Susan Simpson - UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, 9 August 2019

Colour Challenge for Stamp 'N Hop

Hello and welcome to the latest Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop.  If you are joining me from Sandra or starting here with me, welcome and thanks for hopping along with us!

This month we have a colour challenge; one that put me right outside my comfort zone as these are not colours I usually use!


The colours made me think of tropical climes so it seemed obvious to use a stamp set called tropical Chic and the coordinating Tropical Dies.

Craftyduckydoodah, Tropical Chic, Hand Lettered Prose, Eclipse Card, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N' Hop August 2019,

I've had an idea floating around in my crafty chaotic head for a while using the Hand Lettered Prose Dies to create an eclipse card so, I thought I would give it a go for this challenge!

I stamped a selection of leaves and flowers using Granny Apple Green and Lovely Lipstick ink and die cut them out.  I also cut a selection of leaves from Granny Apple Green card stock.

Craftyduckydoodah, Tropical Chic, Hand Lettered Prose, Eclipse Card, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N' Hop August 2019,

I used tiny dabs on Tombow along the spines of the die cut leaves and adhered to the stamped leaves - I like to add lots of dimension to my projects!

Craftyduckydoodah, Tropical Chic, Hand Lettered Prose, Eclipse Card, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N' Hop August 2019,

I had intended to mount my finished panel onto a Blueberry Bushel card base but at the last minute I reverted to my favourite white on white.

I adhered two of the leaves to my card base ...

Craftyduckydoodah, Tropical Chic, Hand Lettered Prose, Eclipse Card, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N' Hop August 2019,

I used the Hand Lettered Prose Dies to cut on the word 'hello' from a panel of thick Whisper White card that was cut 5mm smaller than the card base.  I stamped the 'bar code' image in two corners using Blueberry Bushel ink. 

I adhered it to the card front using the Foam Adhesive Strips.

Craftyduckydoodah, Tropical Chic, Hand Lettered Prose, Eclipse Card, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N' Hop August 2019,

Two leaves were tucked into the lettering; I used a mini dimensional in the centre of each leaf for extra dimensions.

The 'silver' element of this challenge in the form of a silver metallic pearl was popped onto the centre of the flower.

Craftyduckydoodah, Tropical Chic, Hand Lettered Prose, Eclipse Card, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N' Hop August 2019,

Here is the completed card and envelope.

Craftyduckydoodah, Tropical Chic, Hand Lettered Prose, Eclipse Card, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Stamp 'N' Hop August 2019,

Next up is Jenn Charles from the USA who I am sure has something wonderful to share with you.



I really enjoyed this months colour challenge - why not give it a go yourself?  Details of the products I used for this project can be found below.

Thanks for hopping along with us.


Susan xx

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20 comments:

  1. They way you cut out your sentiment and put elements in front and behind is amazing. Love your card. Thanks for playing.

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    1. Thanks Jen, I have had the idea floating around in my head for ages!

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  2. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing the tip of the die cut on top of the stamped image. I would never have thought of doing that.

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    1. Thanks Narelle - it does make the leaves look very dimensional doesn't it xx

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  3. Such a cute project! Love those new letter dies, such a pretty font.x

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    1. Thanks Stacey - these dies are as you say so pretty and very useable too! xx

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  4. What a great project with some great design ideas that I may well be CASEing!

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    1. Thanks Liz - it was great fun to put together. CASE away!! xx

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  5. Pretty card Susan, love the peek through font x

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    1. Thanks Mo - I was pleased I managed to tease the idea from my cluttered crafty brain! xx

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  6. Very unique card, love this stamp set and how you used it!

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    1. Thanks Tracy - I will certainly use this technique again.

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  7. Very clever card. I've never seen this done before but I'm looking forward to trying something like this when I get a few spare minutes. Thanks for the inspiration

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    1. Thanks Vickie, it was great fun to make. Lots of possibilities with many different stamps/dies that I can't wait to try too!

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  8. love the peek through font. clever idea!

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  9. Great card and I love how you show the process. Thanks for sharing

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