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Friday, 26 November 2021

Mirror Stamping with the Totally Techniques Design Team

stampin up sneak peek of awesome otters mirror stamping technique

 I just had to use this cute Otter stamp for my offering for the Mirror Stamping technique that the Stampin' Up! Totally Techniques Design Team are sharing this month.  How cute are they and perfect for showing this simple technique.  

This is an early sneak peek of something coming in the new year with a fresh bright start from the Awesome Otters stamp set and if you love cute you will adore this set.  For my card I first created a watery background with smooshing ink onto shimmery white card.  I made sure it was dry before adding some very subtle stamping using another stamp from the set adding ink to the watery lines using a Stampin' Write Marker to give the impression of movement in the water.  Once completely dry I added a matt layer with just a narrow border.

I then stamped one otter onto thick white card and coloured it with alcohol markers/ Stampin' Blends and fussy cut it out.  I restamped it onto the watery background to replace  some of the furry fluff that was cut off in the fussy cutting.   I adhered this otter with her pink fish onto the water layer. 

To reverse or rather mirror the second otter I did the following simple process. 

Pop the otter stamp onto your positioning tool (Stamparatus) and add a foam pad with a silicon mat on top of it. Ink the stamp.  I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink as I coloured with the alcohol markers. 
Stamp the otter onto the silicone matt.  Do this two or three times to make sure there is lots of ink on the mat.
Carefully place a piece of white card onto the image which I used my magnets on to prevent it from moving they just aren't in the picture.  Carefully put pressure on the card to make sure the whole image is picked up by the card.  

You then have a reverse image of the original otter and can do the same process of colouring him in and fussy cutting.  I added his furry bits back with a marker pen to make sure I didn't mess up my water background.  

Of course life never runs smoothly in the world of rubber stamping and so having made a mess of my sentiment stamped simply in the water I made some more watery background and stamped and die cut the circle to hide my inky smudge.  I wanted tiny hearts to act as bubbles so used up some embellishments from the last spring catalogue which I think are just perfect.  This of course would be a perfect valentine, wedding, engagement or anniversary card.  

Enjoy our hop sharing mirror stamping ideas and tips. 

Keep safe and keep stamping

Hugs Zoe x

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Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Christmas Card Club - Christmas Wreaths


christmas wreath card using stampin up Eden's Garden suite with zoe tant uk
Hi lovely crafty friends so close your eyes for a moment and pretend it's Sunday and then open your eyes and join me and the girls for our fortnightly Christmas card share.  I'm late, but the weekend was so busy with all sorts going on and i made this yesterday with poor light for taking any pictures.  It was a great weekend though and the week has started slow for me as like many I'm fighting off a cold which I'm hoping won't knock me out. Hope you are all well and ticketty boo!

For my card I've used an early release set of dies from the Spring, yes shocking to be thinking of that already, catalogue and I love it.  The Collection is called Eden's Garden and currently includes papers, gorgeously lush gems, cotton paper (like a stiffer tissue paper!) and a stamp and die bundle.  You can see additions here from Forever Flourishing dies and my sentiment if from Words of Cheer and simply embossed in gold.  

I've mixed Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent card and added some brushed metallic gold die cuts too. I just love this brushed foil.  It changes shade as the lights catch it from different directions.  

To add to the Christmas feel I've added some of the new limited release Garden Gems which are Cherry Cobbler and Soft Succulent, and coordinating ribbon to finish.  This die makes a wreath so easy and offers a variation on the theme of the traditional circle. 

I'm using the papers from this suite in class this week so will share more, but do note the papers (DSP), Garden Gems and cotton paper are all only available while stocks last and won't actually feature in the Spring catalogue.  

Hope the week continues well for you all.  Keep warm as they report it getting colder and keep well.  

Keep stamping

Hugs Zoe x

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Cherry Cobbler and Gold ribbon

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