Social Stamping | Brushed Blooms

After a little delay to the start of Social Stamping at the cafe this term (thanks to a snap lockdown), I can’t believe tomorrow is our last session of Term 1. We’ve made some great cards, drunk delicious coffee and shared lots of laughs! The good news is that after a break for school holidays, we’ll be back again in Term 2!

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the cards for tomorrow. Inspired by the catalogue sample on page 29, I’ve adapted to make it work for a larger group.

Brushed Blooms | kelly kent

Rather than stamping each of the colours using the stamp, I’ve used the die to cut out the brushstrokes and filled them in with colour from behind. In rainbow order, they are Magenta Madness, Pumpkin Pie, Bumblebee, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight.

Brushed Blooms | kelly kent

We don’t have the option to heat emboss at the cafe, so I’ve changed the sentiment to white cardstock with Night of Navy ink, and also used Night of Navy for the leaves. Using a dark blue instead of black is one of my favourite tips for getting a dark but solid image. Memento and StazOn black inks are great and definitely have their purposes, but I find it hard to get a consistent coverage unless I stamp several times.

Brushed Blooms | kelly kent

The roses are stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cut with the dies from this coordinating set – Beautiful Brushstrokes Dies. I’ve layered on a vellum circle to give some definition and added some gold gem bling!

I always offer any alternative for classes – but the differences on this one are subtle! The specific sizing of the Brushstrokes die makes it hard to change the layout too much!

Brushed Blooms | kelly kent

Can you spot the changes? The flowers are on the left side, the sentiment in stamped on a long strip and not cut into words and the brushstrokes are upside down compared to the other cards. I can’t wait to see how the stampers change up the design tomorrow to show their creative flair.

Brushed Blooms | kelly kent

Join me tomorrow at the Taste of Dalyellup cafe – 9.30am start. We have the table reserved until 11am, but you can dash off before then if you need!

See you tomorrow. If you’re definitely going to be there, let me know so I can save a kit for you. RSVPS are helpful but not essential – I always have extras on the day.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Just Add Ink #547 | photo inspiration

It’s time – time for another Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a fabulous photo inspiration for you. Use it to get started on some Easter crafting or let it inspiration another type of project for you.

I’ve used it to get crafty with a sentiment that I was so excited to receive. The Brushed Blooms stamp set has the sentiment “let’s paint the town as long as I’m home by 9:00”. Such a fun greeting – and so true of my preferred way of celebrating these days. I can craft until the early hours of the morning but if I’m out and about I’m yawning by 9pm!

There’s so many pretty colours in the wreath – I tried to capture most of them in the brushstrokes along the side of the card. In order they are Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Gray Granite, Pretty Peacock, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose and Merry Merlot.

The dies in Beautiful Brushstrokes Dies cut three layers of two different types of rose. I’ve cut all three layers in Basic White cardstock and layered them together for lots of texture. The leaves are Mint Macaron, cut using another die from the set.

And the final touch is that sentiment!!! White heat embossed on Rococo Rose cardstock and then cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.

What kind of party life do you enjoy? Home by 9? Or just getting started at 9?


This project is only one of many from the Just Add Ink Design Team. You can see the rest of the DT projects over the Just Add Ink blog. You can also join in the challenge there too – show us what this inspiration picture inspires to you create!

Have a wonderful weekend of crafty fun!

Brushed Blooms | hello thirty!

I had the absolute pleasure of attending the most beautiful high tea yesterday for my gorgeous friend Melissa. She thought of every detail to make it a wonderful afternoon with delicious food, yummy drinks and pretty decor.

Without even knowing it, the card I made her almost perfectly matched her cake! This is the cake, made by Deb…

This is the card using the Brushed Blooms set and Beautiful Brushstrokes Dies.

The beautiful patterned paper is from the Sand & Sea DSP. It’s one of my favourites from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalogue. Those colours!!! I’ve coordinated the colours for the flowers – Rococo Rose in full strength and stamped off and Blushing Bride. The leaves are Sahara Sand.

I’ve layered the flowers with some trim – Whisper White Polka Dot ribbon and twine from the Snail Mail Combo Pack and then attached them to a label from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Happiest 30th birthday gorgeous Mel! Here’s to a decade of wonderful adventures, great company and you being your fabulous self!