Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Introducing the In Good Taste Suite

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The new Annual Catalogue goes live today and I can’t think of a better Suite to kick things off than this one; In Good Taste.

It’s not my usual style but the Suite was swung for me by the Designer Series Paper and the Tasteful Labels dies. Thought I may as well get the stamp set as well, or I’d only regret it!

The first card is one I made for a swap, so I kept the DSP to a minimum so I wouldn't run out.

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The second is a little bolder and uses a piece of the gorgeous In Good Taste DSP to create a background. I absolutely love this paper; I know it won’t float everyone’s boat but I think it’s fabulous for providing texture without bulk.

The image was stamped in Gray Granite (first card) and Soft Suede (second card) and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends; I used Light Calypso Coral and Light Petal Pink. Around the bottom of the flower, I used some gray ink and a blender pen to create a light shadow.

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I created a mask of the flower so I could stamp the leaves around it without crashing into it. I didn’t bother masking for the pink lacy background as it's so subtle that a bit of crashing doesn't matter.

To make the mask, I simply stamped onto a sticky note, then cut it out. Cut it ever so slightly smaller than the image so you don't get a white edge when you stamp.


  1. I love both of these cards. I have the suite and was on a blog hop today and shared the card I made.

    1. Thank you - it's a gorgeous Suite, isn't it?


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