Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe Stippled Blossoms

I have another new favourite stamp set to show you today.  Who are we kidding?  They are all my new favourite stamp sets!  Today's is a gorgeous floral two-step stamp set.  SU produce a number of two-step sets where you first stamp a solid block of the image in a lighter colour and you then overstamp with a more detailed image in a darker colour.  The results are sensational!  Come and have a look:

The flowers were first stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe, one of the lovely new in-colours, and then overstamped with Calypso Coral, which is now in our regular colour families.  The leaves were stamped first in Pear Pizzazz, again, an old in-colour that has returned to join the family, and then again in Wild Wasabi.  The leaves were carefully stamped onto the Whisper White card using my stamp-a-ma-jig for careful positioning, while the blooms were stamped onto scrap card and then cut out before mounting on some dimensionals.  A stamp-a-ma-jig really is an essential tool for this card, whether or not you are using wood mount stamps, as it helps get those images lined up exactly.

The greeting I added is from the lovely Trust God set, and the whole thing is mounted on Calypso Coral card.  There are another couple of blooms stamped on the inside of the card to finish it off nicely.

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Trust God
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi
Card: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Other: stamp-a-ma-jig

Quite a short supply list today but it's a card that really packs a punch, I think.  And it's three in a row for the Playground as I used up some more snippets making this.  I think this means I get an extra go on the slide :)  I'm also going to take this over for a play at Addicted to CAS where the codeword is 'Summer'.

I couldn't stop chuckling with today's feline.  Hope it makes you smile too!

Thanks, as always, for your visit,


  1. A beautiful and stunning card Victoria.

  2. LOVE this card Victoria, and the Blossoms stamp set is divine, especially the way you used it so well. Great to see you relaxing and playing in the Playground!

    Love the kitty piccie - I'm sure I did that as a kid too :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. You have a very alliterative post title today! Crisp Canteloupe makes my mouth water ;-)
    And I slammed the door so often as a teenage, it's amazing it didn't fall off its hinges, lol!!
    Hugs, LLJ 60 xx

  4. A really pretty card and sentiment hun. Hugs, Claire x

  5. Gorgeous stamping, Victoria. Your roses are beautiful (one of my most favourite flowers) and the verse is lovely. Hugs, Sue x

  6. Gorgeous card Victoria, fabulous stamping and wonderful use of colour. Not surprised you love it Karen x

  7. These two colors are so perfect together! I really need to get that set! This picture reminds me of my grandson. Especially the caption!

  8. Everything in simplicity ! I likkkkeeeeeee !!!!!

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine ;)

  9. This is a beautiful card Victoria. Love the colours you have used.
    Looking forward to seeing you arrive on Di's bus! You do realise I will be making a charge for coming in my room! Well have you seen how much those drawers were?!!

  10. This is a fabulous card Victoria, that stamp set is gorgeous and I love the colours you have chosen.

  11. Simply divine! Such a simple card but so much impact!

  12. Victoria, this beautiful card did indeed pack a punch. Love that set & it's on my wish list. Your chosen colors were gorgeous and liked the way you had the corner sentiment. Hope you're feeling wonderful & getting all things ready. Time will pass & the event will be here before you realize! TFS such a lovely card.

  13. Beautiful card Victoria-i love the colours you have used,and that is such a beautiful flower set :)
    Nessa xxx

  14. Beautiful job on those dual stamped flowers!! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

  15. Lovely roses, Victoria! Love your coloring and the simple card design. Well done.

  16. They really do look amazing - the double stamping is so clever. And yes, the cat's a delight... you'll have all that to come of course!!
    Alison x

  17. Hi Victoria, Hope all is well. Beautiful card. Great to see you joining in the fun. Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS challenge. Apologies for late visit.
    Regards Florence x


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