Sunday, May 3, 2020

Creation Station Mad as a Hatter Mash Up

I'm warning you now that "everyone is mad as a hatter here!"  Our Creation Station theme for this month's blog hop is way cool and totally spunky fun.  To create the unexpected was the challenge for the team.  We were to select a totally outlandish color palette or use stamps and dies in an entirely unforeseen manner.  So, what did I do ....

I fell down, down, down into a stamping wonderland of craziness for this Mad as a Hatter Blog Hop. I couldn't stop.  I just kept cutting, stamping, embossing, glueing, and going.  Would the card making never come to an end?

All of these wildly vivid cards are based on a quarter sheet of cardstock and then have a 5.25" x 12" strip of Perennial Essence DSP.  Each piece of pattern paper has been folded back and forth to showcase the beautiful blend of colors and hand-painted floral imagery.

For my mash up I utilized the Garage Gears Dies to make bouquets and floral accents of all kinds.  I love the juxtaposition of the gorgeous DSP with the cogs and gears--it's a bit mad, but it works (IMO).

Most cards have a touch of the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets that have white embossed greetings.  I'll tell you it's not easy to emboss on foil sheets.  The trick is to not stamp with a huge amount of pressure.  After using an Embossing Buddy, stamp with light pressure to not over stamp the words and make them blurry once adding the embossing powder.

This has been a fun time sharing my stampin' madness with you.  I'm a bit bonkers, but I'll tell you a secret, we're all a bit bonkers this month at Creation Station.  Coming up is the lively Kathy Kartak. Now hop on over to Kathy Kartak's Faithful INKspirations Blog to see her creative interpretation of "Mad as a Hatter Mash Up" theme challenge.

Products Used
Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set | Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set
Garage Gears Dies | Stitched So Sweetly Dies | Bouquet Bunch Dies
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper | Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
Petal Pink, Blushing Bride, Grapefruit Grove, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, and Blackberry Bliss Cardstocks | Versamark Ink | White Embossing Powder
Frost White Paint & Spritzer | Nature's Twine Combo Pack | Basic Rhinestones


  1. Oh wow! I love your bright colorful cards and how you've used the Garage Gears Dies as flowers.

  2. WOW These are incredible!!!! Using Cogs as flower heads is genius!! Love it ... love them all and I feel inspired to use up my papers of this type to create a few. Thank you xx