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Hello Everyone,

I couldn’t resist using this butterfly from the Abstract Impressions bundle any longer.

I have used Whisper White card stock for the base. Some Garden Impressions designer series paper was added to some Powder Pink card stock and then adhered to the base.

The butterfly was cut twice, once in Soft Sea Foam card stock and again from vellum. The two were adhered together. Some Mint Macaron faceted dots were added to the body.

Some Rose metallic thread was looped on to the card, the butterfly was then added over the top with dimensionals.

A sentiment from the stamp set was stamped with Soft Sea Foam ink. I used one of the flower stamps and So Saffron ink to add some interest. This was then cut using the Tailored Tag Punch and adhered to the card with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to my 24/7 online store below.

Please use the hostess code 4QCQ4HPT when placing your order!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Faceted Dots

[146910]

£5.50

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A Special Birthday

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to this month’s InspireInk blog hop.

The theme this month is “Milestone Birthday”

I have to say this was a bit tricky, I really miss the Large Numbers for this sort of card.

Instead, I have used the small numbers in the Pick a Pennant stamp set and used it like confetti in the background.

I started with the large Happy Birthday from the One for All set, stamping this with versamark ink and then heat embossed with clear powder.

This was repeated with the little numbers.

The Pick a Pennant stamp set also had some cute stars which I decided to include in the design.

I wanted these to be yellow so I applied some Pineapple Punch over the card using a sponge. Once dry, the stars were added using versamark ink and embossed.

To complete the card, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather inks were sponged over the embossing.

Excess ink was removed from the embossing with a barely damp cloth.

For some added interest I spritzer some water over the piece, lifting a little of the ink. Texture was added with the Scattered Sequins embossing folder.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Please click below to continue along the hop. Next up is Angelina!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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A Friendly Hello #FMS342

Happy Friday!

This week’s sketch from the Freshly Made Design Team offers lots of scope. There is plenty of inspiration on the blog, see it here!

For my design, I started by using the Subtle embossing folder to add texture to a white card layer.

A hint of Balmy Blue ink was sponged along the edges before adding to a Whisper White card base.

A 2-1/2 inch strip of Animal Expedition designer series paper was adhered to the card.

Some Wood Textures designer series paper was cut at 2 inches and then cut down to size. This piece was adhered with dimensionals.

Call Me Clover ink was used to stamp the sentiment on to a strip of white card stock.

Some Copper Metallic thread was looped and secured on to the DSP. The sentiment was then added over the top with dimensionals.

Three Sahara Sand adhesive sequins were added for some extra texture.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Big Shot

[143263]

£102.00

Special Day

Good Morning!

Today I am trying out a new colour combination; Merry Merlot, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.

have used the Stitched All Around bundle.

First of all, the card base was stamped with stitching image. The hinge step technique of the Stamparatus allowed for perfect placement.

The sentiment was stamped with Merry Merlot ink, die cut and adhered to the card.

The circle and heart elements were cut from Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo card stock respectively.

Some yellow artisan pearls were added to pull the colours together on the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

Please use the hostess code 4QCQ4HPT.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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The Good Things #GDP143

Hi Everyone,

The Global Design Team have given lots of scope with this week’s challenge!

So in honour of the endless inspiration that the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue brings, crafters have been encouraged to love it, live it and share it!

My share is this card using All The Good Things. The lovely fishes reminded me of the pond we had when I was growing up. I also really love using texture stamps so I also included Artisan Textures.

I stamped the fishes first on to a Whisper White card layer. Rather than using a single colour, I combined Mango Melody and Poppy Parade. The ink was applied with sponge daubers.

I picked out a sentiment and stamped this with Early Espresso ink.

Once this was in place, I decided to cut down the panel. I did not measure this, but instead lined up the edge of the image with the edge of the blade guide on my trimmer. This was then added to Pool Party card stock to give a 1/8 inch border.

On a Whisper White card base, I used Pool Party and Coastal Cabana ink to add the “watery” texture.

The fishes panel was then added with dimensionals. To add just a bit of being, three Petal Pink adhesive sequins.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Amazing Bokeh

Good Morning Everyone,

Sometimes I have absolutely no idea what I am going to make…. This project was one of those, but I am really pleased with the result.

This stamp set immediately caught my eye in the new annual catalogue so I started with the stamp. After trying a few ink colours, I tried heat embossing the image.

I then decided to use the emboss resist technique to bring out the detail. The colours I picked out were Balmy Blue, Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam. The ink was applied with sponge daubers.

For added interest, I lightly spritzed the card with water, dabbed off the excess and dried with a heat tool.

The panel was adhered to some Basic Gray card stock and then added to a Soft Sea Foam card base.

Rather than stamping a sentiment, I used the Celebrate You thinlits. These were cut from Basic Black and Basic Gray card stock. For some dimension, “you” was cut three times and glued together.

Finally, some pearl white adhesive sequins were added to the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

Please use the hostess code 4QCQ4HPT when placing your order to get something extra from me in July.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Big Shot

[143263]

£102.00

Inspire.Create #020

Good Morning!

The Inspire.Create design team have created some wonderful projects with this card sketch challenge. You can see them all here!

I used the sketch to help with the design of this year’s Father’s Day card.

I chose Blueberry Bushel as the main colour for the design.

I cut and scored a card base in the usual way and then used the Maps Dynamic Textures embossing folder to emboss the front.

A 2 inch strip of Blueberry Bushel DSP was adhered to a 2-1/2 inch piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock. Night of Navy Baker’s Twine was wrapped around the panel and then adhered to the card base with dimensionals.

I used the Another Wonderful Year stamp set and Blueberry Bushel ink to stamp the sentiment on to a 1/2 inch strip of Whisper White card stock.

Dimensional adhesive was used to secure the sentiment to the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Big Shot

[143263]

£102.00