Sunday, January 20, 2019

Stamp Review Crew: Forever Lovely Edition

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop!  It has been ages since I have been able to stamp and I am delighted to be participating in this wonderful group again.   All of the Crew's past hops are archived on the Stamp Review Crew website.   I have been enjoying catching up a few that I missed- what a wealth of creativity!   You can click on the banner below to see them too!

This edition of the SRC is focused on the delicate stamp set Forever Lovely.   It is one Stampin' Up's Distinktive stamp sets which create detail and color variations with just one stamp.

I used the Distinctive stamp with multiple flowers and the corresponding stamp which adds all the little background pieces.  I inked up just a portion each to create a lovely focal point.

The flowers were stamped with the darker Gorgeous Grape ink
and the background was stamped with lighter Highland Heather.

Even after 12 years as a Stampin' Up demonstrator I am still delightfully surprised when I discover how nicely SU products coordinate --even those that are not particularly designed as a suite.   I had two such moments when making this card.  

The Forever Lovely stamp set is part of the All My Love suite which has beautiful Designer Series Paper specifically designed to coordinate. But look how nicely it also goes with the Botanical Butterfly paper which is part of the free goodies for Sale-a-Bration!
The roses on the DSP are just perfect for this stamp.
The second little delight was discovering how the Sale-a-Bration organdy ribbon layers over the 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon.  
The stripes of Gorgeous Grape peeking through add a nice little contrast
of pattern and rich color to the delicate organdy.
Use a tiny bit of Tombo glue at the edges to hold the ribbons together.

Now it is time to check out even more ideas for the Forever Lovely set!  To continue with the hop please click on the buttons below.

This way to Stesha's blog.

And this way to Lou's lovely creations.  

Stamps: Forever Lovely
Paper:  Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, and Highland Heather Cardstock, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (SAB)
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather Classic Ink,  Highland Heather Stampin' Marker
Accessories: 1/4" Mini Striped Gorgeous Grape Ribbon, Highland Heather Organdy Ribbon (SAB),  Glitter Enamel Dots
Big Shot:  Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits


  1. Those colours are so pretty Betty! Love the design and pretty details too! xx