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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Monday 20 November 2023

Handmade Card Idea using circles

use die cut circles to create a handmade floral card
Have you tried this technique?  It's my first go and I'm delighted how it turned out.  The pretty papers enhance it of course, but by just cutting circles with a punch or die in different sizes you can create this swirl effect pattern with any overlaps or mis cuts hidden under the sentiment strip. 

Yes just cut 3 circles of different sizes and cut them in half. To make it easy fold them gently and pinch the ends of the fold to give you a cutting line.  Then all you need to do is layer them and connect the patterns a little with the joins then being covered with your sentiment.  

I added some stamped and punched flowers using the Petal Park stamp set.  Although you can't tell in the picture I used Cajun Craze ink to stamp the flowers and sentiment and then to add a matt layer. It's not a colour I reach for often, but with a small amount on the DSP used it hightighted the designs and enhanced the pretty pink.  

Using some flat backed pearls add a touch of luxe and the irridescent nature of the them added subtle shimmer.  I also love the fern 3D embossing folder. 

As a final touch I used a couple of markers to add some dots to carry the colour theme through the design, you can just spot them in the bottom right of my picture. 

I hope you give this easy technique a try which looks great with patterned papers, plain card stock in different colours or something sparkly too. 

Have a great week.

Happy stamping hugs Zoe x

Supplies Used

Delightfully Eclectic papers DSP for crafting card making

Delightfully Eclectic DSP 

fern 3D embossing folder

Fern Embossing Folder

Petal Park stamp set for flower stamping

Petal Park stamp set

flat adhesive backed pearls

Flat adhesive-backed pearls

Last chance list winter mini 2023


Tuesday 14 November 2023

Handmade birthday card idea for gardeners

handmade birthday card using Garden Meadows stamp set from stampin up with zoe tant

It's been stormy here the last couple of days and so seems a little out of place to share a pretty gardening card with pretty flowers, but I hope it cheers you up and warms your heart on this cold and blustery day.  

I made this card for a class but also to show my team that by following a previously scene layout you can create lots of cards that appear to be different depending upon the materials you use.  For mine I've used a new online exclusive stamp and die set called Garden Meadows.  I stamped tone on tone for the background stripe using the hand fork and rake tool stamps.  I've added a happy birthday from the same set and then stamped on white card the pretty wheelbarrow full of gorgeous flowers which I've coloured simply with alcohol markers.  

A touch of trim continues that garden theme as it is like garden twine, but pretty and some sparkly silver sequins as you know I like my bling.  The two sections of paper are from the fabulously mixed, but all usable, Delightfully Eclectic paper stack which includes 48 sheets of 12 x 12" papers.  There are 4 of each of 12 double sided designs.  You can do so much with DSP like this.  The colours in this design include Petal Pink and Crushed Curry.  I coloured with blends in Lemon Lime Twist, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral and Lemon Lolly.  So happy with the result.  

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seasonal sale stampin up uk marketing picture


Friday 27 October 2023

Meandering Meadows to brighten a dull dreary day

handmade card meandering meadow stamp set

Hey Crafty Friends welcome to the October Totally Techniques blog hop. We are sharing the Bordered Sentiment technique.  It's very simple. All you need to do is create a mask across your design layer and then stamp above and below or if you do it vertically to the left and the right. 

For my mask I used some masking paper and first stamped the wheel barrow above the mask.  I adjusted my mask to then stamp below it allowing the mask to stop any part of the stamp image I didn't want to show.  If you look carefully you'll see I used the wheelbarrow stamp upside down to just stamp the flowers on my card.  Both images were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured with alcohol markers.

I used a strip of white card to go over the area originally masked.  I didn't quite get my initial wheelbarrow stamp to drive right on the line of this piece so stamped the wheels and cut the card to make the partial image connect with the full wheelbarrow.  A mishap recovered.   I finished by stamping my sentiment which is part of a new online exclusive stamp set and suite of products launching on 7 November called Meandering Meadows.  

I added a matt layer of Lemon Lime Twist card and some gold brushed dragonflies which are in this new suite and some gold thread to highlight the sentiment add on piece ie border it. 

It's been a busy week here with lots of local flooding. Thankfully we only had a small issue which pumped out quickly and is drying, but our thoughts are with those more badly hit.  

Take care all and keep stamping.  
Zoe x

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lemon lime twist cardstock

Stampin Blends alcohol markers

gold and silver trim

Thursday 26 October 2023

More Wishes to celebrate the season

handmade christmas sentiment card with more wishes stamp set

 I recently saw someone stamp Happy several times and add birthday for a fun trendy birthday card and thought I would try similar with a festive, non traditional handmade Christmas card.  

I used a stamp positioned to stamp the Christmas alternately with pink and purple along with a sprig of holly from the Sending Cheer stamp set.  I used rhinestones for the berries because I love bling and die cut the Happy from silver foil card.  TOP TIP add double sided adhesive sheet to your piece of foil card before die cutting as it makes it much easier to adhere to your project and removes sticky smudge risk on the foil. 

I matted my stamped layer on to some patterned paper (DSP) before adding to my base card, and a simple quick design was made.  My customers have enjoyed making this card at the Christmas Card Buffet sessions also as they love the speed but the wow factor.  It would look great in traditional festive colours too don't you think? 

Keep dry all, it's raining all day here and one of those dirty days.  My thoughts are with customers and local folk who have been flooded recently.  We got off lightly so are very grateful.  I hope everyone is able to keep as dry as possible. 

Take card and keep crafting it is good for the soul. 

Hugs Zoe x


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more wishes stamp set for stamping handmade cards

More Wishes

wanted to say dies for card making sentiments

Wanted to say dies

double sided adhesive sheets

Double sided adhesive sheets

patterned papers subtle colours dip

Subtles DSP

Friday 29 September 2023

Reverse Masking for simple but effective handmade card design

handmade christmas card showing reverse masking technique with stampin up rubber stamps uk zoe tant demo

Hi everyone hope you are all keeping well and welcome to the monthly Totally techniques Blog Hop.  This month we are sharing ideas and tips for the reverse masking technique.    

It's an easy one to do and you don't need many supplies.  This is how I created mine. 
handmade christmas card showing the reverse masking technique with zoe tant stampin up uk demo

I die cut a deckle edged rectangle and then used a decorative mask and blending brush to create a back drop for my design.  I added ink over the exposed area of card.  Leaving the mask in place I stamped the holly from Sending Cheer stamp set.  

I've added a sentiment which is stamped in red and gold embossing and then attached it to the debossed side of a dry embossed piece of green card.  It's an easy technique that you can add to or make even simpler with no bling or embossing.  

Have fun on the hop and we'll see you again soon. 

Zoe x

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