Monday 19 May 2014

The bird in the Strawberry Slush

It will soon be time to say goodbye to the exclusive hostess stamp sets in the Stampin' Up annual catalogue 2013-2014 and there are some real beauties. These are specially priced sets that are only available to those placing orders of £150 or more - so it's well worth saving up your orders or clubbing together with friends. Simply Sketched is one of my favourite hostess sets and lends itself perfectly to interesting inky backgrounds. Come and see:

I stamped the Hardwood stamp onto Crumb Cake card stock and attached strips of it to a card base to form a background for my sponged panel.

Strawberry Slush and Crumb Cake inks were sponged all over my square panel and the bird image and some extra grasses stamped over the top in Early Espresso. I stamped the bird again on scrap card stock so I could colour him in and pop him up over the original. Since I was already quite inky, I smeared the Strawberry Slush ink pad all over a piece of scrap card stock and punched flowers out of it with my favourite little flower from the Itty Bitty punch set.

It was this fabulous inspiration photo over at Addicted to Stamps and More that sent me scuttling for my sponges and inks:

(Click on each item to find it quickly in my shop) 
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
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Strawberry Slush is a gorgeous colour pink - and it also sounds like the perfect pudding for the tropical weather we're having in Buckingham! Just off to check... (and I may be some time!)

See you tomorrow,


  1. WOW! Absolutely stunning card Vicky, just had to pin it and that hardwood stamp is on my wish list:)
    Val x

  2. This is so pretty Vicky, love how you've split the wood grain and the strawberry colour looks great on the kraft. Xx

  3. Oh! Vicky this is just so very beautiful, I love everything about it.

    We have had very heavy rain this morning, however we did have sun yesterday LOL.

  4. Hi Vicky, Love the new picture of you. You're so beautiful!!

  5. Hi Vicky
    Love the colours .... Stunning card....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Vicky, I love your take on the inspiration pic; this card is GORGEOUS!!

  7. This is really lovely! I love the sponged panel. The bird and flowers really pop on the pink! Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM. :)

  8. Congrats on your well deserved win at ATSM, Vicky! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love your sponged background and those darling 'Itty Bitty' blooms are so sweet! Beautiful composition and stunning CAS card, as always!


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