2017 Diary

Last week when  a group of us went out for lunch we were a given a small pocket diary.  One of the girls had just been to the Blood Bank, saw them & thought of me (I’m either a little20170312_065326_resized late or very early – like a week), so she grabbed a handful.  I’ve just got to remember to use it & take it with me.

Of course, as we all do, I decided that it needed a bit of a facelift, so I decided to “tissy” it up & make it my own.  The girls won’t see it until our next catch up next month.

I decided to cover it with the “By the Shore” DSP.  Then I thought I would add a few stamps, so I went with the matching “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set.  I stamped the Bubbles & Seaweed onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS with Mint Macaron Ink  & coloured a couple of them with my Blender Pen.  This was die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits & layered onto a piece of Dapper Denim which had been punched with my 2″ Circle Punch.

The fish was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS in Dapper Denim Ink & adhered to the Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thinking it needed something else, I then decided to place my name at the bottom.  I die cut a couple of letters using “Little Letters” (retired) from scrap Very Vanilla & then from Dapper Denim.  The extra pieces when layered on top of each other, make them stand out a little, especially when using DSP or have a busy background.

To finish it all off, Clear wink of Steller was applied to the letters & fish.

I think the girls will be very impressed when they see it, don’t you?

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Ahoy There

My card I am sharing with you today was created for a challenge but as usual, completely forgot to post it.  Well, to be honest, I couldn’t find what challenge I did it for.  Does that ever happen to you?

I’ve used the lovely “By the Shore” DSP & the co-ordinating “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set.  I teamed it up with Dapper Denim & Very Vanilla Card.  Inks were Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim & Calypso Coral.  My Blender Pen was used to colour parts of the “coral”.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Ahoy There

I thought I would share with you one of the cards created from our Technique Treats #6 where we used the gorgeous Stamp Set “Seaside Shore” along with the coordinating “By the Shore” DSP and the coordinating Seaside Textured EF.  You can see more ideas on Page 92 & 93 of the 2016 Annual Catalogue.

For my card I used the Ghosting Technique along with the lovely new Dapper Denim In Colour.

Tips for when playing with the Ghosting Technique

  • The more the VersaMark is slightly dried, the better your resist image will be
  • If using Glossy Card, stamp the main image with Staz-On Ink or Archival Ink

Benefits of Technique Treats –

  • Learn new Techniques at your own pace & in the comfort of your home
  • Perfect for the SU! Demonstrators for Classes, Workshops or Demonstrations
  • All the hard work is done for you
  • Keep up to date with the current trends
  • List of Supplies required to complete each card
  • Measurements for all 4 cards – Metric & Imperial
  • Step-by-Step photo instructions
  • 2 x Stamping Techniques with step-by-step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book

Instructions

  1. Randomly stamp images direct onto B – Very Vanilla in VersaMark Ink. The VersaMark will resist the sponged direct over top
  2. With Stamping Sponge, sponge Soft Sky & Mint Macaron Inks over top
  3. Continue sponging until card is covered & you are happy with the amount sponged
  4. With a soft Tissue, carefully buff card. The Ink over the VersaMark will rub off
  5. Stamp Solid Image over top in Dapper Denim Ink or leave as is
  6. Layer onto A – Calypso Coral
  7. Adhere to Technique Sample Page

To create more cards using this Technique, why not head on over to the Technique Treats Page & purchase the Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Fishy Birthday

G’day Stampers,

I’ve been playing with the Seaside Shore Stamp Set again.  I just 003eewm-bogcan’t seem to get enough of it.  Over the next couple of weeks, I have some fun cards to show you using this set.

My card today is completely different to the one I started out creating, but hey, that is a good thing right!  Does this happen to anyone else?

My “Porthole” was an addition addition after I completed the card as it sort of looked a little unfinished.  I’m happy I did as the card sort of popped once it had been added.

For your free tutorial, please click onto the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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155. Happy Birthday – Seaside Shore

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