Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Awesome Sketch Plaid

Today I have a card where I used the new Sketch Plaid Background stamp from Catherine Pooler designs and created a new look by moving my cardstock and repeat stamping with different colours.

I stamped Limoncello, Be Mine and Fiesta Blue, but you can see it resulted in some orange, green and purple as well!

I used my Original MISTI and moved the cardstock to the right by 1/4 inch each time before stamping with the new colour. When it was finished, I trimmed the panel and spritzed it with Avery Elle Shimmer Spray (I put that stuff on everything! LOL!)

To finish the card, I used the Love Grows Coordinating dies to create some 'daisies' and I blended Limoncello and Tiki Torch ink on them. I added Diamond Stickles on top for some sparkle. I stamped You Are From Awesome/Wonderful over top of the Awesome word die cut.

This feels like spring may actuall be on its way, doesn't it?

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Rainbow Petal Burst Cards

I'm on the Birch Press Design blog today with these two rainbow cards!

Sunday, 23 February 2020

10 Tips for Mass-producing cards with Intricate Die Cuts

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Shelly (msschmidty).

I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Shelly's:
-horizontal 'stripes'
-white die cuts
-Christmas/winter theme

I changed:
-background colours
-dye ink re-inkers instead of alcohol inks
-nativity instead of snowflake

I made 36 of these cards and created a video with 10 tips for making the process more efficient, even with an intricate die.

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Happy Birthday Ellen!

Today is Ellen Hutson's birthday and the Design Ambassadors are throwing a little Instagram Party! We'd love it if you would join us too! Just post a birthday card for Ellen on Insta and use #happybirthdayellenhutson so she will see it!

I used Mondo Peony, one of the first EBE sets I ever purchased - I still love these big bold blooms, but I wanted a new way of colouring it.

I created 3 panels of Copic marker stripes - one for the flower, one for the leaves and one for the sky, and then spritzed them all with Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray (such a pretty finishing touch!).

Then I stamped and die cut the flower and leaves and stamped a sentiment from Totally Random Sayings Vol 3.

Happy Birthday, Ellen! I hope you have a fabulous day and a wonderful year ahead!

Friday, 21 February 2020

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Essentials by Ellen Preview Week Day 4

It's the final day of the Essentials by Ellen Preview Week and today, we're featuring a clever new treat box. You can assemble this 2 in 1 Box so that it opens on a long side (shown here) or on a short side. It's all in where you place the glue!

This is the perfect size for a little treat for someone special and the set includes dies that allow you to cut windows in the box, as well as the tag I used here.

I created my happy pattern with the Essential Circles dies and some ink blending.

Remember, all the goodies we've been showing this week will be in the shop on March 8.

In the meantime, search #ehambassador for more examples and inspiration and check out Ellen's blog for a chance to win!

Pond Friends on SALE!

There's a sale on right now, at Pretty Pink Posh - the new Pond Friends set is 30% off from February 20 - 23! 

This set has adorable critters including the frog and snails I used to make these cards, as well as swans and accessories. 

These two snails left a colour-changing heart-shaped trail as they found each other. 

And this frog is leaping for joy!