Just Wanted to Say

Have you had those moments where you ‘Just Wanted to Say…’? If so, this project is just perfect!

Using items from Ornate Garden Suite from the Annual Catalogue, a pretty daisy-themed card comes together.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Bumblebee and Old Olive for the basecard and layer co-ordinate with the colours of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. As this piece of DSP is quite busy, I chose something simple to go with it.

The flower from the Ornate Style Stamp Set in the Suite, stamped in Early Espresso onto Bumblebee cardstock, keeps everything co-ordinated.

Using Watercolor Pencils, I very lightly coloured the petals in Whisper White and the stem and leaf in Old Olive. For the centre of the daisy, Wink of Stella adds a bit of sparkle.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

‘Just wanted to say’ is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. It’s one of the sentiments that you would traditionally stamp inside the card, but I like to use things in slightly different ways! I’ve trimmed each end to follow the angle of the words.

Using Dimensionals, the daisy and sentiment piece are raised up off the DSP to add some depth.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m really hoping the recipient likes this card.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ORNATE GARDEN SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERORNATE STYLE CLING STAMP SETORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)BUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWATERCOLOR PENCILSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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ORNATE STYLE BUNDLEORNATE FLORAL 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERSTITCHED RECTANGLES DIESWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS CALYPSO CORAL COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SO SAFFRON COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SOFT SUEDE COMBO PACKCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ORNATE STYLE BUNDLERECTANGLE STITCHED DIESPETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS OLD OLIVE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PETAL PINK COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PUMPKIN PIE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PURPLE POSY COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS ROCOCO ROSE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SO SAFFRON COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS COLOR LIFTERTAKE YOUR PICKTAKE YOUR PICK DIE BRUSH TIPRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ORNATE GARDEN SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)RECTANGLE STITCHED DIESITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETTRIPLE BANNER PUNCHCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SO SAFFRON COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SOFT SUEDE COMBO PACKSNAIL ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS