Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, 7 September 2018

Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge for Global Stamping Friends

Hello and welcome to another Global Stamping Friends blog hop!  This month our theme this month is a colour challenge.  I am so excited to be taking part as this is my first ever colour challenge hop!

Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, Global Stamping Friends Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

If you have joined me from Karie or you are starting here with me, welcome!  I am delighted to be following Karie - we regularly hop together as part of Stampers by the Dozen.  Why not grab a cuppa and hop around with us for lots of inspiration?  I can't wait to see everyone else has made! 


Here are the colours we have been asked to use for our challenge.




I decided to use one of the bundles from the Annual Catalogue - Rooted In Nature.

I was drawn to this stamp set by the skeleton leaf images in this set.  When I started crafting many, many years ago skeleton leaves were all the rage!

I used the Call Me Clover embossing powder to create some leaves - so glossy and pretty but very difficult to photograph!

Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, Global Stamping Friends Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I created a card base with Call Me Clover and added a Whisper White panel 5mm smaller.  I used Dimensionals to adhere the panel to the card front.

I used the Stamparatus for my sentiment as I wanted an intense black image - I inked the stamp up twice to achieve the desired result.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, Global Stamping Friends Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I looked around my crafty stash for some black ribbon and realised I did not have any.  However, I found some Black Cord (from the Painted Glass Suite). It's shiny and lovely and I think it looks like liquorice don't you?

Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, Global Stamping Friends Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Top Tip
Give this cord a really firm 'snap' to fix your bow in place otherwise it will slacken!

I arranged the leaves around the sentiment and used Tombow and Dimensionals to adhere them.

As a final nod to the black in the challenge I used the Sprig Punch to add some extra foliage.  I have a feeling I will be using this punch a lot in the coming months!

A couple of my crafty ladies pulled a face when I mentioned the colours I would be using for this hop - hopefully they will change their minds about Call Me Clover after our hop this month ...

I added a trio of jewels as a final touch for a little bit of sparkle.

The inside of the the card has a stamped border too.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, Global Stamping Friends Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Here is the completed card and envelope.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, Global Stamping Friends Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Once I had finished this project I kept going and made some more cards - I think I quite like this colour combo!

A couple of my crafty ladies pulled a face when I mentioned the colours I would be using for this hop - hopefully they will change their minds about Call Me Clover after our hop this month ...

A couple of my crafty ladies pulled a face when I mentioned the colours I would be using for this hop - hopefully they will change their minds about Call Me Clover after our hop this month. 

I have certainly enjoyed my first colour challenge hop - I would love you to leave a comment to let me know what you think of this project.

Next up is Anja who I am sure has something wonderful to share with you too.  If you get lost along the way a list of participants can be found below along with details of the products I used for this project.


Happy crafting!

Susan xx

Hop Participants
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8 comments:

  1. Such fabulous details on these cards, and I love your tip about using the Stamparatus with that Memento pad to get the black nice and deep! Thanks for sharing :-D

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    1. The Stamparatus has certainly changed the ways that we can craft!

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  2. Lovely card and great tip about the cord too. Thanks for sharing

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  3. Wonderful cards! I like this colour combo as well.

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    1. Thanks Amanda, this was my first colour challenge (I really enjoyed it)!

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  4. What a lovely set of cards! Very useful tip too.TSF

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