Friday 7 December 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Seasonal Fun

Hi Crafters,

I'm back with the latest Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop.  We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that love to create and blog.  Some of us met recently at OnStage, Stampin' Up!'s convention, in Florida.  It was amazing to meet in person and sure did make my heart happy.

The theme of this blog hop is Seasonal Fun and what fun I had making this card!  The snowman image just makes me smile every time I see his little face.  

I created texture on my card blank by running through the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then added three layers of cardstock with a torn edge.  I used Glimmer Paper for the bottom layer to give some sparkle.  I stamped the snowman in second generation Smoky Slate and then coloured with Stampin' Blends.  I've included the colours used below in the Supply List.  I really wanted to make the snowman wobble so I cut a small piece of acetate and then scored on each second increment on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  I added the sentiment Winter Cheer from the Spirited Snowman which was stamped in Real Red ink.  

To keep hopping, simply click the next arrow to head to Courtenay's awesome creation.  If you get stuck there is also a full blog hop list below. 

Thanks for stopping by on this Seasonal Fun blog hop and I would like to wish you all a fabulous festive season.  

Happy crafting,

Blog Hop List
Rachel Macleod *** You are here ***

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Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

Friday 2 November 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Circles

Hi Crafters,

I'm back hopping with the Global Stamping Friends and this month we are showcasing projects featuring circles.  This really leaves the design wide open to so much creativity.  I have a Christmas project featuring a circle frame.  

This card probably looks complicated but it's really simple.

I created a card base in Real Red cardstock and then adhered a piece of Whisper White cardstock which was embossed using the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I've used this embossing folder on so many projects - it's a crafty must have.  To create the topper element I die cut the frame using the largest and second largest Layering Circle dies in Whisper White cardstock.  I also cut the fence from the Farmhouse Framelits Dies in Whisper White cardstock.  I did a watercolour wash on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut this out using the largest Layering Circle die.  This cardstock isn't recommended for water-based techniques because it can pile but if you use the water sparingly, you can achieve the desired watercolour effect.  I stamped the robin from the Painted Glass stamp set in Early Espresso and then coloured using Stampin' Blends in Real Red, Crumb Cake and Bronze.  The sentiment was stamped in Balmy Blue to match the background and came from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.  I added the robin and the frame with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

I hope you like my take on the circle theme.  To keep hopping click the picture below to get to Tricia's blog

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

Blog List
1. Narelle Fasulo
2. Anastasia Radloff
3. Lisa Ann Bernard
4. Kimberley Anne Morris
5. Jenn Curtis Charles
6. Rachel Macleod ***You are here***
7. Tricia Butts
8. Jan Musselman
9. Amanda Farlinger
10. Anja Reuss 
11 . June Olsen
12. Angélique Stempelkeuken

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Thursday 1 November 2018

Snowflake Showcase from Stampin' Up!

Hi Crafters,

Today is so exciting as the Snowflake Showcase from Stampin' Up! is now available!  I've had a chance to use these products for a couple of weeks and I highly recommend them for your Christmas crafting and beyond.  The collection comprises two stamp sets and a co-ordinating die set.  

I have a clean and simple card to start off.  I thought Stampin' Up!'s shimmer products would pair perfectly with the Snowfall Thinlits Dies.  

I created a card base in Shimmery White cardstock and then added a layer of watercolour wash using Balmy Blue ink and an Aqua Painter.  I cut the letters and snowflake from Whisper White cardstock and adhered with Liquid Multipurpose Glue.  I left the points of the snowflake loose to give dimension.  Finally I added drops of the Frost White Shimmer Paint using an old paintbrush and a tapping technique.  

This angle really shows the shimmer on this card.  The Snowflake Showcase is only available for the month of November.  I will be sharing more projects over the course of the month and hope you find inspiration too.  To purchase any of the products from the Snowflake Showcase, simply click on my online store in the right-hand bar.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

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