ESAD 2018-2019 annual catalogue blog hop

Welcome to an ESAD blog hop. You may have come to my blog from Melissa’s blog. The theme of the blog hop today is to show case items that are in the new Stampin’ Up! 2018 – 2019 annual catalogue which launched on 1 June 2018. For today’s blog hop I will be featuring products from the Graceful Glass suite on pages 164 to 165 of the new annual catalogue.

I’ve been making impossible cards lately and for this blog hop I decided to make to make another.  If you don’t know what an impossible card is, you just have to Google it and you will get search results for lots of instructional videos on Youtube. There are also lots of images on Pinterest.  Impossible cards seem to be the latest big thing in card making at the moment.

My idea was to create an impossible card that looks like a stained glass window that you might have in your home. I used two different designs from the Graceful Glass designer vellum, one of the rose window designs and a sheet of interlocking rectangles and squares. The centre of the rose window designed suggested a sun to me, so this led me to what my design was going to be and how I was going to colour the vellum sheets.  So the sun has been coloured with Daffodil Delight blends.  I left some of the panes of the rose window uncoloured but coloured some others with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay blends.

I wanted the remaining panes of my stained glass to have an ombre effect. I used the Pool Party and Bermuda Bay blends to add some random ombre effects to various pains.  Some panes where coloured a solid color, some were left uncoloured.

All of the vellum has been backed with Whisper White so that the colouring shows up against the Basic Black card stock. To add more to the visual effect of stained glass I stamped flowers and a butterfly with Moment ink on Whisper White card stock using stamps from the Painted Glass stamp set.  The flowers were coloured using the Pink Pirouette, Lovely Lipstick and Old Olive blends. Whereas the butterfly has been coloured using the Pumpkin Pie and Smoky Slate blends.

The sentiment is one of the stamps from the Painted Glass stamp set which I have stamped with Lovely Lipstick ink on vellum. I used a heat tool to dry the ink before I punched out the sentiment using the everyday label punch and trimmed the punched out shape further with scissors.

Used in this project:

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum, Graceful Glass designer vellum.

Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Moment Tuxedo Black

Stamps: Painted Glass

Stampin’ Blends: Old Olive, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette (retired),Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight

Tools:  heat tool, Everyday Label punch


Thank you for visiting my blog. Now it is time to hop over to Jessie’s blog to check out her lovely project. Should you get lost there is a list of participants below so you can rejoin the hop.



Happy stamping





Blog Hop Participants:


  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Joanne Stubbings
  4. Libby Dyson
  5. Courtenay Heuston
  6. Fi Cobbin
  7. Carolina Evans
  8. Peta Stephen
  9. Sharon Dalton
  10. Jackie Aitken
  11. Rochelle Blok
  12. Nicole Wilson
  13. Emily Campbell
  14. Denise Buetler
  15. Katrina Duffell
  16. Delys Cram
  17. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  18. Megan Lenske
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Bronwyn Eastley
  21. Jo Weedon
  22. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  23. Melissa Gifford
  24. Cathy Pinchbeck – you are here
  25. Jessie Holton
  26. Jenny Bowman
  27. Rose Packer

19 responses to “ESAD 2018-2019 annual catalogue blog hop

  1. Cathy, what great use of this suite. I love your colouring on this beautiful card. Fabulous x

  2. This is just stunning Cathy! Loving the shading on the vellum for a beautiful stained glass effect and your colouring is just gorgeous! Love it! Rochelle xo

  3. Oh wow! This is a lovely example of a fold that didn’t appeal to me until now. This is absolutely beautiful.

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