Thursday, 5 January 2017

Design Stampers Submission

Hello! Here is my Design Stampers submission for On Stage Live in Amsterdam. I hope that you will enjoy reading about my projects. I certainly enjoyed making them!
Starting off with a couple of cards, I made these samples to introduce my lovely customers to Stampin' Up's new Watercolour Pencils. I wanted to use two pieces of the same Saleabration 'Inside the Lines' Design Series Paper to demonstrate how to create two very different looks just by changing the palette of colours used. For the card on the right I used Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay. For the other card I used a very limited palette of simply Early Expresso and Basic Grey, but I did add some extra sparkle by using Wink of Stella on the stamens of the flower. Hopefully I managed to showcase the versatility of this fabulous new colouring product! 

My next project is a Christmas 3D make. I really enjoyed stretching the potential of my Cookie Cutter stamps by making a pair of cute Santa earrings from Shrink Plastic. Of course I also needed a gift box to put them in (and a co-ordinating reindeer gift card!)

Here is a Z-Fold card using the stunning new 'Lift Me Up' stamps and co-ordinating 'Up & Away' Thinlits. It also uses the Carried Away Designer Series Paper from the Saleabration catalogue. This was such an enjoyable card to put together. I particularly love the colour combo of Night of Navy, Smoky Slate and Watermelon Wonder (with some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper of course!)

Not forgetting the wonderful stamp sets from the annual catalogue, here is a tea-light box with the super cute ladybirds from the Hostess stamp set 'Love You Lots'. A simple and sweet gift for a friend that uses the wonderful Bow Builder punch to create a stylish finishing touch

As it is Twelfth Night, I thought I would share one of my favourite festive cards of the season. I used 'Santa's Sleigh' to make this very elegant reindeer. He looks very proud of his red bow!

Finally, a couple of Project Life layouts. I love making my own PL cards using a variety of stamp sets. The first page uses Tie Dyed, Timeless Textures and Tasty Trucks - I didn't intentionally go for such an alliterative bunch of stamp sets! I did opt for a colour combo of Perfect Plum and Smoky Slate to complement my daughter's top. For the other side, No Bones About It provided the perfect stamps for this dinosaur themed layout. A great way of capturing all those happy memories!


I hope you have enjoyed my projects! Happy stamping! April


  1. Lots of lovely work April. You've certainly been busy. Barbxx


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