Month: May 2017

Sunshine Wishes meets Jar of Love for an Anniversary Card

Today I am sharing a sweet card I made for my lovely friends, Lyndsay and Richard celebrating their wedding anniversary. I wanted to use the Sunshine Wishes dies for this card and teamed it up with the Jar of Love stamp set and Every Day Jars dies.

I used Thick Whisper White cardstock for my card base and burnished the crease using my Bone Folder. I cut a Whisper White cardstock panel 5” by 3⅜” and a Berry Burst cardstock panel 5¼” by 3⅝” and layered them together using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Sunshine Wishes dies and jar of Love stamp set

I die cut the gorgeous open heart shape using my Big Shot and the Sunshine Wishes dies from a piece of Whisper White cardstock and added it to the prepared panel using dots of Tombow Liquid Adhesive I then coated it with Clear Wink of Stella to add some glitter to the card.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Sunshine Wishes dies and Jar of Love Stamp set

I stamped the double flower from the Jar of Love stamp set in Fresh Fig ink and So Saffron ink using the 2nd or 3rd generation for the solid base layer and 1st generation for the detail on top. I stamped the smaller individual flower in Berry Burst ink, Dapper Denim ink and Powder Pink ink before die cutting all the flowers using the Every Day Jars dies. The leaves were stamped in the gorgeous Lemon Lime Twist ink and die cut in the same way. I then had a happy time arranging my flowers and leaves before adhering them down with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Sunshine Wishes dies and jar of Love stamp set

I stamped the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in Berry Burst ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and trimmed it out, flagging the end, using scissors. To finish off I added Basic Pearls to each flower centre and a scattering of pearls around the heart.

I am really happy with the card, it is so delicate and fresh looking and I hope Lyndsay and Richard like it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Jar of Love & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White & Berry Burst
Ink Pads
Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, So Saffron, Powder Pink & Lemon Lime Twist
Dies
Sunshine Wishes & Every Day Jars
Tools
Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot + platform and cutting plates, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
A, B, B & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive
Accessories
Grid Paper, Whisper White Envelope & Basic Pearls

 

Eastern Palace in Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy

I have been playing with the gorgeous Eastern Beauty stamp set and co-ordinating Eastern Medallion dies and thought I would share one of the cards I made with you today.

I went for a different shaped card base for this card by cutting an 8¼” by 8” piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and scored it in half at 4” to make a longer, thinner card.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion Dies by Stampin Up

I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock to 7¾” by 3½” and a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 7½” by 3¼”. I rounded the upper left and lower right hand corner of both panels using my Project Life Corner Rounder. Taking the Night of Navy panel I layered up my Eastern Medallion Dies, one inside the other, largest to smallest in the centre of the panel taking care not to go near the edge. I added a Layering Circle die around the ‘medallion’ and ran the panel and dies through the Big Shot. I repeated the same die cutting on the Lemon Lime Twist panel. This is a great way to make the most of your cardstock as no-one will ever know each panel had a large shape cut from it. The result is 2 gorgeous intricate ‘doily’ like shapes which I then cut in half using my Stampin’ Trimmer.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Eastern Medallion stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I cut a Whisper White layer 7¼” by 3” and stamped the ‘starburst’ type shape in alternating Night of Navy ink and Lemon Lime Twist ink about  ⅓rd of the way up the panel then stamped the sentiment from Thankful Thoughts stamp set just below in Night of Navy ink. I added the cut medallions, staggered, and on either side of the panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.  I then layered the Whisper White panel on the Lemon Lime Twist panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added both to the Night of Navy Layer. I added the whole piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I absolutely love this card and I am really liking the night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist colour combo.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

 

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

 

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Eastern Beauty & Thankful Thoughts
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Night of Navy & Lemon Lime Twist
Ink Pads
Night of Navy & Lemon Lime Twist
Dies
Eastern Medallion & Layering Circles
Tools
Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot + platform and cutting plates, Project Life Corner Rounder, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
A & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensional
Accessories
Grid Paper, DL Envelop

Sending Love dsp makes gorgeous Red and White Matchbook Favours

Over the weekend my husband set off on a business trip to China, somewhere neither of us has been and even more exciting because I will be flying out to join him for a short holiday at the end of the month……..whoop whoop. He was advised to take some small token gifts with him to hand out whilst he is there. The gifts have to be small, pack-able, fairly robust and not likely to melt as it is very hot in Beijing at the moment. That ruled out chocolate and biscuits which are the things I would usually go for in this situation. After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing he decided on Earl Grey teabags. For my inspiration I turned to a swap I received at Team Training last week from my friend Susan – aka Crafty Ducky Doodah – https://craftyduckydoodah.blogspot.co.uk/   check out her 14th May blog to see the original. In typical CASEing  (copy and selectively edit) fashion I took Susan’ idea and made it wider and slightly shorter, used different clours and decoration.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Sending Love DSP by Stampin’ Up!

