Pinks and Plums with Stampin’ Up! Garden in Bloom

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Pinks and Plums with Garden in Bloom

Oh I love this stamp set! I haven’t used it for quite a while and I hadn’t realised just how much I missed it!

It’s designed to work as a 2-step stamp where you stamp the outline of the flowers in one colour and then line up the shadow one to stamp inside in a different colour. I love it like that, but I also like it my way with the outline being separated from the block colour.

But I did something a little different with it today and used my Wink of Stella pen as a sort of watercolour type pen to ‘pull’ some of that beautiful Rich Razzleberry into each petal. I can see it in ‘real life’ but it’s difficult to show up on camera. It’s a sorted of very pale razzleberry shade, and you can certainly see it on that middle flower and the one I put on the inside of the card. It’s pale all the way to the tips of the petals. I wish I was a better photographer to be able to show you just how pretty this glittery soft plum is.

I do love Wink of Stella for detailing like this. It takes a card from pretty to pretty wow! I must admit, I’ve gone through maybe 3 or possibly 4 in the year or so that we’ve had these. I’m not sure if that’s a lot or not!

Anyway, have a super Sunday everyone!

S x

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Sam Hammond

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Good morning in the morning!!! Every day I learn something with you. I have similar stamps and now I know how to use them in a more useful and pretty manner. Thanks!

  2. I have several flower stamps too, and you showed me a pretty way for using them. Thank you for that.

  3. Anne Lumsden says:

    Beautiful work Sam

  4. Oh Sam!! I have several stamp sets like this one and I’ve never thought of using them like this, how fabulous this looks!!!
    Thank you for always thinking outside the box and sharing your ideas with us.
    Big hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  5. Lovely card Sam. I keep meaning to get this stamp set but other stuff keeps pushing in ahead. Love how you have used the stamps and the way the sentiment is focal but doesn’t overpower the flowers, very well balanced. Wonderfully sentiments in this set. I hope you had a great birthday week and spoilt lots. Take good care.

  6. Lisa Sylvia says:

    So pretty, love the versatility of stamps like that.

  7. Nannie Annie says:

    Love this Sam. Must try my stamps like this. Thanks for the tips. I also like the Wink of Stella pens.

  8. Denise Ferguson says:

    Thanks for all your inspiration! I made some slender egg boxes today following your tutorial. You’re right — so easy! I just haven’t warmed up to the flowers in this set, but perhaps they’ll grow on me. Have a good Monday & howdy from Texas!

  9. I love the flowers in bold and lines…

  10. Wow, same here! I have few flower stamps but I haven’t made the best out of it. Thank you Sam, this project will surely push me to take my stamps out of box!

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