Monday, 12 April 2021

Enjoy the Moment - five card ideas with one stamp set

Enjoy the Moment Stampin Up card ideas

One of the things I love about papercrafting and Stampin’ Up!® projects is the versatility. You can take one design and reuse it with different products – which is why our catalogue used to be called an Idea Book & Catalogue. SU actually dropped the name because nobody bothered to say it all – we just called it the catalogue. 

Enjoy the Moment Stampin Up stamp set

This stamp set, Enjoy the Moment, is actually one of my favourites from the January-June Mini Catalogue, but I confess I haven't used it as much as I should. Fortunately, it’s carrying over into the new Annual Catalogue, which comes out in May so I will have plenty more chances to create with it. 

What I did do was spend time attempting to recreate some of the designs from my Dandy Garden Day using Enjoy the Moment instead.

Happily, many of the projects were easily adapted. This is exactly the principle of CASEin (Copy And Share Everything). You don't have to copy something exactly; you can always take inspiration from a project even if you don’t own the same stamp set, or paper, or colours. 

 Enjoy the Moment Stampin Up card ideas

This card is very similar to the original which you can see here. I just changed the images and moved the braided linen thread to a different position. The ‘hello’ is actually from Garden Wishes and because it’s so small, I’ve stamped it three times, and I’ve coloured around the main image using the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker.

Enjoy the Moment Stampin Up card ideas

Enjoy the Moment Stampin Up card ideas

This, too, is a version of a card from the Dandy Garden Day. I created the background in the same way, using Blending Brushes and spatters of diluted ink, loosely followed the same card design but omitted the ribbon, changed the greeting panel and of course the images.

Enjoy the Moment Stampin Up card ideas

I love creating ‘messy’ backgrounds like this as they give your images extra depth and are of course very fun to do!

Enjoy the Moment Stampin Up card ideas

I strayed into new territory for the rest of the cards, including this note card. As you can probably see, I had begun colouring around the image in Pool Party but decided I wasn’t keen so went for the Blending Brushes instead, using much darker shades of Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede. 

Enjoy the Moment Stampin Up card ideas

It was a little blotchy (it looks worse in the photo, I promise!) so I attempted to disguise this with some stamping and finally by running it through the Subtle Embossing Folder (retiring soon!). It’s all set at an angle on some Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper.

Don’t give up on a project if it doesn’t go to plan. Keep sponging, blending, ageing, embossing, stamping... whatever floats your boat. Worst case scenario will see you throwing it in the recycling after all. The best case scenario will see you creating something wonderful!

Enjoy the Moment Stampin Up card ideas

This is another fun background technique. Lots of blending with the Blending Brushes to create a dark, moody background. This has a vague ombré effect, with darker ink at the bottom of the card. On top of this I have stamped ‘Happy Birthday’ repeatedly without reinking, overlapping the words over and over again, to create an interesting effect. This really helps the seed heads to stand out; of course it also helps that I popped them up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Enjoy the Moment Stampin Up card ideas

Finally I created this simple Thinking of You card using the large greeting from Rooted In Nature. I masked a vertical line and applied Misty Moonlight ink using a Blending Brush, then stamped the images on top, popping up a couple to add interest. I kept it fairly simple because I feel that cards of this type shouldn’t be brash, as their purpose is to convey sympathy rather than show off our skills!

The Enjoy the Moment stamp set is available in the January-June Mini Catalogue. If you are in the UK and would like to order, please visit my store and, if you use the April host code TRPKSXWR, I’ll send you a thank you gift in May!

Does your wish list come to more than £99? Please get in touch and I will help you get more for your money and unlock discounts all year round.  

1 comment:

  1. I loved this set when it first appeared in the catalog and ordered it. I have looked at it at least a hundred times but had no idea where to start! Found your projects today and fell in love with the set again! Thanks for the inspiration.


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