Wildflower Path Thinking of You

The new Wildflower Path Stamp Set from the January-June Mini Catalogue was perfect to create this recent project.

Wildflower Path. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Sadly, I had to make a sympathy card.

However, the simplicity of this stamp set and using just a few colours really works.

Using Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive, the stems and flowers are stamped in a mix of first and second generation stamping.

This stamp set has a variety of images, including outer and inner flower pieces. For the outside of the flowers, these are second generation, with the inners first generation to make them slightly darker.

Wildflower Path. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and is stamped straight onto the project.

Wildflower Path. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how versatile this Wildflower Path Stamp Set is and have lots of ideas for different projects to make with it.

Why not book a place on my February SSOTM Class where this is the Stamp Set we will be using.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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WILDFLOWER PATH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKFLIRTY FLAMINGO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEAL

Vine Design Bundle Sympathy Card

I sadly needed to make a sympathy card for a friend recently.

Vine Design Bundle Sympathy Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThe Vine Design Stamp Set and Dies Bundle, from the January-June Mini Catalogue, provides intricate delicate pieces and flower shapes to create beautiful projects.

I chose to use a soft colour combination of Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Using the Very Versailles Stamp Set and both Crumb Cake and Soft Sea Foam inks, I stamped the branch image multiple times to create a faded background effect.

Vine Design Bundle Sympathy Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, I added the delicate circle of leaves and attached some die cut So Saffron flowers to it. There are already flowers in the die cut piece, but I wanted mine to be in a different colour.

Using a Sponge Dauber, I darkened the edges of the flowers slightly, before adding a small dot of Wink of Stella in the centre of each one.Vine Design Bundle Sympathy Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, I raised the ‘Thinking of You’ sentiment with Dimensionals over the flowers.

For details of my classes, where we make a wide selection of cards, head to my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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VINE DESIGN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)VERY VERSAILLES CLING STAMP SETSOFT SEA FOAM CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSPONGE DAUBERSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Thinking of you for a friend

A friend is going through a tough time, so I wanted them to know that I was thinking of them.

Thinking of you for a friend. Card designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are a fan of pink and sparkly things, so I designed this card using the more muted Petal Pink, along with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

This soft combination still uses the things they like, just in a less dramatic way.

Thinking of you for a friend. Card designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I used the Perennial Essence Stamp Set to stamp the flowers and coloured them using Petal Pink and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Combos. They have a very light touch of Wink of Stella in the centres to give a bit of sparkle.

These were then fussy cut and attached to a background stamped using an image from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.

Colorful Seasons provided the sentiment that is punched out using the Timeless Label Punch.

A few lengths of Scalloped Lace Trim behind the sentiment provide an extra layer of pretty texture.

Thinking of you for a friend. Card designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Thinking of you cards are always difficult to make, but I think it is useful to have a few cards already made to hand. They can be pre-made with the sentiment, or blank cards you can quickly add a sentiment to as needed. These cards are much easier to create when you don’t need to sit down and concentrate on making one.

I’m hoping this card provided the hug in an envelope I’d sent.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp SetColorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp SetPerennial Birthday Cling-Mount Stamp SetPetal Pink A4 CardstockPetal Pink Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockPetal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackSoft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushVery Vanilla 3/8" (1 cm) Scalloped Lace TrimTimeless Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Dandelion Wishes

At last week’s Card & Cuppa sessions, I designed one of the most difficult cards to make, a sympathy card.

Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I used the Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set and some masking to create this pretty project.

Using Sponge Brayers, Pool Party and Balmy Blue Ink, the ombre section was created. Second generation stamping then adds a subtle background to the lighter side of the section.

Then, after removing the masking, a dandelion in Pacific Point is stamped. Hearts from the Dog Builder Punch are added with Glue Dots.

Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

‘Thinking of you’ from Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and a layer are cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. To create the border, we cut around the stitching of the sentiment. It’s a great way to create borders with the various stitched dies.

Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Although my card was a Sympathy Card, it’s a really versatile design. I took a range sentiments along with me to the sessions and the attendees used a variety from Birthday Wishes to You’ve been on my mind’.

Why not join us for a future Card & Cuppa session. Book your place online.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Dandelion Wishes Cling-Mount Stamp SetColorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp SetPacific Point A4 CardstockPacific Point Classic Stampin' PadBalmy Blue Classic Stampin' PadPool Party Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockSponge BrayersDog Builder PunchStitched Rectangle DiesSnail AdhesiveMini Glue Dots