Thursday 28 May 2015

You've got This - Stampin' Up artisan blog hop

Hello, and welcome to another zoom round the globe to see what Stampin' Up's fab bunch of artisan designers have been up to! The company has sent us all boxes bursting with exciting new goodies from the upcoming new annual catalogue so you'll be getting some sneaky peeks to get your stampin' taste buds watering!

I'm certain the stamp set I'm using today is going to be super popular when it becomes available on 2nd June! It's called You've Got This and features a brilliant cross hatch background, a stunning peony flower to colour, plus three sentiments in bang up-to-date cursive fonts! Come and see:

The first card I'm showing you features a cut-away front and a fold-in section. For those of you that like measurementt's made with a 28.5cm x 12cm (11 1/4" x 4 3/4") piece of Whisper White card stock scored at 9.5cm and 18cm (3 3/4" and 7 1/2") When I'd folded it I glued a 9.5cm x 12cm (3 3/4" x 4 3/4") piece of Soft Sky card stock onto the back of the card which folds in to form the background for the cut-away flower section.

After stamping the peonies on the front in Rose Red ink, I snipped away the white space with my sharp paper snips. The flowers were watercoloured with Rose Red and Melon Mambo inks while the stem and leaves were coloured with markers in Garden Green and the new in-colour Cucumber Crush. The background was filled in with a Soft Sky marker.

I stamped this heart-warming sentiment when the card was folded so that I could position it neatly. I love how it fits perfectly in the cut-away space! The folding section means there's loads of space to write a message - wouldn't this card be perfect for writing about good news to someone special?!

I fell in love with this summery colour scheme and used it again on another card!

This time I used a Soft Sky card base in a standard tent fold. I stamped the cross hatch image onto the card front using Whisper White craft ink for a subtle look. TIP: you could use white heat embossing if you wanted it to show up more.

The peonies were stamped and watercoloured, and the stems and leaves stamped and coloured with markers, and then everything was cut out with my sharp paper snips and attached to the card.

I added a label tied on with white bakers twine. The sentiment on that label usually says 'I'm here for you' but I cut out the 'for you' part with a 1" circle punch after stamping it.

I hope you enjoyed these cards and that You've Got This will go on your wish list for 2nd June when the new Stampin' Up annual catalogue launches! Fancy some more sneaky peeks? Just click the button below to visit the next artisan on the blog hop, Allison Okamitsu.

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1" Circle Punch
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I adore peonies and have a patch in my garden that did nothing for years and then suddenly came to life two years ago. Each year there are more flowers and this year I've counted six buds which will be opening out into gorgeous cerise coloured blooms in the next week or so...

... unless my new 'gardener' gets hold of them first that is!

See you tomorrow when I'll have LOADS of exciting news you won't want to miss!


  1. I can't wait to get my hands on this stamp set - it's sooooo gorgeous! Your cards are stunning, peonies are my favourite flowers and I'm looking forward to CASEing these cards as soon as I can! - J xx

  2. Hi Vicky
    Two stunning cards... Love Peonies to...
    Cant wait to see the new Cattie.. I will be in Cov from the 6th for one week...
    Let me know how to order... Paying etc...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  3. Fab photo of Eva!

    LOVELY looking peonies too. Can't wait for the new catalogue to be available to us ordinary mortals! xxx

  4. Such talent! Vichy, these are stunning, you always inspire. Xx

  5. These are such gorgeous cards. The cut-away feature is so pretty, Vicky.

  6. Your peonies are beautiful!

  7. Two beautiful cards, Vicky! I can't wait to get my hands on this stamp set! xxx

  8. Vicky, you cards are absolutely beautiful!

  9. Wow Vicky... Both beautiful... But love love love the cut away card.. Too good not to case! From another peony fancier!

  10. Love your cards...and the cut away one makes me want to run to my craft room and play!

  11. Gorgeous cards and colouring.

  12. Eva! I love seeing photos of her! So you've solved the mystery for me, its a peony flower (did not know what kind of flower this was till I saw your post). Vicky you always make the most beautiful cards. I'm not even going to bother with the rest of the hop because your's are always the best! Thank you, as always for the awesome inspiration and lovely eye candy.

  13. Beautiful card, Vicky! Very nice!

  14. GORGEOUS cards Vicky, beautiful colouring and love the shape of the first.

  15. Gorgeous cards I love the vibrant colours of peonies and you've captured it perfectly
    Jackie x


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