Monday, 16 May 2016

Affectionately Yours 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek!

After going to the amazing Onstage Local event at Telford for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators I have been very excited about the New 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. So here is my first make with some of the lovely new products from the Affctionately Yours suite of products.
This card features three of our lovely new InColours Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum,and Emerald Envy. I know we are not supposed to have favourites...but these are definitely my favourite of the new colours. I used a standard 6x4 card base in a Sweet Sugarplum which I stamped in the same colour with flowers and leaves from the Affectionately Yours stamp set. The White card is the embossed with the scrummy new embossing folder from the Floral Affections embossing folder set. I then used the blender pens to colour in the raised areas.
The greeting comes from the Tin Of Cards set, stamped in Dapper Denim, which neatly fits between the two stamped flower bunches stamped in Sweet Sugarplum. The White card is the trimmed and mounted on a piece of Daper Denim card to finish it all off.   I hope you like this card, and do check back for more sneak peaks!

Hello Honey Colour Challenge!

This weeks colour challenge was to feature the retiring Hello Honey, so I pared it with Island Indigo and Pool Party for a fresh combination.

I have enjoyed working with a set combination of colours it concentrates my thinking! So I go my inks and papers out and got cracking!

My first card used the Botanical Blooms stamps and dies on a standard 6x4 card base of Hello Honey, layered with Indigo Island and then Whisper White card on top. The white layer was then stamped with leaf outlines in Pool Party ink. I then cut out with the co-ordinating dies the leaves in Sahara Sand, the flowers and middles in Hello Honey, Pool Party and Indigo Island. I then glued these to my card using glue dots, and added a touch of clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for a little sparkle. My greeting was taken from the Number of Years set, and stamped in Indigo Island in the top right corner. 

This second card is a little greetings card made from a piece of 6x4 Thick Whisper White card folded in half. I used my favourite stamp set Butterfly Basics and  stamped straight on to the card base, layering up my stamps. I started with the honeycomb stamp in Honey Honey (very appropriate I thought!) and then added the fern leaf in Indigo Island which I inked once and then stamped three times to get different depths of colour. The diagonal boarder stamp went next inked in Pool Party, followed by my greeting from the Blessed By God stamp set. The butterfly was stamped on Hello Honey and die cut out and glued on with a glue dot. This card took very little time, and is also cost effective as it uses only one piece of card. 

This third card uses many elements from the previous card, but is stamped on ordinary white card and then mounted on a Hello Honey card base for a different look. 

Having a go again at a nice simple card I teamed up this lovely greeting for Butterfly Basics with the lovely 2-step stamping flower from the Reason For The Season set, which was launched in the Autumn Winter 2015 catalogue and has made it into this years new Annual Catalouge. It's nice to have versatility in seasonal sets, and this pointsettia flower is perfect for that. 

My Final card featured simple stamping with the Botanical Blooms stamps to create a pretty but effective design, topped with with a few simple sparkles. The greeting is from the Cottage Greetings set, where I inked up the words separately to create a different look. 

I hope you enjoyed my challenge cards and will join me in my colour challenge next week, where I will feature Lost Lagoon.