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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, 30 July 2021

What do you get if you cross a sheep with pretty paper?

Welcome to the July Totally Techniques International Stampin' Up! demonstrator blog hop.  We are sharing tips and inspiration for using the very simple paper piecing technique.  I have connected the technique using papers from the annual catalogue, Pansy Petals, (btw you only have until 2 August to benefit from 15% off these papers) with the soon to arrive Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep dies which can both be obtained individually when you spend £45, or £90 if you want both,  from 3 August in my Stampin' Up! shop or contact me to place an order.  Be aware that the dies are limited stock so it's first come first served.  

Of course the answer to the question is a Woolly Jumper/Sweater! The old ones are the best don't you think.  I love how my sheep have turned out and wouldn't the fields look prettier if all sheep were patterned and colourful.  Paper Piecing is such an easy thing to do with an open image stamp that you can add pieces of DSP to.  All you need to do is stamp the image twice once on white/vanilla card and then onto DSP.  Cut out the pieces you want from the DSP and add colour to your black and white image by adding pieces of the fussy cut DSP.  To see the actual process here's a very short video I created.

I also used the In Good Taste DSP to create the gate.  The die itself embosses as it cuts to create a woodgrain effect but when cut from wood print looks great. Also prior to cutting i gently pushed the die onto my Early Espresso ink pad to add more depth to the woodgrain embossing.  

 The grass is a mini stamp in the Counting Sheep set and I used a mixture of Soft Succulent and Soft Seafoam ink.  I've added more detail by using Stampin' Blends on the ears and hooves and the sentiment I pieced by cutting up a sentiment from the same set and creating my own.  I've added the design to an on trend slim card. You might find you need to create your own envelopes for this if you score and cut your own card base, but of course it is could follow the theme of the sheep and be created out of the same DSP pack. 

You can get lots more inspiration for this fun technique from my fellow international demonstrators by clicking through the thumbnails below. 

Have a great weekend all. 

Keep safe and keep stamping!

Hugs Zoe x

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Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Can you spot the Designer Series Paper ?

handmade birthday card using colour and contours stamp set from Stampin Up

 Can you spot which Designer Series Paper pack I've used for this card?  Take a look at the selected papers on offer this month to find this one in there.  You can see them all HERE.  I have a treat for the first person to get it right.  Add your answer in the comments at the bottom of this post by the end of July.  I will draw a winner from all the correct answers.  

I used the Ornate Layers and Stitched Rectangle dies to create layers on my card before adding stamping and die cut flowers from the Colour and Contour bundle to create a floral birthday card.  I love the splatter stamps I have as they enhance your design with just some simple stamping and are delicate as well as being  bold depending upon the colour that you use.  

I've added a sentiment using the Art Gallery set stamped onto a new tag die from the Tailor Made Tags set. 

Do you like the speckled ribbon? That too is where splatter stamps are useful as you can add colour to ribbons like the crinkled white ribbon I've used by stamping along the ribbon.  Just make sure you let it dry properly before using.  

Have a great day 

Keep safe and keep stamping. 

Hugs Zoe x