Let’s Get Hopping 43: New Technique.

Let’s Get Hopping 43: New Technique.

Hello, welcome to my blog! Today I’m sharing another project with you as a part of the Let’s Get Hopping team. Our brief this month was to try something new! The technique I chose to experiment with was using Stampin’ Blends and alcohol on Vellum.

If you are following along with the hop you would have come to me from Mikaela Titheridge.

I have been crafting quite a bit with the products in the Expressions in Ink Suite, and I wanted a different way to show off the large leafy die cut piece rather than leaving it in one long branch. To do this I cut the branch into three or four pieces to tuck in behind a length of Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon.

To decorate the card and to really highlight the new (to me) technique I cut a piece of Vellum that would fill two thirds of the card front. To do the technique I coloured one side of the Vellum using a mixture of Misty Moonlight, Blackberry Bliss, and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends then sprayed it with isopropyl alcohol using a Stampin’ Spritzer. Depending on how much isopropyl you spritz on, you can come in with a brush or even a Clear Block to smoosh the ink around.

The card base is Merry Merlot with a Basic Black layer. I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot, and finished off the card using Gilded Gems.

Once you give this technique a go you will struggle to stop! There are so many possibilities – create a fun background, a unique die cut accent, a fun punched or die cut sentiment shape, and more.

Be sure to hop along to see what the other hoppers have created. You’ll be visiting Rachael Merrick next.

Happy crafting x


Geared Garage Masculine Card.

Geared Garage Masculine Card.

Hello and welcome back. It has been a while since my last blog post. Life with a husband and two young kids really is busy, and gets on top of me sometimes. Every now and then one (or two, or three) of the balls I’m juggling has to be dropped, and this time it has been my filming of YouTube videos and instructional blog posts. Have you experienced this too? It is all a part of life, right?

I’m happy to say my stamping classes have been running as normal, and I have a number of exciting classes in the coming weeks. Check them out under the ‘Classes and Workshops’ tab above. I’ll be sharing images of our recent class projects shortly, but for today I have this masculine themed card to share with you. It is made using the Geared Up Garage stamp set and coordinating Garage Gear dies, and is perfect for the car loving man in your life.

To make this project you will need:

  • Whisper White Thick – 14.9cm x 21cm
  • In Good Taste DSP – 10.5cm x 14.9cm
  • Basic Black card stock – 6cm x 10.4cm
  • Whisper White cardstock – 5.5cm x 9.9cm

Adhere the In Good Taste DSP piece to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Seal.

Stamp the sentiment along the bottom edge of the Whisper White piece in Tuxedo Black Momento ink. Stamp the ink blot type image using Sahara Sand, stamped off, onto the Whisper White piece on the right-hand side.

Adhere the Whisper White piece to the Basic Black piece.

Adhere this to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, ensuring it is centered.

Stamp the car image onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Colour the image in using Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red, Pool Party, So Saffron, and Smoky Slate. Die cut the car using the Garage Gear Dies.

Adhere the car to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy crafting x


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Ornate Thanks Card.

Ornate Thanks Card.

Today I have a quick yet effective card to share with you. Some extra touches like an embossing folder and a heat embossed sentiment are great ways to add some wow factor to any card design. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. You’ll find the link to the YouTube video below.

To complete this project you will need:

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock – 14.9cm x 21cm
  • Mint Macaron cardstock – 14.4cm x 5cm
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper – 14.4cm x 7.5cm
  • Basic Black cardstock – 8cm x 5cm
  • Braided Linen Trim – 25cm

Begin by embossing the piece of Mint Macaron cardstock using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere this to the Whisper White Thick cardbase using Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Keep an even border around the top, left-hand side, and the bottom.

Use the scalloped edge die from the Ornate Borders Dies to cut the left-hand side of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. Adhere this to the Whisper White Thick cardbase so that it overlaps the Mint Macaron layer using Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Keep an even border around the top, right-hand side, and the bottom.

Die cut the piece of Basic Black cardstock using the third up from smallest rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Stamp the sentiment ‘Thanks’ and ‘from all of us’ from the Ornate Thanks stamp set using VersaMark ink into the center of the die cut Basic Black piece. Cover this with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and set using the Heal Tool.

On the reverse of the sentiment piece, adhere two strips of Seal+ or Tear & Tape. Zig zag a length of Braided Linen Trim to these strips. Adhere the sentiment piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

NOTE: This is different to the ribbon picture. I made my sample in the YouTube video before I had realised that the ribbon I had used was retired! Oops… :).

To finish off the card, place three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels around the card front, making a triangle.

Happy crafting x


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Ornate Thanks Bundle (English)
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper
Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
Basic Black A4 Card Stock
Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Versamark Pad
Heat Tool