Michelle Last

Sketch challenge using World of Dreams from Stampin Up

Good morning!  Hope everything is tip top in your world.

World of dreams by Stampin UpI have had an idea to use the hardwood stamp as a picture frame for a while now and decided that this sketch was perfect as it made me think of a picture frame hanging on the wall so I set to work to make the frame.  I stamped soft suede ink using the Hardwood stamp onto crumb cake cardstock. To be honest it was rather a hurried attempt and I think I could have engineered the frame a little better so don’t look too closely!

I stamped the branch and birds onto whisper white once I had coloured the stamp in using crumb cake, soft suede and chocolate chip marker pens.  I then coloured the leaves using a versamark marker and heat embossed the leaves in gold embossing powder.  I used a piece of DSP from the new Lullaby designer series paper and stamped the greeting on the front and inside using the Bravo photopolymer stamp set and Early Espresso Ink.

SB63 stamping&blogging sketch
Perhaps I should look a little closer, I only just saw the ‘stamp the background’ instruction on the sketch – aaarggghhh!!!

Here is the inside…..

world-of-dreams-stampin Up card It seems I need a little practice with my new photopolymer set as its a bit wobbly, I think I pressed too hard! On the bright side, would be perfect for a slime or Halloween effect ;0)

And here it is close up….

gold embossed world of dreams
I made the 6×6″ card blank using the new kraft cardstock, it is a lovely heavy weight cardstock in the same colour as the boxes Stampin Up sell, so perfect when a more sturdy card is needed.  I cannot wait to have more time to play with the World of Dreams set from Stampin’ Up!

So why not pop on over to the wonderful design team and see if they followed the sketch more closely than I did!!

Sandi MacIver’s Blog
Amy Koender’s Blog
Lee Conrey’s Blog
Claire Daly’s Blog
Caroline van der Straaten’s Blog
Marine Wiplier’s Blog
Shelagh Freemantle
Kerstin Kreis

Here are the supplies I used in my card

Today is my sons 18th Birthday.  Dom is off shortly to Barcelona with 7 of his friends to party in style.  I cannot believe it was 18 years ago today that I welcomed this little bundle into our lives.  It is one of my proudest moments and I am blessed and honoured to call him my son.
Wishing you all a great day, especially Dom!
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Stampin' Up! UK's #1 Demonstrator Michelle Last based in Buckinghamshire. Classes, inspiration, order online and advice. I would love to hear from you.


  1. I love your card, the bird nest is so pretty! And the inside is just as fabulous as the outside.

  2. Wow, that frame is super cute!! What a great idea, and 3D too. Big happy birthday to Dom as well!

  3. hi cutie 🙂
    you look gorgeous on both pictures 😉 say gratulations to your son.
    your card is really lovely, the frame is coming on my “to-do”-list!

  4. So cute those little birds ! Love your card ! And a very happy birthday to your boy !

  5. Lovely, stunning, so creative – and stinkin adorable!…LOL… I love that little frame and the color choice is perfect! and a very Happy Birthday to Dom!

  6. Wow Michelle, this is just beautiful! I LOVE the gold leaves – I’ll totally be CASEing this when my stamp set arrives later today – such a pretty stamp set! And isn’t that paper just so cute!?! Happy Birthday to Dom! x

    • Thanks Amanda, I am such a big fan of your beautiful cards I am honoured you like one of mine! Hope you love the set, I predict you will see me using it many many more times!! x

  7. Wow!!! this is Gorgeous Michelle. Love the little frame and how you made such a tiny image into a big statement. Beautiful!

  8. Congratulations on Dom’s 18th Birthday Michelle!
    Love the frame you made and the golden leaves are just a brilliant little extra touch.

  9. This card is beautiful…the frame is a wonderful art piece !

  10. What a fabulous idea- you are so creative!

  11. Donna Zammit says:

    Oh my the little frame is actually 3D amazeballs! Love, love, love.. what a nice touch with the gold leaves. Michelle you are very creative. I so enjoy your blog, it always makes me smile and feel inspired. Where does the time go with our children? They grow so fast and at my house very very tall! My eldest lad of 16 is 6’5″ It’s quite hilarious chastising someone who is that tall lol Cheers Donna Z 🙂

    • Oh my goodness, you may have to stand on the third step to tell your sixteen yr old off, he is so tall!! Love your comments Donna, thanks so much x