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Thursday 25 February 2021

Sale-a-bration Finishes on Sunday

Only three days to go! 
Tonight's cards feature the Sale-a-bration stamp set called A Touch of InkThe images have been stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured with Blends Markers.

The papers used on the first card are Artistry Blooms.

The background paper on this card is from Oh So Ombre, which is another Sale-a-bration reward.

This sweet little humming bird is so easy to colour, it's a great set for beginners.

Contact me with any questions or to place your order before Sale-a-bration finishes. 
Thanks for visiting,
Happy stamping,

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase week 37 - Pretty Peacock


Tonight the Art With Heart team are featuring Pretty Peacock in the Colour Creation Showcase. Unfortunately Pretty Peacock will be leaving our range when this annual catalogue finishes as it is one of our In Colours that has been in the range since 2019. I love this beautiful rich blue/ green colour that has been well used in the last two years.

For my card I have chosen the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle and the Gilded Leafing Embellishment.

For the background I embossed the Pretty Peacock card stock with the Seabed 3D embossing folder.

The seashells piece was cut from Sahara Sand card stock then embossed with the Seashells 3D embossing folder. This folder coordinates perfectly with the seashells die, giving dimension to each of the shells and also to the seaweed. It is very important to cut first and then emboss, otherwise if you put the embossed piece through your Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine you will press all of the dimension out and you will lose the beautiful embossed effect.

I added some extra colour the the seashells and seaweed with Sponge Daubers and Sahara Sand, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz ink.

To add the Gilded Leafing just to the seashells I used a sponge dauber to selectively add Versamark ink. Heat and Stick powder was then added and heated with the Heat Tool. Do not over heat the Heat and Stick powder or the Gilded Leafing will not stick to it. Once the Heat and Stick Powder was gently heated I placed the shells die cut in my box of Gilded Leafing and gently pressed the leafing onto the shells. I reboxed my Gilded Leafing into a much bigger box to minimise the amount of spillage and also to make it easier to apply to my pieces. Brush off the excess Gilded Leafing with a dry brush or sponge.

The seashells were attached to the background with Dimensionals. I had to cut some of the Mini Dimensionals even smaller to fit behind the pieces of seaweed.

The greeting was stamped in Pretty Peacock ink on Pool Party card stock. Before I attached the greeting with Dimensionals I added a Linen Thread bow.
I was very pleased with how this card turned out, I love Pretty Peacock and gold together and the Gilded Leafing is so shiny, the photos don't do it justice.
For more beautiful Pretty Peacock creations head to Cathy's blog for a complete list of tonight's participants.

Thanks for visiting,
Happy stamping,

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Tuesday 23 February 2021

Sale-a-bration finishes in 5 days! Daisy Pop Up Card


Only 5 days remaining to earn your free Sale-a-bration rewards! 
Today I have returned to the Field and Flowers DSP for my Sale-a-bration sample.

I have made a Pop Up Flip card featuring the daisy print from the Field and Flowers DSP. I owe inspiration for this project to Melissa Stout who made a wonderful video on how to make this card.

The card base is Basic Black and the dies I used to make this card are the Stitched Shapes dies. The daisy on the front has been punch with the Medium Daisy Punch.

I will have a tutorial for this card after I have used it in my upcoming Pop Up card class.

Don't forget to earn your Sale-a-bration rewards before the end of Feb!
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Thanks for visiting,
Happy stamping,

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