Saturday, 7 May 2016

Jems Monthly Blog Hop May


Yey! Welcome to a new monthly blog hop by our team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators. You might have hopped here from Sam's blog - in which case - Hello! I'm Kylie!

This month's theme is 'Retiring Products'. Earlier this month when the retirement list was published (the list of all the stamps and accessories that won't be in the next catalogue) I piled up all my stamps that will retire and I pulled out a few that I'm quite attached to - I want to get some more use out of them before deciding whether or not to sell them on!



Flowering Flourishes was one such stamp set. I love this set because it creates the perfect, simple but very effective backgrounds. Add a sentiment and you have a gorgeous card in minutes! It's a favourite of mine for wedding cards and invitations too. Today I want to show you three cards using Flowering Flourishes to create different backgrounds.

Please note this stamp set has already sold out in all formats - however I will be reluctantly parting with mine in my preloved stamp sale on 5th June - please see my events page for details!




The first card is simply stamped in basic grey and white craft ink on a basic grey card base. The sentiment is from another retiring stamp set 'Perfect Pennants' stamped in white craft ink. I've added some butterflies which I had punched from scraps of card that I had practised my stamping on! The addition of Rhinestones gives it an elegant finish!


For my second card I have heat embossed the background with clear embossing powder then sponged over the top with Lost Lagoon ink (One of the retiring 2014-16 in-colours) and more stamping over the top with Lost Lagoon and another Perfect Pennants sentiment.
Another heat embossed card for number three - this time gold embossing powder over Blackberry Bliss (this colour I'll miss a lot!) which I think looks quite classy and luxurious!


Hopefully someone I know will buy it off me so I can borrow it back occasionally! Haha.

Now it's time to click the NEXT BLOG button below to visit Julie's blog - the next one in the Jems Blog Hop, but I hope to see you back here soon!







List of demonstrators participating in the Jems Blog Hop this month:

Sharon Glynn
Sarah-Jane Rae
Julie Dix
Sarah Lavelle
Amanda Bates
Karyn Davies
Julie Kettlewell
Allie Jolliffe
Samantha Webster
Samantha Carlton
Kylie Henshaw - YOU ARE HERE
Julie Wade
Sarah Lindsay
Karen Watts
Gill Arnold
Yvonne Hunt
Kate Martin
Tracy Hill
Lucy Brown

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous makes love the variety of colours xx

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  2. Gorgeous cards Kylie. Love the Blackberry Bliss one it's so elegant.x

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  3. Love a bit of background stampin! Beautiful cards#

    Sam xx

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  4. I love the gold embossing especially on the blackberry bliss card!

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    1. Thanks Sarah, was going to do gold on black but this works even better!

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  5. Ooh these are stunning! I love them all, but the gold on blackberry bliss is exceptional.

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    1. Very kind Allie, I love embossing!

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  6. Stunning cards Kylie.... I will only let someone in the village have my Flourishes set!! Has to be easily accessible ....

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  7. Gorgeous- basic grey and white craft ink looks very striking!

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  8. Love your use of the stamp set, in fact can't choose my favourite- they're beautiful. I'm really going to miss it and can't bring myself to put it in the "to be gone" pile yet!

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  9. Love ALL the backgrounds ! x

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  10. Lovely cards, I adore the blackberry and gold one! Going to miss this set too :-)

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  11. Such elegant cards Kylie, think I like the grey and white best. k x

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  12. very classy - this is one of my favourite sets too. One of my ladies has already earmarked it - which is a shame, because i wouldn't have minded it not selling... !

    Thanks for sharing - I love your colour combos!

    Sarah L

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  13. Gorgeous! I particularly love the gold on the Blackberry Bliss, it's really striking

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  14. Wow, gonna have to use this technique soon, lovely makes xx

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