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Saturday, April 30, 2011

ESAD - Autumn - Winter Blog Hop 2011


Welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the ESAD Autumn-Winter Mini Blog Hop so far. You have come here from Juliette Chapman’s blog. I hope you enjoyed her projects. This blog hop is to celebrate the launch of the Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue which is available until the end of July 2011. You can view the catalogue by clicking on the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue picture over on the left side bar. There are 16 blogs in total in this hop, I hope you will stop by them all. Everyone will have great projects to inspire you from the new Mini Catalogue, come and see the product from the new mini from different demonstrators.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group




Now about the cards that I have made today.

For my first two cards I have used the stamp set Sew Suite and the new Embosslits die - Sweet Buttons for the Big Shot. The first card for my base I have used tempting turquoise with a layer of melon mambo and whisper white. The tape measure is old olive and the buttons are pumpkin pie, melon mambo, old olive and tempting turquoise.

The second card I have used pumpkin pie as my base with a layer of pacific point and Daffodil Delight.

My third card is using the button, button stamp set on page 8. My base card is one of our in colours "poppy parade" the first layer is also an in colour "concord crush" and the images are stamped on whisper white with always artichoke, pear pizazz, poppy parade and concord crush. The greeting is from the Create a Cupcake set.

Here are the recipes below:-

Card One

Stamp Sets: Sew Suite, Create a Cupcake, In Stitches jumbo wheel

Ink: Not quite navy, tempting turqoise, old olive

card: tempting turquoise, melon mambo, whisper white, old olive, pumpkin pie

Accessories: Paper snips, Embosslits die - Sweet Buttons, bigshot machine

Card Two

Stamp Sets: Sew Suite, Bring on the Cake

Ink: pumpkin pie, pacific point, daffodil delight, melon mambo, old olive,

Card: pumpkin pie, pacific point, daffodil delight, melon mambo, old olive,

Accessories: aquapainter, Paper snips, Embosslits die - Sweet Buttons, bigshot machine

Card Three

Stamp sets: Button Button, Create a Cupcake

Ink: always artichoke, pear pizazz, poppy parade and concord crush

Card: poppy parade, concord crush, whisper white, always artichoke

Accessories: word window punch, modern label punch

Now it’s time to head on to Pauline Bennett’s blog. Hope to see you again soon.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Partial Emboss Technique


Today I tried a new technique which I plan to teach at Creative Card Group at Bel Air Baptist Church on Friday and next Tuesday classes.

I saw this technique on Stamp With Tami's blog here.

For my first card I have used whisper white as my base, a layer of rich razzleberry. My top layer is pink pirouette which I have partially embossed, and stamped on with stamps from the artistic etching stamp set.

Card One
Stamp Set
: artistic etching, create a cupcake (happy birthday)
Ink: pretty in pink, rich razzleberry
card: whisper white, rich razzleberry, pink pirouette
Accessories: big shot, vintage wallpaper, embossing folder, rich razzleberry 1/8" taffeta ribbon, jewels - basic rhinestones, word window punch, modern label punch, 1 3/4" circle punch

These next two cards I have partially embossed the edge and used the medallion stamp instead of the artistic etchings. I have used 2 different colours, baja breeze on the first and pink pirouette on the second.



Card Two
Stamp Set
: Medallion, create a cupcake (happy birthday)
Ink: baja breeze, marina mist
card: whisper white, baja breeze, marina mist
Accessories: big shot, vintage wallpaper, embossing folder, jewels - basic rhinestones, word window punch, modern label punch, 1 3/4" circle punch

Card Three
Stamp Set
: Medallion, create a cupcake (happy birthday)
Ink: pretty in pink, Pink Pirouette
card: whisper white, pretty in pink, pink pirouette
Accessories: big shot, vintage wallpaper, embossing folder, jewels - basic rhinestones, word window punch, modern label punch, 1 3/4" circle punch

Friday, April 1, 2011

Retiform Technique


Today I have used stamp sets from Stampin' Up!'s New Autumn-Winter catalogue. The set here is called Strength and Hope. Stampin' Up! is donating $2 from this purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The technique I have used is called Retiform technique also known as grid technique. Instructions for this technique can be found at Splitcoast Stampers.

For this card I have stamped on glossy cardstock, giving a soft subtle look.

Stamp Set: Strength and Hope
Ink: marina mist, wild wasabi, basic black
Card: Marina Mist, Glossy white, basic black
Accessories: post-it notes, sponges, scallop trim border punch


For my second card I have used the same stamp set - Strength and Hope, but this time I stamped on whisper white using regal rose and pretty in pink. The whisper white texture gives the card a more stronger stark look than the glossy card.

Stamp Set: Strength and Hope
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, basic black
Card: regal rose, whisper white, basic black
Accessories: post-it notes, sponges, circle punches - 1 1/4" & 1 3/8", sponge daubers


My third card is also retiform technique, but I have used French Foliage Stamp Set out of the new Autumn Mini catalogue and the Autumn Days set.

Stamp Sets: French foliage, autumn days
Ink: Early expresso, chocolate chip, crumb cake, sahara sand, river rock, soft suede
Card: Soft Suede, chocolate chip, glossy white
Accessories: post-it notes, sponges, clear block, chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, hodgepodge hardware – flower ribbon slide