Thursday, July 12, 2018

Stamp to Share International Design Team Blog Hop | Bouquet Blooms

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to my small part of the world wide web! We are back with another Stamp to Share International Design Team Blog Hop. You are joining me here in Melbourne, Australia for this part of the hop. This month we are making project with the Bouquet Blooms Bundle.

If you haven't hopped with us before, Stamp to Share is a monthly blog hop featuring Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the Stampin' Up! markets around the world. Once a month we feature projects made with one Stampin' Up! bundle to inspire you.

Have you got the Bouquet Blooms Bundle yet? Its gorgeous floral photopolymer set with 14 stamps and then the fabulous co-ordinating Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies to make a stunning floral Gatefold Card. Just beautiful!

I've used the fun stamp set and some of the die cut pieces for to fun and bright cards for you today! I wanted to go for something bright and fun to pull me out of my mid-winter slump here in Melbourne, Australia and I thing I may have done it.

I've gone with a black and white base and then use some of the gorgeous new 2018 - 2020 In Colours  - Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick for that 'pop' of bright contrasting colour.

I started with the Black and White Base layers using Basic Black cardstock and the black and white patterns from the Tropical Escape 6"x6" DSP stack. I love the subtle pattern on the DSP. They are perfect for any creation and not just with the Tropical Chic products like I've done here.

The gorgeous circle image has been stamped with clear Versamark Ink and then embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. The partial stamping and embossing of the circle on the second card didn't quite turn out how I wanted it to but I love that it isn't quite perfect either. The NQR (Not Quite Right) look adds more to the look of the card and gives it another effect. Sometimes when things don't quite work out the way we want them, why not use it and just see how it turns out. You may actually be surprised with the result.

The big, bold flower is stamped in Grapefruit Grove and then the two smaller flowers are only an outline, so I stamped them with the two colours and while the ink was still wet, brushed over them with an aqua painter to pull some of that ink and 'colour' the flower with a light ink wash.You may be asking 'Where is the die for the leaves'? Well, there isn't one. I cut them with my Scan 'N' Cut or you could fussy cut them too with some Paper Snips. Either way cutting them out makes for a fabulous look and is perfect to layer the flowers with.

Both cards are embellished with some of the Grapefruit Grove 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread, Metallic Assortment Sequins and the Pearl Basic Jewels.

How gorgeous are those bright colours together? Certainly making me think of warmer and brighter days!

Now on to gorgeous Amy Koenders in the US for her amazing and inspiring creations!

Have you seen how the Gatefold Framelits Dies work? Check out this YouTube Clip from Stampin' Up! for all the tips and trick on how to use these Dies. Once you've got these figured out, they are a cinch!

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  1. I love these! The touch of black and gold with your bright flowers is just perfect. Great designs! :)

  2. Beautiful projects Rochelle, Thank You for your beautiful projects <3

  3. WOW Rochelle, your cards are awesome :) ! It's a color explosion and i love the accent with the golden sunshine circle! Thank you, for your wonderful projects on this hop <3


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