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

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Seashore Stampers July Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to our July Blog Hop.This month's theme is Weddings and I have a cute card to share with you.

I used the Free As A Bird stamp set along with the Stitched Nested Labels die and the Well Written dies. The cardstock colours are Calypso Coral and Pool Party.

Cutting Measurements

Calypso Coral cardstock cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored in landscape position at 4-1/4" for a side fold card.

Pool Party cut at 4" x 5-1/4"

Whisper White cut at 3-3/4" x 5"


First, create your scene on the Whisper White piece and do all your colouring.

Position two of the dies and hold them in place with pieces of washi tape or small post-it notes. Run them through your die cutting machine. I used numbers 5 and 6 as depicted in this photo. I have numbered the dies from the largest to the smallest.

Separate the cut pieces and adhere them one at a time onto the Pool Party layer. The center layer is popped up with dimensionals.

For the words 'bride' & 'groom' I cut them using Gray Granite cardstock with the Well Written dies. This set also include the ampersand.

Now that I've included the instructions, why not give it a try. Use these layering dies with any background you choose to create and pop up the center. If you have any questions leave them in the comment section and I'll be happy to answer.

Happy stamping. And now on to the other blog entries by my fellow Seashore Stampers demonstrators.



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.