Creating Through The Catalogue | Lovely You

5 August 2020

Welcome back to the blog, here it has been typical Melbourne weather, sunny, rain, hail, windy and snow!! Today's creating through the catalogue stamp set is the Lovely You stamp se (page 22 of the Annual Catalogue). It does coordinate with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch, which I was looking forward to showcasing......but do you think I can find it!! I know I have it, think the Gremlins came and took it in the night!!! So I'm sorry I can't showcase that for you with these cards, but I will provide information about the punch in case you are interested.

I have created 3 completely different cards to showcase what you can do with this beautiful stamp set.

For the first card I decided that I hadn't used my White ink often and wanted to use that to show that not all stamped images need to be in colour & can still look great and very effective. I stamped the images on Basic black cardstock & adhered it to a piece of designer series paper from the Peony Garden dsp which I think created the look I wanted. My cardbase is Basic Gray cardstock. I finished off the card with gray granite shimmer ribbon and the sentiment cut out with the Tasteful Labels dies (if you have been following my blog you will notice I use this one a LOT!!)

For the second card I created the look of designer series paper using the stamps which I love to do. It shows when card making you don't need a lot of products if you have Stamps, Ink and Paper (cardstock). This is the SIP technique. The cardstock I have used is Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Merry Merlot, Soft Suede and Whisper White. I used the rectangle stitched dies to cut out the sentiment and added some gilded gems for bling!!

For the last card I wanted a clean looking card but to also ensure the stamp set was being show cased. I stamped the large flower image in Bermuda Bay (my favourite Stampin' Up! colour!!) and fussy cut out the 8 stamped images (I was talking to a friend via video chat whilst doing this so didn't really notice the time it took to cut them all out). I then decided to add some extra interest by using the new Stitched Triangle dies to create several layers of the triangle, alternating between the Whisper White and Bermuda Bay. I then arranged the flowers around the triangles and topped it off with the small flower in the centre (again fussy cut). I added a rhinestone in the centre, just because I love bling!! Finished off the card with the sentiment stamped directly onto the card layer (which is different for me as I usually cut out a border for a sentiment). 

As you can see from one stamp set and a few extra products you can create completely different cards. You can let your imagination go wild!!

For more information on the products used to create these cards, or if you live in Australia and would like to purchase the products from my online store, simply click on the images below:

Lovely You Stamp Set
Lovely Labels Pick A Punch
Lovely You Bundle
(save 10%)

Stitched Triangle Dies
Tasteful Labels Dies
Holiday Rhinestone
Basic Jewels

Gilded Gems
Bermuda Bay A4 Cardstock
Bermuda Bay Classic
Stampin' Pad

Whisper White Uninked Pad
& Refill
Basic Gray A4 Cardstock
Basic Black A4 Cardstock

Whisper White A4 Cardstock
Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

So Saffron Classic
Stampin' Pad
Merry Merlot Classic
Stampin' Pad
Night Of Navy Classic
Stampin' Pad

Mossy Meadow Classic
Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic
Stampin' Pad
Granny Apple Green A4

Merry Merlot A4 Cardstock
Old Olive A4 Cardstock

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