Petal Palette Bundle – When In Doubt Just Add Glitter

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies - Bedazzled with Silver

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Petal Palette Bundle – When In Doubt Add Glitter

Hello everyone. Today I’ve got for you another card from the bedazzled series. You can see previous cards here and here.

I’m not a girly girl, I’m not crazy about pink or bling or glitter and all that jazz, but I came up with this idea accidentally (you can read about it here) and completely fell in love.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies - Bedazzled with Silver

Card dimensions:

  • Smoky Slate cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm)
  • Bermuda Bay cardstock: 3-15/16″ x 5-9/16″
  • Shimmery White cardstock: 3-7/8″ x 5-″
  • a piece of White Vellum  and Silver Glimmer Paper for die cutting
  • Smoky Slate banner piece: 2-1/2″ x 11/16″
  • Bermuda Bay banner piece: 2-1/4″ x 1″

First, I created my watercolour background. I stamped roses from Petal Palette Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival ink, which is perfect to work with watercolours. I’ve used Bermuda Bay Ink Pad to colour in all my flowers. For leaves, I’ve used Old Olive with a hint of Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad. Next, I sponged the whole panel using Smoky Slate Ink Pad and Stamping Sponge.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies - Bedazzled with Silver

My favourite technique with a sponged background is to flick water all over it and let ink to react with water to create a distressed look.

I’ve used Embossing Buddy, antistatic pouch, to remove the static or any oil from the panel, flicked some more water on the background, sprinkled with Silver Emboss Powder and heat set it. Added more sprinkles/embossing until happy.

I reheat my embossing on the panel, cover it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, tap off the excess and heat set it again. Don’t you just love these ‘dazzling’ speckles?!

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies - Bedazzled with Silver

I adhered my background panel to Bermuda Bay mat and next to Smoky Slate card base. Now to jazz it up a little.

I’ve used Petals & More Thinlits Dies to die cut few elements for my card. I die cut two branches: one from vellum and one from Silver Glimmer Paper. I also die cut a filigree banner from Silver Glimmer Paper.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies - Bedazzled with Silver

This square frame was actually a leftover from a different project (lying around) and it was just perfect fit.

I played a bit with a placing of all my elements, and once I was happy I adhered them to the card.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies - Bedazzled with Silver

I am really chuffed how this card turned out. Such a shame it’s so hard to photograph and to show all the sparkle in the photo. But below you can see a ‘boomerang’ from my Instagram from when I created the background piece. The shimmer is just mesmerising!!

So? Do like my card? I hope you do. Please let me know in the comments below.

I’m adding my card to CAS(E) this Sketch #261 Challenge

If you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code CWKGWDD7 to receive a gift from me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

Hostess Code for a month of March: CWKGWDD7 – Use this code in the month of March and receive a gift from me. Spend £25 or more and use the code, and you will receive a Sweet Soiree Suite embellishments sample: one Silver Mini Gable Box + samples of ribbon and ‘shreddies’ (pink, silver or white) + a handmade gift from me.

Special Notes:

1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
2) If you select “No Contact” box I do not have access to your name and can’t send you a gift;
3) If your order is £150 or more do not use the code and grab your own Stampin’ Rewards + gift from me

Product List

Aqua Painters

£15.50

Big Shot

£99.00

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Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies - Bedazzled with Silver

Don’t forget to check:

New Sale-a-bration release is LIVE. Click here for more details –>

Spring Summer Catalogue Paper & Ribbon Shares. Shares are open to Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands & United Kingdom. 102 sheets of DSP & 2 yards of each type of ribbon from Spring/Summer Catalogue. Click here for more details —>

The New Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration are LIVE and it’s AMAZING! For every 60 €/£45, you spend either from Spring Summer Catalogue or Annual Catalogue, you will get to choose one FREE  level 1 product from SAB brochure! If you spend 120 €/£90, you get one FREE level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items. If you spend 180 €/£135, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. Click here for more details —>

Ever wondered what it’s like to join Stampin’ Up!’s community? I may have few answers for you. Click here for more details –>

Emboss Resist Watercolour Background With Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Emboss Resist Watercolour Background With Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting my little stampin’ cave.

Today, I’m playing along with Global Design Project and their #GDP126 Sketch Challenge. And I’ve got for you really simple, yet beautiful card, using FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set: Beautiful Peacock. I don’t know exactly why, but I really love this set, even though it’s completely not in my style.

