Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps - Designer Choice (Video)

Hi everyone, today I'm up on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog using the Cute As A Button stamp set to create a rainbow button grid design. 


The steps to make this card can be found over at the Sunny Studio Stamps blog or, there is a YouTube video below!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed! 

- Eloise

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh STAMPtember Reveal! (Video)

Hi friends, today I'm here to share three cards I made with the new Pretty Pink Posh and Simon Says Stamp Stamptemeber stamp set! It's called Damask Greetings and it's very different for Pretty Pink Posh, but I think it's super unique and people are gonna love it! The stamp set is now available over at Simon Says Stamp but be aware, the same with all collaboration sets for Stamptember, there is a limited number of them.

Below are three cards I made with the set!


For this first card, I used a emboss resist technique and used my MISTI to repeatedly stamp the same line of designs several time, then water-coloured over the top to create a rainbow card. I white heat embossed the 'Thank You' sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock, adhered it down to the panel and then the panel onto a card base and that was the first card complete.


For this second card, I went with a aqua to mint colour combo. I clear heat embossed some of the images in a diagonal line and then water-coloured over top to create the resist once again. I then white heat embossed the 'Thinking Of You' sentiment onto some grey cardstock and adhered it onto my card. I also used some Audrey Blue cardstock as a card base and adhered my panel on top.

For this third card, I was completely inspired by a design I saw online. I wanted the navy blue background with gold embossing. I didn't have any navy blue cardstock - so I made my own with watercolours. I gold heat embossed the images, then water-coloured over top. I wish it turned out darker, but it's fine. I then gold heat embossed my sentiment onto a small strip of navy blue cardstock and adhered it to my panel. I then used a small left over strip of the same blue cardstock, adhered it to my card base and then adhered my panel over top. 

There is a video down below sharing the full details of each card. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll catch you all next time. 

- Eloise

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Product Release Blog Hop (Video)


Hi friends, today I'm hopping along as a apart of the Pretty Pink Posh Product Release September blog hop. Today is the first day of a two day blog hop with a ton of inspiration using the brand new release. I hope you enjoy all of our creations! 

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There are four $25 gift certificates to be given away in this blog hop (two per day). So make sure you leave comments on the blog's comments to be entered and they will then be picked randomly and announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog. Make sure you leave comments by 11:59PM PST time on the 19th September 2017 to be entered into the giveaway!

Okay, so now onto the hop. The entire list of designers participating for this day are linked below. 

Eloise Blue - You Are Here!

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Okay, so for my card today I'm using the brand new Reindeer Friends stamp set along with the Stacked Edges 1 Dies. I'll also be using the Storybook 4 Dies as a place holder for my scene. 


First up I stamped and coloured my reindeer images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I then used the Storybook 4 Dies to cut out a panel of white cardstock. I kept the insides of the die as I wanted to use them and I also made sure I cut the frame int he centre of my panel so I could use that on my card too. 

I then took all the inside pieces out of frame and inked some Broken China onto the top three pieces and then a little Shabby Shutters onto the bottom two pieces, just to give them a little something extra. I also stamped the sentiment with black ink 'Jingle All The Way' on the middle rectangle piece.


I then used some red, green and gold cardstock to cut the wavy die from the Stacked Edges 1 Dies, once out of each colour. I then used the new Knit Picky paper pad for a subtle grey patterned paper and adhered that down onto a card base, then stacked the wavy pieces I die cut on top of each other into the middle of my background. 

I added foam tape onto the back of my frame pieces and the inside pieces and adhered them down into the centre of my card. I added more foam adhesive to my reindeer images and also adhered those onto my scene as well and that finished up my card. 

The video is linked down below. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today, the next person on the hop is Kelly Latevola, make sure you continue to hop along, leave comments to be entered to win some gift certificates! 

- Eloise

Pretty Pink Posh Release:



Supplies Used:

Friday, September 8, 2017

Craftie Cafe - Boo (Video)

Hi everyone, today I'm here for Craftie Cafe and I have a Halloween card to share with you all. We don’t really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, but we thought we would inspire with some Halloween projects anyhow! For my card today I’m going to just be using dies. I’m using the Boo Dies and Ghosties Dies from Impression Obsession along with some of the brand new Distress Oxide Inks and making my sentiment into a sequin shaker.