I wanted to use the colour Red which is considered to be very lucky in China so chose the Sending Love dsp stack to decorate the matchbook covers. I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 7” by 2¾”, scored it using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool at ½” and 3¾” on the long side.

I folded on my score lines and burnished with my Bone Folder to get a crisp edge. Using the Handheld Stapler, sadly now retired I stapled the ½” piece in the middle to make the flap which holds the Teabag in position. I cut a panel of Sending Love dsp to 3” by 2½” for matting on the front panel and another at 2½” by ¼” to mat on the narrow flap. I used Tombow Liquid Adhesive to adhere the dsp.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Sending Love DSP by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the sentiment from the Eastern Beauty stamp set using Real Red ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and die cut it using my Big Shot and the smallest stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and added it to the front panel using Tombow. I punched a Bitty Butterfly from Vellum cardstock and added it to the sentiment piece using a Mini Glue Dot and finished off by adding a Basic Rhinestone.

I think these are really cute, hope you do too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Eastern Beauty
Cardstock
Whisper White & Vellum
DSP
Sending Love
Ink Pads
Real Red
Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Punch
Bitty Butterfly
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Big Shot + platform and cutting plates, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Handheld Stapler (retired), Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
B
Accessories
Grid Paper & Basic Rhinestones

Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Mini Glue Dots

 

A Fabulous Flirty Flamingo

I have been playing today with the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set. Considering I was a bit underwhelmed when I received this stamp set in the Prize patrol at Onstage in April, I seem to be using it quite a lot; it has definitely grown on me.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Fabulous Flamingo stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the ‘feathery outline’ image from the stamp set using Archival Basic Gray ink onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock. I then inked up the ‘solid body’ image with Flirty Flamingo Ink, stamped it once on my Grid Paper and then onto the ‘feathery image’ give a paler pink shade.  Lastly I covered the legs of the ‘full flamingo’ image with a post it note and inked up the main body part with the Flirty Flamingo ink, I didn’t want pink legs! I removed the post it note and stamped the image, full strength over the top of the images I have previously stamped. I then stamped the separate ‘leg’ image in Basic Gray ink. The flamingo was now complete and looked great.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Fabulous Flamingo stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I added the water using Marina Mist ink, reeds using Wild Wasabi ink and the leafy boughs using Old Olive ink. I layered the stamped panel onto a panel of Wild Wasabi cardstock using Tombow Liquid Adhesive before adding the whole panel to a Thick Whisper White panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. It looked a little plain so, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the body of the Flamingo after all, everything looks better with a bit of bling. I then did a splatter technique by smacking the Wink of Stella pen against a marker pen to scatter some glitter speckles randomly on the topper piece.

Check back to see what else I make with this set, I have some great ideas.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Fabulous Flamingo
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White & Wild Wasabi
Ink Pads
Archival Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi & Old Olive
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
B, B, C, D, D, E & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper, Clear Wink of Stella &Whisper White Envelopes

Nailed It for May classes

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who attended my classes last week and used the Nailed it stamp set and co-ordinating Build It framelits to make some lovely masculine style cards. I chose this set with the upcoming Father’s day in June in mind but you could also use it for ladies who like a bit of DIY, maybe pairing it with brighter colours.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Nailed It by Stampin’ Up!

The first card we made had a Very Vanilla card base. We used the bolt and screw stamps from the Nailed It stamp set to stamp a border down the right had side of the card front using Archival Basic Gray and Delightful Dijon ink. We embossed a panel of Very Vanilla using the fab Hexagon Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder and then had a discussion about whether to use the front or back as both sides are gorgeous. We stamped the sentiment from the Nailed It stamp set in Archival Basic Back ink. We stamped the handle of the hammer using Archival Basic Gray onto Very Vanilla cardstock, coloured it in using the Delightful Dijon marker and used the Big Shot and the Build It framelits to die cut the stamped handle. At the same time we die cut the head of the hammer and the spanner using Silver Foil cardstock and adhered the handle to the head of the hammer using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. A strip of paper from the Urban Underground dsp pack was added on the left side of the card front before we added the embossed panel on Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment was placed on the front of the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the hammer and spanner tucked in behind. We added a couple of bolts and screws die cut from Silver Foil cardstock to finish.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Nailed It by Stampin’ Up!

