Many Blues in a Garden in Bloom

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Many Blues in a Garden in Bloom

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Many Blues in a Garden in Bloom close up

Layered cards are very much my ‘thing’. I love to make them and mostly use DSP for them, but today I wanted to make a sort of background of my own.

I have a card blank of our Thick Whisper White, but over the top is a full panel of whisper white that was stamped in the gorgeous Soft Sky. However, I stamped-off first before stamping. If you’ve no idea what stamping-off is, let me briefly explain. You ink your stamp, then you stamp it onto a piece of scrap paper. Without reinking, you then stamp onto your project. Basically you get a paler colour of the ink. Clever huh?

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Many Blues in a Garden in Bloom

So my main base card is the stamped-off Soft Sky, but then the small rectangular panel to the left is the full colour.

Over the top is a Triple Banner punch out for the wording and this time I used Bermuda Bay for the brighter colour.

Hard to photograph such pale colours, but I think you get the idea! At least I hope you do….!

Nearly Forgot! Happy Mother’s Day to all celebrating today, and remembering the Mothers who are watching us from a special place. 

S xx

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Sam Hammond

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Anne Lumsden says:

    Another classy card Sam. Happy Mothers day to you too.

  2. Renee McClintock says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Sam! Here in the USA we will be celebrating Mother’s Day on May 8th. For us it is always Easter and then Mother’s Day!
    I hope you enjoy your day and your boys!!

    Thanks for the card. It is lovely as usual!

  3. Another gorgeous card. Karen x

  4. Your stamping makes pretty backgrounds, have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  5. Beautiful card Sam, those colors and that stamped image make a very sweet background. I love the silver loops, such an elegant detail.
    And a Happy Mother’s Day my dear, I hope it’s wonderful.
    Big Hugs.

  6. Gloria Westerman says:

    So Pretty!!! love this card…Happy Mothers Day to you!!! hope you day was wonderful…

  7. Nannie Annie says:

    Lovely card Sam. Hope you enjoy your day.

  8. Lovely idea! Thanks so much for your enduring inspiration, Sam. Happy Mother’s Day! xoxo

  9. Marilyn from USA-TX says:

    Hi Sam
    How are you and your family?
    Happy Mother’s Day to you and all who have and or raising children…they are mother’s also. In states we celebrate in May. However I feel celebrate each other each day and tell them you love them JUST BECAUSE DAY…
    Lovely card,

  10. Christine Davies says:

    A lovely card Sam!
    Please spare a few thoughts for those missing but remembering their children gone before them, too soon.
    Remembering Mum’s everywhere!
    C.D. xOx

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