Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Stampin' Up! Lots of Lavender for Stamp N Hop #2

Hello, welcome to the second Stamp N Hop - we are a group of Demonstrators around the world sharing out love of all things Stampin' Up!  This month our theme is Sale-a-Bration round 2. 


If you have hopped over from Laurie, welcome - wasn't her project lovely?  If you haven't visited my blog before, my name is Susan - I am an Stampin' Up! Demonstrator based in the UK (Cambridgeshire) and I have been with SU for three wonderful years!  Why not grab a cuppa and hop around with us?

The idea for the project I am sharing today came this card I received several weeks ago after my Mum sadly passed away.




I thought I would attempt to recreate it using Lots of Lavender so, here goes.  The hardest part was deciding which colours to use.  After a couple of false starts my decision was made - if you follow my blog, you will know that I am terrible at making decisions!

I used watercolour paper as my background that was trimmed 1cm narrower than the note card.

I used Wisteria Wonder for this layer with the ink at full strength.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Stamp 'N Hop, Lots of Lavender, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I cut a piece of Perfect Plum card 5mm smaller than the notecard and assembled my card.  I could, at this point have left my card as it was and it would have been fine.  But, I had an idea running around my head ...

I then stamped the floral image several times onto Whisper White card and fussy cut.  I added colour to the flowers with Perfect Plum ink which had been 'stamped off' first.  The leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz without 'stamping off'.

There are some rather clever stamps in this set - they allow you to add colour to the floral image in an artsy kind of way.  This set can be yours for free until the end of March with a order of £45.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Stamp 'N Hop, Lots of Lavender, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I then arranged my pieces over the base layer, moving them around until I was happy with their positions.  At this point I trimmed off the top of the images so that they were flush with the top of the water colour paper.  I left some of the leaves overhanging the sides to add some extra dimension.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Stamp 'N Hop, Lots of Lavender, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

The cropped pieces were then adhered to the panel using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Beautiful Day - I have not used the gorgeous images in this set yet, but I will very soon!

The final touch was the addition of some jewels for a bit of sparkle.

I decorated the inside and the envelope to coordinate.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Stamp 'N Hop, Lots of Lavender, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Here is the completed card and envelope.  What do you think?  Does it bear some resemblance to the card I received?  It just goes to show that inspiration is all around us!

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Stamp 'N Hop, Lots of Lavender, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

My second card was made with one of the cute little narrow note cards in the same way as the card above but without the Perfect Plum layer.  The sentiment is from a stamp set called Happy Wishes which can also be earned for free until the end of March!

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Stamp 'N Hop, Lots of Lavender, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Here are both the cards together - not sure which I prefer!

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Stamp 'N Hop, Lots of Lavender, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Thank you so much  for joining us on our second hop - click the 'Next' button below to head on over to see what Kimberley has been doing.  If you get lost along the way, a list of hop participants can be found below.

You can find details of the products I used for this project below, if you have any questions, please get in touch - I am always happy to help.

Don't forget to leave comments  - we would all love to know what you think of our projects!

Happy Crafting!

Susan xx


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32 comments:

  1. Your cards are gorgeous. Love your duck prop :-)

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    1. Thank you Sharleen - the duck turns up in most of my posts!

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  2. Beautiful! Stunning! Wow! Thank you for sharing

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  3. Such pretty cards Susan and great fussy cutting, really effective x

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    1. Thanks Mo - they were quite easy to cut out! xx

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  4. beautiful cards. My favourite is the narrow one but I might be biased as I really like the Happy Wishes set. Great font and so many combos.

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    1. Thank you Eva. I like the narrow one too - love the variety of fonts and combos in Happy Wishes. Great minds etc!

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  5. Lovely use of these stamps.
    And my condolences for your loss.

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    1. Thank you Pryl, that is very kind of you.

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  6. I like how you created a 3D effect. Nice job on your card.

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    1. Thank you Joanne, that is very kind of you.

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  8. Such pretty cards, just beautiful! I'm so sorry for your loss. Good for you for continuing to create through it. Sending hugs!

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    1. Thank you Melissa, so kind of you. Crafting is the best way to unwind and relax!

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  9. Such a great project. Thanks so much for sharing

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  10. Beautiful cards and great inspiration Susan. TFS x

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  11. Gorgeous cards. I love the layering and colors. It's a tough call to say which card I prefer since they are both beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. Really pretty cards and I too love your ducky mascot!

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    1. Thank you Tracy - the ducky appears on lots of my photos (I have lots of different one)!

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  13. Wow! I love how you showed the card you are CASEing and the results of yours. I never thought to use Lots of Lavender this way, but it's so BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful creation with us!

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    1. Thank you Melissa, its amazing where you can find inspiration - its everywhere!

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  14. Lovely set of cards Susan. Beautifully coloured.

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    1. Thank you Kirsten - I was quite pleased with how they turned out. Sometimes inspiration comes from the most obvious of places - another card!

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