Thursday 26 February 2015

Indescribable Gift - Stampin' Up artisan blog hop

Yay! It's a blog hop sort of a day! Every Thursday, the Stampin' Up artisan designers (and I still can't believe that includes me!) pull out all the stops to inspire you with some of the current products. I'm constantly amazed by my talented team mates' projects and I know you will be too as you hop around the world!

I nearly fell over when I saw the goodies that Stampin' Up sent us to use in February and the stamp set I'm using today is a huge favourite! It's called Indescribable Gift which, ironically, describes it very well indeed! Come and see the card I made with it:

It's always a joy to make a card to celebrate a wedding and the beautiful blossom from Indescribable Gift is the perfect image to use with its connotations of new beginnings. I stamped the blossom in Crumb Cake classic ink several times on my panel before colouring the leaves and flowers with blendabilities markers.

The blossom looks wonderful coloured with Stampin' Up's stunning pinks but I wanted to show you how pretty a peachy-coloured blossom looks. Can you guess which colours I used? Yes, I chose Natural and Ivory from the Skin Tones Assortment - and no, these aren't just for skin!

I know what you're thinking - where did I find the peachy card stock to mount my panel on? Well, it's a white panel actually - I simply ran the brush end of the Natural pen around the edge of it before mounting my floral panel on it.

A wedding card requires something just a little bit special so I added a little dimension to just a few of the flowers by stamping them a couple more times, colouring them and cutting them out before glueing them to the originals. Some tiny pearls added the final detail and I think they look rather pretty!

It's always so much fun customising greetings isn't it? Here I stamped 'congratulations' from the Bravo photopolymer set in Calypso Coral and 'so happy for you' from the free Sale-a-bration set Simply Wonderful in Crumb Cake. Now my card says exactly what I want it to - although with Mothers' Day coming up on 15th March in the UK, this could work as a special card for mum with a change of greeting!

I hope you're inspired by my wedding card today. You'll find plenty more to enjoy as you hop around the globe visiting the other artisan designers. Click the button below to visit the fab Allison Okamitsu!

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All this pretty blossom has been making me yearn for spring to arrive, especially since the pup and I are outside so much of the time. Thank goodness she is happy to take a daily bath because she only has to see a muddy puddle to be covered in it!

Now, are you ready for some very exciting news? Come and join me tomorrow when all will be revealed!


  1. Everything you make is stunning! :)

  2. Oh Vicky, this is so beautiful. I love the way you've layered them with the pearls - how very appropriate for a wedding card.

  3. These are beautiful. I love those little buds.Great job!

  4. the added dimension!

  5. OMG! Love this card, it's absolutely stunning!

  6. Another stunning make Vicky. And very clever use of the wording it....

  7. Absolutely stunning! This is my favorite stamp set and I'm working with it right now :) xxx

  8. Love this card! It is very beautiful and perfect for any occasion! Thanks!

  9. SO pretty, love the colours used and the added seed pearls, just beautiful.

  10. Vicky!! This is beautiful! I love the added detail of the flowers - such a fabulous idea :)

  11. Beautiful! Love the flowers and the dimension you added.

  12. Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing the details.


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