Monday, 30 April 2012

New stamps from Stampin' Up

The thing that excites me the most about crafting is getting a new stamp set - or better still, LOTS of new stamp sets! And that's exactly what has happened because we have a new mini catalogue for the summer and it is packed with wonderful new sets, not to mention loads of other goodies! I'll tell you more about it tomorrow when it goes live - and you'll be able to access the online catalogue here too.

Today, I've made a card for Masculine Monday made with one of my favourite sets from the new catalogue called The Open Sea.


The set contains five vintage-style images perfect for making layered scenes like this one. I mounted my scene onto a scored card base (I'll have news about that tomorrow!) Come and see a close up:


I sponged in a sky (using my circles-glued-together template for the clouds) and then used the woodgrain background to make the sea. If you look closely you'll see a faint list image in the background and over the top, in darker ink, the compass and globe image. The ship is inked up with a Basic Black marker and stamped using a stamp-a-majig for placement and the card is finished with a sentiment from Petite Pairs and a knot of linen thread.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: The Open Sea, Petite Pairs, Woodgrain
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Garden Green
Other: Basic Black marker, handheld punch, linen thread, Simply Scored, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR THIS SPECIAL OFFER: add a free pack of designer paper if your order is £45 or more (Offer limited to one pack per qualifying order - click here for details).

I had a lovely time at the Stampin' Up regional training on Saturday meeting old friends and new, learning about the new products and hearing the latest news. The theme of the training was My Way - and it is so true: everyone runs their Stampin' Up business in a unique way to suit their own lifestyle. If you've been thinking about becoming a demonstrator, you can now buy a starter kit for only £99 and choose £130 worth of products to go in it. I'm always happy to talk to you in an honest, no pressure way about joining, so just let me know if you're interested (send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.)

Have a happy Monday and don't forget to come back tomorrow to get all the news about the new launch!

Hugs,





20 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky
    This looks a fabulous mens set ....... You have course have made a gorgeous card ..... It rained here in Gib allday yesterday and cold... So didn't go out .....so plenty of crafting done ...and watched the voice 5 times on the I Player ....... The sun is out today......
    Hugs
    Sylvie xxxxx

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  2. Hi Vicky
    This looks a fabulous mens set ....... You have course have made a gorgeous card ..... It rained here in Gib allday yesterday and cold... So didn't go out .....so plenty of crafting done ...and watched the voice 5 times on the I Player ....... The sun is out today......
    Hugs
    Sylvie xxxxx

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  3. Fabulous mans card Vicky..this set us already on my list!

    Anne

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  4. This set is perfect for you Vicky and you have made a gorgeous card. Hope you had a good weekend and didn't get too wet! - Jacqueline xx

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  5. Vicky, I LOVE how you've used the Woodgrain stamp to create waves - genius! This stamp set is my all-time favourite masculine set; it is fabulous. Great, great card!

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  6. Superb card Vicky. Fabulous way to create waves on the sea and I love the sky effects too. Will be back to nosy at the new catalogue tomorrow.

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  7. What a clever idea to use that stamp for the sea! I love how you faintly stamped over the image it gives a lovely 'aged' feel to it (if know what I mean!) Glad you had a great weekend Vicky :) Sarah xxx

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  8. I love this card and how you did the waves. I'm so glad I have a personal example of it.

    Hugs,
    Sarn xxx

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  9. And to anyone thinking of joining SU . . . you couldn't have a better upline than Vicky. Have a chat with her . . . she's really nice, very helpful and knowledgeable. Have I convinced you yet??? I'm a member of her downline and am enjoying every moment.

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  10. Love the beautiful blue sponging on your sky and sea, Vicky. All of your stamps go together so well to make the perfect masculine card:)
    Pleased to hear that you had a lovely time at the SU event x

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  11. who would have thought that woodgrain would make such brilliant sea!?!?! Lovely mans card.
    Tara
    x

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  12. Sooooooooo clever Vicky, love the tag idea with the linen thread across the card and the scene is fab especially the sentiment, just perfect.

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  13. Great idea to make that "water" like that! Lovely card and really like all the scoring too.
    Lynn

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  14. Vicky, I love this card, it's brilliant and how nice to have some stamps for the boys ! This goes on my new wish list !
    Jane x

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  15. That ship stamp is fabulous and your woodgrain sea is genius!

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  16. This is gorgeous, fab sponging, and the sea and vintage ship image are so striking!

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  17. Great card vicky we got to use this set on Saturday at an all day workshop loved it Luv Sue x

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  18. These look like great masculine stamps Vicky but the I have to say the wood grain stamp as the sea is the most exciting idea...... Love changing the use of stamps :0)
    Jenny x

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  19. This is such a fun set and you have done something very new and different with it! I love the scene you have created.

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  20. Love this card Vicky. I often have a look through your blog when I need to make a male card, you're full of inspiration. But you do know that now I might just have to buy this stamp set!!Thank you for sharing x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x