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Thursday, 8 June 2017

One good thing on top of another - Bike Ride stamp set

Amy Fraser

Today I'm sharing the first stamp set I saw from the new catalogue and the first card I made with it! It's called Bike Ride and I think it was a completely apt stamp set for me with my new home in Cambridge!

I didn't immediately start with the bike stamp though, I wanted to use some of the accompanying stamps as I always seem to forget about the versatility of these stamps!

I used one of the new type of embossing folders that has been available since the spring/summer catalogue. The annual catalogue has even more embossing folders of this type and I really love them. They are called Dynamic textured impressions and they create extra deep and crisp textures. This particular folder is hexagons and I thought they were crying out to be brayered!

I love the cute set of books, there are three stamps that I've used to make up this image. Each stamp adds an extra dimension to the image. The first is the outline and the second and third colour the book spines. I love the final effect.

I also found the best sentiment to go with the book image. It is from the Sprinkles of life stamp set which was previously a charity stamp set for RMCH. The stamp set is no longer raising money for RMCH but it is still available (this years charity stamp set can be found here).

I wanted to use some less obvious colours in this card and so I decided to brayer a sort of Ombre effect using Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim and Marina Mist. The sponge brayers are the perfect size to do this inking without  having to worry about getting the wrong colour ink elsewhere on the card.

I have really enjoyed using this stamp set and can see many more cards being made in the next few months with it!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope this card has given you some inspiration for your next card!

Don't forget that during June there is the we 💙  hosts promotion which means you can earn an extra £30 stampin' rewards on a qualifying purchase or party. Please get in touch if you are interested in more information!

Amy x

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Daisy Delight - Brighten Someones Day!

Amy Fraser

Today is the first day that you can get your hands on the brand new product from the Stampin' up annual catalogue. I have to say that this year I am in love with so many things and I really think that the products have been refreshed and modernised. I am looking forward to creating so many cards and other things that reflect me!

A few weeks ago now I met up with some other Stampin' up! demonstrators in Essex to play with some of the new catalogue product. This card was one of our make and takes and I loved how simple it was to make and yet how effective it was. So I thought I would share this lovely card to start off a brand new Stampin' up! catalogue!

The background colour I used is one of our new In-colours and is called Berry Burst. Expect to see a lot of products in this colour as I absolutely adore it! I also used one of my favourite products that we have had available to us for a little while now. The Stitched Shapes Framelits take projects to the next level and make cards look so pretty!

I'm putting it out there, I 💛  this bundle. It's called Daisy Delight and the stamp set is beautiful with great thank you sentiments and the punch is so fun! Can't you just see hundreds of daisy decorations using this bundle? 

The Double-Stitched Ribbon I used here is great as one side has crosses and the other side has straight line stitches. It's available in three super colours: Blushing bride, Cherry Cobbler and as I used here Daffodil Delight.

The final finishing touch was a gold faceted gem which is also new today in the catalogue! They are available in gold and clear and they are just perfect for use with the daisies.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a lovely week!

Amy x

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