HOPE | Phoenix Stamp

Hello! We hope your week is going ok. It’s been a busy one here behind the scenes as we continue working on our new studio, and of course shipping all the orders placed this week. We have some wonderful inspiration for you today from Stempelfrida, featuring our Phoenix stamp with the oh so relevant HOPE sentiment on a really striking card…


I would like to send you a lot of hope for the new year. Something that you must never lose. There is always a way and so we will be happy again. You can see this hope in my card, as it rises with the phoenix and carries warming power. In mythology, the Phoenix burns and rises again from its ashes.


phoenix card | hope | handmade | stamping
 
 
The trick with my card is to use a stamping platform. With that tool you can impress a stamp over and over again in the same position. This way you can achieve great effects. I stamped with Versamark each time here. I use it exclusively when I want to emboss. It is just perfect. I embossed the first layer in white. Then I left the stamp on the platform, wiped it off again and applied Versamark in the lower areas and stamped it off again. I embossed these areas with a yellow powder. I continued like this and dabbed smaller and smaller areas at the bottom with Versamark and used the colors orange and red one after the other.


phoenix stamp | embossing


For the flames under the bird I used a black embossing powder, but you can also use a colourless one. I have preferred black, because mine has a very fine grain and so the details are well visible.
 


I used black embossing powder for the word hope also. This way it looks as if it was left blank.


 

Supplies
 

Phoenix Stamp | embossing powder | stamping | handmade card

 



Phoenix stamp | flames | hope sentiment

 






Your card design is amazing! The flames look gorgeous in black and the phoenix looks awesome!
Thank you stempelfrida ♡



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Stay safe.

Helen & Mark xx


 
 

 

Look Forward With Hope

Good Evening, we are back with our 3rd and final inspirational post today. Sharon Traynor has created a gorgeous and really uplifting card featuring stamps from our ‘Look Forward With Hope’ set…


Hello there,

Today’s card is spreading a positive message and was created as inspiration for the ‘Brighten Someone’s Day’ challenge, and what can be brighter or more cheery than spreading a little sunshine and hope, eh?




This ‘Look Forward With Hope’ stamp set is one that I regularly turn to for spreading some cheer or just giving someone a little boost.  It is full of beautiful and positive sentiments.


Here is how I made this card:


First, mask off the top portion of the sentiment like I’ve done in this photograph, ink it up, remove the masking and stamp then heat emboss the sentiment onto a strip of vellum.



Next, stamp the sunshine in a rainbow of colours all over a white panel of card.


Now run the panel through an embossing folder for some texture, and distress the edges with some yellow ink.



Add stickles to the centre of each sun and set aside to dry.



Wrap the vellum strip around the panel and mount the panel onto a white card blank with 3d foam.

look forward with hope | card | sentiment stamp



 

Stamps Used:


Positive inspiring sentiment stamps



Other Supplies:

White card, Vellum, scrap paper and masking tape, Versafine onyx black ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Prism Inks, star dust Stickles, embossing folder (Sizzix), 3dfoam pad.


I hope you are all looking forward with hope to a time when we can all meet our friends and families again. But until that time….  Stay safe and stay home folks.


Sending you all big, virtual hugs,
Sharon xx




This is a really beautiful and very uplifting card. Love the sparkle and rainbow colours!
Thank you Sharon ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

 

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