Saturday, 9 January 2021

Fine Art Floral - Happy Birthday wishes


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welcome to my blog. Today, I have the utmost pleasure in participating in the Stamping INKspiration blog hop. The theme this month is Something New. As January kicks off 2021 it's a great place to start something new - a new regime, a resolution or indeed a new Stampin' Up! Catalogue!


I have to admit that I have been slightly overwhelmed by my new stash of products from the January to June Mini Catalogue - lots of beautiful stamps and papers and a flurry of ideas whizzing through my head (not to mention all the lovely samples that can be seen if you dip into Pinterest!). But, where to start?

I have several people to send birthday greetings to in January, so my aim was to make cards for them. Starting at the beginning is a very good place to start and as the Fine Art Floral Suite features on the front of the new Mini catalogue, that's where I began. Simply putting ink to paper with some Simple Stamping was enough to start my creative juices flowing. Fast forward several hours of indulgent crafty time, and I have a pile of pretty cards ready to post.

Here are two of the cards I came up with. They are the same - just one is lighter than the other.


The Merry Merlot card base is over stamped with Merry Merlot flowers - tone on tone stamping makes such an easy, effective background. I learnt how to make the textured layer from Sara Douglass during the Demonstrator OnStage At Home event - it's easy, fun and each one is different! You need an embossing folder (I used the Painted Texture 3d embossing folder), watercolour paper, two ink pads and water. Apply the ink directly to the embossing folder (the side with the Stampin' Up! logo on it) from the ink pad. I covered the whole side with the lighter colour (in this case Flirty Flamingo) and then added some darker splashes of colour as highlights (Merry Merlot). Before running the paper through the die cutting machine, spritz the ink on the folder and the watercolour paper with water. The watercolour paper soaks up the water and ink revealing a fabulous background, without too much clearing up to do, which is always good!


The flowers are created with the two-step stamps - the first, more solid image, was stamped off first to create a lighter shade and then the detail was added with full strength ink before being die cut and raised up on dimensionals above the leaves.

The thin band of gold patterned acetate is topped with rouched ribbon (I pulled a couple of the threads from the edge to gather it up) and adhered with Tear & Tape. To complete the look I've used a gold foil layer, gold heat embossed the sentiment,  added a trio of metallic pearls and a splatter or two from my Wink of Stella Pen.


Thank you for stopping by today - I hope you have enjoyed my Something New creation. Please be sure to hop around to see all the amazing Something New projects. I am know you don't want to miss any creative inspiration...

 

 

JANUARY 2021

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Jo Blackman  ●  Jan Musselman 

Tricia Butts  ●  Shel Anderson  ●  Libby Fens 

Gez Carpenter  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Karen Henderson

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Mo Rootes

Linda Moore  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Jill Chapman

Ann Krucek  ●  Susan Webster  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Susan Simpson  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Cheryll Miller  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Teri West  ● Chris Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Vicki Milyard  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre 

Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez 

If you want to purchase the items used for these cards, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop. You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,


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26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, Karen! Thanks for the embossed background technique. I also loved the ribbon treatment too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Jan. I think the ribbon is my favourite bit of the card!

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  2. Lovely richly coloured cards Karen x

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  3. Oh my I'm going to have to try this technique, I love making my own background papers. Your card is just lovely, Merlot is one color I forget about using and I like it paired with the Flamingo.

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    1. Oh I do hope you try this technique - it was so much fun! I don't often use Merry Merlot often enough either. I like the richness it adds to the Flirty Flamingo.

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  4. Very pretty. Love the gathered ribbons !

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  5. Beautiful and very striking. The ribbon detail is gorgeous!

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  6. Gorgeous, I love all the colours and added elements. The ribbon is perfect!

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    1. Aah thank you Melissa - I will definitely be adding the ribbon detail to other cards!

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  7. Beautiful card, love your rich colors!

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  8. Pretty background - love all the detail on your project.

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    1. Thanks Susan - it was one of those more is more projects!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous inspiration, Karen! The background is so easy and striking at the same time. Love the texture you added to the ribbon. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for joining us on the blog hop. x

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    1. Aah Angie, thank you!
      It was a pleaseure to be hopping with you - thank you for organising!

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  10. I love this cards ! Beautiful cards Karen !

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  11. Gorgeous! Love the embossed background, so striking. The ruched ribbon is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Sharon - I will be adding ruched ribbon to other projects for sure!

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