Friday, 31 May 2013

When two stamp sets collide - AND BARGAINS!!!

• It won't be long before the new annual catalogue is here but in the meantime, you can nab yourself a BARGAIN!!! Click here to find STAMPS and ACCESSORIES at amazing prices! Sale items are never around for long, so contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

That news is exciting enough but I can't leave you without a bit of crafting...! Don't you just love it when two stamps from different stamp sets look as if they were made for each other? Today's card happened because I had a light bulb moment when Fabulous Florets and Secret Garden were out on my desk. Come and have a look:


I noticed that the solid flower from Fabulous Florets looked rather like one of the outline flowers from Secret Garden so I thought I'd try combining them. I love the effect of the solid and outlined images together.


Here's a close up where you can see that I've used solid and outline foliage from both sets too. The background has been roughly sponged in using Island Indigo ink and I coloured just one of the outlined flowers and added a zing of Summer Starfruit to the centres of both.


The sentiment is a wonderful one from Hopeful Thoughts which I use often and for many different reasons.

Here's what you'll need for this project
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Secret Garden, Hopeful Thoughts
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Stazon black
Card stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Other: Summer Starfruit marker, aqua painter, stamp-a-majig, 
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For those of you that couldn't believe how unhandy I was with my husband's mobile phone yesterday, it isn't an isolated event, believe me! Not long ago I was meeting my daughter in town and messaged her using my own phone to let her know I'd been slightly delayed. "Just have to pop into one more shop," I texted and then attempted to add: "See you in a mo." The phone, which obviously sensed weakness and knew who was boss, refused to allow me to say 'mo' and kept changing it to 'month'. The thought of my daughter receiving a message telling her that I'd been delayed by a month had me whooping with laughter in the shopping centre.

Have a lovely weekend!

10 comments:

  1. Just love how you used these 2 stamps sets Vicky gorgeous colour cobinations...I cant wait for the new catalogue to come out

    Anne

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  2. A perfect collision or fusion of the two sets. Lovely card Vicky.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  3. Brilliant Vicky - wonderful combination. And chuckling here at the text message :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  4. Wow, these two stamps are made for each other. The card is beautiful, great colour combo.
    Have to laugh at your phone antics, although predictive text does leave a lot to be desired! x x

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  5. Absolutely beautiful Vicky, love those flowers;)
    Val x
    ps your phone antics made me laugh!

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  6. Beautiful card with these pretty florals Vicky, love the purples.

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  7. Love how you've used flowers and leaves from two sets and they look amazing together. Love the colours.

    I used to hate predictive text and never used it on my last phone. My iPhone sometimes thinks it knows best but it usually takes the hint if you delete it's suggestion!

    Kat xx

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  8. Oh Vicky, this is just gorgeous! These two stamp sets look incredible together and I simply love the colour scheme. It just makes me happy!

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  9. Vicky you are truly a genius, these sets go so well togather.

    I cant text on mobiles either, my Arthritis stops me, plus I like to talk to the person as I tend to waffle on!!

    Bev x

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  10. It's a seamless match Vicky.... I'd have sworn they were from the same set!!!
    Beautiful card, love your layered stamping :0)

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