Friday, 5 April 2019

Celebrate the Neutrals for Global Stampin Friends Blog Hop

 
Hello and welcome to this month's Global Stampin Friends international blog hop from Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa in the UK...
This month's theme is simply...  Neutrals... so I kept everything simple... so as to keep the colours as the main stage event...

So I have focused on the this year's NEW Neutrals... Gray Granite (new), Merry Merlot (new), Night of Navy (old!!!) and Mossy Meadow (returning In Color)
They aren't all new colours... but they were all new to the Neutrals collection... and I think these make this collection truly great ...  
As now... with the greens, blues and reds in the Neutrals... there is something for everything...  and so it is a brilliant collection to buy to start off your Stampin' Up! colour co-ordination journey.... 
And what better image to prove that these Neutrals now have something for every occasion... but a flourish with a leaf and flower or two... care of Flourishing Phrases... 

Which has been around a while... but is still a go to set for me for this flourish and the greetings... so I really hope it carries over to the New Annual Catalogue... but more on that come 15th April...
Flourishing Phrases Clear-Mount Stamp Set
But whilst I was here... and as we now have 3 of these 4 colours in Stampin Blends alcohol marker pens...  I couldn't resist trying out my Stampin Blends in a slightly different way to the norm... as we tend to just use Memento Black when colouring in with Blends... 
But I have used our classic ink pads & marker pens for inking up here... and the Stampin Blends work a treat with them...  try it ... you won't be disappointed!
And for those of you that like the details... as this design maximises quantities from a piece of A4 cardstock... 

The card blank is 10.5cm Square (so 2 from A4)... with a 9.9cm panel (so 6 from A4)... and a 2 x 9.9cm greeting "band"... Or for those of you in the US... I would go 4 1/4" Square Card Blank... with a 4" panel ... with a 3/4" x 4" band
The edges of the band and mat are inked direct with Gray Granite around each of the 4 edges (care of a slight & gentle press of each card edge straight onto the ink pad) 

And now it is time to pass you onto the lovely Jan Musselman in the USA... Enjoy!

9. Amanda Bates (YOU ARE HERE)

Amanda's Quick Links
Just click on the relevant pictures below for catalogues and/or more information... 

If you are ordering today... do remember to add the Host Code shown below to earn yourself a gift and help support The Craft Spa at the same time... 
Please note that this host code is relevant to today's blog post date... it does expire and change over themonths... but the current code is always shown at the top right hand side of my blog...

Current Catalogues & Products





15 comments:

  1. WONDERFUL!! TFTS, I love how with a little tweak you can have two different lovely cards.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you... and yes... the use of the Blends in this way does make them different....

      Delete
  2. Love the cards and the nice use of paper too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jan.... I always like to maximise Card use...

      Though of course... you would only get 4 stamped panels from US Letter cardstock when converted to 4” for US measurements... they would have to be 3 5/8” to sensibly get 6 from a piece of US Letter... then with a smaller card blank of 3 7/8” square ... and a 3 5/8” x 3/4” greeting band....

      Delete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great cards, Amanda. I love the simplicity and the use of card.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Libby... I always like to maximise Card use...

      Though of course... you would only get 4 stamped panels from US Letter cardstock when converted to 4” for US measurements... they would have to be 3 5/8” to sensibly get 6 from a piece of US Letter... then with a smaller card blank of 3 7/8” square ... and a 3 5/8” x 3/4” greeting band....

      Delete
  5. Great cards - I love how you just focused on the NEW Neutral colors! Thanks for sharing :-D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Kimberley.... an easy focus for me as these are 4 of my favourite Neutrals...

      Delete
  6. Lovely and simple! Can't complain about that! And you are right! The Neutrals would be a great starter set of inks!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful! Love how you coloured with the blends!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful clean and simple card designs. I love the intricacy of the dies and the way you used these colors. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Tricia.... got to love just letting colours take centre stage!

      Delete

Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa

I hope that you enjoyed this project.

Please use the current Stampin Rewards Host Code (shown at the top right hand side of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! orders over £20 (excluding P&P)

Though if your SU! order is over £150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... You will still get a gift from me...!

Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE do NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I then do not know who - or where- you are ...