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

Monday, 9 March 2015

By The Tide from Stampin' Up! UK - Perfect for Men

I've just been part of a card swap kindly organised by Julie McCartney another Stampin' Up! UK demonstrator.  She teamed folk up in pairs to make a card along a theme of Easter or male cards.  Once made you send your card to your partner and gain inspiration from their design.

This is the card I made using Stampin' Up! stamp set By the Tide. I've had my eye on this set for such a long time and finally caved and got it as a free prize I'd earned for my achievements with Stampin' Up!.  My colour scheme is lost lagoon, cajun craze, night of navy, very vanilla and crumb cake.  I 'smudged' the base card and matting layer with lost lagoon, yes tone on tone to give a softer edge to the card stock and then stamped and in some areas embossed the seaweed in the same colour or clear embossing powder.  My sentiment is stamped onto a piece from the essential wooden elements embellishment set and I've added linen thread over the washi tape which sadly is now retired.

Sometimes highlighting some of the images from a set onto a punched shape, in this case 21/2 inch circle, allows you to create a collage of the set and then spotlight one image i.e. the lobster on top.

Thank you to Julie for organising the swap and I hope to soon share my partner's card with you.


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