Susan Simpson - UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, 7 June 2019

Butterfly Wishes - Stamp 'N Hop

Hello, and welcome to another Stamp 'N Hop blog hop.  If you are joining me from my lovely friend Mo, or starting here with me - welcome, I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop around the world with us!


This month our theme is 'Hello to the the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue!  So, anything in the Annual Catalogue that is new - talk about a difficult decision!


I decided to use a new stamp set called Butterfly Wishes.  Just take a look at these stunning photo realistic butterflies - they are quite simply stunning!


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Stampin' Up! also have a challenge for us Demonstrators during June - #simplestamping


The creative parameters for the challenge are:


Theme: any occasion

Supplies: stamps, ink, paper

So with minimal supplies and only a single stamp set I got to work.


I don't often use Very Vanilla in my projects as evidenced by a stockpile of Very Vanilla note cards and envelopes I found during a recent tidy up of my craft room!


Here are the colours I am using.

So here is my card - no layers, die cutting, embossing - just stamp, inks, paper!  (Forgive me for adding the pearls - I could not help myself).

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Gray Granite is part of the neutrals collection - stamped onto very vanilla, it almost looks brown doesn't it?


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The detail on these images is so impressive - who would believe you could achieve this look with a single stamped image!


However, in true Stampin' Up! style I decided to take this project up a notch!  
I used watercolour pencils to gently add some colour to the stamped images.

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Top Tip

Make sure your pencils are not sharp!  This might seem odd but using a blunted pencil removes any harsh colouring lines.  Use a gentle circular motion to add colour to the images so that you don't loose any of the fabulous detail in these images.

#simplestamping, Butterfly Wishes, Craftyduckydoodah!, Stamp 'N' Hop June 2019, Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store

These are the colours I used - note the blunt ends!

Here are the completed cards and envelopes.  I also stamped the branch on the inside of the card and the envelop too.


#simplestamping, Butterfly Wishes, Craftyduckydoodah!, Stamp 'N' Hop June 2019, Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store

It just goes to show that you don't need lots of fancy equipment or products to be creative.  I did add some pearls - I could not help myself!  These cards would also be perfect for beginner crafters too.


Next up is Narelle - I can't wait to see which new items she has chosen to work with.  Click 'next' to continue the hop.

Thanks for hopping along with us - I enjoyed creating my #simplestamping project why don't you try a #simplestamping project too?

Happy crafting!

Susan xx

Thank you so much for looking at my Blog today, if you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and you live in the UK, I would love to be yours!  

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6 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards. Love the subtle touch of colour on the second one.

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  2. Love the simplicity of your cards Susan, the monochromatic one is my favourite, stunning x

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  3. Lovely cards. Not a set i have so nice to see it being used xx

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  4. Love the softness of this card! TFS

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  5. Such simple & pretty cards Susan. I love this set. Thanks for sharing & joining us this month at Stamp 'N Hop

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  6. Stunning card. I love the simplicity of it. I often forget about simplestamping and this is a great example of it.

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