Friday 2 July 2021

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Recipe

Hi crafters,

It's the first Friday of the month and that means a Global Stamping Friends blog hop.  We are a group of international Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who love to share our passion for creativity through our monthly hops.  I'm one of the European demos, based in the UK.  This month's theme is Recipe and the recipe we are using is Crumb Cake with food If you've come from Jan's wonderful post, you are on the right track.  There is also a full list of participants at the end of this post.  

This theme really had me in a pickle!  I pulled out all my stamp sets that feature food and went about creating from there.  The first card I made features the Measure of Love stamp set and What's Cookin'? bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue.  

I adhered a panel of the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper at a jaunty angle and I call this the tablecloth design!  I cut the chopping board from Crumb Cake cardstock using the Cookin' Dies.  The debossed detail is part of the die.  I stamped the bowl and spatula from the What's Cookin'? stamp set and the cupcake and sentiment from the Measure of Love stamp set.  I coloured the tip of the spatula with a Water Painter and Rich Razzleberry ink.  I stamped and fussy cut an extra bowl front and added this with Stampin' Dimensionals to give the bowl some shape.  I also added dimension behind the cupcake.  

My second card is completely different but still features the recipe for the theme of the blog hop.  This time round I used the Sweet Strawberry bundle which includes a punch.  

I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut from Crumb Cake cardstock and then ran the panel through again with the circle die from the Picture This Dies.  I used the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and ran the panel through my Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine for a third time.  I used Garden Green cardstock with the Stitched Greenery Die and then applied a layer of white ink on top.  I die cut the panel using the same circles die from the Picture This Dies.  However the white ink made the cardstock too light compared to the stamping on the strawberries so I added a little Garden Green for a shaded look.  I made the strawberries using Poppy Parade and Garden Green inks and cut these out with the Strawberry Builder Punch.  I added smiley faces to the strawberries with a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  The small white flowers are from the Peach Dies - these dies have lots of small flowers and leaves which are the perfect finishing touch for your projects.  I stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink and then fussy cut using Paper Snips.  I added dimension behind the strawberries whilst keeping the remainder of the card flat.  

Here's the two cards side by side.  

And now it's on to the next stop on our Recipe Blog Hop.  Click the next arrow below to see Tricia's fantastic post.  Don't forget that we love to hear from you so be sure to leave us a comment.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

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  1. I love that little cupcake - made me look at that stamp set! And the faces on your strawberries are adorable. Thanks for sharing these cute cards :-D

  2. Wonderful cards. So many great details.

  3. Both of your cards are seriously cute Rachel!💕I really want the Stitched Greenery Die, along with all the other stand alone die sets. LOL!!