Colour & Contour – Live with Michele

Today I’m taking part in the Just Add Ink ‘Clean & Simple’ Challenge and I am using Stampin’ Up!® Colour & Contour Stamps and Scalloped Contours Dies from the Annual Catalogue.

Just Add Ink #665

What is Clean & Simple?…Below is the definition by Just Add Ink, for some it’s just “Stamps, Paper, Ink”

What is “Clean & Simple”…Minimal accents and layers, clean colour pallets, nothing overly fussy…Basically the less is more concept!

Others say…there must be ‘White Space, Minimal layers, clean lines and shapes, few embellishments and they must be small, Patterned, Designer, textured, glittered and metallic paper to be kept to an absolute minimum’

Make sure you head over to Just Add Ink and check what the Design Team have created, make sure you also look at the other entries….better still create a project and add it to the challenge, have fun!

Colour & Contour

This card I used a very simple design to keep in with the ‘Clean & Simple’ theme….I have a Card Base and a Card front, both in white. The Card Front I added texture by using a mask from the New Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks (available in September to Order) with Smoky Slate.

The card front is adhere to the card base with multi purpose glue, making the two layers as one. You could very easily make this card with out the card front.

The flower image from Colours & Contours is a very simple design but has a beautiful flow to it with the curves lines of the flowers and stem. It is a two step stamp where there is a second stamp to fill in the petals of the flower heads and bud. I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp my image and Bubble Bath to colour the petals and bud.

I finished of this card with just 3 Classic Matt Dots.

Measurements Used…

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Butterfly Wishes

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

Happy New Year, I hope that no matter where you are in the world you had a Happy New Year with family and Friends. I spent New Year with my husband staying at home a good place to be at this time. We didn’t even stay up for the ‘Fireworks’ on TV….we must be getting a bit boring….LOL!

Butterfly Wishes

Today I have two cards to show you using the Stampin’ Up! ® stamp set – Butterfly Wishes. This stamp set is called a ‘Distinktive’ stamp, that is because the design is etched into the red rubber using different textures to achieve definition. This allows you to use only one colour and the stamp gives you a monochromatic image using that one colour.

Butterfly Wishes by Stampin' Up!

How to make this card…


  • Card Base Soft Suede – 10.5 x 28.9cm, score at 14.9cm.
  • Mat Crumb Cake – 10 x 14.4 cm
  • Card Front Balmy Blue – 9.5 x 13.9cm
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla – 8.5 x 7cm
  • Card Inset Mat – Balmy Blue – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Insert Very Vanilla – 9.5 x 13.9cm


  • Using Balmy Blue Stampin’ Pad stamp the butterfly images onto the Balmy Blue card front. Starting with the large butterfly, then medium and finish with the small butterfly to fill in any spaces.
  • Run the card front through the Stampin’ Up! ® Cut & Emboss Machine using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Adhere the card front to the Crumb cake mat.
  • Stamp the large butterfly onto the Very Vanilla cardstock, stamping off first to lighten the ink before stamping.
  • Stamp the sentiment over the top of the butterfly using Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad.
  • Die cut the sentiment using the die from the Stitched so Sweetly Dies.
  • Using the Detailed Trio Punch, punch two holes one on either side of the sentiment. With a pencil mark very lightly the half way mark on both sides of the sentiment, line up the notch on the punch to the pencil mark on the opposite side and punch. Repeat for other side.
  • Thread the vanilla ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack trough the holes on the sentiment. Add a couple of dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and attach to the card front. Take the ribbon around to the back of the matted card front and secure the ends down using Seal +.
  • Using either Seal or Multi-purpose glue adhere the matted card front to the card base.
  • Insert – Stamp a couple of the butterflies onto the Very Vanilla Insert. Adhere the Very Vanilla insert to the Balmy Blue Mat and attach to the inside of the card.

My second Card

This card was made very similar to the above card, just a couple of changes.

  • Card Base Crumb cake – 10.5 x 28.9cm, score at 14.9cm.
  • Mat Crumb Cake – 10 x 14.4 cm
  • Card Front Basic White (Whisper White) – 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Sentiment Crumb Cake – 1.2 x 9.7cm
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm

**Sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and has dimensionals on the back.

*** Basic White – New Cardstock replacing Whisper White soon. I did use the Whisper White.

Butterfly Wishes by Stampin' Up!

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