Friday, 26 July 2019

SAILING HOME | ONE FOR THE BOYS

THE PAPER PLAYERS - CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE Hello and welcome to my blog. Today my card is for the latest Paper Players Clean and Simple Challenge! I love clean and simple!     The Sailing Home Bundle has everything you need to make masculine cards for those men in your life. I've stamped the anchor from the Sailing Home Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Sahara Sand on Whisper White Cardstock to create a clean and simple background.   "Happy" has been die cut in Bermuda Bay Cardstock from the Well Written Dies and I've stamped "Birthday" in Bermuda Bay and embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. A ship's wheel from the Sail Away Trinkets is tied on with the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine and then unwound a little to give a frayed look! Here are four Masculine Cards I've created for my upcoming Sailing Home Classes on the 8th and 17th of August. If you'd like to come along to one of my c

INK IT! STAMP IT! TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP

Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Blog Hop. This month we are sharing techniques. You may have arrived here from my lovely team member Amy, if you're hopping along already. If you started here, welcome and please make sure to visit all the Design Team's blogs, the full line up below will guide you through all the projects.      Have you tried the new Shimmery White Embossing Paste? It is gorgeous! I added drops of Pool Party Ink and used the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper as my mask. I love this effect. The Iris from the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set stamped in Night of Navy and Granny Apple Green sits perfectly on this background.     I love a great font and equally great sentiments and the ones in this set are so lovely. I stamped this one in Night of Navy and fussy cut it - it's fairly easy you just need to wiggle your snips a bit so there aren't any straight lines! And as is my "MO", I added a swirl of Silver Metallic Thread und
Thursday, 25 July 2019

INK & INSPIRATION | KIDS CARDS

Hello and welcome to this month's Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. The complete list at the bottom will guide you through all the inspirational projects the team has to share.   This month our theme is "Kids Cards" and I've chosen the Animal Outing and Buffalo Check Stamp Sets to create my cards.     I had so much fun with the sets and layout I decided to make a couple more cards but this time I created my own background. I sponged the ink (Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose) on Shimmery White Cardstock, getting lighter as I moved up the card then flicked water from my Aqua Painter to create the water mark effect.     I also stamped some leaves in the background, layered the sponged background with Silver Foil and popped some Silver Metallic Thread under the Rhino. The cute Rhinos have been stamped in Smoky Slate Ink and fussy cut - there are actually co-ordinatin
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