Wednesday, June 30, 2021



Tonight I am taking part in a blog hop with some Stampin' Up! friends, showcasing Blackberry Bliss.

I had a stamped and die-cut piece left over after creating last week's Colour Creations card, so have incorporated it in this week's card (in an effort to not be as wasteful as I tend to be with "leftovers").  It's the Crumb Cake panel, stamped with white leaves.  Unusually for me, I've made a large square card - it's 14.5cm square.

I have teamed Blackberry Bliss, a seldom-used colour in my repertoire, with a stamp set I have barely used - Timeless Tulips.  I adore tulips, and really like the dramatic look of very dark purple tulips, so that's what I have created.  The flowers, leaves and stems on my card were all stamped on Shimmery White card.  Starting with the tulips, I inked up the stamp each time in Blackberry Bliss ink, spritzed it lightly with water, then stamped it onto the card.  I was going for an irregular watercoloured look, and like how they turned out.  I employed the same technique for the leaves and stems, but using Mossy Meadow ink.

Here's a close-up of the flowers, and the embossed circle behind them.  I used the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder on a circle of Shimmery White card:

The sentiment was stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, on a scrap of Shimmery White card, and cut out using a Tasteful Labels Die.  I raised it up on Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  The bow that holds my bouquet together was made from double thickness of Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon.  A few Silver & Clear Epoxy Essential embellishments were added to finish off the card.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Caroline Manwaring.   Click on the graphic below to hop on over to her blog, to see her lovely Blackberry Bliss creation.  

Here is a comprehensive list of everyone taking part in the blog hop tonight:

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

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Paper Snips

Monday, June 28, 2021


 It is only a couple of days now until Stampin' Up!'s January - June Mini Catalogue ends.  One of the bundles I will be sad to see retire is the Floating & Fluttering stamps and dies.  I've used these products to make a sympathy card, that I'm sharing with you today.

I started off by stamping the butterflies and foliage (all on one stamp) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, on Basic White card.  After die-cutting them, I coloured the images with Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive Stampin' Blends markers.  Some sparkly Wink of Stella was then painted over the top of the butterflies.

The background Basic White panel has been embossed with a Meadow Moments embossing folder.  It's a narrow folder, so I ran it through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine twice - once to emboss the top of the landscape panel, and again to emboss the bottom edge.

Using the "cloud" edge die, from Basic Borders Dies, I cut the top and bottom edge of a strip of Basic White card.  This formed my sentiment panel, and a landing spot for the butterflies.  Some Elegant Faceted Gems, a strip of Old Olive Designer Series Paper, and a Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon bow, finish off my card.

In this close-up, you can see how shimmery the butterflies look:

The embossing and die-cut edge details show up better in this shot:

Listed below are all the products used to make this card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List