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Wednesday 20 April 2022

2022-2023 Annual Catalogue


 New In Colours!

With the new Annual catalogue arriving soon I have two Catalogue Launch Events planning. The first event is Friday the 6th of May at 7.30pm. The second event is a repeat of the Friday event and will be on Sat 7th May at 10am. 

These are the cards we will be making with the new catalogue products.

Please contact me for more details or to book your place.

You can also book on my Facebook page, Handstampedbyrachel.

Happy stamping,


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Wednesday 13 April 2022

Colour Creations Blog Hop - week 44 So Saffron

It's time for week 44 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team. This week we are featuring So Saffron, which is a beautiful, buttery yellow from the Subtles Colour Family.

For this week's card I have used the Flowering Tulips Bundle, which includes stamped tulips and die cut 3D tulips. As you can see I have used the dies to make 3D tulips. 

I cut one of each of the different tulips from So Saffron card stock. The three different flowers use 7 different dies, as pictured below.

To add a bit more colour to these flowers I used a blending Brush to gently apply a small amount of Polished Pink ink to the base of the petals. Depending on how the petals folded together some of the ink needed to be applied to the reverse side of the pieces.

Similarly, to make the stems and leaves I cut three stems and three leaves from Pear Pizzazz card stock and them used another Blending Brush to apply Pear Pizzazz ink to the base of the leaves and stems.

The flowers are mounted on Basic White card stock that was cut with one of the Scalloped Contour Dies. This piece was then mounted on a piece of So Saffron DSP from the Subtles 6" X 6" pack.

This shows a close up of the shading on the petals. 
While I had all of the dies out I continued to explore with different coloured flowers.

This second card features flowers in Daffodil Delight, Fresh Freesia and Calypso Coral. The Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral flowers were shaded with Polished Pink and the Fresh Freesia flower was shaded with Rich Razzleberry.

These flowers were mounted on a Daffodil Delight DSP card front.
Now it's time to see what the very talented Theresa Gerrard has to share with us this week.

If you encounter any issues with the blog links please head to Cathy Proctor's blog where you will find a complete list of tonight's participants.

Don't forget to check out the Last Chance Products List and grab some bargains before they are sold out.

Thank you for visiting,
Happy stamping,

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Wednesday 6 April 2022

Art With Heart Colour Creation Blog Hop week 43 - Smoky Slate


I'm back with week 43 of the Colour Creations blog hop. This week we are featuring another of our Neutrals colours, Smoky Slate. Smoky Slate is a lovely soft gray that is a perfect partner for just about every other Stampin' Up! colour, although I had not considered using it with gold until I saw the beautiful Symbols of Fortune Specialty DSP. I made three cards all using Smoky Slate and the Symbols of Fortune Specialty DSP.

For the first and second cards I used the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder. Using this embossing folder I cut and embossed a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock at the same time. I used the heart piece for the first card.

I gently applied some Versamark ink to the raised pattern on the heart and then applied Gold Emboss Powder and set with the Heat Tool.

The right side of the card front is another piece of Smoky Slate cardstock embossed with one of the Stripes and Splatters 3D Embossing Folders.

The leaf and flower sprigs behind the heart were punched using the Bough Punch and Vellum Card stock and Gold Foil Paper.

The second card uses the remainder of the embossed piece from the first card. The DSP behind the heart window is from the Symbols of Fortune Specialty DSP.

Again I used the Bough Punch to create the foliage behind the heart. The small heart is also part f the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder and was cut from Gold Foil. The tiny butterflies are Brushed Brass Butterflies from the Jan to June Mini Catalogue.

The final card uses another piece of the Symbols of Fortune Specialty DSP that has been layered behind a piece of Vellum card stock. 

The greeting is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set and was heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder.

And a few more Brushed Brass Butterflies, they are so sweet.

All of the products I have used for these cards are listed below and are available through my online store.

Now it's time to head to the blog belonging to my dear friend Tina Gillespie to see beautiful creations she has to share with us tonight.

If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s host of the AWHT Colour Creations Blog Hop, Cathy Proctor, and she will have the list of all participants. 

Thanks for visiting,

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