BYO Stamps – So Saffron and Balmy Blue By the Dock

This So Saffron and Balmy Blue By the Dock scene is a project from a previous BYO Stamps session. It’s my interpretation of a picture from the old Annual Catalogue.

Balmy Blue By the Dock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Early Espresso, the only inkpad used in this project, two images from the By the Dock Stamp Set are stamped on the So Saffron pieces. One is on the background piece, the other on the circle. These images are coloured with a mix of Blender Pens and Watercolor Pencils. I’ve used colour for the circle as this is the focus, rather than the background.

Strips of Linen Thread are then wrapped at the top and bottom of the background So Saffron piece and Balmy Blue layers. I like how this gives it a more nautical or rustic style.

Balmy Blue By the Dock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

A sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set is stamped onto a shape cut from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. This is layered onto the So Saffron Circle and the Crumb Cake ring using Dimensionals.

The front circle is then added using Tear & Tape for a strong fix. You can see how the layers are built using Dimensionals in the picture below.

Balmy Blue By the Dock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join me at a future BYO Stamps session. I design three projects, you then recreate those using the stamps and inks you have at home, using as much tuition as you like from me during the live ZOOM class. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Don’t forget to take a look at the new Annual Catalogue and the offers available this month.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BY THE DOCK CLING STAMP SET (EN)ITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKLAYERING CIRCLES DIESSTITCHED RECTANGLES DIESWATERCOLOR PENCILSWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSLINEN THREADMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Hoppy Valentine’s Day

As it was Valentine’s Day yesterday, I thought I’d share the card I made.

Hoppy Valentine's Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Being a huge fan of frogs, it just had to be done! What do you mean you hadn’t worked out that I like frogs?

This design has been in my head since my By The Dock Stamp Set and Die Bundle arrived, so it was time to actually create it!

I stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured the frogs using a Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend. These were then cut out using the co-ordinating die. This took a little while as I had 8 to cut out, but it was definitely quicker than fussy cutting!

I then used Balmy Blue to stamp the water ripples for the background.

Circles are punched using the 1″ Circle Punch and the heart is from the Dog Builder Punch.

Hoppy Valentine's Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a very silly project, but the most important thing is that it brought a smile to the face of the recipient 🙂

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration runs until the end of March, so don’t miss out on getting your hands on some free products.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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By The Dock Bundle (English)Dog Builder Punch1" (2.5 cm) Circle PunchBalmy Blue A4 CardstockBalmy Blue Classic Stampin' PadGranny Apple Green A4 CardstockPoppy Parade A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockTuxedo Black Memento Ink PadGranny Apple Green Light Stampin' Blends MarkerSnail AdhesiveFine-Tip Glue Pen

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – By The Dock Bundle

For last week’s Card & Cuppa I designed a project using the By The Dock Bundle.

By The Dock Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a discounted Stamp Set and Die Bundle from the new Mini Catalogue and is great for more male-themed projects.

My project is a combination of several of the samples shown in the catalogue.

I used Seaside Spray and stamped tone-on-tone for the water. The Crumb Cake dock, birds and sentiment were all stamped in Soft Suede.

A few greens were used for the reeds and grass with Mossy Meadow and Old Olive cardstock and Garden Green stamping.

The co-ordinating dies were used to cut out the various shapes. You’ll notice that I chopped the bird off the edge of my dock!

By The Dock Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

There is a Birthday sentiment in this Stamp Set, but it was too large for the effect I wanted to achieve. Therefore I used the ‘happy birthday’ from Timeless Tulips cut out using the Classic Label Punch instead.

The dock, greenery and birds were all softened using a Blender Pen.

Everything was then assembled onto the Seaside Spray piece and finally attached to the base card using Dimensionals.

By The Dock Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how serene this scene looks, I could quite happily sit there watching the world go by.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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By The Dock Bundle (English)Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)Seaside Spray A4 CardstockSeaside Spray Classic Stampin’ PadCrumb Cake A4 CardstockSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadMossy Meadow A4 CardstockOld Olive A4 CardstockGarden Green Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockBlender PensClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals