Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Inspired by Wimbledon 2019

As Wimbledon 2019 started last week, it was time for my Annual ‘Inspired by Wimbledon’ Card & Cuppa project.

Inspired by Wimbledon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each year, the project is usually purple, green, yellow and white. This year I chose Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam and So Saffron. These colours created a lovely muted and subtle project.

Inspired by Wimbledon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The background is stamped with a combination of textured shapes from the Artisan Textures Stamp Set and leaves from the Pop of Petals Stamp Set. ‘Celebrate…’ is from the Beautiful You Stamp Set.

Using the Detailed Trio Punch, the corners are rounded.

Inspired by Wimbledon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of So Saffron is made by cutting two shapes using the Classic Label Punch. With an extra layer made for the sentiment using the Pretty Label Punch, these are added to the project.

Finally, the flower, with a centre from 1/2″ Circle Punch and a touch of Wink of Stella is added to the card.

If you’d like to join us for a future Card & Cuppa Class then book your place by 18:00 the day before. All abilities welcome.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Pop Of Petals Cling-Mount Stamp SetArtisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp SetBeautiful You Cling-Mount Stamp SetSoft Sea Foam A4 CardstockSoft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' PadSo Saffron A4 CardstockSo Saffron Classic Stampin' PadPurple Posy A4 CardstockHighland Heather Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockFour-Petal Flower PunchClassic Label PunchPretty Label Punch1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle PunchDetailed Trio PunchClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Inspired by roses

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was inspired by roses.

Card & Cuppa project using Petal Palette. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I have a beautiful rose bush in my front garden that blooms throughout the summer and this year is no exception. In fact the blooms are so pretty that I just had to take a picture.

Roses in garden that inspired Card & Cuppa project

So, when I was thinking about a project for the class, these flowers were my inspiration.

Petal Palette is the stamp set I chose as it has the lovely roses. The crumb cake background dulls the colouring but I like the more muted tones on this project. Even though my roses are a bright red!

All of the stamping is in Early Espresso and the roses are coloured with Watercolor Pencils (yes, I know the ‘u’ is missing, but that is their name in the catalogue as it’s American spelling!) A Blender Pen is used to soften the colouring.

For contrast, a strip of the fabulous new Polka Dot Ribbon is used down the edge before a layered sentiment is added.

Card & Cuppa project using Petal Palette. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The ribbon is great for adding some texture as it’s really tactile. To add more depth, the sentiment is raised up on Dimensionals.

Card & Cuppa project using Petal Palette. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Wink of Stella is added to the petals to add a subtle touch of bling.

Card & Cuppa project using Petal Palette. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s great to be able to take inspiration from the world around us. What has inspired you to create something?

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Petal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp SetJar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetCrumb Cake A4 CardstockEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso A4 Cardstock1" (2.5 cm) Circle Punch1-1/4" (3.2 cm) Circle PunchVery Vanilla 5/8" (1.6 cm) Polka Dot Tulle RibbonWatercolor PencilsBlender PensClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsVery Vanilla C6 Envelopes