Stampin’ Up! A Good Man and more!

A good man stampin' up!


Today is the last in the series of the A Good Man stamp set. This last one, I must confess, has me sneaking in a couple more stamp sets though!

I just had a bit of a vision with the image of the child on Dad’s shoulders. For me, it marries well with the Cross of Hope stamp set as it makes me think of our Heavenly Father.

Perhaps you are not religious but I bet sometimes you wish you could be a child again, with a grown up carrying you as you face a ‘mountain’.

A Good Man Stampin' Up!

There are a few techniques in this card but all of them are easy to master.

To start stamp the main image in smoky slate and then the mountains in the same colour.

And the next step is to mask the Dad & Child image which means stamping the same image onto a sticky note and cutting it out. Then stick it over the image on the card and add the grass, trees and gravel.

When you peel the mask off your image will be as you left it. Then you colour the Dad & Child in with watercolor pencils. I used a blender pen with a light touch.

The sky and sun were sponged with Balmy Blue and So Saffron ink.

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Esther XX



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Never ending fancy fold card

Hi Everyone!


As I type this, my bags are packed and I’m ready to travel to Telford for Onstage – a demonstrator only Stampin’ Up! event. In just one more sleep I’ll get my hands on the BRAND NEW annual catalogue and play with some new goodies. I can’t wait!

The online digital copy of the catalogue goes live for demonstrators on Tuesday. Join my team and you’ll have access to it!


One of the fun things about Stampin’ Up! events is swaps – you make a card front or 3D item in as many as you would like to get back. Then  you go home with lots of lovely new ideas.

My team also decided to take part in a WOW swap between ourselves. The idea is, that people say ‘WOW’ when they open it! No pressure then 🙂

I decided to make a never ending card featuring the Bubble Over Bundle.

You’ll need:

4 pieces of Very Vanilla Card, score at 3.9cm and 11.4cm along the long side

6 7x7cm squares

6 6.5×6.5cm squares

8 3x7cm pieces

8 2.5×6.5cm pieces

2 7x7cm Designer series paper squares

8 3.5×3.5cm squares


I also made a video to show you the basic mechanism of the card.



Product List

Stampin' Trimmer


Bone Folder


Tear & Tape Adhesive


Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes


Bubble Over Photopolymer Bundle


Big Shot


Big Shot Platform


Silver Foil Sheets


Linen Thread


Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad


Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad


Island Indigo A4 Card Stock


Soft Suede A4 Card Stock


Very Vanilla A4 Card Stock


Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack


3/4" Circle Punch


1-3/8" Circle Punch

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Esther xx

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Don't forget Dad! – Cool Stampin' Up! technique card for Father's Day

Hi all

Father’s Day is only 10 days away – I know!

For me June is always super fun with lots of cards to make including my Son and Dad in close succession plus Father’s day of course.

I have a fun technique to share today using the Woodland Textured embossing folder and the fabulous Guy Greetings stamp set which is just perfect for lots of occasions.

You’ll need your Big Shot for this one.

Open your embossing on the opposite side to the Sizzix mark as shown.

I used a Whisper White card base. 
Sponge the lower half with Pear Pizzazz for grass and the top with Pool Party for sky.
Ink your car stamp using Memento and stamp twice. Have your Big Shot close by so you can place your card in the folder and run it through the machine before the image has a chance to start drying.
Go over the car with a Basic Gray marker to add some more definition to the lines and also add some to the lines on the trees.
Using your ink pads as a palette (with the ink pad closed squeeze the case and you have some ink in the lid when you open it up) Give each car a colour wash with an aqua painter. I thought Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy looked very smart.
Do ask if you have any questions regarding this technique or let me know what you think, I love hearing from you 🙂
I hope you give this fun technique a try.
Esther xx

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