Beautiful You meets Calypso Coral

By | 29/01/2017

I must admit when I first saw the Beautiful You stamp set in the catalogue my initial thoughts were “not my kind of stamp set” but after seeing many fabulous creations, I have been converted.  The set is somewhat reminiscent of the sketches on the front of old sewing patterns.  There are a number of lovely uplifting sentiments that work well with images.

For this card I have stamped the image and sentiment using black Staz On ink.  It may not be obvious but I have used Stampin’ Up!’s new watercolour pencils for the limbs and using Staz On avoids the possibility of the outline smudging when using the blender pens or aqua brush.

I also stamped the image on a scrap of Calypso Coral paper from the Designer Series Paper (DSP)stack and fussy cut the dress and hat which I then carefully adhered on top of the original image.  This technique is referred to as Paper Piecing and is a handy way of ‘colouring’ images.

A strip of the reverse of the same (DSP) paper down the side of the top layer and finished off with piece of Calypso Coral Thick Bakers Twine tied in a bow completes the topper.  This is all then mounted onto a Calypso Coral card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Be sure to check in again as I plan to share a number of other cards using the Beautiful You stamp set.

Happy stamping!


If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:-
Stamp set:  Beautiful You
Card:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Subtles Designer Series Paperstack
Embellishments:  Calypso Coral Thick Bakers Twine
Miscellaneous:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Staz On Black Ink, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens.

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