Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Ornate flowers emboss

Good afternoon everyone. This week I will be focussing on the Ornate Flowers stamp set. I have been uming and ahing over this set since the catalogue came out last October and just never got around to buying it. Thanks to the lovely Lynne my Stampin' Up buddy and fellow Pink lady, I got to play with this set (and fell in love with it, so I got it).

Since becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator I have met so many friends and been so inspired with ideas and techniques to improve my crafting, and have someone to do it with! I was initially a bit worried about buying the starter kit, thinking that I would be forced to meet targets and sell sell sell, but I was absolutely supported by everyone in Stampin' Up, from my team and upline to demonstrator support to be involved as much as I was comfortable. Have a think about joining up, you won't regret it, give me a call or send me an email and I can chat to you about how best to get the absolute maximum from the starter kit. Don't forget that I am offering anyone buying the starter kit and joining up with me a free Sale-a-bration stamp set!

Today's card was one of those cards that evolve as you play with products. Lynne and I had a lovely girly graft day complete with combining our (massive) Stampin' Up stashes, chocolate and lots and lots of advice and creativity.

I started out with one of my favourite colour combinations Rose Red and Baja Breeze stamping one of the flower images in this colour on to Whisper White card. I thought that there was something missing however and Lynne suggested checking the Colour Coach to see what Stampin' Up suggested as a colour combination. This little tool is fantastic for adding that extra edge to your projects, and taking you out of your comfort zone. It suggested Elegant Eggplant so I stamped some more images with that.

I then used a technique from quarterly training with Michelle Last of covering an embossing folder with ink and then passing it through the Big Shot. Here is a close up of the result. You can see shadows of the pattern under the Elegant Eggplant and then the pattern where the ink hasn't taken.

The sentiment is from the perfect punches set and fits perfectly into the modern label punch.

I hope you enjoyed this card. Don't forget that if you place an order with me over £25 you get both Stampin' Up current catalogues posted to you for free! Hope to hear from you soon.



  1. Gorgeous card, those colours match perfectly,

    Liz x

  2. This turned out so well, great job Claire. Glad you loved the stamp set, it's great to try them out first, especially as you were unsure. We had a lovely day crafting and munching on chocolate and sipping hot drinks... roll on the next one!
    Luv Lynne

  3. Aha! She's been at it again! I had to get Plane and Simple because of Lynne! Vx

  4. Lol Vicky, I think to be fair that I did the same thing, she's just luckier than me, she won one of the stamps she liked at monthly training! I'm very glad she convinced you to get Plane and Simple, I love the one layer notecards you did recently.