My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

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

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Moving On!

stampin' up! demonstrator zoe tant

I can't quite believe it's nearly the end of yet another school year. It only seems two minutes since Olivia moved up to 'senior' school back in September and soon she will be in year 8 and not one the first years anymore.  Charlie will move classes too and will go on his first residential school trip and of course if you have sons you know how quickly boys lose the will to kiss you goodbye at school each morning. 

Anyway the upshot is that I'm fast realising that the term will end sooner than I care to think about and I need to think about a few thank yous.  So yesterday I was playing about with a bevelled window pane that I had decorated using crystal effects and baja breeze glass glitter a few weeks back when I decided to put it together with a few other bits and pieces and turned up with a card that Olivia can give to her viola teacher.  My tinkering involved trying out a new technique which was featured in the demonstrators newsletter that we receive each month. 
Using an embossing folder, designer series paper, versamark ink and some embossing powder you can create the black and vanilla backdrop in the bottom of the card above.  Of course it includes my lovely new toy the Big Shot which is fast becoming my favourite tool.  I've also used one of the stampin' around standard wheels in the same way as a brayer running it over an ink pad several times to ink it up and in this case I was happy for the ink to slowly fade on each run across the cardstock.  The violin is stamped in basic black and the stamp is from a retired US set some years ago.
Strings of pearls added a little more glamour and some coordinating dsp from the subtles paper stack brought the colours together.  I also decided to decorate the inside and that's below.

If you'd like to learn more about this technique or the big shot and it's attraction, then consider joining my stampers 6 or stampers 10 groups where you can try before you buy and budget your purchasing over 6 or 10 months and also receive free product, free exclusive gift, monthly project and training and an idea book for this year and next.  To find out more contact me on 01507 525885.
Off to prep for my owl punch class now so have a great day and I hope you miss the showers.
Happy crafting.
Hugs Zx
cardstock - marina mist, old olive, very vanilla
ink - basic black, marina mist, versamark
stamp sets - musical notes stampin around wheel, thank you kindly
accessories - bevelled window pane, crystal effects, pearls, old olive grosgrain striped ribbon, marina mist taffeta ribbon, sponge daubers
punches - scallop trim border
big shot
vintage wallpaper embossing folder


Kim Singdahlsen said...

This is lovely! I love the frame and the layered ribbons and the various colors and patterns are wonderful!

Rowen said...

This is gorgeous Zoe, I hope the teacher is suitably impressed :)