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

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The Second Colour Challenge

Hello again.
So it looks like my upline Sue will advertise the colours every Sunday. My plan is to create a colour challenge blog post and publish every Tuesday. That gives you time to create a card of your own before the following Tuesday. This is the plan anyway.

The colours this week are Pacific Point, Sahara Sand and Soft Sky. Here is my card:

This colour combination did make me think of the ocean - the sand, water and sky especially having experienced such elements during my recent trip to the Hawaiian Islands. My inspiration came from a card made by Amanda from The Craft Spa blog. The three pearls represent seashells one could find while on a walk. However, I didn't find any. And besides, we are no longer permitted to take anything from a beach. It's really frowned upon. We are to simply look and admire.

This card measures 5 x 5 in Soft Sky. I cut the Whisper White piece to 3 x 3 and the Sahara Sand cardstock was cut with the Layering Squares framelits (one of the scalloped framelits).

I created the sand by dragging the Sahara Sand ink pad across the paper a few times. I did the same to create the sky with the Soft Sky ink pad.

I stuck the Whisper White piece onto the card base with a small piece of removable tape. I inked up my images and stamped, being sure to go over the edges onto the card base.

I removed the Whisper White piece from the card base and glued it to the scalloped piece then adhered them to the card base lining up the images.

This technique is often referred to as double-time or triple-time (3 stamped layers) stamping. You can find a few videos on You Tube to see more of how it's done.

Now go ahead - take out these colours and make a card. And I'd love to see what you come up with.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

A Colour Challenge

I'm participating in a weekly colour challenge created by my upline Sue and I'm challenging you to join me.

How it works: Sue will select a colour combination and post it to her team. The challenge is to incorporate these three colours on a card. The media used can be card stock, ink, or embellishments such as ribbon. We may be given one other base colour such as Whisper White or Very Vanilla as we need these colours for stamping on.

The first colour challenge is Peekaboo Peach, Wisteria Wonder and Smoky Slate.

Now you place those three stamp pads or card stock side by side and see what you think? Not very 'together' is what I thought. Oh well, on with the challenge.

I used the stamp set called Avant Garden, a Sale-A-Bration free item that, by the way, you can till get until March 31. It's a versatile set because of the ability to build the flowers, lovely greetings and a bit of background grunge.

 Here is the card I created:

I loved this card so much, I decided to make another one.

The colours here are Pacific Point, Tip Top Taupe and Calypso Coral and this choice was inspired by a card recently send to me. I decided to film the making of this card so that, if you like, you can make one as well. If you don't have these colours, challenge yourself and pick 3 of your own colours. If you don't have this stamp set, use any other floral set you have. I would love to see what you create so send me a photo.

Here are the card measurements:

Card base - thick whisper white 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
First layer - Peekaboo Peach 4" x 5-1/4"
Second layer - Smoky Slate 3-1/2" x 5"
Stamping layer - Shimmer White 3-1/4" x 4-3/4"

Happy Stamping!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Easter

With Easter just around the corner this month's Blog Hop is devoted to showcasing a hand made project for this springtime event. Most of us purchase some treats for our children, husbands, grandchildren. etc. so there are lots of options for packaging up such sweet gifts.

For example, you could purchase a set of mini egg cartons, fill with treats and decorate the exterior. Or, in the Annual Catalogue, there are varying sizes of cellophane bags. Fill them up ad tie with ribbon or create a bag topper.

As for creating cards, take a look at page 18 in the Occasions catalogue to see a wonderful stamp set and coordinating framelits.

I will be making a number of things but here I am showcasing a card to send to my sister and her family. I used the Basket Bunch stamp set and coordinating framelits to create this card.

This was a labour of love as there were quite a few pieces to cut out using the framelits plus the colouring of the bunnies but it was so fun to make. If you look carefully at the photo, you will see the top half of the baskets extend beyond the top of the card. This was achieved by cutting a pieces of the thick Whisper White card stock to measure 6 x 5-1/2". On the 6" side, score at 3", fold and burnish. The finished card base now measures 3 x 5-1/2 inches. When adding the baskets, be sure not to extend higher than 4-1/4 inches otherwise the finished card will not fit inside the A2 envelope.

I hope you enjoy this card and if you have any questions, please leave it in the comment section.

The supplies used are listed below. Please note that the glimmer paper is a limited time offer and is a free item you can earn with a $60 minimum order (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration which ends March 31 so if you would like to purchase any of the products used for this card project, order through my online store or send me your order via email.

Here are the supplies used:

Please visit the other members of Seashore Stampers to see what they have created. Thank you for stopping by.
Bruni P.
MiRan B.

Bruni P.
MiRan B.
Sabrina R.