Social Stamping – War & Peace

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Greetings, crafty friends, and thank you for joining me for another edition of Kelly’s Social Stamping. Being ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand today Kelly has chosen the theme of “War and Peace” – you can see her post where she explains the theme, and a complete list of all the talented creative bloggers taking part this week,  here.

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I thought this was such a fascinating jumping-off point – there are many ways you can interpret this theme. I can’t wait to hop along to see what everyone has created. I had a lot of different ideas but in the end, I settled for the rather obvious but totally appropriate for today use of poppies. I would love to have made a wreath using these beautiful dies, but alas was far too time-poor this week for that.

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Taking my cues from the Australian and New Zealand flags, I created these cards with a red, white, and blue colour scheme. The base card is Blueberry Bushel – my favourite blue which is, sadly, about to retire (do what I just did and make sure you stock up on your favourites before it’s too late!). The red layer is a piece of DSP from the Peaceful Poppies DSP which has a lovely variegated red pattern, which is very hard to see in the photos because such a little bit is visible, but in person, it adds a little more interest than just using plain red cardstock.

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This layout was inspired by this gorgeous card by Austrian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Astrid  – I am always on the lookout for a good layout and I love the simplicity of this one. It worked so well with the Peaceful Poppies suite.

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The background splatters are Old Olive ink, and to cut the DSP panel I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies. The only difference between the two cards is the DSP panel and the colours of the small poppy die. This first card uses this lovely red and green pattern.

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And for the second card I chose this pattern with the blue background. I can’t decide which one I like better, I think they both work well. Let me know in the comments which one you prefer.

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After stamping the background splatters I ran the whisper white panel through the Subtle Embossing Folder and I love the extra texture this adds to the card. For the sentiment, I used the Peaceful Moments stamp set white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut with the smallest of the stitched rectangle dies.

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Next up, if you are following along in order, is Andrea. Hop on over with me to see what she has created to share with us this week.

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Thanks for stopping by,

 

Keep calm, craft on, and WASH YOUR HANDS.

 

Siobhan.