#1 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Artisan Textures and Thoughtful Small Blooms
In my first couple of years as a demonstrator, we had a stamp set called Gorgeous Grunge, and I got so much mileage from that set! I used it so so much and I was so sad when it retired. We also had a few floral punches that I used over and over again. They too have long retired and On the odd occasion, I felt we were missing them in our line up.
Fast forward to now and we have the Artisan Textures stamp set in the annual catalogue and we have the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and matching Small Blooms Punch as 2 free items in the Sale a Bration catalogue.
Pairing them together like this has really reminded me of some of my favourite cards from about 5 years ago, and I think this is a nice nod to my early crafting experiences!
I used subtles for my colours – Pear Pizzazz for the texture in the background – then I stamped each colour twice without reinking in order to get the variations of colours. So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather.
And then as a further nod to my cards of the past, I used Linen Thread behind the flowers for some more texture and finished it all with some rhinestones.
I am so happy with how this card came out and I hope you like it too!
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Sam Hammond Donald
#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator
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