Winter has certainly arrived today here in our little town in Southern New South Wales, Australia. We have every heater on in the house, and lots of warm snuggly clothes on. It is cold, rainy, windy, stormy, and very dreary. Definitely a day to stay inside.
So I thought I should make a card that is nice and bright and cheery.
My card today features another retiring stamp set, the very versatile Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
Other than those few Old Olive leaves, the only colour I have used on my card is Melon Mambo. I have used the technique called “Stamping Off” to reduce the amount of ink on the stamp, making it into a lighter colour, and making it look like a number of different pink colours have been used, instead of just the one.
Then I have used Two Step stamping to stamp the raised flowers which I have fussy cut and layered over the top.
Tomorrow is the big day, the day when our gorgeous new Stampin’ Up! catalogue goes live, so make sure you come back, I have some cards made with new goodies to show you.
Happy stamping! And stay warm if you are in the southern states of Australia.
This week’s colour creations uses the very versatile and perhaps slightly under-used colour Sahara Sand.
It’s a great neutral colour, that combines so well with all sorts of other colours and combinations.
I have combined it with Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo!
I have used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, and the gorgeous oval die which comes from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. It’s a bit of a favourite!
And to finish the card off, some paper piercing around the top edge.
If you would like to see what the rest of the team have made using Sahara Sand, you can find the list here.
Wow, look at these high vibe colours.
I love this colour combo, so I just had to take part in the challenge!
There was just one problem with it though. I only have a few ink pads and out of these colours, only one.
So I had to be a little inventive.
I guess that would be the entire point of a challenge, right?
Fortunately, I do have all of these colours in cardstock, so here is what I came up with.
The balloons come from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, and since I don’t have the punch, the balloons have been fussy cut.
I then attached some white Baker’s Twine to the back of each balloon before I adhered it with dimensionals, and tied the three pieces of twine together in a knot and secured it with a dab of glue to the card.