My Favourite, Birthday Blooms

Hello & Welcome to the Paper Adventures, Retirement List, Team Blog Hop.  I have to say that I’m super excited about this post & blog hop for a couple reasons…

First up, I’m feeling really honoured to have been asked by the very talented & super awesome Kelly Kent, to be a guest designer for this blog hop, with her fabulous Paper Adventures team.

Secondly, I’m excited because I’m using one of my ALL TIME FAVE stamp sets,Birthday Blooms!!

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

I absolutely LOVE this set…it’s going to remain in my craft room FOREVER, & if you want to add it to your stash, then you’ll need to act quickly as it’s on the retiring list, & LOW ON INVENTORY which means it’s only available until May 31st 2018, while stocks last….CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW. 

Psst!…..A little birdie told me the fabulous Kelly Kent, is celebrating her birthday this week, so please join me in wishing Kelly, a Happy Birthday!! 

Now because I adore this stamp set sooo much, I decided that I’d make 2 cards for today’s post. One card is clean, simple & quite modern, & the other card has a definite vintage vibe going on.

Both images have been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (water based ink) & coloured with the same Stampin’ Blends Markers (alcohol ink markers).

As someone who colours frequently, I have to say that I really enjoy colouring on the super smooth Whisper White Thick cardstock from Stampin’ Up!, it gives great, even, true colour results, every single time.

Top Tip: If you want to colour larger areas seamlessly, try the Shimmery White cardstock from Stampin’ Up!. I’ve had some fabulous results colouring backgrounds using the Shimmery White, as it takes longer for the ink to be absorbed into the paper (which means you’ll get smoother blending). It also works well for colouring smaller areas.

The clean & simple card is pretty straightforward. I simply stamped, coloured & adhered the image the card base, before adding a couple of elevated layers of cardstock. I then chose some copper metallic thread to suspend over the top of the flower.

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

Top Tip: I used the fine tip glue pen to place a couple of tiny dots of glue down to hold the metallic thread in place. 

To finish the card off I popped on, a few glitter enamel dots. These little beauties are also on the retiring list so add them to your basket asap.

For the vintage vibes card, I decided to try something new & stamped the image directly onto one of Stampin’ Up!’s Delicate White Doilies. I’m really going to miss these delightful doilies when they retire at the end of the month (May) they are so feminine & pretty.

The lovely blue banner is a combination of Soft Sky cardstock (also retiring), the current Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Duo, & the Banner Triple Punch.

I sponged the edges of the Whisper White cardstock, the banner & the Delicate Doily with Crumb Cake ink, using a sponge dauber to give it a more, aged, vintage feel.

A couple of extra special touches that I just couldn’t resist adding, are some tiny rhinestones, & silver metallic thread. I even hand stitched the banner to the card, using the silver metallic thread, which looks really pretty, when you see it up close, in person.

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

If you’re sitting on the fence about a retiring product, then maybe this will help…

See all those lovely, evenly spaced, stitch hole marks…. I made those using a retired product.

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

 

If I hadn’t purchased that product at the time, I’d either need to set up my sewing machine to get the same look (that’d be a hassle), or I’d have to go without…so my advice is, DON’T WAIT!! Order what you want now. Because once it’s gone, it’s gone.

I hope I’ve left you feeling inspired.

I’d also love to know, which card you prefer….. so don’t be shy, make my day, & leave me a comment below.

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

Much Love, K xo

Next stop on this hop is Kelly Kent, you can use the lovely little “Next” button below to easily “hop” over to Kelly’s page.

If you get lost at any point of the hop, there’s a list below of everyone who is joining in.

Participant List:

 

Products Used:

 

Products Used: 

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia
Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia
Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia
Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia
Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, Ink Paper Girl with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

8 thoughts on “My Favourite, Birthday Blooms

    1. Thanks Mandy, I’m really glad you like it 😊. I enjoyed hopping with you all. Much love, K xo

  1. Your cards are gorgeous Katrina! I giving the vintage card my vote. I love seeing novel ideas – stamping straight onto the doily turned out beautifully.

    1. Thanks Narelle 😊. I can’t believe that it’s taken me until now, to come up with the idea of stamping directly onto the doily… I’m really glad you like it too. Much Love, K xo

  2. This is so beautiful, Katrina. I’m thrilled you joined us in our hop this month, especially with such a fabulous creation. So many people are heartbroken over the retirement of that stamp set I’m surprised there hasn’t been a riot outside SU head office!!

    1. Thanks Siobhan, It makes me happy to know you like the cards. I think are a few super popular sets retiring this year, I’m just really glad that I already have them in my stash 😊. Much Love, K xo

  3. OMG – stamping on doilies!!! Is there anything you can’t do Katrina? Thank you so much for joining us for our team hop (and for the birthday wishes!). Your cards are gorgeous and of course this stamp set is a favourite with anyone who uses colour as well as you do. Can’t wait to see what you do with all the new Blend colours we’ll see soon!!! Kelly x

    1. Thanks Kelly 😊. It was an honour, & my pleasure to join in your team hop this month. I’m really pleased that you like the cards & the doily idea. I can’t wait to get my hands on those new Blends colours, I think I might have to dedicate a entire weekend to colouring once I get them 😍. Much Love, K xo

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