Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Stampin' Up! Stampers by the Dozen - 08/18

Hello. I am delighted to be hopping again with a lovely group of SU Demo's known as Stampers by the Dozen.  If you have joined me from Judy or if you are starting with me, welcome - I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop along with us.


This month our theme is 'bloggers choice' - so anything goes!


WOW - this was a tough one!  So many choices - I'm a Libran and decisions can be difficult for me (or so I have been told)!  I have been using the Abstract Expression bundle all week for my Coffee & Cards sessions so whilst it was still on my desk I had a bit of a play.


I was asked last week by a lovely lady called Gina who helped me swap bank accounts if I could make her a wedding card  for one of her colleagues.  


I was asked to use a blush pink and navy theme so these are the colours I used; the Blushing Bride being quite apt!


I also used some stunning Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Petal Promenade Suite.


Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Dandelion Wishes, Painted Harvest, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,
I created some basic layering with card and DSP and then got to work decorating the panel.

This large triangle corner die is already a firm favourite with me.  


I cut two from Whisper White card and adhered one in each corner to soften the DSP a little.

Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Dandelion Wishes, Painted Harvest, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I cut two butterflies, one from the DSP and one from vellum.

Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Dandelion Wishes, Painted Harvest, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I used a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the vellum to the DSP and then hid the glue dot with a row of jewels.

The wings of each butterfly have been curled and shaped to add dimension.

After a lot of angst I used the leaves from Painted Harvest to provide an accent for the stitched circle.

Do you, like me, often find that the finishing touches are the hardest?  I even asked friends on my Craftyducky facebook page for help!

I used a lovely sentiment from Dandelion Wishes and this is what I ended up with ...


I used a strip of DSP to decorate the inside of the card too.


Here is the completed card and envelope.


Thanks for hopping along with us again, next up is Tricia who I am sure has something wonderful to share with you.  Don't forget to leave a comment below (we like that). 

If you get lost along the way you can find a list of all participants in the hop below along with details of the products I used for this project.


Happy crafting.


Susan xx




Blog Hop Participants
Susan Simpson You are here! 
Laura Kate Mackie 

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19 comments:

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    1. Thank you Carly - a little different to my usual style!

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  2. Love all the texture on your card. Gorgeous card!

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  3. Your card is so elegant. I love that stamp set and paired with the Petal Promenade DSP it's even more beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Karie for such a lovely comment - I'm not used to my projects being called elegant!

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  4. Lovely card design. Love all the detail created by the dies. :)

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  5. Really pretty, Susan. I'm usually not a "flowery" girl (100% country, here!) but I do have a thing for that lovely DSP. <3

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    1. Thanks Dena - I love this DSP too. Had to make myself cut into it! Not my usual style of card but it was what I was asked to make!

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  6. Such a beautiful card 😊 very pretty

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