Saturday, April 18, 2020

Social Stamping - Friend

Hello and welcome to the Social Stamping Blog Host with a whole group of talented crafters joining in from around the world.

The group was put together by my lovely friend and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Kelly Kent for us to share our creations at a time where we are social distancing and many are in isolation.
You may have arrived from seeing Chantell Randall's gorgeous creation but if you started here, click the 'Next' button at the bottom of this post to continue hopping.

The theme that Kelly has chosen for us this week is 'Friend'. Friendship is more important than ever during this time in isolation and I am so thankful for the wonderful network of friends I have through my love of crafting.
For my card I decided to Case myself.
This is a card which I designed last November when I had the honour to present the Peaceful Poppies Suite at OnStage Local in Perth.

Whisper White Thick cardstock 21cm x 14.85cm for the card base scored at 10.5cm
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (DSP) 14.85cm x 10.5cm
Whisper White cardstock 15cm x 6cm to stamp poppy blooms & leaves
Blackberry Bliss cardstock 10cm x 10.5cm for partial die-cut layer
and 2 pieces 7cm x 1cm to die cut the border
Vellum 10.3cm x 9cm

Step 1
Partially die cut the 'Swirly' shape as shown (Note: the cardstock will only be cut where the top cutting plate covers the die)

Step 2
Mark the cardstock for cutting as shown then cut along the pencil lines with a scalpel or paper trimmer

Step 3
The finished die-cut will look like this.
Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder

Step 4
Adhere the border pieces to the lower edge of the die-cut

Step 5
Mark the Vellum at 5.7cm on the shorter (9cm) side and use the paper trimmer to cut diagonally as shown

Step 6
Stamp the poppy blooms and leaves with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Sponge the poppy blooms in a circular motion with Blackberry Bliss ink starting in the centre and working out to the edges.
Colour the leaves using the Light and Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends.
Die cut the stamped and coloured images.

Step 7
Adhere the DSP to the card base.
Adhere the Vellum to the DSP using either Tear n Tape or Glue Dots.

Step 8
Adhere the Blackberry Bliss die-cut to the card front.
Adhere the poppy blooms and leaves to the die-cut using Dimensionals.

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Next up is my very talented friend Kelly Kent who I'm sure has an inspiring project to show you.

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us today. If you get lost or if there's a broken link, you can find a link to the next blog in the list of participants below.

Participant list | “Friend”
1.                Kelly Kent
2.                Nicole Wilson
3.                Chloe Evans
4.                Odette Kermode
5.                Leonie Stuart
6.                Narelle Simm
7.                Lisa Whitehead
8.                Vicki Boucher
9.                Michelle Strazds
10.           Julia Quinn
11.           Nikki Spencer
12.           Mandy Depiazzi
13.           Sheila Pybus
14.           Andrea Sargent
15.           Peta Stephen
16.           Richelle Fletcher
17.           Shannon Kissane
18.           Sharon Dalton
19.           Lauren Meiklejohn
20.           Leonie Schroder
21.           Monique Fielder
22.           Tanya Bell
23.           Angela Meiritz-Reid
24.           Chantell Randall

25.           Denise Buetler   (you are currently here)


  1. Yes life is certainly better with a friend like you xxxx I love this Denise and I love the tip on the die background x

  2. Wow, stunning card! Love all the instructions - thankyou so very much for sharing. The piece of vellum really makes a difference to the whole look of the card! And the partially cut die for the greeting is totally inspired. Love it all.

  3. Beautiful card Denise. Your presentation was awesome! I can't wait until the next event where we can all get together again. Kelly x

  4. Beautiful card. I love how you partially cut the die and used this for the sentiment on a diagonal.

  5. Denise I love your partial die cut, it’s so clever. Beautiful card, the colours work so well together.

  6. Denise! The poppy queen! Wow...everytime I grab this set I think of you. I love how your did the die on this card. So pretty. I must try it. Mandy x

  7. Beautiful card and a great technique with the partial diecutting. Love the embossed sentiment too. TFS