Category: Avant Garden

Beautiful Dragonfly Dreams for March classes

I’ve had a lot of fun at my classes this month using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and co-ordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up!  This bundle (save 10% if you buy the 2 together until the end of May 2017) creates the most beautiful projects as you can see below.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Dragonfly Dreams by Stampin’ Up!

The 1st card was relatively simple and included a great but simple technique.  I love the reaction I get when I ink up a clear block, using a Pink Pirouette ink pad on this occasion, spray with a light mist of water using a Stampin’ Spritzer before stamping  down onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The lovely thing is that everyone’s stamped image comes out slightly different. After it dried we stamped the speckled image form the Avant Garden stamp set using either Mint Macaron or Basic Gray ink. We stamped the detailed dragonfly image using a Wisteria Wonder ink pad onto Whisper White cardstock and die cutting using the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform. A bit of bling was added using the Basic Rhinestones and a coat of Clear Wink of Stella. The dragonfly was added to tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals under the thorax. The sentiment was stamped in either Mint Macaron or Wisteria Wonder ink and the whole stamped piece was added to a Wisteria Wonder Layer then onto a Thick Whisper White card base. Lovely……

www.crafty-rootes.com – Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly dies by Stampin’ Up!

We stepped it up with the 2nd card by stamping the watercolour looking blossom from the Avant Garden stamp set in alternating Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder onto a Whisper White panel before adding some leaves in Mint Macaron and the centre of the flowers in Basic Gray. The sentiment was added in either Wisteria Wonder or Mint Macaron and the whole piece added to a Mint Macaron layer after corner rounding the upper right corners with the Project Life Corner rounder. We die cut the solid dragonfly from Whisper White cardstock and the detailed dragonfly from Basic Gray cardstock before adhering them together with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. Using Pink Pirouette, Mint Macaron and Wisteria Wonder markers we coloured the white spaces on the dragonfly before adhering it to the stamped layer using small pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals. The whole piece was then added to a Wisteria Wonder card base.

 

The 3rd project was the gorgeous box die cut using the Window Box Thinlit dies. We stamped around the edge with the same flower we’d previously used from the Avant Garden stamp set in Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder with Basic Gray centres. The Basic Gray dragonfly was backed by Vellum for this project and coloured using the same markers. Such a pretty box.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Window Box thinlit dies and Dragonfly Dreams stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

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
Dragonfly Dreams and Avant Garden
Dies
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit dies and Window Box Thinlit dies
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Mint Macaron, Basic Grey and Vellum
Ink Pads
Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder and Mint Macaron
Marker Pens
Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder and Mint Macaron
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Big Shot + Magnetic Platform, Project Life Corner Rounder, Stampin’ Spritzer, Stampin Sponges, Silicone craft sheet, Bone folder and scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, B C, D, E and H
Adhesives
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Sundries
Basic Rhinestones, Clear Wink of Stella pen, Whisper White Envelopes

Delicate Details paired with Avant Garden

I was stamping the beautiful, watercolour style flower from the Avant Garden stamp set in different colours, looking for inspiration for a clean and simple card for a friends’ birthday when I stumbled across Tempting Turquoise, a colour I don’t use very often …………. and I loved it.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Avant Garden and Delicate Details – Stampin’ Up!

I took a panel of Whisper White and stamped the flower once and then again, lower and to the right without re-inking to get a 2nd generation flower.  I added a stem in stamped using Wild Wasabi ink and then added leave using the 1st and 2nd generation Wild Wasabi ink. I stamped the sentiment from the same set  in the Wild Wasabi and added a small Linen Thread bow using a Mini Glue Dot.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Avant Garden and Delicate Details – Stampin Up

I loved the stamped panel but knew the card needed something else to pull it together. I tried a strip of dsp from the The Brights Paper Stack in the Tempting Turquoise but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for. Ribbon didn’t work either, so I started browsing through my stamp sets looking for a border stamp that might work. At that point my order arrived – whoop whoop – and in it was the gorgeous lacy Delicate Details stamp set. This was exactly what I was looking for.

I stamped the lace edge border stamp in the Tempting Turquoise to the left side of the Thick Whisper White card base and added the stamped layer next to it using Dimensionals.

Such a simple card but so pretty. I hope my friend likes it.

