Michelle Last

Pinkies Blog Hop showcasing the NEW Stampin’ Up! Spring & Summer Catalogue

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Spring/Summer Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

If you have arrived here from Xandra’s blog a huge welcome to you!

I hope you have had a chance to look through the new Spring & Summer Catalogue and pick out one or two favourites already. I have chosen to use the In The Meadow stamp set from page 28.

In the Meadow from stampin up

I heat embossed the flowers on watercolour paper with clear embossing powder.  I then inked up my clear block E (8.7cm x 11.3cm) with soft sky and pear pizzazz ink and spritzed with a water spray.  I then stamped it on the watercolour paper and left the ink soak in to create the background.

The ink does not stick where the embossing is so I then used a cotton bud/q-tip to add ink on the flower heads in rich razzleberry and blackberry bliss.  I added Old Olive and Garden Green to the stems.

I then stamped around the edges of the watercolour paper with sahara sand ink and the wonderful new Timeless Textures stamps to give it an aged/vintage look. I then save it a final spray of water to make the flowers blend and bleed a little.

The sentiment is from You’re so lovely.  I added some torn patterned paper to the sides and mounted it on some new DSP. I absolutely loved this technique so I set about making some more, here is another one I created.  I went for a less fussy background.

Which do you prefer?

In the Meadow from Stampin Up

This time I used the sentiment from Birthday Blooms and inked the edges with crumb cake ink and the stamp from Timeless Textures.

I have another of this style card but I will post that in a day or two.  It is time to go and see what the lovely Pinkies have made for you.  Next stop is Catherine’s blog. Enjoy hopping and thanks for joining us today!

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About Michelle Last

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. Both cards are wonderful! Great start to the blog hop! Off to see the rest of the creations! Hope the timeless textures stay for a while! Xx

  2. Wow! Gorgeous card! So so pretty. You are so creative.

  3. Beautiful cards Michelle, can’t choose one though – love them both!

  4. Has your signature style – classy and understated xxxx

  5. Bottom one for me, just fabulous sweetie !!

    Hopping off now…

    hugs Diane xx

  6. Very nice Michelle, as always xx

  7. Both lovely and now I want that stamp set grrrr – you enabler you!! lol!! 🙂

  8. Both are lovely, love the softness of the water colouring

  9. Beautiful cards Michelle! Timeless textures is an absolute must-have. And now I want the Meadow set as well haha!

  10. Donna Zammit says:

    Happy New Year Michelle. They are both just delicate looking & lovely. Must look through my catalogue again to find the flower stamp, how did I miss that? lol Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  11. I like the first one better but both are absolutely lovely!

  12. Both are gorgeous Michelle, but I love the first one.

  13. Wow these are lovely Michelle, I didn’t think I wanted the Timeless Textures as vintage isn’t me, but this has blown me away! xx

  14. I love the look you’ve created Michelle! I like both cards (if I had to choose it would be the first one) I can’t wait to see the others you’ve made. Great use of the water colouring technique x

  15. Both are beautiful Michelle! You have converted me to In the Meadow now! Nx

  16. Love love love this card!
    And I love the new buttons too.
    They look fresh and modern. Love it!

  17. Gorgeous Michelle. Saved this one on Pinterest for a later date. Going to have to purchase the Timeless Textures stamp set now as I love how you’ve used it here ;0) xx

  18. Eveline van Heijst says:

    I like both but the second one best.