Friday, 19 January 2018

Beautiful Peacock - In Berry Burst

Beautiful Peacock is another of the FREE stamp sets you could select during the Sale-a-Bration promotion! 

This was my first play and I really enjoyed using it :o) I also used one of my favourite combinations of colours - Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. 

I found it easier to stamp the tail feathers of the Peacock first and then add the body - this seemed to make the lining up easier. I used the Stamparatus, so I could double-stamp if necessary.

The flourish stamps in this set are really lovely and would look super on any project. I love all the little flowers too. I put these three all on the same acrylic block and stamped them altogether. This ensured the grouping on each side was the same.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Lots Of Lavender - With Happy Birthday Thinlits

Good Morning! :o) Today I'm sharing this gorgeous card created using the Lots Of Lavender stamp set. 

I have loved playing with this FREE Sale-a-Bration set! And ..... I think this may be my favourite of all the cards I've made using it - so far :o)

The sentiment was created using the Happy Birthday thinlits die. I added our Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of Basic Black card and then ran it through the Big Shot with the die 4 times. I then stacked these on top of each other to give a wonderful solid raised effect.

The flowers were stamped using Memento Black ink and then coloured with Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin Blends ... remember I'm still practicing with these :o) However, I love how the little flower buds and leaves came out .... and I didn't 'blend' these at all, just coloured them as normal.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Party Pandas - Hi!

Today's card is another created using the Party Pandas FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set!

This one couldn't be simpler. I stamped him using Basic Black Archival ink and then over-stamped him again with Versamark before heat embossing with Clear Powder. You could always try doing this in one step by inking your stamp with Versamark first and then going straight to the Black ink pad before stamping the image. The only problem here is that you don't always get a good impression. Images with 'solid' sections quite often need a second go before looking good :o)

I stamped the 'Hi' using Real Red ink and again over-stamped with Versamark before embossing with the Clear Powder.

I used the Stampin' Blends pens to colour the envelope and go around the outside of the image.

The 'confetti' was stamped around Mr. Panda using Pool Party ink.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Lots Of Lavender - With Amazing You

Hi there! :o)

Today's card uses two of the new FREE-bie Sale-a-Bration stamp sets. 

I am still playing with Lots of Lavender, so that is still my main focus. However, I included a couple of stamps from the Amazing You set .... and also one of the dies that coordinates with it.

This time I didn't 'colour' the Lavender with the other stamps in the set, instead I coloured them with the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers.

I stamped three sets of the flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured them. I cut them out by hand and snipped off most of the leaves. 

Two sets of the flowers were adhered flat to the Oval panel. The other was raised up on Dimensionals before adding it centrally over the others. I then added some of the leaves back where I wanted them :o) 

The 'You' and 'are simply' words are two separate stamps. I used the Stamparatus to help me line these up straight and position them where I wanted them. They were then stamped using Versamark and heat embossed with White powder. 

I was originally going to heat emboss the word 'amazing' too, but changed my mind and instead, die cut it from Smoky Slate card using one of the dies.