A fond farewell

As nearly time for the new Annual Catalogue to make an appearance, we are saying a fond farewell to some fabulous products.

Here are just a few products that I’m going to miss as from this year’s retiring list. Clicking on each picture will take you to the information and products for each project.

Retiring 2018 Badges & Banners Retiring 2018 Garden in Bloom Retiring 2018 Paint Play Retiring 2018 Rose Wonder Retiring 2018 Birthday Blooms Number of Years from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs Retiring 2018 You've Got This Retiring 2018 Butterfly Basics Retiring 2018 One Big Meaning Retiring 2018 Flower Shop Retiring 2018 Confetti Celebrations Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card & Cuppa Class project with HIPPOFROG Designs

Which products from the retiring list are you going to miss the most?

Don’t forget to grab these items while you can as they are only available while stocks last. Plus, the BRAND NEW Share What You Love Suite Early Release Bundles are available this month too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Just Getting Started BundleA Little More, Please BundleGotta Have It All BundleClassic Stampin' Pad Assortment In Color 2018-2020

Copper Birthday Blooms

A good friend celebrated her Birthday last week.

She’s a fan of heat embossing so I decided to combine this with a vintage look.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms

The background uses Crumb Cake tone on tone stamping using the Touches of Texture Stamp Set.

I then stamped the flower from Birthday Blooms with Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  Next I cut out the flower by hand, I’m not going to lie, it took ages!

A strip of the beautiful Lace Trim and loops of Copper Metallic Thread were then added.  You can’t see the thread very well in this picture but it’s definitely there!

Finally, I attached the flower using Dimensionals.  As I wanted the flower to be the star of the project I didn’t add a sentiment.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Birthday Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp SetTouches Of Texture Clear-Mount Stamp SetCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso A4 CardstockVersamark PadCopper Stampin' Emboss PowderHeat Tool (Uk)Very Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Lace TrimCopper Metallic ThreadSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Birthday Blooms and sepia tones

Last week’s Card & Cuppa class was the first after my relaxing week in Cyprus.

Here is the project we made.

Stampin' Up! UK Birthday Blooms

It reminds me of old photographs with sepia tones.

We began by stamping the large flower image and sentiment from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set in Early Espresso.

By using Watercolor Pencils in Whisper White and Early Espresso we began to create the sepia look.

We started with the leaves and then used a Blender Pen over them to even out the colouring. Next it was the turn of the flower where we gradually built up the layers of colour.  Once we were happy with the flower, we once again reached for the Blender Pen.  By colouring over the stamped lines we erased where we had coloured over the lines and also made the image pop. If you want to use a Blender Pen over the white, make sure that you have a deep layer of colour first. Finally we coloured the stamens, again with Early Espresso.

A length of Linen Thread wrapped around the project and the layered sentiment add the finishing touches.

Often used to enhance other colour combinations, the Neutrals Collection is a fabulous palette of colours.  Try using several Neutrals together and see how changing a colour palette can open up a world of different options.

I’d love to see your creations and new combinations.

Join us for next week’s Card & Cuppa sessions by booking your place by 18:00 the night before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Birthday Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp SetCrumb Cake A4 CardstockEarly Espresso A4 CardstockEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadWatercolor PencilsBlender Pens1-1/21-3/4Linen ThreadSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals