Michelle Last

Peaceful Pines from Stampin’ Up! for #GDP012

This week we are casing the designer and the wonderful designer is Brian King.  I have been able to get to know Brian since being on the design team and he is the most lovely, sweet man you will ever meet!

I really did not intend to make another Christmas card but the offering the current seasonal is so vast I don’t think I will ever need another Christmas stamp set to stay inspired!

Peaceful Pines from Stampin Up

One of my team shared a technique at the recent OnStage event and it got me inspired to try it with the back ground stamp from ‘You’ve Got This’.  I tore some rough paper to create the hilly background and stamped the sketchy background twice using Sofy Sky and Smoky Slate Ink.

Peaceful Pines from Stampin Up

I stamped a piece of smoky slate with the technique using the Watercolour Wash background stamp and ink refills and then stamped the tress in versamark and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  I added a little dazzling diamonds using the 2 way glue pen and then punched the small stars from the Confetti Stars Border Punch.

I used the sentiment from the Peaceful pines stamp set and added a little music paper and a glimmer star to finish it off.

Here is the original card which I cased from Brian King –

#GDP012 case the designer Brian King

So why not join us and make a card using the sketch above and share on the Global Design Project Challenge blog, we would love to see what you made!

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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. Oh, Michelle – This technique is amazing. What a beautiful backdrop for these lovely trees! I’m so happy I’ve been able to get to know you and am so happy that you played along with this week’s challenge to CASE my card. I’m in love with the serene scene you created – and all from two silly penguins on a snowbank. Your project – as always – is gorgeous.

  2. I love this card!! It is gorgeous! I may have to case this as it has quickly become one of my favorites for Christmas. I am amazed how you came up with this from the penguin card. you are amazing and creative.

  3. I love the two tone stamped texture behind you snowbanks Michelle! I really want to try that one myself. You have nailed the many layers that Brian so loves as well, lol! Lovely card, as always xox

  4. Teneale Williams says:

    A stunning creation, I had to stop for a few minutes to take in all the little details and there are just so many. Each and every week, I am blown away by your creations.

  5. Michel you are the best …love your work and congratulations for all the achievements in your career in Stampin Up! whoo hooo 8 years sharing the best creativity, ideas and being such amazing support for the SU team in the UK. Besos!!!

  6. I would have never thoughtto use the You’ve got this like that! so cleaver!

  7. Michelle, I love the frosty background you achieved on this card. It makes me want to cozy up with a blanket. Beautiful work.

  8. Each week you share your amazing creations and each week I’m floored. So many pretty elements and just a gorgeous card. xo

  9. Classic, elegant and really lovely details. Love it, Michelle.
    Hugs Tanja

  10. Absolutely beautiful!