Michelle Last

Penned and Painted for Technique 101 Blog Hop

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog HopThis month we are creating a faux frame for the Technique 101 Blog Hop.  I used the Penned and Painted stamp set from Stampin Up for the flowers and leaves.

Penned & Painted from Stampin Up

I created my frame using a square of thick cardstock.  You can use a punch or a die to create the square or you can simply cut a square of your chosen size using a paper trimmer.

I cut a square using the stitched framelits which measure approx 4.2cm x 4.2cm. I cut three so I could place them evenly on my card and work out placement.

Whatever square size you choose make sure that three will fit in your card size and leave a gap around the outside of each square.

I stamped three flowers and leaves from Penned & Painted  on the right hand side of the whisper white cardstock in Black Stazon Ink.

I used the matching stamps to colour the slower using Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink.  I also used some of my new watercolour pencils to colour the flower and the flower centre.  The leaves were stamped in Mint Macaroon Ink.

I then laid the squares in place with removable adhesive and drew a line around the edge of the square.  I used a piece of washi tape to make sure that my squares were straight.  Don’t draw a line through any of the flower or leaf, simply skip that part of the line.

I  sponged around the edge of the squares with soft sky ink to make the white square with the flower inside ‘pop’ against the background. And then finished off the card with a carefully chosen sentiment which fits perfectly.

Penned & Painted Stampin Up

So it is time to go and see what Marine from France has made, Below is a list of the participants if you get lost along the way but you can simply click the next button below to go to Marine –

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 . Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK < You are here
8. Marine Wiplier – France

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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. Betsy Crider says:

    LOVE this idea and the colors on this card are amazing. This may be my next club project to show. Thanks for the great idea! Hugs from Gracie and Lucy (our doxies) from PA, USA.

  2. Wonderful card Michelle! Love it!

  3. What a beautiful card Michelle. I am such a fan of your work!

  4. Vicky Blackwell says:

    This is such a great idea…LOVE your card!!!

  5. JenniferE says:

    Wow, that is beautiful!!

  6. wow, absolutely stunning card Michelle, and three frames, you little keener you, haha…

  7. Angela Stothard says:

    This is really a nice card and love the colours

  8. such a sweet card Michelle … love the individual frames 🙂

  9. OMG never though of the 3 square LOVE IT!

  10. Saved as a favorite, I like your web site!