Friday, 2 September 2011

Strength & Hope

I have a friend who is in great need of some strength and hope at the moment following some family news, so I made this card for her. I have to admit I haven’t always got on well with this stamp set but having a real person to make a card for made all the difference and I really like the results.

Remember, if you buy this stamp set, Stampin’ Up!® will donate £1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which carries out research worldwide.  I can’t wait to hear how much they’ve raised! Also remember that this is a limited edition stamp set which will not be available after the end of the month!

The front of the card began life as an insert for another card which went “different”. There was a smudge of ink on it which I didn’t have time – at the time – to cover up, so I just cast it aside and sent that card without an insert. So, starting with a piece of Whisper White and a strip of Blueberry Crisp paper, I added a strip of scalloped Pacific Point and some ruffled ribbon and mounted it on a piece of Pacific Point cardstock.

By stamping off on scrap paper first, I stamped a strip of words very very lightly along the bottom of the white. I stamped a full-strength butterfly in Crumb Cake on the card and then again on some scrap, which I cut out and mounted – stuck flat in the centre and popped up on Dimensionals on the wings. This gives you a nice cut-out butterfly without having to worry about the antennae! It is finished off with some pearls.

The tag is created using the remaining stamps from this set – the large flourish and the H for hope.

The card base is inked around the edges using the flat stamp from the Distressing Essentials Kit and Crumb Cake ink.  I used the same method on the inside of the card to give the Whisper White a bit of depth – sorry about the duff photo.

Remember, items in red will retire at the end of the month, so order now if you want them!

Stamps: Strength & Hope
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Paper: Blueberry Crisp
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point
Accessories: Seam Binding ribbon – Crumb Cake, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Crop-A-Dile™, Basic Pearls, Distressing Essentials Kit

All products by Stampin' Up!®


  1. Beautiful and I love the ribbon!

  2. Lovely card Helen. I haven't used this stamp set much either but you've given me some inspiration.



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