Susan Simpson - UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Stampers By The Dozen 03/19

Hello and welcome to the March Stampers By The Dozen blog hop!  If you are joining from Judi or starting here with me, welcome, enjoy hoping along with us - I hope you find lots of inspiration!

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This month our theme is a challenge.

Step It Up - take a simple/basic card design and step it up to the next level using embellishments, extra layers, embossing etc

I realised as I was writing this post that I had probably gone about this challenge in completely the wrong way!  I probably should have used a project I already had but being me, I created two projects - hey ho!

Here is my first project - a cute 4 x 4" card.

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I stamped this beautiful floral image from Wonderful Romance and coloured using the Stampin' Blends.  I did add a background of Balmy Blue, a ribbon and some jewels but did not use a single Dimensional!  #simplestamping

So, on to my stepped up project; I added an embossing folder, framelits, an additional embellishment and lots of dimensionals!

I embossed a panel of Balmy Blue with the Subtle TIEF and added to my card blank.  

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampers By The Dozen, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Wonderful Romance,

I then used a lovely, detailed border framelit to create another panel from Whisper White card stock and adhered to the card with Dimensionals.

I used the same floral image as for my first project but this time I used the coordinating framelit before colouring with the Stampin' Blends.

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The stems on these flowers are very delicate and can be a bit tricky to colour.  I used a Stampin' Write Marker in Mossy Meadow to colour the stems on the image above.  Much neater and less chance of making a mess!

I used another framelit to create a panel for the sentiment and added a Floral Romance Seal with some ribbon behind for an extra pop of colour.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampers By The Dozen, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Wonderful Romance,

Here is my stepped up project - lots of lovely dimension!

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampers By The Dozen, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Wonderful Romance,

I also created a decorative insert for my card.  I embossed a panel of Balmy Blue with the Subtle TIEF and added a Whisper White layer that had a part of the floral image stamped in the bottom corner.  I coloured the image with the Stampin' Blends and then, I must have been feeling rather extravagant as I added two jewels to the flowers!

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampers By The Dozen, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Wonderful Romance,

Here are both my projects.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampers By The Dozen, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Wonderful Romance,

I really enjoyed our challenge this month.  I always read any comments left on my blog and would love to know what you think of my projects.

Next up is Tricia who I am sure has something wonderful to share with you.  


Details of the products I used to create these projects can be found below.  The Wonderful Romance stamps and framelits are available as a bundle = a 10% saving.  Even better, if you order before the end of March you will also be able to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item too!  I really hope Wonderful Romance will be in the new Annual Catalogue ... 

Thanks for hopping along with us again.

Susan xx


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4 comments:

  1. WOW Susan :-) Beautiful cards :-) great coloring :-) Love it :-)

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    1. Thank you Sharleen - the Stampin' Blends make colouring a doddle! xx

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  2. Great cards. I need to use this bundle.

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    1. Thanks - you cetainly do need this bundle! xx

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