Thursday, 28 March 2019

Stampin Up With Karamia - Botanical Butterflies & Bloom to Bloom

How cute is this card ?

I was massively inspired and cased this card from the extremely talented Dena Rekow, 
so pretty but I did change it up a little by changing the dsp style and the layout slightly and a different sentiment but it is very much Dena's design.

So here goes for the instructions for this happy card.

you need 
Whisper White Card Base i used a pre bought but it is simply 
21cm x 14.9cm scored on the long side at 10.5cm
12.4cm x 8cm of Basic Black
11.4cm x 7cm of Botanical Butterfly DSP
8.5cm  x 6cm of Basic Black
7.5cm x 5cm of Whisper White

Adhere your DSP layer to the larger panel of Basic Black using tombow
then adhere to your card base again using tombow.
take your Whisper White Stamping layer and with your Memento Tuxedo Black
stamp your sentiment I used mines from the all that you are stamp set as it felt right with the little flower blooms.
then adhere the sentiment to the small Basic Black Panel and pop on dimensionals to the back and position and adhere on your card.
next for the POP of colour.
The leaves I used Vellum and Granny Apple Green and for a bit of glitz I added some of our gold glimmer paper but really go through your scraps and see what you have, I die cut the leaves using dies from the foilage frame Thinlits they have 3 different leaf designs but 6 dies so you get 2 of each which is fabby one pass in your big shot and you have 6 leaves I love it x 
for the flowers I used the Bloom by Bloom bundle you get the stamp set with 17 stamps and 4 small punches which create the cutest little flowers.
I took the two smallest flowers from the stamp set and added them on one acrylic block and then using versamark ink I added the stamped images on to bright and happy coloured card scraps I had the colour didnt really matter to me. 
but for this example the colours used were 
Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana,Mango Melody and Melon Mambo.
after I stamped them I punched them out using a variety of the 3 punches ( the 4th punch is for building your own small flowers I think)
I then popped them on a foam mat and using just the lid from my pick a tool I pressed the centre to give the flower a wee bit of shape, I finally added some basic rhinestones to the centres of each.
I then adhered the leaves to adjacent corners using tombow and then added the flowers with a glue dot.
Once all done I decided what the heck and gave the flowers a wash over with some wink of stella so they sparkled beautifully.

I hope you enjoyed this card I will add below the video tutorial

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Stamping Up With Karamia - Hummingbird

a lovely cute card that is using some nice summery colours
I'm so sick of miserable gray weather and snow!!!
So lets give you the basic instructions for this lovely card

Basic Gray Card Base - 21cm x 14.9cm scored on the long side at 10.5cm
Whisper White Stampin Layer - 14.4cm x 10cm
I used the die from the humming bird framelits which come as a bundle with the humming along stamp set and you will save 10% but come June 1st this could be gone and from past history the bundles dont carry over you need to buy them individually so if you love them order them before June x 
anyway back to the instructions x
I die cut the maze/trellis effect using Blushing Bride Card
to adhere it I used Tombow with a sponge to dab it on and then adhered it straight to my card.
The humming bird I stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento and die cut using the co-ordinating die. I used a blend of pink and coral tones 
Petal Pink Blends Combo, Flirty Flamingo Blends Combo and finally Calypso Coral Blends Combo, I used the Dark Smokey Slate Blend for the birds beak. I then highlighted areas using my wink of stella to give the bird lots of sparkle.
I attached some Calypso Coral Satin 3/8th" Ribbon and adhered to the back of my card using tear and tape.
For the sentiment I used the Label die and cut it out in Whisper White, and then added the Thank you Sentiment from the humming along stamp set. I used Memento Tuxedo Black.
I then took my sponge dauber and my blushing bride ink pad and added colour all around my card so give it a distressed aged look x I also did the same on the sentiment label and then popped it and the bird on to the card using stampin dimensionals.
Next I added my stamping layer to my card base using tear and tape,and then finally added some of our basic adhesive backed sequins.
and card done.

My apologies for this being incomplete until today a little oversight on my part.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Stamping with Karamia - Climbing Roses Tutorial

How stunning is this card? I absolutely adore it so beautiful its so pretty.
So lets get going with the card instructions

A6 Card Base
Calyspo Coral Cardstock 13.8cm x 9.5cm (5.4" x 3.7")
Whisper White Cardstock 13.3cm x 9cm (5.2"x 3.5")

I then started to stamp out my tiny roses with Tuxedo Black Ink on a scrap of whisper white 
then stamped the large roses image onto the bottom left side of the whisper white layer
I took the trellis image and stamped it randomly in the rest of the blank area.
I then took some Calypso Coral and Whisper White cardstock and die cut two ovals from the stitched shapes die and made the larger one in calypso coral and a smaller one in whisper white.
The smaller oval I stamped the sentiment Thank you, OMG how stunning is the font? love it!!
I popped the whisper white on to the calypso coral using dimensionals 
and then stuck them down on to the top of the card central position using Liquid Glue.
I then coloured all my roses, the flowers I used calypso coral light blend and then used the dark blend and added highlights I then used the granny apple green blends to colour the leaves, and just changed up the colours and added some highlights.
I then added a little brush of wink of stella for some shimmer ( OMG stunning) 
I then tied a little bow using the Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon and added it using glue dots to adhere it the bottom right side of the stitched ovals.
I then added the tiny roses to the top left hand side of the stitched shaped ovals, I stuck three with liquid glue, and one with dimensionals.
I absolutely love it so pretty and perfect for a special thank you.

More photos and video tutorial link below.

I hope you try this card, Love always Karen

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