Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop – January | All You Need is Love

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Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for January. This month our theme is All You Need is Love! We are sure that you will find some incredible inspiration from the projects that you are about to see.
Love Themed card for Mediterranean Blog Hop #gvachieversbloghop by Stampin Up Demonstrator Sarah Berry
For my card I’ve chosen to go all out on the love hearts. Stampin’ Up! have a Project Life stamp set called Happy Times, which has a cute heart in it. I really like the style of the heart and wanted to use it in multiple colours. This is what I came up with, I die cut a heart on my Big Shot machine and kept what would have been the waste to use as a mask. I grabbed some old washi tape, and used that to stick my white card layer down, and also the template in position over the top.
Love Heart Masking
The colours I used were Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Mint Macaron. Starting at the bottom I stamped in Night of Navy ink, then worked my way up, making sure I stamped a couple rows of each colour. Don’t you just love the ombre effect? The trickest part of this is when you’re stamping over the edges of the template. You just have to pay special attention that the ink has taken to the white. Then when you’ve finished stamping, it’s time for the big reveal! If you have inky hands – go and wash them! Haha!!
Love Themed card close up for Mediterranean Blog Hop #gvachieversbloghop by Stampin Up Demonstrator Sarah Berry
The close up of the card shows you a little more detail. The Happy Anniversary greeting is from a new stamp set in the Spring/Summer Catalogue, it’s called Number of Years. I’ve used just a couple stamps from that set (isn’t the font nice?) and of course, you can buy framelits that match too! (See 15% off bundle here)
Close up of Anniversary point created with the Itty Bitty Heart Punch
I’ve stamped ‘Happy’ into a Sweetheart punch out and the ‘Anniversary’ words were cut out with Snips, the shaped at the end using the Itty Bitty Heart Punch. See photo above for how I did this.
Colouring Glimmer Paper with Stampin' Write Markers
I’ve added some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper hearts, using the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. One heart I’ve left as is, and the other is Island Indigo Glimmer Paper. How did I do that when we don’t stock Island Indigo Glimmer???   – Well the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer is basically a white paper, which you can colour on top of, creating any colour glimmer paper that you’d like. I took a coordinating Stampin’ Write Marker Pen, in Island Indigo and used the brush tip. You just keep adding the colour, and then it’s important to blot it with a piece of kitchen towel. I don’t think you’ll ever get a rich colour, it’s just subtle really which is quite nice.
Love Themed card inside view for Mediterranean Blog Hop #gvachieversbloghop by Stampin Up Demonstrator Sarah Berry
And to finish here’s the inside of my card, where I’ve just kept it simple with three hearts in Night of Navy.
Thank you for visiting me today, I’m so pleased you did. I really appreciate your comments and reply to each and every one. Thank you!



Sarah Berry
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  1. 27 January 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Love love love this! Really effective masking technique.

  2. 27 January 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Lovely project, and some great ideas and tips xxx

  3. 27 January 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Great idea! Thanks for your tips

    • 27 January 2016 / 9:49 pm

      Hi Anke, thank you 🙂 I hope you give it ago!

  4. 27 January 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Gorgeous card Sarah – I love it!! Caught my eye on my Facebook feed so had to pop over and have a look! 🙂 x

    • 27 January 2016 / 9:47 pm

      Hi Tracy! Thank you very much for popping over! 😉

  5. 27 January 2016 / 11:16 pm

    Ohhh, Sarah, this is fantastic. I appreciate the tutorial, too. It makes it so easy to CASE ((wink, wink))

    • 28 January 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Please share what you create Lisa xx

  6. Georgia Giguere
    27 January 2016 / 11:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing this super fun technique! Love the card!

    • 28 January 2016 / 9:15 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m glad you liked it Georgia x

  7. 28 January 2016 / 12:14 am

    Ok this opens a whole world of possibilities. So pretty. Thank you for the ideas.

  8. 28 January 2016 / 4:56 am

    This is so soft and whimsical. I totally love it! The colours. The card. The whole thing! Thanks for joining this month. Happy hopping and God Bless, ~Cynthia <

    • 28 January 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you Cynthia! That’s so nice of you to say so 🙂

  9. 28 January 2016 / 7:39 am

    LOVE your beautiful creation!

    • 28 January 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Hi Constanze! And I LOVE your comment!

  10. 28 January 2016 / 11:13 am

    I just love your color combo. Thank you for sharing. Angexx

    • 28 January 2016 / 9:08 pm

      Hi Ange, thank you for your comment xx

  11. 28 January 2016 / 11:49 am

    Your card is stunning!!! I love all the hearts and the color combo is beautiful!

    • 28 January 2016 / 9:06 pm

      Hi Anji, thank you. I do love my blues!

  12. 28 January 2016 / 1:15 pm

    I absolutely love this card. Such different colors than I would have thought to use but absolutely fabulous!!! I will have to try this. Thank you for sharing!

    • 28 January 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks Phyllis!! I’d love to see what you come up with. 🙂

  13. 28 January 2016 / 1:20 pm

    I have to say…you have outdone yourself Sarah!
    Love your card. The colors, the shapes and everything on it.
    And I also really like your new blog layout.
    Great job Pinkie sister x

    • 28 January 2016 / 8:49 pm

      Hi Caro, you’re so sweet. Thank you for saying so xxxx

  14. Mary Alice Bellis
    29 January 2016 / 2:27 am

    This is one of the most clever cards I’ve seen in a long time. Right away I am thinking “what do I have that I could use to duplicate this technique?” Can hardly wait to give it a try. Thanks for all the refreshing ideas.

  15. 3 February 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Wow, this card is so amazing. Love the idea ;o) TFS

  16. 9 April 2016 / 9:22 pm

    I love everything about this card! You have outdone yourself with it, Sarah! I especially love how you used the tip of the Itty Bitty Accents heart punch to create the flag on the end of your sentiment strip. Brilliant!

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