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June 16, 2014

Pretty bookmarks using stippled blossoms by Stampin’ Up …

I was inspired by the colour challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSSCC187) this week – such a pretty colour combination…

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I got out my inks and made this pretty bookmark using the stippled blossoms stamp set by Stampin’ Up, in strawberry slush, pistachio pudding and blushing bride inks … 

stippled blossoms two step stamping by Stampin Up pink

Don’t you just love getting a new stamp set?  I love all my stamp sets (they are stroked and used often) but getting a new one to play with is always such fun! So this is my latest favourite thanks to my lovely friend, Vicky, from Crafting Clare’s Paper Moments (thank you Vicky –  I love you for this!) And oh my word!  What a lovely stamp set it is!  The pretty, floral images in this two-step stamp set are just gorgeous…  

  stippled blossoms two step stamping by Stampin Up bookmark

I stamped a variety of verses from the Trust God stamp set in early espresso ink, it’s a little less harsh than using black and tones more easily with the soft pastel colours of the flowers.  The fonts in the sentiments are so pretty – love all that gorgeous calligraphy …

Stippled blossoms two step stamping by Stampin Up verses

These bookmarks would make a great little thank you gift, or maybe a get well wish for a friend. 

I love how they turned out, so stamped some more in soft sky and smoky slate too … 

stippled blossoms two step stamping by Stampin Up blues

I’m not sure which is my favourite, but I think maybe the pink … or the blue … or the pink … What about you?

stippled blossoms two step stamping by Stampin Up pink and blue

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white;

stamp sets: stippled blossoms, trust God;

inks: early espresso, strawberry slush, pistachio pudding, blushing bride, soft sky, smoky slate;

punches & dies: tag topper, corner rounder;

accessories: stamp-a-majig, ribbon from my stash.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated.

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August 3, 2013

Watercolour mosaic madness bookmark card …

I wanted something a little different to use as a background for a bookmark card, and so had a play with some of the new in-colours from Stampin’ Up, watercolour paper and a spritzer bottle filled with water.  I love the effects I got …

watercolour bookmark card

I decorated the inside of the card too …

watercolour bookmark card inside

I love that each card will be unique as each watercolour piece is different.

watercolour bookmark card front and inside

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: whisper white, strawberry slush, coastal cabana; stamp sets: mosaic madness, happy day; punch: mosaic; inks: strawberry slush, coastal cabana, basic grey; accessories: adhesive rhinestones, quatre fancy dsp, stampamajig, watercolour paper, tombow multi purpose glue, spritzer.

Thanks for dropping by today

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