Thursday, 2 February 2017

Delicate Details


I don't usually blog on a Thursday, but I made a little bit of a discovery and I just had to share!

Waaaaayyyy back when the Annual Catalogue was released I was invited to a friend, and fellow demonstrator's, house to join in with her team on a stamping day. Thanks, Kathryn! The idea was that we would bring stamps, etc that the rest of the group didn't own. We made cards and stamped with these so that we could have samples of sets we didn't actually own. This generosity and sharing is one of the things I love so much about Stampin' Up!

Sadly, mine have sat pretty much untouched since that day. Time to rectify that!

The flower is from the Hostess set Fabulous Flora. I had originally intended to colour it with my markers and blender pen, but I couldn't resist giving the new watercolour pencils a go. I used a combination of the Real Red and Daffodil Delight pencils to colour the flowers, and Old Olive for the stem and leaves.

My exciting discovery was that if you carefully bend the lace stamp in Delicate Details to follow the curve of the largest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit and then stamp it twice, it nearly perfectly frames the oval die cut. I was so excited when I realised it would work! I think the lace provides a lovely frame for the floral image. What do you think?

The gap you see here on the side is just because the oval panel is popped up on Dimensionals. From front on the gaps are pretty tiny - only someone who was really looking would see it.

Thankfully I also stamped a flower for the inside of the card. A little something on the inside just finishes it off so nicely I think.

Bye for now,



  1. Love the idea Tina. Thanks for sharing it. Must try it!!

  2. What a great discovery with the lace stamp!!! If you really wanted to hide the gap you could cover it with a bow, but I like it just as it is and agree if you don't know the gap is there you don't notice it at all. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow Tina, I remember our day of creating we must do it again. I too forget about those extra images that we always plan to use but get sidetracked with new products that do arrive regularly in those Big Brown Boxes. We must catch up again this year to create together.


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