But except the peacock image, its got all those beautiful, swirly stamps, which supposed to be its tail. And I couldn’t resist using one of these for creating a beautiful, emboss resist watercolour background for my card.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Emboss Resist Watercolour background using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set

Dimensions:

  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm)
  • Tranquil Tide cardstock: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Shimmery White cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White cardstock for die cutting
  • Copper Trim: around 2-1/2″

First, I took Shimmery White panel and dust it with embossing buddy. Next, using Versamark, I stamped peacock’s tail all over the panel. sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set it using a heat tool.

I pulled out three inkpads I wanted to use: Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Tranquil Tide. To prepare my colour palettes I squeezed each inkpad in the middle lightly to transfer ink from foam to the lid and opened the inkpads.

I wet the entire Shimmery White panel, using aqua painter, and next, I started adding my colours: Lemon Lime Twist at the top, Bermuda Bay in the middle and Tranquil Tide on the bottom. I let the colours to bleed into each other.

I love to watch how embossed images resist the ink – it’s like magic

Remember, watercolours dry lighter, so once my piece was dry, I added more water and more colour, and repeat the process until I was happy.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Emboss Resist Watercolour background using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set

The sentiment I chose comes from Petal Palette  Stamp Set. I stamped in on a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed it in copper. Next, I die-cut it using the second smallest square die from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

When assembling the card, I decided to turn my panel upside down – it looked so much better with Tranquil Tide on top.

Instead of a ribbon or twine from the sketch, I swap it for a Copper Trim. I cut briefly 2-1/2 piece and I pulled it apart to create this cool mat for my sentiment. I add it to the card with dimensionals.

As always, I really want to encourage you to visit the Global Design Project challenge blog to see other beautiful projects from all around the world. Just click on their logo below to visit the website

I’m also adding my card to:

If you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code RRMR76JH to receive a gift from me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

Hostess Code for February: RRMR76JH – Use this code in the month of February and receive a gift from me. Spend £50 or more and use the code, and you will receive Whisper White 1/4″ (6.4mm) Organza Ribbon + a handmade gift from me

Special Notes: 1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
2) If you select “No Contact” box I do not have access to your name and can’t send you a gift;
3) If your order is £150 or more do not use the code and grab your own Stampin’ Rewards + gift from me

Product List

Aqua Painters

£15.50

Big Shot

£99.00

Pin me

Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo. I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest xx

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Emboss Resist Watercolour background using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set

Don’t forget to check:

New Sale-a-bration release is LIVE. Click here for more details –>

Spring Summer Catalogue Paper & Ribbon Shares. Shares are open to Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands & United Kingdom. 102 sheets of DSP & 2 yards of each type of ribbon from Spring/Summer Catalogue. Click here for more details —>

The New Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration are LIVE and it’s AMAZING! For every 60 €/£45, you spend either from Spring Summer Catalogue or Annual Catalogue, you will get to choose one FREE  level 1 product from SAB brochure! If you spend 120 €/£90, you get one FREE level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items. If you spend 180 €/£135, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. Click here for more details —>

Ever wondered what it’s like to join Stampin’ Up!’s community? I may have few answers for you. Click here for more details –>

Clean & Simple New Home Card For #GDP123

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Clean & Simple New Home card featuring ‘In The City’ Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

Hello and welcome! I’m so happy you popped in to visit my stampin’ cave. Today I’ve got for you beautiful, clean & simple cards using ‘In the City’ Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

My hubby’s younger sister & her husband are in the middle of buying their first house, hence the theme of my cards. There are still few weeks, maybe even a month until the completion date, but we are so, SO happy for them!

Dimensions for both cards:

  • card base: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm) – Whisper White Thick & Crumb Cake cardstock
  • colour cardstock panels: 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (11.4 cm x 8.9 cm) – Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist & Tranquil Tide
  • Whisper White panels: 4-1/2″ x 3″ (11.4 cm x 7.6 cm)
  • scraps of cardstock & vellum for die-cutting and stamping
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine: 20″ (approx)

For this first card, I decided to use soft colours. Smoky Slate and Pool Party accompanied by Whisper White make such an elegant combination.

First, I adhered all panels to the card base with snail adhesive. To add some interest to the layout, I assembled them at wonky angles.

I stamped two tiny houses from In The City Stamp Set in Versamark ink; taller on a scrap of Pool Party cardstock, and lower one on Whisper White; and heat embossed them in white. This set stamp set doesn’t come with coordinating dies, but images are so easy to fussy-cut I did it in no time.

Sentiments are stamped in Versamark on two separate pieces of cardstock: I stamped ‘congratulations’ from Petal Palette Stamp Set on a strip of Smoky Slate cardstock, and ‘happy for you’ from In The City Stamp Set on a smaller strip of Pool Party and heat embossed both in white.

