Friday, March 6, 2020

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Spring

Welcome to the March 2020 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from around the world--but I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We generally hop the first Friday of each month, and our theme for today is Spring! My project today features some coordinating products coming mostly from the Peaceful Poppies SUITE in the 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog!
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This is another sample designed by a fellow stamper, which I made at a shoebox swap. It is a little different take on using the Peaceful Poppies stamp set, using what might be considered more of a background image from the set, as a focal image. The color combo of Seaside Spray and Whisper White, with the contrasting Basic Black, is also a bit less traditional for a Spring card...but I love the effect!

The 'Thank You' greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, and it has been heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder. To cut down on any static that might attract extra bits of embossing powder onto your Basic Black Cardstock, consider wiping the Embossing Buddy over the surface before stamping down the greeting. You can use either the VersaMark Ink Pad, or the Whisper White Craft Ink Pad, to stamp the greeting so the embossing powder will adhere to it. Then use the Heat Tool to set the embossing powder.

To stamp the poppy sprigs behind the greeting, you can use either the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, or the StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad. To stamp the poppy sprigs along the bottom edge of the card base, as well as the background splotches behind the black stamped sprigs, as well as the flap of your Medium Whisper White Envelope, you'll want to use the Seaside Spray Ink Pad.

Those cute little sequins can be found in the Peaceful Poppies Sequins assortment. You can adhere those with our Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, our Fine Tip Glue Pen, or some Mini Glue Dots which is what I used (although you might have to scrunch some of the excess of the glue dot under the sequin so it doesn't show). This assortment also includes sequins in Dark Poppy Parade, Light Poppy Parade, and Clear...although those colors were not used on this project. And finally, you'll find the scalloped rectangle dies in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies set. {you'll need a die-cutting machine to use those}

Here's a straight-on picture of mostly just the card. Like I said, I really feel like the black contrast isn't exactly what you might expect on a Spring card, but I feel like it does give this project quite a pop of freshness. And trimming out the embossed greeting with the Paper Snips before adhering it with the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, makes it feel more a part of the floral arrangement than an afterthought.

Stampin' Supplies: Peaceful Poppies stamp set, Peaceful Moments stamp set, Seaside Spray Cardstock & Ink Pad, Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad or Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Stitched So Sweetly Dies (scalloped rectangles), Peaceful Poppies Sequins, VersaMark Ink Pad or Whisper White Craft Ink Pad, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, SNAIL Adhesive or Tombow Liquid Glue, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut and score cardstock), Stampin' Scrub & Stampin' Mist (to clean red rubber stamps), Simply Shammy (to clean photopolymer stamps), Whisper White Medium Envelope (for mailing!).
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  1. Love all the dimension of your card! The scalloped rectangles are cute!

  2. Such a lovely colour palette for your card Kimberley <3
    Cheers Shaz

  3. I absolutely love this Kimberley! the colors are so soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a beautiful card, Kimberley. I love the subtle stamping in the background and on the envelope. Great colour combo too. Thanks for sharing x

  5. I LOVE this card!!! It is beautiful!!!

  6. A beautiful card, Kimberley. I love everything about it. It's fresh and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

  7. I love the colors you used with this set to create your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Gorgeous project, Kimberley.
    Love the background stamping of your card a lot!

  9. Simply beautiful card. I love how pretty the Seaside Spray looks with this stamp set.


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