Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Seashore Stampers June Blog Hop

Our country's birthday is just around the corner.

Welcome to our June Seashore Stampers blog hop featuring a red and white theme.

The new Annual catalogue went live June 4 and I've had two shipments thus far filled with new products. I've been busily crafting cards and other projects for display at my annual catalogue launch on Saturday, June 29.  Being a bird lover, I'm favouring the Bird Ballad suite and decided to make this card.

The technique used to create this raised image is called 'eclipse'. You stamp one or several images and colour if necessary. Choose a die to cut out a shape then mount it back in the image with dimensionals.

I first saw this technique used with the letters framelits, which we no longer carry unfortunately.

If you are lucky enough to have a set of alphabet dies, then search YouTube for this technique. It was used a lot for the holiday season with the word 'joy' cut out.

I used the Stampin' Blends to colour the images. These alcohol markers made it easy to colour and shade like a true artist. With two shades, light and dark, for each colour, shading and highlighting your images is easily done.

The 'happy birthday' image is from the Special Celebrations stamp set. This is one of my 'go to' sets for sentiments. I stamped 'Canada' with the Make A Difference letter set, another 'go to' sets because if I cannot find the perfect sentiment, I can stamp my own.



I added red rhinestone jewels which were introduced in last year's Holiday Catalogue and are still available.

I hope you enjoy this card as well as the other creations from our other members.


Other contributors this month:
Stamping For U
The Victoria Paper Shaper

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Masculine/Father's Day Card Design

Welcome to my blog!  With Father's Day coming up next month, our theme was to create a card that could be used for Father's Day or another event such as a birthday. Every month has a theme and each member of the Seashore Stampers club has the opportunity to participate in a swap and then write a blog post about their card. If you follow the links below, you can hop along to the other cards made by our talented members.

I  recently purchased the Happy Tails bundle, item #150631, in the Occasions catalogue to save 10% and also because it's so darned cute. I have many friends with dogs so it's the perfect stamp set for creating fun birthday cards. This savings is available until May 31 - that's a few days from now. It is carrying over to the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue but will be sold separately (the stamp set and the punch).

Here is the card I made:

I don't do a lot of sponging, but I thought that an outdoor scene would be a perfect backdrop for my sweet dalmatian. Is he not the sweetest thing? I have learned that creatures have to be grounded so I kept sponging green along the bottom to create a grassy area and used the tiny grass stamp from the High Tide stamp set to add some dimension.

I decided on a red painted doghouse. I must have been thinking about a fire truck and can you figure out why I would have thought of that? I then matched that colour to my puppy's collar and added a rhinestone jewel. From some Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green scraps, I punched out the balloons with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. I adhered the first one with Snail adhesive and mounted the second balloon with a dimensional. I then used a black marker to draw in the strings.

This card will be perfect for my nephew whose birthday is coming up next month.

I hope you enjoy this card and if you'd like to purchase any supplies, please visit my online store here. Don't hesitate contacting me with any questions.

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Happy stamping everyone.

Laura B.

Adrienne H.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop-Mother's Day/Feminine Card

With the release of the retiring list, I have been making room on my shelves for the new products coming in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue in June. I have been creating a number of cards using these retired sets and decided to bring a fresh perspective to the Falling Flowers stamp set and coordinating dies. The stamps are perfect for colouring with watercolour pencils, aqua painter brush or our Stampin' Blends. These alcohol markers, each colour available in a dark and light tone, blend beautifully, allowing you to colour like a professional.

First, the card....

and now the steps ...

I really love the flowing stem and the ability to stamp and die-cut flowers. Really adds dimension, doesn't it? And note something a little different in the bottom lefthand corner.

To build this card it's important to follow these steps:

1. Stamp the stem flourish first to be sure you get a good stamped image. I used my Stamparatus to ensure a well stamped image. If you're not familiar with this great tool, this video provides an introduction.

2. Die-cut the dahlia from the corner. I ran it twice through the Big Shot.

3. Adhere the Whisper White piece to your card base then adhere the dahlia back in place. Be sure to place adhesive along the corner edges.

Here's a tip for glueing intricate dies: place a small glob of liquid glue on the silicone mat and use a sponge to pick up the glue and dab on the die-cut. These sponges can be used also for sponging colour on Whisper White or Shimmery White cardstock to create lovely backgrounds. I cut each sponge into quarters or more.

4. Stamp and colour the flowers and die cut, along with two leaves.

5. Adhere the flowers with dimensionals and finish with embellishments.

I was enjoying this set so much, I made another two cards.

Note the embossing folder used on this card. It is honestly one of my favourites and is retiring. I used the fabulous layering squares for this card and gold embossed the greeting. Now that I look at this card, imagine die cutting, say three of them, and adhering them on top of each other, offsetting each one slightly. I think that would be gorgeous.

The images are perfect for colouring using our watercolour pencils or our aqua blenders which is what I did on this third card. And I used the Stamparatus to lay out all the images on the Whisper White piece and picked them all up with the acrylic plate, inked them in black and stamped them.

For the water colouring, I used an acrylic block as my paint palette by stamping it on the ink pad, then lifted off the colour with the aqua brush. I use this method with the new ink pads because they are less flexible than the older style of ink pad and tranferring the ink to the inside of the lid is difficult.

I hope these designs provide you with some inspiration to try these styles and techniques on your next project.

If you want to order any of the items used in these projects, you can use the Host Code for April: TESMSR7M when you shop online or call/email me your order.

Stamparatus - # 146276 @ $67
Falling Flowers stamp set - #139556 @ $27
May Flowers framelits dies - #140276 @ $42
Petal Burst embossing folder - #141493 @ $10.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue - #110755 @ $5.50
Silicone Craft Sheet - #127853 @ $8.25
Stamping Sponges - #141337 @ $4.75

Until next month ..... enjoy Adrienne's entry and Miran’s post.