I die-cut a square of vellum using 2nd largest square die from Stitched Shapes Thinlits Dies. While playing with placement, I thought it would look cool if the square was kinda wonky too (to echo panels) so once happy, I adhered my tiny houses briefly in the middle of that’ wonky’ square. Next, I adhered them to the card and added sentiments using dimensionals.

I know this card supposed to be CAS (clean & simple) but too much white hurts my eyes, honest haha. So before I finished assembling it, I took Smoky Slate ink pad and transferred some ink onto an acrylic block. Next, using aqua painter I flicked few tiny ‘splatters’ of ink into the top Whisper White panel.

For this second card, I decided to use brighter colours. I chose Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist for some fun pop of colour. The base is Crumb Cake.

I wanted to add some extra texture and interest to this card. I really like the Simply Stripes Textured Embossing Folder from Spring Summer catalogue. But because I don’t have it yet I decided to imitate the look. I took my Tranquil Tide panel and with a help of Stampin’ Trimmer, I scored it every 1/4″. I love how it looks.

I also added Lemon Lime Twist splatters to Whisper White panel and adhered all the layers to the card base.

To soften up wonky angles I die-cut a circle from vellum using the 2nd largest circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I wrapped some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around my fingers to create ‘wreath-like’ shape, and add it in the centre of the vellum circle with a dab of glue (snail adhesive).

I took tiny buildings and simple sentiment strip, put dimensionals to the back and mounted them onto my circle. Dimensionals not just keep all elements together, but they also secure twine from slipping off. I adhered my circle to the card with snail adhesive.

I love how these cards turned out. And to be honest, with a little tweak, they could easily fit any occasion really.

As always, I really want to encourage you to visit the Global Design Project challenge blog to see other beautiful projects from all around the world. Just click on their logo below to visit the website

I’m also adding my cards to Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes Challenge

If you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code RRMR76JH to receive a gift from me. Just a reminder that In The City Stamp Set is an exclusive Hostess Set, which means you can’t buy it, you can only earn it (choose) free when you spend £150 or more in my online store.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

Hostess Code for February: RRMR76JH – Use this code in the month of February and receive a gift from me.

Special Notes:1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
2) If you select “No Contact” box I do not have access to your name and can’t send you a gift;
3) If your order is £150 or more do not use the code and grab your own Stampin’ Rewards + gift from me

Product List

Aqua Painters

£15.50

Big Shot

£99.00

Pin me

Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo. I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest xx

Don’t forget to check:

Spring Summer Catalogue Paper & Ribbon Shares. Shares are open to Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands & United Kingdom. 102 sheets of DSP & 2 yards of each type of ribbon from Spring/Summer Catalogue. Click here for more details —>

The New Stampin’ Up! Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration are LIVE and it’s AMAZING! For every 60 €/£45, you spend either from Spring Summer Catalogue or Annual Catalogue, you will get to choose one FREE  level 1 product from SAB brochure! If you spend 120 €/£90, you get one FREE level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items. If you spend 180 €/£135, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. Click here for more details —>

Ever wondered what it’s like to join Stampin’ Up!’s community? I may have few answers for you. Click here for more details –>

Good Tidings Of Great Joy

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Good Tidings Of Great Joy

Hello everyone! I hope you all have an amazing time with your family and friends. I definitely enjoy these extra few days we get to spend together.

Today I’ve got for you beautiful yet clean and simple card using Good Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

This set is featured in Autumn Winter 2017 catalogue and now you can get it at discount during End-Year Sale. It’s truly stunning, 2-step stamp set.

I’ve used a slightly unusual colour combination for my card but I really like how the colours complement each other.

First, I cut and prepared all my layers and run the Whisper White panel with Polka Dot Basics embossing folder through my Big Shot.

Next, I stamped all my images. For the leaves, I’ve used Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist ink pads. Holly berries are stamped in Real Red. For the first step image I stamped it off, the second image is at full strength. The branch is stamped in Soft Suede. And again for 1st image, it’s stamped off, and 2nd image at full strength.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black and die-cut using the largest circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I fussy-cut the holly berry branch and assembled my card. I’ve used snail adhesive for the layers/panels and stampin’ dimensionals for a circle with the sentiment.

I didn’t forget about the inside of my card.

I stamped the smaller sentiment from the same stamp set in the middle of my Whisper White panel in Memento Black.

To add some interest, I also stamped the smaller holly berry images in the left bottom corner of the sentiment. using same colours.

And that’s my card done. I really hope you like it.

I’ve entered my card in the:

If you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code GK3G3AR3 to receive a gift from me

Just a reminder: Good Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set is still available at a fraction of a price! But only until the 2 January. After 2 January 2018, it will no longer be available. So if you waited for a better moment to buy this set – this moment is now.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,