Birthday Card for my Stampin’ Up Mum

Being part of Stampin’ Up! is like having a very large extended family, and my Stampin’ Up! ‘Mum’ celebrated her Birthday recently.

They are fan of butterflies and turquoise so here is the card I made.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings

The wall was created by inking up the embossing folder with Crumb Cake and then running it through the Big Shot.  This gives a depth to the mortar between the bricks.  Make sure you ink up the right side of the folder!

I decided to use a range of blues and chose Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo with the body in Basic Gray.  For the butterfly I used Watercolor Wings and the co-ordinating dies and the Eclectic Layers Dies for the leaves.

A piece of looped Gold Metallic Thread and some Wink of Stella on the wings of the Butterfly add some classy finishing touches.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp SetBold Butterfly Framelits DiesBrick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing FolderEclectic Layers Thinlits DiesVery Vanilla A4 CardstockIsland Indigo A4 CardstockIsland Indigo Classic Stampin' PadBermuda Bay A4 CardstockBermuda Bay Classic Stampin' PadPool Party A4 CardstockPool Party Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadGold Metallic ThreadClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushMultipurpose Liquid GlueStampin' Dimensionals

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa

For last week’s Card & Cuppa I used a set we hadn’t used before and created this pretty project.

Stampin' Up! Vertical Greetings

We first inked up the Brick Wall Embossing Folder with a Sahara Sand Ink Pad and squeezed our piece of card in the middle.  This created the brick pattern.

Using a Sponge Dauber we softened the brick work as it looked quite bright and needed ‘knocking back’.

After adding the strips of ribbon and twine, it was time for the stamping.

The tree from Vertical Greetings was inked up using the In Color 2017-2019 Stampin’ Write Markers.  Can you see how using both Lemon Lime Twist and then adding Tranquil Tide in a few places over the top has made a variegated look.

After re-moistening the stamp by ‘huffing’, it was stamped onto a separate piece of card.  We then repeated this process and inked and stamped again to create two images.

Next was the difficult decision of deciding which of the trees to use for the topiary!  After fussy cutting around the pot of the other image and then cutting in a straight line along the stem, we stuck this to the wall.

The topiary balls were then fussy cut and attached using Dimensionals.  This type of topiary is a lot easier than the real thing!

Finally, a Linen Thread bow completed the look.

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.

Vertical Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write MarkersBerry Burst A4 CardstockSahara Sand A4 CardstockSahara Sand Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockBerry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven RibbonLinen ThreadBrick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing FolderSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

May Flowers for an April Birthday

A friend (and Stampin’ Up! fan) celebrated their Birthday last week, so I obviously made them a card.

Although their Birthday was in April, I chose the May Flowers Framelits Dies to create this project.

Falling Flowers Stampin' Up! UK

I began by creating a wall using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  To achieve this  look, I gently rubbed the folder with a Sahara Sand ink pad before running it through the Big Shot.

My friend loves Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler so these are the main colours I chose to use.  To add a splash of colour I added a 1/2″circle of Daffodil Delight in the centre of the die-cut flowers.

I decided against adding a sentiment as I didn’t want to clutter the blank section of wall.  To add more detail I’ve used loops of Gold Metallic Thread behind the flower and Wink of Stella on the petals.

If you’re a fan of the current Catalogue bundles, make sure you take advantage of them before 31st May.  Current bundled items that aren’t retiring won’t be bundled in the new catalogue.

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.

Falling Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp SetMay Flowers Framelits DiesBrick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing FolderWhisper White A4 CardstockCherry Cobbler A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadSahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad1/2Gold Metallic ThreadClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushMultipurpose Liquid GlueStampin' Dimensionals