Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction

Yesterday I showed you a project where the DSP did all the hard work. Today I’m sharing a card that can be used in any direction, either portrait or landscape. This is another project from my Pretty Paper Stash Buster Class.

Again is used the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, along with the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. These are both from the Ornate Garden Suite in the Annual Catalogue.

Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the DSP is cut on the diagonal, with the stamping following the cut line, it makes it an any direction card. Obviously this only works if the pattern on your DSP is non-directional.

I have taken colours from the DSP as my basecard, layer and for the stamping. These are two In Colors, Terracotta Tile from last year, and the new Bumblebee.

When I’m using DSP, I tend to use colours from it. This way, I know they will co-ordinate. It also removes a lot of the thinking. The colours are helpfully listed on the back of the card sheet that comes in the pack, or you can find the details in the catalogue.

Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By cutting your DSP on the diagonal, you are doubling the number of cards you can make from your pack of 12 sheets. Using yesterday’s design, you can create 72 cards. With this design, you can make 144 – yes, one hundred and forty four!

Make sure you have your Paper Trimmer to hand as it will take a while to cut using a pencil, ruler and scissors.

Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here are the landscape versions. Do you have a preference? I can’t decide which way up I prefer.

Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Highlighting the Ornate Style Stamp Set

Whoops! Another project using the Ornate Garden Suite. I told you I couldn’t put it down! It’s a great suite from the new Annual Catalogue.

Here I’m highlighting part of the Ornate Style Stamp Set with Stampin’ Blends.

Highlighting the Ornate Style Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The base of this project is Purple Posy and Highland Heather. Corners are rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch. This mirrors the cut outs of the centre shape.

Two shapes are cut from the Painted Labels Dies with the Whisper White one trimmed along the stitch line to create layering. By placing this Whisper White shape onto the Whisper White layer, the image is stamped on top using Smoky Slate.

Then, the cut out is taken away and coloured using Stampin’ Blends. I’ve used the same colours for the Blends, along with So Saffron, Granny Apple Green and Rococo Rose. Make sure you have your Colour Lifter to hand incase of any mishaps!

 

Highlighting the Ornate Style Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By layering this onto the larger Highland Heather piece, the whole piece is then carefully lined up and stuck on top of the the non-coloured stamped section.

Finally, three pretty Frosted Epoxy Droplets just add a finishing touch. They capture the light beautifully.

Highlighting the Ornate Style Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Another Ornate Garden Suite Card

Today I’m sharing another Ornate Garden Suite Card. My inspiration is from Page 67 of the new Annual Catalogue.

Another Ornate Garden Suite Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Suite isn’t something I would normally be drawn to, especially as the images lend themselves to colouring. But, using Stampin’ Blends for colouring makes it so much easier as they are very forgiving!

A Granny Apple Green shape cut with the Ornate Layers Dies and the centre cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies creates a frame. The background uses the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder. This has been cut to fit behind the frame.

Another Ornate Garden Suite Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the background stuck directly onto the basecard, the frame is added on top using Dimensionals to make it stand out.

I cut around the coloured image and stuck it onto the embossed background, again with Dimensionals. Even though this is a Birthday card, I didn’t want to add a sentiment to it as I didn’t want to detract from the image.

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones are dotted around the project as a finishing touch.

Any bets on how long it wil be before I’m creating another Ornate Garden Suite card!

Another Ornate Garden Suite Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BYO Stamps – Seeing Double with Waterfront

The new Catalogue has arrived, but today I’m sharing a project from a BYO Stamps Class that happened last month.

This uses a Stamp Set that has carried over to the new Catalogue and some products from the new Ornate Garden Suite. It’s definitely a case of seeing double on this project, with multiples of items being used.

Seeing Double with Waterfront. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project is inspired by a picture from the previous Annual Catalogue.

Using the ‘splatter’ design from the Waterfront Stamp Set, it is stamped multiple times tone-on-tone onto the Calypso Coral background.

One of the water images is then used to create a pattern on the Whisper White piece, before it has the ends cut into a banner shape.

Seeing Double with Waterfront. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Old Olive is used for the sentiment, quite appropriate for these unusual times. It is also cut to create a banner shape at the end.

Calypso Coral Ribbon from the new Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack is looped between the banners. Then a length of the Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon creates a bow around both of the banners.

Seeing Double with Waterfront. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the banners are slightly offset at an angle using Dimensionals to finish the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Birthday Card using the Ornate Style Bundle

Due to the Bank Holiday, there wasn’t a Card & (Your) Cuppa class last week, so I’m sharing another project with you instead.

This is a Birthday Card I made for a Lily Pad Stamper – a member of my Stampin’ Up! Team.

Ornate Style Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As they are a fan of pinks and subtle colours, I used Rococo Rose and Petal Pink for my layers and base card.

The recipient is fabulous at colouring, so I thought I would send them a card that I had coloured. I used the Ornate Style Bundle and stamped the largest image in Smoky Slate. Then I grabbed my Stampin’ Blends and started to colour. Even though I’m not great a colouring, I love how easy it is to create a beautiful project without a lot of effort.

So Saffron, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, Petal Pink, Purple Posy and Pumpkin Pie, all in light and dark are the Stampin’ Blends I used. Plus, my trusty ‘Color Lifter’ too!

Ornate Style Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The image was framed using one the Ornate Layers Dies from the Ornate Style Bundle. You’ll need your Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip for easy removal of those little circles from around the edges.

As I wanted to frame the image, instead of using it as a layer, I cut out the centre with a Stitched Rectangle Die. The image was stuck onto the base layer and using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, I carefully placed the frame on top.

Ornate Style Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For my finishing touch, I used Wink of Stella in the centre of the flowers. I then coloured a few Rhinestones in Petal Pink using a Stampin’ Blend Marker and added those to the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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A Special Commission with Ornate Garden Suite

A few weeks ago I was asked to make two special commissions for a Birthday.

I used the Early Release Ornate Garden Suite, and an image in the PDF flyer for the Suite was was my inspiration.

Ornate Garden Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I used the Ornate Style Bundle for the daisies and the pretty frame. The daisies were coloured using Stampin’ Blends in a number of different colours. These were then cut out with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

I used Calypso Coral as the accent colour for the rest of the stamping and cardstock.

To make the ‘Nan’ wording, I used the letters from ‘Thanks’ in the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, cut the stamped letters out separately and stuck them together.

Ornate Garden Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

An embossed background using the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from the Suite gives some extra texture.

Ornate Garden Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set provides the Happy Birthday, with the ends bannered using the Triple Banner Punch.

A length of Old Olive Ribbon from the Combo Pack is the finishing touch.

Make sure you take a look at this fabulous Suite, it has two Bundles and lots more items too.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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