Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop – Guest Designer

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hope – Guest Designer

Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop TEAMWORK

Oh my!! I’m so thrilled, and still can’t believe it: I’ve been asked to join absolutely amazing artists from the Creating Kindness Design Team in their November Blog Hop as a guest designer.

Our theme this month is TEAMWORK. Teamwork can go many ways and I decided to team up a few products:

  • Animal Outing Bundle with super fun and elegant Tropical Escape DSP. I think they are a perfect fit!
  • I also teamed up Stampin’ Write Markers with an Aqua Painter & acrylic block for a controlled water colouring.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop. Animal Outing Bundle with Tropical Escape DSP from Stampin' Up!

Wild About You card dimensions:

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ & cut the bottom of the card front for the extra panel at 3″ x 4-1/8″
  • Whisper White reg. cardstock: 4″ x 5-6/8″ panel for the inside; for the mats: 2-5/8″ x 4″, 2-7/8″ x 4″ and for the sentiment a rectangle 3-6/8″ x 2-5/8″
  • Tropical Escape DSP for the mats (leafy/foliage design): 2-9/16″ x 3-7/8″ and 3-15/16″ x 2-6/8″
  • Watercolour Paper for stamping critters

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop. Animal Outing Bundle with Tropical Escape DSP from Stampin' Up!

Watercolouring

For my card, I decided to use two images: an utterly cute rhino and a branch with an equally adorable tree frog. I stamped the branch twice to use one for the inside of my card.

I stamped all my images onto watercolour paper using black Stazon Ink.  Watercolour paper has a quite porous surface, so Stamparatus came with help to make sure all the images were stamped perfectly.

TIP: Stazon is the best ink to work with water/watercolour.

I watercolour all my critters using an aqua painter and Stampin’ Write Markers. I simply scribbled some colour onto an acrylic block and using it as a palette I picked the ink with an Aqua Painter. I love to watercolour and with this technique, there’s nearly no waste.

Colours I’ve used:

  • Rhino: Smoky Slate, Gray Granite and Basic Gray
  • the bird: Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight
  • branches with frog:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green

When all critters were to thoroughly dry, I die-cut them with coordinating dies from Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.

How-to: Partial die-cutting

For the large stitched rectangle I’ve used the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and a partial die-cutting. You can find it explained here.

I stamped the sentiment in the top left corner of my die-cut rectangle. For the ease, I’ve used Black Memento Ink and Stamparatus. Why? Well, who else would want to mess up the stamping at this point?! lol

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop. Animal Outing Bundle with Tropical Escape DSP from Stampin' Up!

I assembled the card laying all mats together with the liquid glue. Also, my tree frogs on branches I adhered with liquid glue: one inside of the card and one just above the rhino on the front. And the rhino is the star of the card! I raised him with dimensionals in the centre of the front panel.

And that’s it from me for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting my blog and that you like the card I created? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Below is the list of the fantastic Creating Kindness Team who organized this hop. So please, jump on and check all the fantastic inspiration. Honestly, you don’t want to miss it!

The next on the hop is amazingly talented Jenny Hall!! To visit her blog click the button below or just use the list!


As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store.

HOST CODE for the month of November is 326DJQHJ. Use this code to receive special rewards from me.


Product List

Aqua Painters

£16.00

Stamparatus

£46.00

Big Shot

£102.00

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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo. I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest xx

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop. Animal Outing Bundle with Tropical Escape DSP from Stampin' Up!

 

It’s Our Birthday Stamp Sale -24 Hours ONLY!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – It’s Our Birthday Stamp Sale -24 Hours ONLY!

Put on your party hats, and get ready to SAVE!!
We’re turning 30, and today, 23 October, we’re throwing the It’s Our Birthday Stamp Sale to celebrate.
For 24 HOURS ONLY, you can save 15% on select stamp sets. Come and celebrate with us!

Promotion details:

  • All selected sets are offered at a 15% discount.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (e.g., customer, workshop, and online).
  • And most importantly: all selected stamp sets may be applied to Starter Kits.
  • In the event that we run out of stamp sets, we will honour the discounted price as long as the order is closed within the promotion deadlines. You will receive your discounted stamp set as soon we are able to fulfil your order.

Ordering deadlines:

  • Phone: 23 October 2018; 17:50 (CET)/4:50 p.m. (GMT)
  • OEX/Online: 23 October 2018; 23:50 (CET)/10:50 p.m. (GMT)

 

Below is the list of stamp sets that are part of this promotion. You can download the PDF version HERE

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,


Don’t forget to check:

October Special and Exclusive PDF Tutorials – read more about it here

Stamparatus Accessories are now available – check more details here

Celebrate World Card Making Day All Week Long!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Celebrate World Card Making Day All Week Long!

At Stampin’ Up! we celebrate the World Card Making Day with a  week-long Sale!!  Stock up and save 10% on select paper crafting essentials.

Be sure use the host code 7QDXPVVZ on orders under £150 and you could earn this month specials.

Click here or the flyer above to see what’s on SALE!

Products 10% OFF

£33.00 £29.70

Soft Sayings Card Kit

£33.00 £29.70

Lots Of Happy Card Kit

£33.00 £29.70
£7.25 £6.53

Foam Adhesive Strips

£7.25 £6.53

Tear & Tape Adhesive

£6.25 £5.63

Dates: 1–7 October 2018

Select products are 10% off.

All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,


Don’t forget to check:

October Special and Exclusive PDF Tutorials – read more about it here

Stamparatus Accessories are now available – check more details here

New Stamparatus Accessories!!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – New Stamparatus Accessories

Owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight, and we wanted to give you, even more, to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

Stamparatus Accessories

The new accessories are Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats. We will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets too. They will make your Stamparatus experience even more amazing!

Now that these accessories are here, they aren’t going anywhere! They will be rolling into next year’s 2019–2020 annual catalogue.

Stamparatus

£46.00

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,


Don’t forget to check:

October Special and Exclusive PDF Tutorials – read more about it here

With A Little Delay…

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – With A Little Delay…

As you may know, I’ve been really sick, you can ready about it here, and couldn’t get to update my blog for a long time. You can read about it here. But today I feel well enough to hop in and catch up.

Autumn-Winter Catalogue launched on 5th September so it’s in a full swing right now. If you’re one of my regular customers you’ve received your paper copy of a catalogue a month ago.

If you’ve never shopped with me, below you can find a link to a digital copy. You can still request a copy of Winter-Autumn Catalogue – there’s nothing like flicking through the pages of paper copy.

Click HERE to download your FREE copy

Here are my “must-have” resources for placing your order and updating your supplies:

Below you can find a few video tutorials using some of the products from the Autumn-Winter Catalogue. Enjoy watching!

VIDEO TUTORIALS

Peaceful Noel Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

Falling for Leaves Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

Merry Christmas to All Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,


Don’t forget to check:

October Special and Exclusive PDF Tutorials – read more about it here