Friday, 22 September 2017

Ink It! Stamp It! - Holiday Catalogue

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Welcome back everyone 😊
And welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. 
This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our projects created using products from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. 
The full line up below will guide through all the projects and we'd love to hear from you on what your favourite item is from the new catalogue.

I chose to use 2 stamp set called 'Snowflake Sentiments' and the 'Merry Little Labels' for my card today along with a couple of techniques to create my card with. 
One technique is water colour washing, this was combined with another technique, called resist emboss. I also used a masking technique to stamp the silhouette images at the bottom of the card.

Seasons Greetings


#KOCreationscards #Snowflakescenes #DIY #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #Resistemboss #Watercolour #Watercolor #Stampinup

Basic Instructions.
To start my scene, I taped up around the edge piece of a piece of water colour paper. 
I then wet the paper with a large brush. 
I applied my colours, with the card stock wet the colour travels and blends without leaving any harsh lines.
I heat dried the first  layer of colours.
 Once done, I embossed the snowflakes in white embossing powder and repeated the water colour wash over the top to strengthen the colours, making them more vibrant. 
I left this to dry naturally.

When this was completely dry, I stamped my images by repeat stamping a stamp fro the 'Merry Little Labels' set. 
I then used my black Stampin' Write marker to fill in some areas with larger silhouettes of pine tree shapes.

I used my versamark re-fill and a small brush to apply versamark to the tree line and some ground area, dusting this with white embossing powder and then heating until smooth.
This gave the effect of snow coverage on the trees.
 When the scene was complete I trimmed it down to size and backed it onto basic black card stock.

The sentiment has also been embossed using the white embossing powder then trimmed to a banner and glued in place.

Well, what do you think?

Me I really like the effect, and that sweet little deer silhouette just makes it 😊


Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our hop all about techniques

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If you are searching for any of the items I used to create my card with today then please use the carousel below. It has all items listed for your convenience 😊



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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - Something Different


Welcome back everyone 😊
And also welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. 
This month's theme is Something Different, for me that would be someting other than a card lol.

 You are currently visiting with me Kim Oliver from Australia and I have a full list of particpants closer to the end of my blog.
I do hope you enjoy my project that was created for your viewing pleasure today.

Without further ado, here is my Something Different 😊

I created my items below using brand new products from the current Holiday Catalogue.

Swirly Snowflakes Christmas Tags

#KOCreationscards #Christmastime #Christmastags #Gifttags #DIY #Snowflakes #Swirlysnowflakes #Stampinup #Diecutting 

I used Real Red and Very Vanilla card stock to create these tags with along with the mini tinsel trim combo pack. The tinsel is available in Silver and Real Red as you can see above anda adds that extra bit of sparkle that we all love at Christmas time.

Very Vanilla Tags

#KOCreationscards #Christmastime #Christmastags #Gifttags #DIY #Snowflakes #Swirlysnowflakes #Stampinup #Diecutting

To create the snowflakes I used the NEW Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits dies and die cut the flakes from the tags and swapped the coulors around. So, the red cut outs were added to the vanilla tags while the tags with the cutouts were backed with the contrasting colour.

Real Red Tags

#KOCreationscards #Christmastime #Christmastags #Gifttags #DIY #Snowflakes #Swirlysnowflakes #Stampinup #Diecutting


I seriously love this bundle! The edgelit in this die set is to die for (hahahaha) and already I have some (hopefully) gorgeous ideas going around in my crafty little brain 😆

These tags are super simple to create and the matching stamp set for these dies that is available as a bundle from the Holiday catalogue has the 'To: and From:' stamps for the back of my tags too! 
What more could you ask for!


I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you and brightened your day. 
 Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!








If you are searching for any of the products I used to create the simple to make tags the please look no further than the carousel below. It has all items listed for your convenience.

Thank you so much for stopping by today 💓