The second card started with a Basic Black card base. We added a strip of Washi Tape to the top leaving a ¼” gap. On a Very Vanilla panel we added 2 banners made from Urban Underground dsp, the ends were flagged using the Banner Triple Punch. We stamped 2 screwdrivers from the Nailed It stamp set and die cut them using the Build It Framelits, we also die cut the shaft of one screwdriver from the Silver Foil cardstock and stuck it onto the handle of one of the screwdrivers. The sentiment from the Badges and Banners stamp set was stamped in Delightful Dijon ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched out using the Badge Punch. As before the tools were tucked behind the sentiment on the card front and bolts and screws were added for decoration.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Nailed it by Stampin’ Up!

Lastly we made a gift card using Very Vanilla cardstock 5⅞” by 4⅛” and scored on the long side at 3”and 6” using the scoring blade on the Stampin’ Trimmer. We then inserted the short side, with the 1⅞” panel at the top into the Envelope Punch Board and punched at 3”. We then trimmed off the excess piece to give a tab. We decorated it using tools from the Nailed It stamp set and a panel embossed using the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Nailed It by Stampin’ Up!

These projects were such fun to make and will hopefully be appreciated by the men in our lives on Father’s Day.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Nailed It, Badges and Banners & BYOP
Dies
Build It Framelits
Punches
Scalloped Tag Topper, Triple Banner Punch & Badge Punch
Embossing Folder
Hexagon Textured Dynamic Embossing Folder
Cardstock
Very Vanilla, Basic Black & Silver Foil
DSP
Urban Underground dsp
Ink Pads or Markers
Basic Black, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate & Delightful Dijon
Tools
Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Paper Trimmer, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
A, A, B, B, C, E, H, H & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Tear and Tape  & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper, Very Vanilla Envelopes

Grateful Bunch for a special birthday

This is a card I have made for my Aunt who is celebrating a special birthday this week. I used the gorgeous and sadly retiring Grateful Bunch stamp set as well as the Number of Years stamp set to make a lovely summery looking card.

I wanted a square card so cut the Flirty Flamingo cardstock to 11 inches, scored and folded it at 5½ inches and burnished the fold with my Bone Folder. I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 5 inches square and I stamped the ‘leafy’ image from the Grateful Bunch stamp set using Pear Pizzazz ink twice in the left lower and right upper corners.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Large Number and Grateful Bunch stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the numbers from the Number of Years stamp set in Flirty Flamingo ink and die cut them with my Big Shot using the co-ordinating Large Number framelits. I die cut a stitched circle from the  Stitched Shapes dies using Whisper White cardstock and a slightly larger scalloped circle, using the Layering Circles Framelits and Peakaboo Peach cardstock. I then layered them together using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I stamped the ‘th’ in Pear Pizzazz ink and added the die cut numbers with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the die cut circles. The circle topper was then added to the stamped panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive, covering the ends of the leafy images.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Large Number and Grateful Bunch by Stampin’ Up! for a special birthday

The Sentiment was stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink. I stamped a variety of medium and small flowers from the Grateful Bunch stamp set in Peakaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Wisteria Wonder on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock before punching them out with the co-ordinating Blossom Bunch Punch. I added the punched flowers in the lower left and upper right hand corner in a random manner before adding an Enamel Shape to each of the flower centres. I scattered some extra enamel shapes on the topper before adhering it to a panel of Peakaboo Peach cardstock.  I decorated a Whisper White panel for the inside of the card using the leaf image and added some punched flowers.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Large Number and Grateful Bunch stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I made an envelope for the card using a sheet of Flirty Flamingo dsp from the In-Color paper stack using the Envelope Punch Board adhering it with Fast Fuse Adhesive.

Such a pretty card. I really hope my Aunt likes it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Grateful Bunch & Number of Years
Dies
Large Number Framelits , Layering Circles  & Stitched Shapes Framelits
Punches
Blossom Bunch
Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo, Peakaboo Peach & Whisper White
DSP
In-Color Paper Stack
Ink Pads
Flirty Flamingo, Peakaboo peach, Pear Pizazz & Wisteria Wonder
Tools
Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Paper Trimmer, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
A, B, B, C & D
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Fast Fuse & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Subtle & In-Color Enamel Shapes

Seaside theme for a Stamp-a-Stack

Thank you to the lovely ladies who joined me for my summer themed Stamp-a-Stack event this weekend. We had such a good time and made so many lovely cards.

