use the Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon but incorporate it with the pink theme. To do this, I coloured in the ribbon using Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, which I think looks amazing!

Which colour in your collection do you find is used the least? Why not challenge yourself to use it – you may be pleasantly surprised?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Wild Hedgehog

This stamp set was the first one from the Annual Catalogue to make it on my ‘wish’ list. I absolutely love hedgehogs and this one is so cute! I love the sketched nature of the stamp set and the free reign it allows me for art materials – the imagery would suit Watercolour Pencils, Stampin’ Blends, using ink with an Aqua Painter or just left as outline images.

For this particular card, I chose to use Stampin’ Blends as I wanted to play around with the colours and the shading. The image shown is made up of three separate stamps – the mushrooms, the hedgehog and the leaf. Only the mushrooms came with grass as part of the image, but the versatility of my Stampin’ Blends allowed me to replicate under the hedgehog and leaf also – barely noticeable too?

I wanted to keep this card simple to show off the coloured image, so backed it onto a single piece of Just Jade – which I think it absolutely gorgeous. Don’t you agree?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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From All of Us

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Good Morning! It’s the start of a brand new week – how are we all doing?

Today I wanted to share a card that is a bit different from the others that I make – this card is very simple and a great card for a beginner to make. It uses a single stamp set (From All of Us) , a single sheet of A4 Whisper White card stock & some Stampin’ Blends.

I absolutely love the larger outline images such as the one on this stamp, I find colouring them in therapeutic and a way of decompressing if I’ve had a hectic time in my day job. Plus it reminds me of simpler times when my only worries in life were focused around which shade of red I was going to use on my picture.

This card was quickly turned into a birthday card for a colleague and the sentiments in the stamp set made is easy to show it was from multiple people. I love the font the sentiments are written it, the cheeky faces on the animals and the whole sense of fun this set brings to any project.

How adorable? I hope you like it as much as I do!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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