Saturday, 14 April 2018

STAMP 'N HOP - Retiring Annual Catty Favourites

Hi and welcome back to another hop around the globe with Stamp 'N Hop blog hop !  My name is Sandra and you are joining me here, from Norfolk, UK.

This month we are featuring our favourite products from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which are sadly retiring shortly, to make way in the Warehouse for lots of lovely brand new products  available from the 1st June.  If you see something you love along your 'hop' today, be quick to snap up with your own Demonstrator as soon as possible, as products are 'whilst stocks last'.

I am featuring Birthday Blooms #140655 (W) #140658 (C), a beautiful set to watercolour, but having lent out to a fellow team member recently, I was pleased to play with it again.
My cards today have also used retiring colours Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi.
Taking inspiration from our catalogue, I chose colours for the 'men' in our lives, stamping the floral images as a watermark in the same Chocolate Chip as the base card.   The image was stamped again on a scrap of card in Versamark ink pad #102283 with Gold Embossing powder #109129, heating with Heat Tool #129054.  After colouring Aqua Painter coordinating inks, the image was 'fussy cut' by hand.

The background was lightly coloured in with a mild bleach solution in an Aqua Painter #103954.  Make sure if you are doing this, to use a permanent ink not the waterbased one !
This card was designed more for a 'female' friend, keeping the same colours light and delicate, in Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi.

Here is a close up image of the floral images, adding dainty dots from the stamp set around the edges of the 3D floral image.

I hope you have enjoyed hopping with me today.  Please now continue to Laura HERE and see the fabulous projects she had to share with you.

Here is a list of all todays participants :-

Kayla Adams
Tracie Evans Langley
Cheryl Taylor
Linda Handford
Sandra Roberts - You are HERE

Happy craftin'
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  1. Sandra I love your cards and your colour combo, I will really miss Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi and the Birthday Blooms Stamp set

  2. love the 2 versions of the card and the method of using ink with bleach to color images.

    1. Thanks Tracey - I do love bleaching card you can get so many surprises !

  3. The pink one is my favoriet. Very beautiful!

  4. both cards are fabulous! great use of the bleach on the background image

    1. Thanks. Love the differences that different colour card produces !

  5. Such a pretty colour combo!

  6. Beautiful cards! I especially like the chocolate chip one with the gold embossing.

  7. Very nice use of this set. Great color combinations too!

  8. I really love how the flowers pop off the page.

  9. Beautiful cards, Sandra! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love the his and hers colour combos, great fussy cutting! TFS

  11. Sandra - Your cards are beautiful. I especially like the card with the Chocolate Chip background. It has such depth. I will definitely miss Chocolate Chip :( -Laurie Meier

  12. I love your cards! This set has never made it into my collection, but it is a good one.


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