Handmade Home Decor – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop May ’21…

I am so excited to share my handmade home decor entry for this wonderful blog hop by the Tech 4 Stampers group. I know there are going to be some amazing projects for you in this hop, so settle down, get comfortable and be inspired.

The challenge this month is a colour challenge, using all 5 of the new in colours, though really this isn’t a challenge, as they are all so gorgeous and work amazingly well together.

Handmade home decor, a framed wreath made using the new In Colours and Pansy Patch stamp set from Stampin' Up!

I absolutely adore the new Pansy Patch stamps and Pansy Dies from Stampin’ Up! – they make such lovely projects and work in so many different colours. They are really easy to stamp and fussy cut too, if you don’t have the dies, and WOW, the font and the sentiments are a real winner for me.

PANSY PATCH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET

The stamps (and dies) can look a little confusing at first, so I have put together a cheat sheet to help see how they all go together. Once you get going though they are a dream to create with.

A picture showing how to use the pansy patch stamp set and pansy dies from Stampin' Up!

So, back to my handmade home decor piece I think! I saw these shadow box frames on offer in my local craft store and thought they would make lovely gifts, so grabbed a couple while I was there. The base of my piece is 18cm x 18cm, in Thick Basic White card, with a mat of Pale Papaya 15.5cm x 15.5cm and a mat of Fresh Freesia 15cm x 15cm.

The main card I worked on is Basic White card measuring 14cm x 14cm. In the middle, in Evening Evergreen, I stamped the sentiment and then placed all of my pansies and leaves around the outside of this, in a wreath shape.

A pansy wreath, piece of handmade home decor made using the Pansy Patch stamp set from Stampin' Up!

There are four flowers in Polished Pink, four in Pale Papaya and four in Fresh Freesia. I stamped off the block first layer to give a lighter tone, then stamped the main outer and the small inner first generation, to give a deeper tone. I actually left the middles white on all three colours to lighten the piece up. It is quite busy as it is!

The leaves are stamped with the base colour being Soft Succulent and the overlayer being Evening Evergreen. Some are stamped off and some are first generation, to give a nice mix to my finished piece.

A close up of a piece of handmade home decor with pansies and ribbon

I added a bow in Pale Papaya Ribbon, such a gorgeous ribbon that ties a lovely bow. I had to work quite hard not to put bling all round it, I just didn’t feel like it needed it, though I really wanted to add some!

I hope that you have enjoyed my take on this colour challenge and have a go at making some handmade home decor for yourself. If you would like to purchase any of these products, please do come back and click on the product photos below to go straight to my online store, but for now, enjoy hopping and see what the rest of the gang have got to show you.

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15 Comments

    • Me either! I am with you, I can’t kill paper flowers (well, at least I hope not!) Thank you 🙂

    • Thank you so much! They are so fun to do Leighsa, and you get to look at them forever if you make them for yuorself!

  1. Just lovely Heather, i would never have thought of doing something like this, which is why i follow you! Great idea.

    • Thank you so much Nicola!! I am really pleased to have given you a new idea, it makes the whole blog worthwhile when people see something they wouldn’t have thought of! Thank you for following me 🙂

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