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Social stamping – Celebrate

Hello everyone, and welcome to my first post for Social Stamping, hosted by the wonderful and talented Kelly Kent. Kelly started these hops earlier this year when Australia went into lockdown, to keep crafters connected. The COVID-19 caseload in Australia currently varies from state to state, and I am especially keeping those in Victoria in my thoughts and prayers as they are currently in their second lockdown. Wherever you are reading from, I hope you find some joy in staying connected through crafting. Here is the link to Kelly’s post with the full list of participants this month.

This month’s theme is Celebrate. It’s not always easy to find things to celebrate in a COVID-crazy world, but gifting a handmade card for always puts a smile on my face. Today I will am sharing a card that I made to celebrate a dear friend’s 30th birthday.

The star of the show is the Many Layered Blossoms dies (from the Blossoms in Bloom bundle). I always keep a bunch of these diecut and ready to go as I reach for them so often! They make the most beautiful, intricate cards. I also used the Seabed 3D embossing folder. This embossing folder is part of the Whale of a Time suite collection, and it is so versatile – I think it looks like a leafy background against the flowers!

For the background, I embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Seabed 3D embossing folder. The busy textures work well on simple white cardstock. To make the flowers, I used Bumblee cardstock for the bottom layer, and Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the top layer. Adhering the two layers was not too fiddly at all – I just put a few tiny dots of liquid glue at various points around the card, layered them together and then put a heavy large acrylic block on top to let them set. Liquid glue is great for fiddly pieces like these, as you have a little wiggle room to get the placement just right. I like that the layers aren’t perfectly glued, as it gives it some dimension. I also put a few Stampin’ Dimensionals on the bottom layer, in areas that were thicker, to lift it off the card base.

I stamped my favourite sentiment from the Timeless Tropical cling stamp set in Flirty Flamingo ink on a piece of Petal Pink cardstock, and punched it out using the rectangular postage stamp punch. This punch is new to me, and I know I will be using it loads – I just love the delicate edges! I then used my Flirty Flamingo marker to ink up the edges to help the cardstock stand out a little bit from the busy background. To finish, I added some glitter using my glitter brush marker, and popped on a few flower sequins leftover from a retired card kit. And that’s it!

I hope you enjoyed reading about today’s card, and that you can find something to celebrate, no matter how big or small, to keep your spirits up wherever you are. Be sure to check out Kelly’s post for the full list of participants, or click through to the next post here.

If you’d like to shop today’s featured products, get in touch below and I’d love to guide you through your purchase! Every order over $50 using my host code will receive a surprise gift in the mail and a private card class showing you how to use your new goodies!

11 replies on “Social stamping – Celebrate”

Thanks so much, Kelly! I’m so delighted I could join in!

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I love your combination of bold colours against the crisp white background. These flowers really pop and make such a beautiful collage. xx

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