Sunday, 10 October 2021

Welcoming Woods for Stamping with Friends blog hop

 

Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's time for another Stamping With Friends blog hop! If this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome!

Our theme for this blog hop is CASEing the Catty (Annual/Mini). The idea is to choose an example from the catalogue and either reproduce it as is, or use it as inspiration.

I chose one of the card samples using the Welcoming Woods stamp set, on page 46 of the August - December Mini Catalogue. 

I just love the colours on this one, blended with the Blending Brushes.

Here is my version:

Blended background Welcoming Woods

I used the same colours for the main focal piece, which are Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy. I changed the orientation of the card, and on the embossed piece I dragged my Crumb Cake stamp pad over the raised areas so you can see the Bark texture more easily. I omitted the Brushed Metallic Cardstock piece that the artist used on the sample in the catalogue. I also used a different greeting from the set.

What do you think? Mine is a standard Australian sized card, A6, so the proportions are slightly different to the original which is the American standard sized A2 card. I'm happy with how mine turned out.

So now it's time to hop on over to Xenia Stanford's blog to continue the blog hop.


If you get lost on the hop, here's the list:

Libby Fens
Linda Moore
Donna Schnees
Sandra Roberts
Karen Egan
Tricia Butts
Victoria Littlewood
Caron Bailey
Tina Hewett You are here
Xenia Stanford

If you'd like to make the card, here are the supplies I used: 


Product List

Happy stamping,

Tina

Sunday, 3 October 2021

October online shopping host code

 It's a new month, and I have a new online shopping host code:

If you order through my online shop I will send you a handmade card and a small gift as a thank you.

This month I am sending a sampler pack of foil cardstock in several colours, sized at 6" x 4", which is big enough for an Australian standard sized card. 

Happy stamping,

Tina


Sunday, 5 September 2021

Pastels technique for the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop

 

Stamping with Friends blog hop
Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's time for another Stamping with Friends blog hop and this time we are focusing on techniques.

If you came from Deb's blog, welcome!

I was inspired by Audra Monk at the Maker's Mojo online retreat in July. She showed a few techniques using the Soft Pastels, and of course I had to get them.

Here is my card:

Peaceful Deer on pastels card

 

The technique is to emboss a dark colour cardstock with an embossing folder - I used Basic Black and the fir tree branches one of the Wintry 3D embossing folders. Then lightly drag a Versamark stamp pad over the embossed piece so that the raised areas get some Versamark on them. The next step is to rub one (or more) of the Soft Pastels lightly over the raised areas - the chalk will stick to the Versamark. I started with the Granny Apple Green colour, then went over with the Mango Melody colour. I did give the panel a quick spray with a fixative spray, but that is optional. You can lightly dab with a tissue to remove any loose chalk dust. I like the subtle effect as a background.

The card base is Evening Evergreen cardstock, cut to a standard size in Australia: 14.8cm x 21cm, scored and folded to 14.8cm x 10.5cm. I cut one of the papers from the Tidings of Christmas pack to 14.3cm x 10cm and sponged the edges with Evening Evergreen ink, and glued it to the card front. I matted the embossed panel onto Granny Apple Green cardstock.and adhered that to the card front.

I used the Deer punch to punch the deer from the Be Dazzling specialty paper and used a mini glue dot to hold the antlers behind the head. I used Dimensionals to attach the deer to the card front, as well as the greeting banner, which is stamped in Evening Evergreen ink on Basic White.

To finish off the deer I added a Red Rhinestone for the nose.

To continue on the hop, head on over to Karen's blog!

Next blog

If you get lost on the blog hop, here is the list of participants:

Libby Fens
Linda Moore
Donna Schnees
Tricia Butts
Deb Smeak
Tina Hewett You are Here!
Karen Egan
Caron Bailey
Sandra Roberts

Happy hopping!

If you need any supplies to have a go at making my card, here is a list of supplies I used:

Product List

 

Happy stamping,

Tina