Colour Throwdown Challenge Stampin’ Up’s Bloomin’ Love Valentine’s Card

Happy Valentine’s Day!! I couldn’t not share a Valentine’s Card on Valentine’s Day! I don’t feel like I have made that many this year, compared to last year. You know those memories that you get notified of on Facebook, well I have had one every day this week and they have all been cards that were published on my blog last year, I was obviously feeling the love!!

For today’s card I have tried a bit of a different challenge. I have noticed a few people taking part in this challenge on Instagram and I am always looking for ways to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to colour combinations so I thought I would give it a whirl…..

This weeks Colour Throwdown #379

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So I chose Blushing Bride A4 Cardstock for my base, cut at 4 1/8 inch and scored at 5 7/8inches. I then cut a mat from Rich Razzleberry A4 Cardstock measuring 3 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches which I adhered a mat of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum over measuring 3 6/8 x 5 4/8 inches.

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Using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die and my BigShot I die cut the heart from Gold Foil Sheets. The matching Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set and Die set are available as a Bundle saving 15% and it is gorgeous, I will not be parting ways with mine for a long time to come!

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I stamped the accent flowers in Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink on to some more Blushing Bride cardstock and die cut them and adhered them on to my gold heart. I then adhered some gold sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. I popped my heart up on some Stampin Dimensionals and popped my card front up on to my card base.

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Finally breaking out the stamps in the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set I stamped the Banner stamp and my sentiment inside my banner in Melon Mambo Classic Ink on some more Blushing Bride cardstock. I also stamped three hearts and fussy cut these out with my Paper Snips. I popped my banner and hearts up on dimensionals and covered my hearts in Dazzling Details and my flowers on my heart in Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen for that extra bit of glitter!

I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s weekend whatever you are up to and don’t forget to go and grab those Sale-a-Bration items that retire for good on Monday 15th February!

Thanks for hopping by today, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

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Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

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It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!

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Stampin’ Up’s Bloomin’ Love Valentines Card

So I am staying with the Valentine’s theme for today’s card. Recently one of the lovely ladies in our team came up with the idea of a card swap amongst ourselves, so we each had someone to send a card to. What a great idea!! It gives us such an inspiration boost and plus as the theme for this months swap was Valentines my husbands face was a picture when I opened up a Valentines card!!

So on with the card. I wanted to do something a little different so I got my card swatches and chose two very different colours that I normally would not go for or put together. I used Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock for my base cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then added a mat of Pink Pirouette A4 Cardstock measuring 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches and adhered this to my card base using Fast Fuse Adhesive, which has fast become my go to adhesive!

For my card front I took some more Pink Pirouette cardstock and the absolutely gorgeous Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Die and die cut my focal piece using my Bigshot. This die is so pretty, you don’t appreciate how pretty until you see it yourself. I adhered this to another piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock measuring 3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8inches using Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.  Taking some scrap Blackberry Bliss card stock I die cut some of the matching flower pieces. I covered these in some of the Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen and popped these up on some Stampin Dimensionals on to my die cut heart.

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For my sentiment I used the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set which with the thinlits comes in a Bundle saving you 15%. I stamped my sentiment in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink onto some Pink Pirouette cardstock and very quickly heat embossed this with my heat tool and some Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder. Once this was melted I quickly again sprinkled on some embossing powder and heated it again giving a more raised effect. I then covered the heart on my sentiment in Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen.

To finish off I wrapped some Pink Pirouette 1/2 inch Seam Binding Ribbon around my card front. Taking my sentiment piece I tied some of the 1/4 inch Cotton Ribbon, in Rich Razzleberry, in to a knot. I popped my sentiment piece up on dimensionals to my card front and adhered this with dimensionals to my card base. Taking some Crystal Effects I covered my flowers and the heart on my sentiment piece to give some more dimension to them.

So that was my swap for this month, and I am looking forward to next months challenge and I hope you will join me by subscribing to my blog. I will too be posting how I made my cardstock swatches that helped me come up with my colour scheme for this card.

So thanks for dropping by, Louise xx

 

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!

Pootlers Spring and Summer Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Pootler’s Blog Hop! Today’s blog hop is all about Spring & Summer, Yay!!! I am so over Winter, I hate the dark nights. So to cheer us up we have a brand new Spring & Summer Catalogue which of course coincides with Sale-a-Bration (for more details scroll to the bottom of the page), so there really is no better time to spend your money! So you may have joined me from our lovely Hannah who is the lovely lady that organises the hops (much love to her!) or you may be working your way backwards and arrived from the lovely Karen’s blog. Either way we will be showcasing some of the gorgeous new products from the new catalogue.

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For today’s card I used the gorgeous Balloon Celebration Stamp Set which is available in a bundle, saving 15%, with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. This is such a pretty and delicate stamp set I knew I wanted to keep with more of a subtle colour scheme so I went with Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock for my card base cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches.

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I added a piece of the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack measuring 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches. To make my background for my cute balloons, I made a mask from some post it notes by stamping the cloud shapes on to them and cutting them out and using the tiniest bit of Snail Adhesive to stick them down temporarily on to a piece of Whisper White A4 Cardstock measuring 3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches. Then taking some Soft Sky Classic Ink (appropriately named for this project) I sponged on some colour over my masks. Then peeling them away leaving some whiter clouds. To add a bit of depth to my clouds, using the cloud images I stamped over my white areas with some Smoky Slate Classic Ink, using the stamping off or second generation stamping technique so the colour was a little more muted.

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Now for my favourite bit!! Taking the two solid balloon images I stamped some in Blushing Bride Classic Ink and Mint Macaron Classic Ink on to some Whisper White cardstock. Then taking the shading images for the balloons, I stamped this on to them with some Smoky Slate Ink. I them punched them out using the Balloon Bouquet punch. I stamped the balloon strings on to my background again with some Smoky Slate Ink and popped this up on my card front using some Stampin Dimensionals. I then arranged my balloons, some I stuck down with Tonbow Mono Multi Glue and others I popped up using dimensionals.

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For my sentiment, as I wanted this to be a Valentine’s card, I used the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set. I stamped my sentiment again in Smoky Slate Ink on to some Blushing Bride A4 Cardstock and popped this up on my card front. Using a spare heart that I had embossed many moons ago (I tend to do a few at a time if I am doing one and keep them for a rainy day) I popped this up on to my sentiment.

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For the inside of my card I used another sentiment and small heart stamp from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set. Well that’s my card for today.

I really enjoyed making this card and I was pleased with how it turned out, I might try and step out of my comfort zone though and try a different colour palette! Don’t forget to hop on to my fellow Pootler’s for more inspiration!

Thanks for hopping by today, Louise xx

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Sam Hammond

Mandy Barton

Sandra Ronald

Camille Moriaty

Heidi Smith

Hannah McCurley

Louise Thomas (You are HERE!!!)

Karen Taylor

Jerim Dickins

Anna Krol

Kathleen Rintoul-Waite

Angelina Clark

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!