I have a new card for you today, the third using my stamp set of the month, A good man.
The card I’m sharing is actually the card I gave my Dad for Father’s Day. It’s been a crazy week with Father’s day, My Dad’s birthday, a Friend’s 50th birthday and my Son’s 18th, phew! And it’s only Wednesday!
You’ll notice that I have used the same image as the last project but it’s a stepped up version using die cutting and colour with Stampin’ Blends which are Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers. If you haven’t tried them yet, you must!
I have something fun for you today! You can do so many great techniques with the Stamparatus and I’d love to teach you the mirror technique perfect for those times when you wish there were 2 of one image.
The Stampin’ Blends are back in stock – Yipeee!! – and the new colours are now available – Double Yipee!! I don’t know about you but I just love colouring in. My Husband and I are the parents that would colour in the activity sheets our kids used to get in restaurants when they were younger!
If you haven’t heard of the Stamparatus before it’s a stamp positioning tool which in it’s simplest form means you get your stamped where you want it, every time. But of course as crafters we always want to discover new things and the mirror technique is a great one to learn from the many available.
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.
Today I’m excited to share a project using the beautiful Happy Wishes Stamp Set. You can’t buy this stamp set you can only earn it for FREE! During Sale-a-Bration ,which runs until 31 March, you can earn free goodies when you spend £45 and for the first time this year, we have a second tier of £90 which today’s featured stamp set is from.
It’s yours to choose for FREE with £90 spend in either clear mount or wood mount. It’s a 2 part stamp set because as you can see, you get a lot of stamps!
The image was stamped in Memento – Tuxedo Black and I used our amazing Stampin’ Blends, alcohol marker to colour the flowers.
I’ve provided an easy at a glance list of products below, just click on the item to take a closer look.
Cherry Cobbler A5 – Cut A4 in half along the long side at 14.9 and fold in half)
Cherry Cobbler 11cmx8cm
Designer Series Paper 10cmx14.4cm
Whisper White – Thick 10.5cmx7.5cm
To finish those pretty flowers off, I added a little Wink of Stella because we all need a little sparkle 🙂