Saturday, 30 May 2020

Ink.Stamp.Share May Blog Hop - New Catalogue Sneak Peak...


I am so excited to be joining the Ink.Stamp.Share May hop as this month we are showcasing some sneak peaks from the upcoming Annual Stampin' Up! catalogue which launches on the 3 June so not long to wait now. 

There are so many amazing new products to share and I have chosen a new stamp set called Celebrate Sunflowers.  It is actually part of the Flowers for Every Season collection which I know you are going to love.

I was asked to make a birthday card for a dear friend of mine by her mum, the brief being bright, cheerful and she loves sunflowers so that was good timing!

I took my inspiration for my card from my beautiful craft room curtains made by our very own Laura.  I loved this fabric when Laura made some curtains for somebody else so when I moved home last year I knew exactly what fabric I wanted in my craft room.


So I started off with a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped one of the large sunflowers, began to colour and gradually built it up using the Beautiful Friendship stamp set (which I am very relieved to say is with us for at least another year) until I had a full sheet of loveliness.



I then set to designing my card, I opted for a gate fold card, a larger card than I would normally make to show as much of the beautiful colours as possible.



I couldn't waste any of this paper so I decorated the inside too, using virtually the whole sheet.




I absolutely loved creating this card and really struggled to chop it up but I am very pleased I did.

I am often asked about my colouring techniques.  I am not an artist in fact I cannot draw if my life depended on it but the amazing stamps from Stampin' Up! enable me to be creative and I love to share that with people so I have made a video (below) of how I coloured the sunflower which I hope you will enjoy and maybe offer some insight in to how I colour.



I am now going to pass you on to Gez who I am sure has something absolutely amazing to share with you today.

Happy Stampin'

Jo
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16 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! This card is so gorgeous! I can't believe you made the dsp. You've motivated me to try this. I already have the beautiful friendship set. I was on the fence about the sunflowers, but now I may make a purchase.
    I'm a SU demo in Akron OH. Thank you so much for your inspiratio !

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  2. Fantastic colouring Jo. Thanks for the video instructions x

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  3. Aw I love this and love how the Curtains and fabric inspired you, stunning card, love the sunflowers teamed up with Beautiful Friendship! and how spooky we both choose a gate fold card lol! two mind think a like hey! xx

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    1. Great minds Hun I did chuckle when I saw your card especially as I don't do gate folds very often and thank you for my amazing curtains x

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  4. STUNNING as ever Jo, wish we lived a little closer so i could have some blending lessons.

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  5. Wow that hand stamped DSP is stunning. Love that you were inspired by your curtains!

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  6. Oh just lovely - thank you for the video on your coloring technique.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful card. I am going to have to watch your video as that is amazing colouring and I am a bit rubbish at that! Thank you :-)

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  8. Amazing card! Love the way you made the dsp! You made such beautiful colour-combinations and left a nice amount of white. It makes it look happy, chic, fresh and yes.. professional!

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  9. WOW! Awesome coloring and stamping. This should be marketed!

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  10. The card is incredible and your sunflowers are INSANE!! Gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing how you colored them!

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  11. STUNN👏🏻ING!👏🏻 Jo, you've absolutely knocked this one out of the park! I love finding stamping inspiration from different items. TFS!

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I have serious colouring envy! I'm with Sue on this one, would love to go to 'Jo's demo school' to learn some Blends skills xx

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  13. The card is fabulous and what talent for coloring!

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