All the projects for the day were seaside themed to get us into the mood for the fore-casted high temperatures later this week. On arrival each lady was given a clear wallet containing a pack of By the Shore dsp, 20 card bases in a variety of co-ordinating colours, a pack of Metallic Enamel Shapes, 20 Very Vanilla Envelopes and packets of pre-cut card stock layers to make each card. Mind you we all had a good laugh when we realised that I had only put 10 card bases in each pack………definitely a muppet moment. Luckily I only live 3 minutes away and was able to nip home and grab more cardstock to cut and score the missing bases.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Seaside themed Stamp-a-Stack cards

As always the day whizzed by so quickly. Here is a picture of some of the ladies hard at work and of some of the projects they made.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Seaside themed Stamp-a-Stack in action

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
High Tide, Balloon Adventure, Balloon Celebration, Badges & Banners, Day At The Beach, Designer Tee (retired), Seaside Shore, Custom Tee & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Dies
Layering Circles framelits, Stitched Shapes framelits  & T-Shirt Builder framelits
Punches
Balloon Builder Punch, Badge Punch, Scallop Tag Topper & Project Life Corner Rounder
Embossing Folder
Seaside embossing folder
Cardstock
Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Water Melon Wonder & Soft Sky
DSP
By The Shore dsp
Ink Pads and/or Marker
Tip Top Taupe, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Basic Grey, Watermelon Wonder, Night of Nay, Mint Macaron & Versamark
Tools
Big Shots, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Standard Platform + 2 cutting pads, Heat Guns, Paper Trimmers, Stampin Scrubs and Stampin Mist, Bone folders and Scissors
Acrylic Block – multiples
A, B, C, D, E, G & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Water Color Pencils, Blender Pens, Sponge Daubers, Grid Paper, Embossing Buddy, Silver Embossing Powder, Natural Silver Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes & Very Vanilla Envelopes

Anniversary card using the Bloomin’ Love stamp set

I absolutely love the card I made for my sister in law and her husband’s wedding anniversary. I loved it so much that I put it straight in the post without photographing it………..definitely a senior moment. So I looked back through my photographed projects to find the card I based the anniversary card on and used that photo instead. I used the Bloomin’ Love stamp set to create the card as I love the delicate floral heart from this set.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Bloomin’ Heart stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the ‘floral heart’, from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set randomly on a panel of Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay inks. I added the tiny open heart using the same colours in the white space between the larger hearts. When the ink had dried, I cut the panel into 3 irregular sized pieces and mounted them, using Tombow Liquid Adhesive, onto a panel of Night of Navy cardstock. The Night of Navy panel was then added to a Thick Whisper White card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

The sentiment in the picture is from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and was punched out using the Washi Label punch which has now retired. For the  unphotographed card I chose the ‘congratulations’ sentiment  from the One Wild Ride stamp set and stamped it in Night of Navy ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punched out using the Decorative Label Punch and for added interest backed it with a punched piece of Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay cardstock and added it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Bloomin’ Love & One Wild Ride
Punches
Decorative Label
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy & Bermuda Bay
Ink Pads
Night of Navy & Bermuda Bay
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, D & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Whisper White Envelopes

Awesomely Artistic meets Fabulous Flaming

I absolutely love this card which was made using the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set which was my prize patrol win at Onstage Live in Amsterdam last month. Flamingos’ are really popular in fashion and home décor at the moment, I see them everywhere and was keen to try something a little different.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Fabulous Flamingo meets Awesomely Artistic by Stampin’ Up!

I chose a piece of Whisper White cardstock, inked up the solid ‘flamingo image’ with Wisteria Wonder ink. I then inked up the large ‘leaf and flower image’ from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set with Elegant Eggplant ink and stamped it down on the inked up flamingo body. This is known as the ‘kissing’ technique and allows ink and pattern to transfer onto a solid image. I then stamped the patterned flamingo body onto the Whisper White panel. Wow………it looked amazing.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Fabulous Flamingo meets Awesomely Artistic by Stampin’ Up!

To go along with the slightly psychedelic flamingo I chose to stamp the reeds and leafy boughs with Melon Mambo ink. The resulting image was so bright and powerful, loved it. Using Tombow Liquid Adhesive I mounted the stamped panel onto a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock having rounded the upper right corner on both pieces. I laid this panel onto the front of a Thick Whisper White card base to work out my positioning before stamping the sentiment from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set in Melon Mambo ink.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Fabulous Flamingo meets Awesomely Artistic by Stampin’ Up!

I felt the card base needed something to pull the whole thing together and decided to add the ‘leaf and flower image’ from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set in Elegant Eggplant ink in the upper left corner. It was absolutely the right thing to do, it looked amazing. I added the flamingo panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Fabulous Flamingo & Awesomely Artistic
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White & Melon Mambo
Ink Pads
Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant & Melon Mambo
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Project Life Corner Rounder, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
B, B, C, D, E & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper &Whisper White Envelopes