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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, 12 April 2021

Sailing Home Lighthouse Masculine Card

nautical masculine birthday card using Sailing Home stamp set

 Well we woke to a white rape seed crop in the field behind our house but a beautiful scene.  It's melting now as the sun is shining, but still a bit chilly. 

Today I'm sharing a masculine birthday card, one of those we all seem to struggle with.  I've used the ever popular Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing dies.  I'm so pleased that the stamps and dies will continue to be in the popular list as they are making an appearance for another year in our new annual catalogue next month.  

I kept the colour palette very simple starting with a piece of designer series paper, yes it is and it created the perfect background for all these images and die cuts.  I stamped the compass directly onto the paper but everything else is die cut and stamped.  To colour the lighthouse and anchor I used a blender pen to drag the colour in from the image outline.  It allows you to create light and shade really easily and if I can manage it, it clearly doesn't need too much skill!!  Looks effective though don't you think?

I've also added a gilded leafing border and a stampin dimensional to the compass with gilded leafing to just make it all stand out and regular visitors know I love a bit of bling.  To add the leafing I used tear and tape and then added the gold. I didn't want it quite as wide as the tear and tape so cut off half the width of each border and used them on another card.  We don't want too much bling for the chaps. 

Stamping onto your patterned papers can create a whole new effect for you and also get you using those papers that we all stroke for too long fearful of wasting the sheet.  Go and have a go you know you want to.....

Hope you have a great week. 

Zoe x

Sailing Home stamp set from Stampin Up with zoe tant

smooth sailing dies for craft die cutting card making

in good taste designer series paper dsp stampin up with zoe tant

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Robins for Christmas Card Club


robin christmas card design idea with zoe tant
Happy Sunday and what a strange one it is.  One minute lovely sunshine and the next hail or snow.  I've also spotted  a friend's photo on facebook showing inches of snow that settled overnight a little further north and west from here admittedly.  

However it does make it seem a little less crazy that it is Christmas Card Club Challenge today and Margaret asked for Robins as the Robin is her favourite bird.  I don't possess any Robin stamps apart from this one that I carved using a kit a few years ago, but I think it does the  job and I managed to stamp him onto the branch featured in a new set coming soon.  

I started with a snowflake background inspired by today's weather which is just white on white die cuts using So Many Snowflake dies which will also return in our new annual catalogue.  Before die cutting I added double sided adhesive sheet to my card to make it much easier to attach them to the card layer.  

The Robin I coloured with Stampin' Write markers to blend the colours and give a slight feather look before stamping.  My sentiment is simply white heat embossed and is from the Snow Wonder set on the carryover list from the winter catalogue.  A strip of designer paper just adds a touch more colour.  

Keep warm and safe lovely readers and enjoy looking at the other Robins around the club members.  

Hugs Zoe x

So Many Snowflake dies © Stampin' Up!

subtle designer series paper for card making

Neutrals stampin write markers for use on stamps for craft