Bold, Bright & Beautiful – Stampin’ Up! Hello Friend Stamp Set

Don’t you just love it when you try something new & it works?! That’s exactly what happened to me, when I was having a late night crafting session after a team meeting the other week.

I had ordered in some of the A4 glossy white card stock that is currently available from Stampin’ Up! so that I could share it with my lovely team members on the night. I was having fun experimenting with a different technique, when a light bulb went on in my head & I just knew that I had to try brayering the background….I know, I know it seems like brayering is my new fave thing to do…but stick around because there’s more.

So it turns out that Soft Sky ink just glides onto the glossy white card stock like an absolute dream…add in a sponge brayer & OMG… fantastic results in next to no time…If only I’d known this earlier.

Once I was happy with the background I started sponging on a slightly darker blue called Marina Mist using a sponge dauber. I was able to blend both colours together using a clean sponge dauber that I had dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol.

To make it look a little more vintage I sponged some Crumb Cake around the edges & onto the front of the glossy white card stock & let it dry without blending it.

Now comes the tricky part….

Stamping onto glossy white card stock requires a confident, firm hand. Due to the glossy surface, stamps can slip around a little bit, so I’d suggest cutting a small piece to practice on first. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be fine.

I used Crumb Cake to stamp the lattice, Old Olive for the wreath, Sweet Sugarplum & Rich Razzleberry for the flowers, with a couple of Whisper White kraft ink flowers thrown in for a little bit of fun.

 I grabbed the NEW everyday label punch (it’s in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue) & punched out one end of a strip of vellum to create a unique banner for my sentiment. I then  stamped the sentiment onto the vellum using  Stayz On black ink.

A couple of glue dots will hold the vellum in place & can easily be hidden behind some ribbon or in this case Whisper White bakers twine tied in a bow.

By this point is was getting close to 2am, so I was a bit delirious & I used I don’t how many dimensionals (way more than was necessary lol), to adhere the glossy white card stock to the crumb cake card base.

All in all though I love how they look.

Both cards are bold, bright & beautiful, while still  being pretty, feminine & soft.

If you’re looking for something new to try, make sure you order yourself some of the fabulous glossy white card stock asap (& a brayer if you don’t have one) & get creative.

Much Love, K xo

PS: I simply used my hands to tear the vellum for the sentiment on the “Friend” card.


Stamp Set Used: Hello Friend Stamp Set – Love it, SHOP IT NOW!!


Hello Friend Stamp Set


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