Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hope – Guest Designer
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The fabulous Autumn/Winter 2018 Catalogue launched on 5th September but with my health, things have taken a bit of a turn. But I tried since a couple of days to update the links and Autumn-Winter Catalogue page. And I will keep updating my blog gradually.
As many of you know, I’ve got Multiple Sclerosis and like with everything MS, the symptoms can vary from sufferer to sufferer. Some of us have symptoms so seriously affecting their everyday life, they end up in a wheelchair, unable to walk or carrying for themselves, others are blessed enough they can continue with their lives as usual with no symptoms at all.
My MS struggles
Well, I’m somewhere in between. My hands are numb, I suffer from chronic pain. I also have a discopathy (it’s a Polish terminology) or how it’s called here: spinal disc herniation (which is probably caused by inflammation caused by MS) – two bottom discs of my spine have degenerated and are causing me severe sharp pain and difficulty with moving around.
But I’m not giving up. I just listen to my body and do as much as it allows me to.b And if it means fewer and unplanned posts – let it be. I hope you understand.
But I do keep up with all my commitments towards my customers, so you are welcome to shop through my page. All qualified gifts will be sent as per usual.
Exclusive PDF Tutorials
HOST CODE for the month of September is TAXBTP9Q.
Orders of £50+ (excl. p&p) will receive from me:
a pack of Chicken Wire Elements
Exclusive PDF Tutorials for three cards
How it works…
Place a product order of £50 or more (excl. shipping) in my online storein the month of September.
Add Host Code TAXBTP9Q. To claim your reward you must include this code in your ordering process.
This August Special Offer will be applied to all qualifying orders placed through my shop using Host Code TAXBTP9Qbetween 1 September – 30 September.
If your order is £150 or more do not use Host Code. You will earn your own Host Rewards to spend.
IMPORTANT: My FREE Special Host Gift giveaways are mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-October.
PDF’s will be emailed the same or next day (depends on the time of your purchase). They will include the photos of the finished cards, list of products used and step by step instructions.
One last thing: Stampin’ Up! and papercraft is my passion and I’m not planning to stop doing what I love!
Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,
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Promotion period: 1–30 September
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In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach 275 €/£200 (catalogue price before shipping and handling).
One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many qualifying orders can be placed in September.
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