Posts tagged ‘Charming’

January 18, 2012

A Charming Christmas …

I know we’ve only just put our Christmas things away for another year, but I just couldn’t resist making one last Christmas card with the Charming stamp set from the new mini catalogue. Don’t you think the round stamp from the set looks just like a snowflake?!

 

 

I used an offcut of whisper white textured cardstock leftover after making the card I posted here yesterday, and added this as a panel down the centre of a standard A6 size base card in pool party.

The sentiment is from the Contempo Christmas set, stamped in early espresso ink directly onto the whisper white panel.

The “snowflakes” were stamped in pool party onto whisper white cardstock, punched out with the large square punch and adhered to the centre panel with stampin’ dimensionals, with a rhinestone added to the centre of each snowflake.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card recipe: stamps: charming, contempo Christmas; cardstock: whisper white textured, whisper white smooth, pool party; inks: pool party, early espresso; accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, rhinestones, square punch.

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January 17, 2012

Charming rainbow circles …

I just loved playing with the Charming stamp set from the new mini catalogue.  Once I started working with it, I found it so easy to make beautiful patterns and my own background papers with the images in the set. 

My favourite stamp is the circular image and at first I was using it on everything!  I had to stop myself in the end and make a concerted effort to use the other stamps too, which are equally as lovely but I could have gone on to make a gazillion projects just using this one stamp as it lends itself to so many things!  

Using the new in-colours palette, I stamped the circle image twice, once in first generation ink and then again without re-inking.  This gave a beautifully soft, more muted look to the image.  I punched out each one with a circle punch and mounted these onto textured whisper white cardstock which I cut down from 12”x12” to a standard A6 size – really easy to do with my Fiskars paper trimmer from Stampin’ Up! which is amazing value at only £19.95 in the main catalogue.   

I stamped the sentiment in early espresso ink and adhered a rhinestone for some added sparkle.  Simple yet effective, and I just love these colours together ….

All supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card recipe: stamps: charming, happiest birthday wishes (hostess set 2011/12); cardstock: whisper white textured, whisper white smooth; inks: in-colours – calypso coral, pool party, wisteria wonder, lucky limeade and island indigo, early espresso; accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, rhinestone, circle punch.  

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