My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Friday, 23 February 2018

Stampin Up Demonstrators team up for the Totally Techniques Blog Hop - Brusho Crystals

Welcome to February's Totally Techniques Blog Hop.  You may have arrived from Annette's blog where she has worked wonders with her chosen technique which is ideas for using the Brushos Crystal Colours.  On the market for some time, but new to the Stampin' Up! product offering I have    become addicted to these fabulous powdered paints.  They are so versatile and if, like me, you like playing about or rather getting messy with ink then you will love them too.  

Here's a short video to show you how to get started with some tips for more advanced or should I say a little more adventurous crafters too. 

You'll see from the video that I used a mixture of techniques. I first coloured the daffodil heads by adding water to the flowers and then adding the yellow powder.  I built up the background by using a block as my palette and adding the paint with an aqua painter. I used kitchen paper to mop up excess water and also allowed the piece to dry before adding more colours and that allowed me to add darker shades if needed.  

The sentiment is part of the Stampin Up You're Inspiring set and that is simply stamped on black card stock in white craft ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I hand cut the pennant but if you need to be sure it's perfectly straight a trimmer and punch can be used.   I've added some sliver/white baker's twine and a couple of matting layers of white card to frame my image letting it speak for itself. 

This card is a mixture of painting with BrushOs mixed in a palette and sprinkling some crystals in two colours namely yellow and red to create the leaf colours and I used an aqua painter for moving the ink around the leaves and also to paint the blue background.    The leaves were stamped with archival black and allowed to dry thoroughly before painting.  Once painted I used a fine tip glue pen to add some gold fine glitter for that bit of bling that I love. 

You can see another one of my 'plays' with Brushos on this stamping scene post where I used the Stampin' Up! Saleabration stamp set Epic Celebrations with a fun card for teenagers.

Thank you for joining us this month I hope you find lots of inspiration for our hop and don't forget to visit us next month for our Totally Techniques Hop which will be Crinkled Background Technique. 

Thanks for visiting me 
Zoe x

Now you're off to see Kelly. 

1. Annette Elias - The Netherlands
2.  Zoe Tant UK - You are here
3. Kelly Acheson - USA
4. Marine Wiplier - France
5. Satomi Wellard - Japan
6. Lynsay Mahon - Canada
7. Barbara Meyer - Austria
8. Paula Dobson - New Zealand
9. Nadine Weiner - Germany

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Christmas Card Club - Reindeer and Friends

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set

It's my choice for the Christmas Card Club Challenge this fortnight and way back when we did the list I chose Reindeer and or their friends as the theme.  I've taken a very elegant reindeer from Stampin Up set Merry Mistletoe and added him to the new elegant Saleabration free gift paper Springtime Foils which seems a contradiction in terms when posting about Christmas, but hey you just have to get use from all your papers as much as you can. They are no use sat on the shelf and attract unwanted attention from partners who might just question what you've spent recently, so I find using them distracts husband from making unwanted comments tee hee. 

This stunning set of papers are as the name implies foiled. They are a mixture of patterns and come with silver, gold and copper foiling.  I chose this one which has gold and silver and then added some old olive using my Stampin Blends alcohol markers as the paper has a shiny/glossy coating and the Stampin Blends work perfectly on this card.  If you like foiled card take a look at my last post with a tutorial for an Easter Basket using stampin up Sweet Soiree foiled papers. 

I stamped my deer with chocolate chip ink onto whisper white and cut a partial circle with the stitched shape framelits and also a silver foil layer using one of the layering circle dies which is a mix of scalloped edged and plain circle dies.  The sentiment is also from Stampin Up set Merry Mistletoe and that is heat embossed with gold powder then matted onto a layer of chocolate chip card as is the foiled paper.  A loop or two of metallic edged ribbon and a stampin petal passion embellishment add that bit of pizzazz that I like on my projects and a simple, but elegant card is achieved.  

This card was really quick and easy to complete and had the added bonus of the therapuetic colouring thrown in.  I hope you'll enjoy visiting our merry clan of ladies and our early preps for the festive season.  

Thanks for popping by today.  

Zoe x

P.S. You can see the new Saleabration free gifts with purchase on my stampin up website.