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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set & Creating Unique Backgrounds for your Handmade Cards Stampin' Up! UK

Today I am sharing with you the second card in a set of three that I made recently. They feature the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set, and I used a combination of the stamps in the set to create a unique hand-stamped Designer Series Paper. This is always a great favourite technique in my Card & Papercraft Classes. Half the fun is getting really inky fingers to show the loving effort you put into creating  your card

The Colour-scheme is
Always Artichoke
Old Olive
Island Indigo &
Rich Razzelberry Ombre Ink Pad
The card base is Island Indigo to tie in with the stamped background on  

This set of cards, are very resourceful to make if you purchase one of the Ink Pad & Cardstock Assortment Bundles, giving you a saving compared to purchasing the items individually
In this case Most of the ink pads, come from the Regals Color Collection
The great thing about these colour collections, is that they are co-ordinated within their own colour collection AND all the other colour collections in the current Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

So if you are a novice card maker, or you are returning to Card making (or memory keeping), you can start creating immediately, as all the colour combo work is already done for you.

Plus, there is a large range of co-ordinating products, from ribbons, to decorative papers, rhinestones, pearls & ,much more
So have a go at creating your own backgrounds, then follow my Stamping At The Warren Community Pinterest Board (see the side bar on this blog) and I will invite you to join the board, where you can begin pinning your own creations (full details at the bottom of today's blog post

You will also find a list of products used today, a typed tutorial and a link to my online store

Feel free to CASE any of my creative projects (Copy & Paste Everything)


Kinda Eclectic

Island Indigo
Always Artichoke
Old Olive
Memento Black
Rich Razzelberry Ombre Ink Pad

Island Indigo
Whisper White

Basic Rhinestones
Regals Enamel Shapes
Crumb Cake Stitched Satin Ribbon

Layering Ovals
Elegant Butterfly

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Magnetic Platform
Stampin Trimmer
Paper Piercing Tool
Acrylic Blocks
Paper Snips
Bone Folder

Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid Glue
Stampin Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots


  1. CARD BASE - Trim a piece of Island Indigo Cardstock to 30 x 10.5 cms; score long side at 14.9 cms; fold & Burnish
  2. Trim a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 14.4 x 10.1 cms & adhere to the inside of the card base for your to write your greeting on (I used Tombow)
  3. Trim another piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 14.4 x 10.1 cms, this is going to be stamped to make your background; Begin by stamping the Ombre Ink Pad several times across the centre of the card base (horizontally) ... this gives a grungy feel to the background.
  4. Randomly Over-stamp this panel with the dotty stamp using Island Indigo Ink Pad, with 4th generation stamping technique (this means you ink up the stamp & stamp the cardstock four times before re-inking the stamp) 
  5. Using the Island Indigo Ink Pad, stamp the Sunburst twice without re-inking (second generation stamping technique)
  6. Take the Leaf Stamp and onto scrap Whisper White Cardstock, stamp one leaf using Always Artichoke Ink Pad, and another using the Old Olive Ink Pad; Fussy cut these out using Paper Snips (remember to rotate the cardstock and not the scissors when fussy cutting)
  7. Stamp your sentiment onto another scrap of Cardstock in black ink and Die cut using the best fit Layering Oval Framelits Die
  8. Next, using the Ombre Ink Pad, stamp the larger butterfly three times onto scrap white cardstock, using a different area of the ink pad to get tonal differences.; Punch these out using the elegant Butterfly Punch.
  9. Wrap around a piece of Stitched Satin Ribbon and tie a bow.
  10. Mat this panel onto the card base; add stampin dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and the leaves you cut out and mount into the card front; Add the butterfly's using Mini Glue Dots, Finish with some Enamel Shapes and basic Rhinestones

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