First Inking of Amazing Silhouettes

I can’t believe this card I made for Mothering Sunday was my first inking of the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set.

Amazing Silhouettes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s inspired by page 40 of the Mini Catalogue.

My colour combination is Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Very Vanilla, with metallic accents.

To achieve the mottled effect for the stamping, I have used a sponge dauber to ink up the stamp. This technique is great fun as you achieve something unique every time. I think I may need to do a Top Tips video on the process.

Amazing Silhouettes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Simply Elegant Trim is added and tied in a knot.

Using the Floral Gallery Dies, the words sit across the stamping. These dies are currently part of a Special Offer during March, so make sure you grab the discounted Bundle from the promotion before the end of the month.

Finally, some Brass Butterflies are added. These provide another metallic element to coordinate with the trim.

Amazing Silhouettes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget the Annual Catalogue Last Chance list is here. You’ll need to be quick to grab items before they disappear for good.

I think I’ll definitely be inking this Stamp Set up again soon!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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AMAZING SILHOUETTES CLING STAMP SETFLORAL GALLERY DIESCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMBRUSHED BRASS BUTTERFLIESMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin’ Blends

I’m loving the Abstract Beauty 4″x6″ DSP from the Mini Catalogue.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As one of the pieces has a black and white design, I reached for my Stampin’ Blends to add some colour.

Using Poppy Parade and So Saffron for the flowers, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive for the leaves, and only colouring a few of the pieces, it allows them to really pop.

I’m a fan of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and I think this is a little nod to his style.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Three pieces of Simply Elegant Trim in Gold are added to coordinate with the Gold foil elements in the DSP.

Next, I took some hexagonal cut outs from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, also in Gold.

These had a sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set stuck to them, with the edges cut to meet the hexagonal shape.

Due to the bulk of the Gold Trim, the hexagon and sentiment piece sits over it using Dimensionals.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As well as the current range of colours, make sure you take a look at the new early release skin tone Stampin’ Blends.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPEREXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)STAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS OLD OLIVE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS POPPY PARADE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SO SAFFRON COMBO PACKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Silvery Simply Elegant Thanks

The pretty DSP does all the hard work for me on this project.

Silvery Simply Elegant Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a piece of the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. It has gold, silver and copper foil running through it.

As Smoky Slate is quite close to silver, I chose to use that for my accent pieces, along with Basic White.

Silvery Simply Elegant Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Hippo & Friends Dies, I used the Spotlight Technique to cut out a piece from the DSP, plus a layer piece from Smoky Slate.

A length of the coordinating Simply Elegant Trim in Silver sits across the project. This then has a triple loop bow attached with a Glue Dot.

Check out yesterday’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video for a demonstration on tying multiple loop bows.

The Ornate Thanks Stamp Set provides the stamp set. This has ends shaped to mirror the die-cut pieces.

Finally, the sentiment is raised up using Mini Dimensionals.

Silvery Simply Elegant Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SIMPLY ELEGANT 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)HIPPO & FRIENDS DIESSMOKY SLATE A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Magenta Madness Just Because

This bright butterflies ‘just because’ card is great for raising a smile.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsWith an almost monochrome feel, my colour combination is Magenta Madness and Basic White.

 

Using a piece of the Expressions In Ink DSP to create the background is really quick and easy. This piece has some gold running through it too.

The butterflies are cut using the Brilliant Wings Dies. Each one has been given a gentle coat of Wink of Stella.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the sentiment, I’ve used the Lovely You Stamp Set and layered it onto Magenta Madness cardstock. Both ends are shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Behind the sentiment is a length of the simply Elegant Trim in gold to coordinate with the DSP.

This is a great card to create in batches. Why not make a few and add different sentiments.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BRILLIANT WINGS DIESEXPRESSIONS IN INK 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)MAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Sweet Strawberry Buttercups

What on earth are Sweet Strawberry Buttercups I hear you ask?

Well, they are buttercups made using the Sweet Strawberry Bundle (Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch).

Sweet Strawberry Buttercups. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

There are lots and lots of buttercups around at the moment and this inspired me to create a project. My most recent Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video on YouTube talks about taking inspiration from the world around you. That’s just what I did here.

I just had to use the Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP again and this helped me to choose Just Jade and Mint Macaron for my colours. Daffodil Delight is the colour I chose for my interpretation of buttercups.

Sweet Strawberry Buttercups. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Sweet Strawberry Bundle provides the flowers and sentiment and the Layering Diorama Dies create the shaped pieces. I’ve used them in a non-layering way here, choosing to rotate one 180 degrees.

Leaves are from the Symmetrical Stems Border Punch. I know they are nothing like buttercup leaves, but it’s inspiration, rather than precision for this project!