Both the Avant Garden and the Delicate Details stamp sets are in this years’ Sale-A-Bration  brochure. During Sale-A-Bration for every £45 you spend you can choose 1 item for free from 12 options available in the brochure with new items coming on the 21st February.  Sale-A-Bration ends on the 31st March 2017.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, come again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp Sets
Avant Garden, Delicate Details
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White
Whisper White Envelopes
Inkpads/markers
Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Accessories
Linen Thread
Tools
Stampin Trimmer, Stampin Scrub + Stampin Mist, Scissors, Bone Folder, Clear blocks A, B, C & H
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Stampin Dimensionals

Avant Garden for a birthday

I needed to make a birthday card today for a friend. She loves her garden and delicate flowers in particular so I found myself reaching for the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Avant Garden as one of the images in the set is a really pretty sprig of flowers which she will love, 

www.crafty-rootes.com – Avant Garden – Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the image twice onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Momento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them in with the Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. I love these pencils so much and am definitely reaching for them more and more often.  

www.crafty-rootes.com – Avant Garden- Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Designer Tee stamp set, which is also a Sale-A-Bration choice using Melon Mambo ink. I used the Project Life Corner Rounder Punch to round the top right and bottom left corners of the stamped piece. I wrapped a length of the Solid Whisper White Baker’s Twine  3 times around the bottom of the panel and tied in a bow. I added the whole piece using Tombow Liquid Adhesive to a panel of Melon Mambo cardstock with similarly rounded corners. The whole topper was then added to a Thick Whisper White card base using Dimensionals. To finish the card off I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers……….love a bit of sparkle. 

www.crafty-rootes.com – Avant Garden – Stampin’ Up!

I really hope my friend likes her card. Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you will come again soon.

 If you don’t know about Sale-A-Bration…………where have you been!!!! Basically until the 31st March 2017 you can choose 1 item from the brochure for every £45 order, so for a £90 order you can choose 2 items from the 10 on offer and rumour has it more items will be added in mid Feb.

For more information click on the Shop Online Button at the top of this page. If you would like a Spring/Summer catalogue and Sale-A-Bration brochure leave a comment or email me – mo@crafty-rootes.co.uk.

 Mo x

Supplies used
Avant Garden stamp set
Designer Tee stamp set
Thick Whisper White cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock
Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Melon Mambo ink pad
Stampin Up Watercolor Pencils – Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Early Espresso
Blender Pen
Solid Whisper White Baker’s twine
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Acrylic blocks D and E
Project Life Corner Rounder
Scissors
Bone Folder
Dimensionals
Tombow Liquid Adhesive
Envelope

Avant Garden – for Sale-A-Bration by Stampin’ Up!

The card I am sharing today is made using the new Avant Garden stamp set available from the 4th January 2017 in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. For those of you not familiar with Sale-A-Bration, this is Stampin’ Up!’s annual event where for every £45 order you place you  choose one item from this brochure for FREE………….. and don’t we all love free stuff…..This promotion runs from 4th January – 31st March 2017. If you would like a Spring/Summer catalogue and/or a Sale-A-Bration brochure leave me a comment below.

This card was inspired by one I found on Pinterest by Amy Koenders. To see her original click on this link –  https://stampwithamyk.com/2016/12/15/stampin-up-avant-garden-sneak-peek-for-the-happy-stampers-blog-hop/

Avant Garden by Stampin’ Up! form Sale-A-Bration 2017 by Mo Rootes at www.crafty-rootes.com

I stamped the bold flower in 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation Elegant Eggplant ink in a rough semi-circle then filled in the blank spaces with 1st and 2nd generation Pool Party ink.

Avant Garden by Stampin’ Up! form Sale-A-Bration 2017 by Mo Rootes at www.crafty-rootes.com

The sentiment from the same set was stamped in Pool Party ink onto scrap Whisper White cardstock and die cut using the Stitched Frames Dies. I added a 2nd generation Elegant Eggplant stamp image to the base of the sentiment. I die cut a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies a tiny bit bigger to mount the sentiment onto.

Avant Garden by Stampin’ Up! form Sale-A-Bration 2017 by Mo Rootes at www.crafty-rootes.com

I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around the stamped panel and tied a small bow. The panel was then added to a layer of Elegant Eggplant cardstock using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The sentiment was mounted over the thread using Dimensionals. The entire topper was then added to a Pool Party card base using Dimensionals.

Avant Garden by Stampin’ Up! form Sale-A-Bration 2017 by Mo Rootes at www.crafty-rootes.com

I love the Elegant Eggplant and Pool Party together, such a classy looking card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, come again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used
Avant Guard stamp set
Stitched Frames Dies
Layering Circle Dies
Whisper White cardstock
Elegant Eggplant cardstock
Pool Party cardstock
Elegant Eggplant inkpad
Pool Party inkpad
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Acrylic blocks B, C, and D
Linen Thread
BigShot, Magnetic Platform
Scissors
Bone Folder
Dimensionals
Tombow Liquid Adhesive
Envelopes