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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

Friday 29 March 2024

Embossing folders and ink ideas


embossing folder techniques with ink

Welcome on this Happy Easter weekend.  We are sharing different ideas on how to use embossing folders with ink on our Totally Techniques Stampin' Up! demonstrator blog hop.  You can 'hop' around the different blogs via the icons at the bottom of my post.  

I've used the soon to retire Starry Sky card stock.  I cut a card base and then a matt layer which originally was a quarter sheet of the card. I embossed this piece of card using the 3D Layering Florals embossing folder.  

Using a brayer, which I inked with white craft pigment ink I rolled it gently over the embossed side of the card to carefully add ink to the embossed raised design.  It can catch the 'flat' part of the card, but don't worry these possibly unwanted inked spots may disappear when you cut your design piece to suit your card size once the ink is dry. 

I cut my design and added it to a white card matt that was just a little larger than my design to accentuate the white flowers. 

To complete the card you can add a ribbon or silver thread looped to look like a bow under a simply stamped sentiment.  

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Finally don't forget to visit the other lovely blogs in our Totally Techniques Hop with lots of inspiration for using ink with embossing folders. 

Hugs and thanks for stopping by.
Zoe x

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Friday 23 February 2024

Cardmaking Babywipe tutorial for Totally Techniques Blog Hop

handmade card using the baby wipe technique with Hooray for surprises stamp set and dies

Oh my it's been a long while since I blogged. Sadly we had a very close family member pass away just before Christmas and it has taken time to come to terms with and move forward.  Thanks for your patience. 

However I'm back and now joining the Totally Techniques Global Stampin' Up! demonstrator blog hop. We are sharing tips and ideas for using the baby wipe technique in different ways.  I created the back ground of the card above, the flowers and the leaves by using a baby wipe.  

Once you have created your scrunched baby wipe backgrounds you can die cut the sheets or cut to suit your needs for your card background.  If you make your own ink pad you can then stamp and die cut lots of images and save them for other cards.  The ink pad you create will last for several stamps! Be aware that the ink will continue to bleed across the wipe and will eventually not be a nice colour so you'll need to dispense with it then responsibly.  Wash out your stamp case and keep for another technique or to repeat this one another day.  

This is my second card which as you will see in the video I stamped the background and then added flowers and foliage along with gems and sentiment.  I used the Hooray for Surprises stamps and dies to stamp pretty flowers and then die cut them and also the leaves.  

handmade card created using the baby wipe technique

I hope you have fun having a go at this technique and that you will also continue on the blog hop for more ideas.  

thanks for popping by and come back soon.

Hugs Zoe x

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Supplies used
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hooray for surprises stamp and die bundle available from Stampin' Up!

Hooray for Surprises stamps and dies

watercolour paper

ink pads from stampin' up!

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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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