Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | In the Spotlight – Thoughtful Blooms
Today I’m highlighting one of the fun, FREE products available in this year’s Sale-A-Bration offerings (click here for all the details), the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set & co-ordinating Small Bloom Punch.
I’m also playing along with this weeks sketch challenge from The Paper Players PP479 for the layout of my card, make sure you pop over and check out all the great ideas that everyone has come up with using this week’s fun design 🙂
I’d noticed a few ombre designs for the three stripes in this weeks challenge so decided to try that myself to create a subtle colour change. I used Stampin’ Blends Markers in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie & Calypso Coral to colour the flowers on one of the Golden Honey DSP designs (also a Sale-A-Bration item) and then cut this piece down with a die in my stash.
TIP: The Stampin’ Blends Markers bleed quite a bit on the Golden Honey DSP so make sure to have a practice on a scrap first to work out how much ink to apply.
I layered my coloured DSP piece onto Basic Black cardstock just 2mm larger all round – which really helps the colours pop and then adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base.
The centre panel was trimmed and layered the same way as the card base and I stamped some of the foliage & floral images from Thoughtful Blooms on the background. I stamped, punched and popped up three of the large flowers in the same colourway and added a little shine to their centres with some dark grey enamel dots (retired).
The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I used my Stamparatus to stamp it multiple times, this was the perfect way to keep it centred and I could stamp each colour twice for a darker impression.
I always try to finish off the insides of my cards as well and added some matching layers as the front with a little more stamping in one corner to tie everything together 🙂
After finishing my card and looking at the colours I chose, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m well & truly over Summer and looking forward to some cooler weather. Unfortunately it’s still a long way off yet – usually towards the end of April where I live 😦 but at least I can get there with my cardmaking 🙂
If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my Online Store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use February’s Host Code: HM3DHB3B when you shop with me to receive your Party Perks.
Click here to shop with me 24/7
To receive a FREE Catalogue, click here
In the Spotlight – Thoughtful Blooms | Supply List
Click on any image below to shop in my Online Store