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Sunday, 16 February 2020

Believe in Yourself by Brenda

Hello Peeps, Brenda here with some more inspiration using the new Blueprint stamps recently launched on Hochanda TV, the proved to be extremely popular which is no surprise as they offer something different yet still combining beautiful flowers CB is so well known for. All of the sets work so well together and are so easy to extend a pattern of design.

The Calla Lily Blueprint features on my card above, I stamped the bloom three times, cut out and coloured with pencils. The background is a mixture of Distress Oxides and Acrylic Paint, stencilling and several elements from all four sets stamped with Versafine Clair  to create a 'frame' onto which I fixed the Lilies and twine to form a circle. The sentiment from the Sweet Peas set is stamped onto an inked chipboard circle.

A brayerd Oxide background on this one and the Freesia Blueprint stamped with Versafine black and the 'fraome' extended with a stamp from the Sweet Peas set, the flowers stamped again, the flowers cut out coloured and decoupaged. Some texture paste added through a stencil. Elements from the Lily set stamped randomly and the sentiment is from the Cornflower set.

A Gelli Plate background, random stamping using the rule from the Lily set, then the circle masked and Wild Cornflower Blueprint stamped with Versafine Clair. I used a fine line pend to add an outline to the focal circle and some torn rice paper added here and there.

Sweet Peas take me back to childhood so the Sweet Peas Blueprin might be my favourite set! I used a piece of deeply etched linen card to brayer on Distress Oxides to achieve subtle colour, then stamped the Sweet Peas twice, cutting out the flower heads to decoupage after coloring with pencils. I inked just the circle element of the image and stamped randomly in the background, then used a mask to add a circle to reflect that of the image and used sentiments from the Lily and Sweet Peas sets.

This one is just some indulgent pattern building using elements from the Calla Lily BlueprintFreesia Blueprint and Wild Cornflower Blueprint sets, stamped onto an oxide and stencilled background. The little circle is chipboard and was a perfect fit for the circle element on the Cornflower set.

Many thanks for your visit today.


  1. These stamps are so beautiful and your designs and colours are gorgeous Brenda and I love them all. x

  2. Wow!!! A bunch of great inspirations for the new released stamps,they look all fabulous! Love the colours combos you choose and the stencilled backgrounds in some of them! Love especially the the Freesia and Sweet Peas Blueprint!

  3. Stunning creations and I especially love your first card Brenda with the lemon and china blue colour combination, it's superb! x

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