Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder came out to play.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This embossing folder is only available as part of a very clever Bundle.

What is clever about it is how you can emboss AND cut at the same time. It’s a great time saver.

My main cardstock colours are Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral and Basic White.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The back embossed piece is from the same Embossing Folder. Where the flowers cover, is where they are cut out from. You don’t have to cut them out if you don’t want to.

As I was using Calypso Coral for the small flowers, I decided that the centre of my larger flowers should be the same.

Using a Sponge Dauber, the colour was added. I then used So Saffron to add the outer colour. The colouring really makes them pop.

I then arranged the leaves, cut using the coordinating Bloom Dies, and stuck those down, before adding the large flowers with Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the coordinating Art in Bloom Stamp Set, inked using a Stampin’ Write Marker to select only a small section of the wording is then added.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Wink of Stella coats the smaller flowers. Adding these using Glue Dots is the finishing touch.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART IN BLOOM BUNDLE (ENGLISH)CALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSUBTLES STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Less Is More With Art In Bloom Bundle

There are times when less is more, this card is definitely one of those times.

Less Is More With Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I had a completely different idea for this project, then changed my mind as I started making it. Please tell me I’m not the only one!

My colour combination is Balmy Blue and So Saffron, combined with Basic White.

Using the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder, with the Bloom Dies from the Bundle, I was able to both cut and emboss the flower shapes in one go. This Embossing Folder is amazing!

Keep an eye out for a future Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques Video for a hands-on demonstration.

Then, using my Blending Brushes, I used So Saffron to add colour to the background and Balmy Blue to colour the flowers. As the flowers are embossed, it allows for some pretty colouring.

 

Less Is More With Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For my flowers, I had to use a Sponge Dauber for the centre, plus a touch of Wink of Stella for some sparkle.

As with this previous project, I also inked up part of a sentiment from the Art In Bloom Stamp Set, also in the Bundle. Again, I cut this with the Dies and cut off the excess.

Using a combination of Tear & Tape and Dimensionals, the flowers are attached.

Less Is More With Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Opal Rounds add some extra sparkle.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART IN BLOOM BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHOPAL ROUNDSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Art In Bloom Bundle

I had a play with the Art In Bloom Bundle and this is my first project using it.

Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Bundle has the Art In Bloom Stamp Set and Bloom Dies, both of which I’ve used here. Plus, it also has the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder as part of the Bundle too.

More about the very clever Hybrid Embossing Folder another day!

Every Bundle has a fabulous discount, so make sure you check them out in the Annual Catalogue.

Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project I chose a combination of Balmy Blue, Merry Merlot and Gorgeous Grape, with Basic White.

The flowers are stamped and then cut out using the dies, along with the leaf shapes and smaller flowers.

These are then layered onto the stamped background.

For the sentiment, I’ve used the first word of one of the sentiments from the set. This sits in a cut down die shape from the Bundle.

Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each of the flower centres are given a touch of sparkle with some Wink of Stella.

Finally, a few Rhinestones add to the sparkle.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store

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ART IN BLOOM BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMERRY MERLOT A4 CARDSTOCKMERRY MERLOT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS