I had a lot of fun on yesterday’s Facebook Live sharing a Brusho project. If you haven’t had a chance to play with Brusho I would highly recommend you give it a try!
What is Brusho?
Brusho is an intense paint powder that is water-based and non-toxic. Use wet-on-wet, sprinkling, spritzing, and other techniques. As well as all your favourite papercraft projects, it can also be used to stain wood and fabric.
Stampin’ Up! Sell them as a set 5 which include:
I used Moss Green and Prussian Blue for today’s project.
Let’s not forget the beautiful dragonflies!
The Myths and Magic glimmer paper worked well against the Brusho background and the dragonflies are so gorgeous with all that glitter.
Hello and welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for March 2018.
This month our theme is Last Call for Sale-a-Bration! If you’ve just started the blog hop here I’m – Esther – Gather and Create or you may have come from Lisa Ann Bernard @ Queen B Creations who is previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
I’ve chosen to use the Amazing You stamp set and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series paper for the Blog Hop. I embossed the flower and the sentiments in gold to coordinate with the gold in the papers. The whole effect is very lustrous and luxurious.
I have had a blast with this years Sale-a-Bration but all good things must come to an end. But…we’re not quite at the end yet. You still have to the end of March to place your Sale-a-Bration orders or join to get your amazing value starter kit with an additional 2 free stamp sets!
Card Base – Basic Black 5 1/2 x 11″ score at 1 1/4, 4 & 6 3/4″
Belly Band – Basic Black 1 1/4 x 10″ score at 3 3/4 & 8 1/8″
Designer Series Paper
1 x 51/4″ (2 pieces)
2 1/2 x 5 1/4
4 x 5 1/4
2 1/2 x 5 1/4″
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Esther – Gather and Create and next up is Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers
It’s time to draw your attention to the retiring in-colors. Stampin’ Up! has a set of 5 colours in addition to the usual line -up that are called in-colors. They are around for 2 years meaning there are 2 lots of in-colors at a time as a new set is released every year.
The 2016-2018 collection will retire when the new catalogue goes live on 1st June. THIS is the time to start stocking up on all your re-inkers, card and accessories before they go on back order or sell out! I see it happen most years when people have left it too late.
I made a set of note cards using the gorgeous Eclectic Expressions stamp set which is one of the sets you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration.
And the Stamparatus was my trusty tool for lining them all up and getting the job done in no time.
I demonstrated the cards on Facebook Live and have shared it for you to see.
Welcome to the RemARKably Creative – Easter -blog tour!
I am so excited to be taking part in this blog hop – Easter is one of my favourite times of the year. From the party atmosphere in church to the spring flowers that fill my home and garden. I thrive on a change of scenery and routine and Easter is all about new creation.
Daffodil Delight seemed like the perfect colour for this card and Basic Gray gives it a more up to date, contemporary twist.
The main sentiments are from the Happy Wishes stamp set which you can earn FOR FREE during Sale-a-Bration, it’s yours in clear or wood mount when you spend £90 in my online store.
Thank you so much for stopping by, the next blog is Celebrate the Journey. Be sure to check out the rest of the tour and everyone’s beautiful creations. https://youtu.be/ipRszcXId4s
Daffodil Delight card base
Whisper White 10 x 14.4cm x 2 (one for the insert)
It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday here in the UK and that’s the perfect excuse to make something extra special! I have a full YouTube tutorial on how to make a lovely box using the Sweet Soiree suite. The box is designed to hold 3×3″ note cards and you can of course use it for that but I’ve added some chocolates to mine.
It’s a great box size, deep enough for all sorts of treats and you’ll love how easy it is to make!
Box Base: 7.5″ x 7.5″ scored at 2″ on each side
Box Lid: 5″ 5/8ths x 5″ 5/8ths scored at 1″ on each side
If you have hopped here from Stampin’ with Lisa, you are now at Gather and Create. The next blog is Craftyduckydoodah!
The theme for this month’s blog hop is Anything Crafty with Stampin’ Up! Products! Wow, there’s a challenge. I have one or 2 stamp sets to choose from, LOL! I decided to make a project using the Bike Ride Bundle, it’s definitely a favourite of mine and I wanted to try out my brand new Stamparatus too! If you’re wondering what a Stamparatus is, it’s a stamp positioning tool. It went on pre-order in December but don’t panic if you didn’t order one it will be available in the Annual catalogue launching 1 June.
Even though the Bike Ride stamp set is in photopolymer I still found it much easier to line the 2 step stamps up with the Stamparatus.
There are so many cute images in this bundle!
Here’s what I created.
It’s Mother’s Day in the UK next Sunday (11 March) and my Mum loves dogs but sadly isn’t allowed one in the building she lives so I created a cute one from stamps, inks and paper instead. He looks very happy to be out for a bike ride doesn’t he? 🙂
Couple of tips and some info:
Standard Card base: Sahara Sand
Real Red Layer – 14 x 9.5cm
Wood Textures DSP – 13.5 x 9cm I used a sponge brayer to colour it with Pool Party ink
Stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede onto Smokey Slate scrap .8 x 6cm
The doggy, and sentiment have both been raised up with dimensionals.
Be sure to use the magnetic platform on your big shot, you don’t want to ruin your work.
Feel free to ask if I can help with any other questions.
I was using my envelope punch board on another project and before I set it to one side I had a look at the envelope sizes it could make. I must admit I usually use it to make 3D items and standard envelope sizes!
The 2 1/2 x 3” note card size caught my eye and I thought it was a cute size to just slip into a bag or lunch box as a little ‘I love you’ or encouragement for someone you love, to find.
The Tutti-Frutti suite of products with the Fruit Basket Bundle is just perfect for the project as the sizes are small and won’t overwhelm the note card size.
I made a video tutorial for you which you can see here:
2 1/2 ” x 6″ score at 3″ to create 2 1/2″ x 3″ card base
DSP 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ for the card layer and another piece 5″ x 5″ to make your envelope.
Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for February 2018.
This month our theme is Animals! You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Esther Boulter – Gather and Create or you may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
Stampin’ Up! has many cute animals to choose from but the This Little Piggy stamp set is a favourite of mine. The sentiment on the Piggy I chose seems to suit my current mood too! Girl Power in Piggy form 🙂
Those Piggies just put a smile on your face!
Method – Hints and tips
I cut a piece of the gorgeous new Springtime Foils Specialty paper at 10 x 14.4cm and coloured it with the light Pink Pirouette Blends pen. Did you know you can earn the Springtime foils for FREE??
The Piggy was stamped onto thick Whisper White card in Versamark and heat embossed in silver. Then coloured in with Stampin’ Blends – alcohol markers. Please be careful when colouring in an embossed image, the alcohol in the pens are not friends with the heat embossing so stay inside the lines!
Her wings were very lightly coloured with Pink Pirouette blends, then fill the wings with fine tip glue pen and add dazzling diamonds. Leave to dry (won’t take long) before die cutting your image using the circles framelits.
Scroll down to see a full list of the products used to create this project.
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Esther Boulter – Gather and Create, check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.