Be The Star

Such a useful, versatile and fun stamp set, Be The Star is my focus stamp set for this month, and therefore the stamp set you will receive if you are taking part in Stamps in Your Letterbox in July.  It’s a great stamp set for cardmaking and scrapbooking, for children of all ages, boys and girls, masculine cards, and definitely Christmas cards.

I have combined Be The Star stamp set with the Stars Framelit dies, the zigzag stamp out of  the Work of Art stamp set, splatters from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, some of the great new black and white Baker’s Twine and some Washi Tape out of the Everyday Adventure Project Life kit, but you could just as easily use one of the other Washi tapes available (page 190 of the catalogue).  The colour combo I have used for this card is Basic Black, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

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Petite Petals

I have a few new goodies to play with and share with you, from the current Occasions catalogue, and my card today uses some of them.  I have used the Petite Petals stamp set and matching punch.

 

The card was inspired by this week’s sketch from Lesley at Always Playing with Paper.
The colour combination is Rich Razzleberry, Pistachio Pudding and Smoky Slate, and I have used some of that gorgeous Silver Baker’s Twine. There is a little bit of background splattering which is from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, and the sentiment from the Four You stamp set.

Happy stamping!
Chris

New Trends

Banners, flags, arrows, grunge, splatters and washi tape.  Yes, they are all very trendy at the moment and heaps of fun to play with.  I am loving this look, although I still love my vintage cards too, but it’s nice to get into something a bit more modern too.

This card has a lot of those new trends.  It was a “Make and Take” that we received at the recent Stampin’ Up! Convention, which I have very slightly modified.
It is a single layer card (something which I am not good at!) and uses the Gorgeous Grunge and Hello,Lovely stamp sets, and a strip of Washi tape, as well as one of the gorgeous new Very Vintage Designer Buttons.

Hope you are having a crafty day.
Happy Stamping!
Chris