To begin my card today, I started off with creating the sentiment. I took some watercolour paper along with the Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and ink blended some colour at the bottom of the paper. I then flicked it with some water, dried it and ran it through my Big Shot Machine with the ‘Boo’ die on top. I then used the remaining white cardstock left over on that piece to run through with my Ghosties dies. Once everything was cut I could assemble my shaker piece.

I cut down a piece of acetate to fit behind the ‘Boo’ word and adhered it down into place. I then used some 3M Foam Adhesive to put around the letters, to make individual openings. I also layered it up twice so the sequins would fit better. Once I had sectioned off my letters I used some Pretty Pink Posh to fill in my gaps. I used some 4mm Pansy Purple, 6mm Amethyst, 4mm Lime Sorbet, 6mm Shamrock, 4mm Tangerine and 6mm Pumpkin. All in coordinating Halloween colours, so it would eventually match my background. Once I filled in all the holes, I closed it back up with another piece of acetate over top.


Next up I could work on my background. I used the Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks and ink blended them onto my background. These colours don’t really mix well together, but I just made sure they didn’t touch too much and it worked out fine. Then I took some water and spread the colour out a little, making it seem like it was water coloured. I then heat set it with a heat tool and then splattered some water over top to create the water splotch effect.

I adhered on my shaker word sentiment and adhered the ghosts. For the ghosts I added some black cardstock behind their faces so it would show through black and not purple and orange and then adhered them down with some foam tape, also. I foam mounted my panel onto some light grey cardstock and then adhered that down onto a white card base.

The video is linked down below.



Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed. Halloween cards are so super enjoyable to make, the colours are just so fun to use!

- Eloise

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Craftie Café Supplies Used:


Others:

Pretty Pink Posh Sequins – Pansy Purple, Amethyst, Lime Sorbet, Shamrock, Tangerine, Pumpkin
Tim Holtz Watercolour Cardstock
3M Scotch Foam Tape
Scor Tape
Light Grey Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock


Friday, August 25, 2017

Craftie Cafe - World's Greatest Dad (Video)

Hi everyone, today I'm here for Craftie Cafe and today I have another Father’s Day card for you all using a WPlus9 stamp set called Epic Dad along with some Lawn Fawn inks to create a simple design that can be used for so many different occasions.


To begin my card I first took a stitched rectangle die and cut it out of some white cardstock. I then took several colours of Lawn Fawn Inks that would coordinate well together and could begin stamping. I took the swiped paint image from the Epic Dad stamp set and stamped it down my panel using my inks. I used Sunflower, Fake Tan, Pumpkin Spice, Freshly Cut Grass and Peacock for my five swipes. Once they were stamped I could stamp my sentiment.

I used the solid ‘Dad’ image from the set, inked it up with Minty Fresh ink and stamped it down onto some more white cardstock. Then, since I wanted it to have a little extra to it – I decided it to look two-toned. So I took the Mermaid ink, inked up the ‘Dad’ word once again, used a cloth to pat off some of the ink at the top of the image and then lined up the stamp over the previously stamped ‘Dad’ and stamped it down, this gives a gradient effect to the stamp and it looks so cool! This would be easier in a MISTI or other stamp positioning tool, but I just used an acrylic block and it worked fine.



Next up I needed to die cut the ‘Dad’ word. So first off I used the die to cut a scrap piece of cardstock. Then I took the negative piece of that paper, lined it up over the ‘Dad’ word and taped it down into place. Since the die is solid and you can’t see through it, this helped me now line up the die in the correct place. I then slid the die into place, taped it down and ran it through my big shot machine. Now it was cut perfectly. I then added foam tape to the back of the ‘Dad’ word and adhered it onto my panel.

Next up I stamped the ‘World’s Greatest’ sentiment from the Epic Dad set in Black Liquorice ink from Lawn Fawn also onto a grey strip of cardstock that I ink blended a little Hippo ink onto the bottom of. I cut the side at an angle and adhered it down onto the top of the ‘Dad’ sentiment. To finish up my card I adhered my panel onto some Kraft cardstock with fun foam and added some clear enamel dots around the sentiment.

The video is linked down below.



Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this card. It’s such a simple design that can be used for so many different occasions with using different sentiments and colour combos.

- Eloise

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Craftie Cafe Supplies Used:


Others:

Your Next Stamp – Clear Enamel Dots
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock
Light Grey Cardstock
3M Scotch Foam Tape