Hello and welcome to my first, of what I hope will be, many blog hops. The theme of this blog hop is Spring and when composing my post I was definitely feeling Spring-like, as I was on holiday in Malta. This is a Tantalizing Stampers blog hop, but keep your eyes out in the future for our own “Paper Hearts” team doing something similar.
As Spring is the theme for this blog hop I have been experimenting with one of my current favourite Stampin Up! stamp sets; Varied Vases, as the lovely tulips in the set remind me of Spring. This set lends itself to a variety of colouring techniques, including two step stamping which I have used, as well as water colouring and the use of Stampin Blends or Stampin markers.
I have kept my colour scheme vibrant using colours from the current ” In Colors”. These will soon be joined by the new “In Colors” for 2019/20 on 1st June with the launch of the new catalogue. I think that the use of a plain white background keeps it simple yet very effective.
The vase outlines have been stamped in Tuxedo Black Momento ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. To ensure that the vases are all inline I placed the three vases on Clear Block I and stamped them at the same time. You could of course use your Stamparatus.
Once the vases were in place, I stamped the flowers into them. I tried to keep the stems at the same height as I think this looks better. The tulip heads have to be added individually and this allows you to vary the angles of them. The flowers were then coloured by carefully stamping in the blossoms. You could at this point water colour or use your Blends to add colour to the petals. I love a bit of colouring in and remember it is supposed to be good for your well being! For the water in the vases I very lightly coloured using a Pacific Point water colouring pencil and then distributed the colour with a Blender Pen.
For the empty vases I stamped them onto a separate piece of Whisper White Card Stock and punched them out individually using the Vases Builder punch. I then stuck them in place using Tombow multi purpose glue. Finally I added one of the five sentiments from this very versatile set.
You can experiment with different coloured flowers and matting cards. I opted for Lovely Lipstick card stock on both of these cards, but the choice is up to you. Happy stamping.
Now please hop on over to the next Blogs and have a look at their lovely interpretation of Spring.
If you live in the UK I would love to be your demonstrator. If you would like to purchase any of the items that I have used in this project, I have listed them below for you. Just press on the Shop with Me button at the top of the page and click on the hyperlink. Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code of CBBST3W4 (valid until 31 May 2019) and I will send you a little Thank You. Alternatively contact me and I will add your products to my next order. If you are close by why not join me at my next monthly craft club or class. Contact me for more details.
Varied Vases Stamp set 146644 Pg 45 £24.00
Vase Builder Punch 147040 Pg 212 £17.00
Ink pads £7 Pg 183 Lovely Lipstick 147140, Blueberry Bushel 147138, Pineapple Punch 147141,
Tuxedo Black pg 203 132708 £5.50.
Cardstock Lovely Lipstick Pg 183 146993 £8.00, Whisper White Pg 184 106549 £9.00
Do head over to the other blogs taking part by following the links below or clicking on the party link button, and see what other SPRING delights await you from the Tantalizing Stampers.