Sweet Strawberry Buttercups. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of gold Simply Elegant Trim is looped between the layers before the top layer is raised using Dimensionals. This coordinates with the gold running through the DSP beautifully.

Finally, sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack add a touch of sparkle.

Are you a fan of this DSP? I think it has to be one of my favourites from the Annual Catalogue.

Why not join me at one of my classes where we use a variety of products, including DSP. Visit my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SWEET STRAWBERRY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)LAYERING DIORAMA DIESSYMMETRICAL STEMS BORDER PUNCHEXPRESSIONS IN INK 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKEXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

An Elegantly Said In Color Happy Birthday

This bright card is the perfect way to say Happy Birthday.

An Elegantly Said In Color Happy Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It combines two of the new In Colors, Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia, with the also new Elegantly Said Bundle (Elegantly Said Stamp Set and Elegant Tag Punch).

These items can be found in the Annual Catalogue where you can find my inspiration for this project on Page 69.

Make sure you check out my new Tips, Tricks & Techniques videos, where my first tip was all about CASE-ing Stampin’ Up! publications, as I’ve done here.

Again, Polished Pink is outside of my comfort zone, but I know the recipient of this card likes pink.

I think this is my last very pink project for a while!

An Elegantly Said In Color Happy Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

First, the corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

The background is a mix of tone-on-tone stamping with the flower image. Then, using the White Ink Pad, the larger image is stamped over the top.

An Elegant Tag Punch shape has the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Vine Design Stamp Set added. Don’t forget about this and other items in the January-June Mini Catalogue!

Using Fresh Freesia, the tag also has tone-on-tone stamping added.

A bow using the Silver spool from the Simply Elegant Trim brings a touch of glimmer.

With a loop of the In Color Ribbon stuck onto the project, the sentiment is layered on top using Dimensionals.

An Elegantly Said In Color Happy Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, In Color Jewels add a touch more sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Saying Hello – Elegantly Said Bundle

Today I’m sharing a Birthday card that uses a good handful of new products from the new Annual Catalogue.

Elegantly Said Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThis is a card for a friend who is a big Stampin’ Up! fan. Due to where their Birthday falls, each year I use new products from my Demonstrator pre-order on their card. I then challenge them to spot all of the new items!

If you’d like to join my Stampin’ Up! Team, take a look at the Join+ Promotion that is running this month. £154 of products for just £99.

For this project I’ve taken inspiration from page 147 of the new Annual Catalogue.

The card uses 8 brand new products. Can you find them all before I share the list?

Elegantly Said Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Our first two items are the Elegantly Said Stamp Set and Elegant Tag Punch from the Elegantly Said Bundle.

Next, stamping tone-on tone in new In Color Pale Papaya using an image from the Stamp Set gives us items 3 and 4.

Gold leaves from the Sprig Punch and the new Flowers & Leaves Punch, new item 5, are set behind the Crumb Cake tag shape.

A sentiment in Old Olive from the Vine Design Stamp Set is given a shape on one end using the Treasured Tags Pick a Punch. Both of these items are from the January-June Mini Catalogue.

On the other side is a short loop of Pale Papaya & White Ribbon for new product 6.

Making a bow using the Simply Elegant Trim in Gold provides a bit of sparkle. Some bling using the new Genial Gems in Pale Papaya then adds a finishing touch. These are the final new items 7 and 8 on the project.
Elegantly Said Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join one of my classes to use items from the new Catalogue. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ELEGANTLY SAID BUNDLE (ENGLISH)FLOWERS & LEAVES PUNCHPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGENIAL GEMSSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONVINE DESIGN CLING STAMP SETCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGOLD FOIL SHEETSSPRIG PUNCHTREASURED TAGS PICK A PUNCHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Lots of new…

Tomorrow is an exciting day as it’s the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

To save them getting lost in tomorrow’s excitement, I’m sharing details of TWO new promotions that also go live tomorrow.


These promotions are great for anyone who has a shopping list of items from the new catalogue.

The first is JOIN+

Join my team between 4th-31st May 2021 and receive an extra £24 of goodies in your Starter Kit. For just £99, can choose £154 of products!

Full details can be found here. Please be aware that any links to the SU! website may not work properly until 4th May.


The next is Connect, Craft and Collect

This is Extra Rewards for hosting parties or placing an order of your own of £200+. Why not grab some friends, combine your orders and receive extra goodies!

Full details can be found here. Please be aware that any links to the SU! website may not work properly until 4th May.


Today is the last chance to order items from the Retiring List. Make sure you grab those items.

Plus, don’t forget the fabulous Natural Touch Specialty Paper from the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle leaves us today too.

Why not join one of my classes to use items from the new Catalogue. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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