Social Stamping | subtles

Hello! Thanks for joining us for another Social Stamping Blog Host. This is the final hop in this series and I’m delighted that my stamping friends & I are sharing projects made using colours from the Subtles Collection.

These colours form some of my favourites in the SU! range and are always a pleasure to create with. They are soft but not meek with the prettiest of tones and the ability to step in for the projects that we need a little elegance for.

My projects today all use a fancy fold that I’ve lifted from a card I got sent for my birthday by my gorgeous friend Elizabeth Gross. I haven’t seen this fold before – I have no idea what’s it’s called but it’s had me at the clever use of DSP.

The card features a tri-fold using the DSP, which opens out and displays both sides of the DSP. Remember when I said in my Stamp Review Crew profile that one of my biggest challenges was choosing the side of the DSP I wanted to use on a card – well this fold solves that problem for you!!!

Every card sits closed using the seashell tab on the left to keep it all together, but when the right side is opened, you can start to see the DSP patterns revealed.

The fully opened card shows the writing panel…

I’ve made a video to show the fancy fold in all its glory – its so simple but so magnificent!

I’ve used three different patterns from the Sand & Sea DSP. And there’s really no better example of when it seems a shame to only use one side than this pack. It retires at the end of the June (when the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalogue finishes) so you’ll want to stock up ASAP in June. As a wonderful parting gift, this DSP will be available from 2nd June at a 50% discount. Order via my online store next Wednesday to secure yours plus so many amazing specials as the Last Chance Retirement List takes over. Click here to see what else you can get a discounted price. Click here to shop online.

The stamp & die bundle for these cards is the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set and Seaside Shells Dies. They are part of the Sand & Sea Suite and coordinate beautifully with the DSP.

The ribbon is from my collection and I have no idea which combo pack it was from – it could be retired!! I’m terrible at keeping all the ribbons & embellishments I ever buy and never being able to keep track of what’s in a catalogue and what’s out! As long as it still looks good, it’s ok to use – yes!?!

Did you spy the three Subtles I used in the cards? My favourite is always Blushing Bride, but there’s nothing like a pretty DSP to urge me on to add in different colours. The other two I’ve used are So Saffron and Balmy Blue. The coordinating neutral is a long time favourite – Sahara Sand.

Next up on the hop is Julia Quinn. Julia has been a part of every single hop since they started last year. That’s an amazing commitment – thanks Julia!

You can see the full participant list and a few of my thoughts about our current COVID situation here in Australia over on the main Social Stamping Blog Host post.

I hope the rest of your weekend is amazing!

Stamp Review Crew – Picture Perfect

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It’s been a while between Stamp Review Crew hops for me, so I’m excited to be back in the mix again today!!

Let me take you around the world for a “Picture Perfect” blog hop.  The hop aims to travel in a circular fashion, but if you get lost along the way, just click on the banner above to take you to the main SRC page.

That’s right, today it’s projects feature the Picture Perfect photopolymer stamp set.

This cute set features 3 multi-step designs including a rose (with leaves), hummingbird & starfish, plus great sentiments for all occasions.


I decided to create tags to use as features on my card fronts – with no-so-perfect watercolour stamping.

As you’ll see on the hop, the 2, 3 or 4 step stamping in these designs create beautiful 3D images that leap off the page.

I wanted to go a little whimsical, so I stamped each layer and then immediately washed over with an aquapainter to make it run.

Here’s the starfish (with Serene Scenery DSP)…

Stamp Review Crew - Picture Perfect. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And the rose…

Stamp Review Crew - Picture Perfect. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And my favourite – the hummingbird!

Stamp Review Crew - Picture Perfect. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


There’s so much you can do with this set!

I can’t wait to see what the crew came up with, starting with Holly Krautkremer.

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Clean & Simple Nature – GDP#031

Shhhhhhhh!  Don’t tell Nanna Papercraft but I stole her Picture Perfect stamp set before she had a chance to use it!

But, in my defence, it’s a Nature challenge over at Global Design Project & this stamp set is so realistic, you’ll want to touch the images to check!


There’s 3 designs in the set plus some lovely sentiments.  The designs consist of either 2 or 3 stamps which create the texture & layers that give the images their realistic finish.

I’ve kept the overall designs clean & simple (sometimes called CAS) to celebrate the beauty of each stamp.


Starfish…

(So Saffron & Crumb Cake with a Hello Honey sentiment)

Clean & Simple: Nature GDP#031. Picture Perfect Starfish. Kelly Kent -mypapercraftjourney.com.


Roses…

(Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo & Rose Red with a Mossy Meadow sentiment)

Clean & Simple: Nature GDP#031. Picture Perfect Roses. Kelly Kent -mypapercraftjourney.com.


Hummingbird…

(Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon & Soft Suede with a Lost Lagoon sentiment)

Clean & Simple: Nature GDP#031. Picture Perfect Hummingbird. Kelly Kent -mypapercraftjourney.com.


Do you have a favourite?  I think I love the roses because they are just so stunning.  Though the hummingbird is pretty special too!

I stamped all the images on Shimmery White paper to give them a little bit of extra pop.  And then fussy cut them out & popped them up on dimensionals.

So, now that I’ve fallen in love with the Picture Perfect stamp set (which I swore I didn’t need), I have 3 options….

A. Keep the stamp set and hope Nanna Papercraft forgets she ordered it

B. Permanently borrow Nanna’s stamp set

C. Buy my own gorgeous Picture Perfect stamp set

Decisions, decisions….  Kelly x

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