Saturday, 18 April 2020

Social Stamping - Friend

Hello and welcome to the weekly Social Stamping Blog Hop with so many talented crafters around the world joining in.
My friend Kelly Kent is the mastermind behind this and she put the group together to share our creations in a time where we are all social distancing and many are in isolation. It is a very unnerving time for a lot of people as some have medical issues and loved ones who are compromised and can not afford to get ill. Creating is my sanity at the moment as I am a pretty social person and not being able to meet friends just at the coffee shop or have a card class is really hard.

So here is the next theme that Kelly has set for us and it is "Friend"

You have come from Kelly's blog

I am still loving the dies from the new Ornate bundle so I decided to cut one of the floral frames and use it on my background.... However the first card did not go so well... I went to cut the stitched frame from it and because my plates on my die cutting machine were old and had lots of cuts it stuck and ripped it as well as put a lot of dirty old cardstock on it...… back to the drawing board I went and found a couple of new pads... I thought I would grab a stamp set I haven't used in a while to add to the front of the card and I am pretty happy with it...

Silver Glimmer Cardstock doesn't like intricate dies very much so either peel off some of the backing card to make the paper a bit thinner and/ or run the die through your die cutting machine quite a few times with a piece of shim to get it to cut right through.

  • Stamps: Floral Essence and Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Ink: Memento and Granny Apple Green
  • Card: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo and Silver Glimmer
  • Tools: Lovely Lipstick & Flirty Flamingo Light and Dark Stampin' Blends, Ornate Borders, Ornate Frames and Stitched Rectangle Dies with a Die cutting/Embossing Machine as well as the Leaf and Perennial Flower Punches
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Clear Faceted Gems

Jump on over to the other side of Australia to the gorgeous Chloe to see what she has made!

Participant list | “Friend”
  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Chloe Evans
  4. Odette Kermode
  5. Sheila Pybus
  6. Richelle Fletcher
  7. Shannon Kissane
  8. Sharon Dalton
  9. Lauren Meiklejohn
  10. Leonie Schroder
  11. Monique Fielder
  12. Tanya Bell
  13. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  14. Chantell Randall
  15. Denise Buetler


  1. WHAT!!!! That is amazing!! You might have actually convinced me to get those dies, which I hated. Your card is stunning Nic. L.O.V.E!!

  2. WOW! Amazing background on a beautiful card! Kelly x

  3. Totally totally gorgeous! Love the white on white effect and the silver detail is sublime! What a stunning card and a beautiful card to give a friend.

  4. LOVE the tone on tone background... with that splash of colour... Perfection
    Cheers Shaz

  5. Beautiful card. I love how you created the background by repeating the die.

  6. Wow - beautiful! Love the background you created, Nicole. The pops of colour, and the sweet elements you've clustered, look so good against the white. Really eye-catching.

  7. Love your card Nicole, the white die cutting makes a perfect backdrop for the flowers x

  8. Fabulous card Nicole, the background looks stunning. I love the glimmer card stock die cut, it works so well behind the leaves and flower.

  9. I love the pop of the green on this card Nicole, it is so bright and a great focal point. So pretty xx