I just recently joined a stamp club by Selene Kempton and joined Stampin’up®. I’m by no means an expert in card making and I love all kinds of products but I have really enjoyed the products I’ve purchased from Stampin’up®. The inks are really good quality and when buying them in bundles I can get a good quality inks for under $6.00. I like the way all the colors coordinate with the card stocks, designer series papers, inks and even ribbons. (Complete list of materials used at end of blog)
Since I’m relatively new to card making I find comfort in how all the products complement each other and make the beginning process less stressful.
This mother’s day I created a few cards from some special mother’s in my life using Stampin’up products. One of my favorite in their line is the calypso coral since I find it just the right kind of orange-coral tone, if that makes any sense :).
For all the card I used the Succulent Designer Series Paper which unfortunately is a retiring product that will be gone once is sold out. The base on all the cards is 4.25 in by 5.5 in which you can get by cutting the 8.5 by 11 sheet in half (vertical).
The flowers on these cards were really fun and quick to make. I used the “Crazy about you” photo polymer stamp set with the flower medallion punch. This stamp set is very versatile and can be used for all kinds of occasions not just mother’s day. It has many words that can be combined together for the right occasion making it a good starting stamp set.
I stamped the flower on whisper white card stock with the mint macaroon and calypso coral inks and then punched out the flower twice in each color. Each flower has two layers to add dimension. The leaves were from the same stamp set and i just fuzzy cut them to decorate the flowers.
From the same stamp set I used the words “Happy Mother’s Day” and white embossed them with Stampin’up white embossing powder for a nice and shiny look. After assembling all the cards I went over all the flowers with clear wink of stella glitter brush pen. I just love these pens and even if the picture does not show it well believe me it really makes a difference, just be sure the ink is completely dry or it might smudge when brushing it with the glitter pen.
These cards were fairly quick and fun to make, by having all these colors coordinate with each other everything came together nicely without too much stress or agony. Below is a list of the materials and by clicking on the links it will direct you to the Stampin’up® site were you can purchase the products available with me as the demonstrator.
Just remember to have fun while creating and come up with your own great ideas and creations. Hope I have at least inspired you to believe that even beginners like myself can make pretty cards too!
Products I used
- Crazy About You Stamps (retired)
- Flower medallion punch (retired)
- Mint Macaroon classic ink pad
- Calypso Coral ink pad
- Calypso Coral card stock
- Whisper White card stock
- Wink of Stella brush pen
- White embossing powder
If you wish to purchase any of these items click on their links or click here and it will take you to my own Stampin’up online store where you can shop for any of the Stampin’up products listed on this post. Thank you for your support!
Many blessing and have a great day!