Stamping With Friends - My Favourite Suite

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop as we share what projects we are currently working on to inspire you! You will be visiting with our Design Team Members as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help spark your creativity.  This time our theme is our favourite suite from the Stampin' Up! July to December Mini Catalogue.  Mine favourite is the Boughs of Holly Suite.  

I created this card for a recent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Watercolour Class where I was so honoured to be presenting!  I call this technique Abstract Watercolouring.  I've shared other cards using this technique with the Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set.  I really love how this card turned out especially as I added the Gilded Leafing which is my favourite embellishment to play with!


  1. Cut Garden Green card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold on score line to form card base
  2. Stamp leaves around edge using Garden Green ink
  3. Cut Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper using 2nd largest Deckled Rectangle Die
  4. Adhere on an angle to card base.
  5. Cut Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper using 3rd largest Deckled Rectangle Die
  6. Spritz Watercolor Paper with water.
  7. Stamp large and small solid leaves using Parakeet Party ink
  8. Stamp over the leaves using the detailed stamp using Garden Green ink.
  9. Stamp solid berries using Real Red stamped off
  10. Repeat with detailed berry stamp with full strength Real Red.
  11. Let dry or using Heat Tool to dry thoroughly.
  12. Apply little streaks of Liquid Glue along leaves and berries
  13. Apply Gilded Leafing and rub excess off with sponge.
  14. Adhere to card base on an angle
  15. Stamp sentiment on Real Red card stock using Real Red Ink
  16. Cut out using paper snips
  17. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.

Download Tutorial PDF

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

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I hope we have inspired you!

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Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.  You'll be able to get the dies for this adorable stamp set starting on September 1st at a bundled price with the Stamp Set - that means you save 10%!

Your Creativity Awaits

The September Kit features Joyful Flurry from the July to December Mini Catalogue

Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

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With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $57 local pick up.

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

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  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
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The September kit features the Stampin' Up!® Joyful Flurry

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  1. Love the effects of this spritzed watercolor paper. It is so vibrant

  2. Great card Melva, love this technique and will definitely give it a try x


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