By Royal Appointment – A little bird told me so ……

Jul 15, 2019 | All Occasions, Big Shot, Card Ideas, Colouring

A little bird told me so ……

It’s Monday so it must be By Royal Appointment time. This week it is the turn of the amazing Sue Hookins to host the Guest blog. A huge thank you to her for these projects. All the details can be found below and you can also link to Sue’s website so you can look at all the other beautiful creations made by her. 

A little bird told me …..

I thought I would share the really pretty cards we made in our June class in Hailsham.  We used the Free as a Bird Bundle which includes the stamp set and label dies and supplemented it with the Hugs from Shelli kit which has coordinating stamps.  It was a real winner, with a couple of the ladies purchasing the products so that they could continue to make lovely designs at home.  

The versatility of the set meant that we created feminine and masculine cards easily.  We also thought that by colouring the bird in red and brown it would make a convincing robin for Christmas, which we are planning to try although none of us could face tackling the Christmas crafting just yet, we want to enjoy the summer first!!

We also used the Crackle Paint stamp as a background effect on the blue card.  We used the Stamparatus to ensure a crisp complete image as it is common that when using large images there is a tendency not to apply even pressure across such a big surface area.  This gives a patchy image, and an impossible task to realign the stamp to fill in the gaps, especially as it is a Cling Stamp so not see-through.  By using the Stamparatus any missed areas of the image could be perfectly reapplied as the image remains impeccably static and it is easy to ensure complete coverage in this way.  

We all agreed that this stamp set is a ‘go to’ staple for any occasion.  The Stitched Nested Labels were easy to use and created a lovely shape and interest in the layers of the card.  With the other lovely stitched dies this makes a great addition especially as it includes such a wide range of sizes useful in any craft kit.  Ladies at the class felt that they would make great labels folded over bagged items for sale at Summer Fairs and Christmas Bazaars which recently Stampin’ Up had not had many options.

So don’t forget to check out her post and all her other projects here

Wow! Thank you Sue these projects are so simply stunning. EDIT Sadly the Hugs from Shelli Kit has now sold out on line, but I still have a couple left in my cash and carry shop should you want one.

So Voila!!

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