Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Watercolour Balloon Background

Hello and welcome once again to my blog. I got the inspiration to make this card from France Martin. She did a balloon background with a simple embossed greeting over top. You can see her video here.

I started with one card and loved it so much I just had to keep going with other colours. So these are the three cards I made complete with ribbon, dimensional balloons, Wink of Stella and I used the enamel embellishments as well. The stamp set is Balloon Celebration and the greeting banners are from the Cards & Labels framelits.

Card One     

Card Two

Card Three


Card Four


I video taped the making of Card Four to share the technique with you. As I was filming, I started to recognize the number of tips I was passing on so be sure to grab a pen and paper so you can take some notes.

Enjoy the video and scroll down to get the card measurements and ink pad colours used.


Cutting Measurements and Colours

Card One
Card Base: Crushed Curry 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored in portrait position at 4-1/4" for a side fold card
1st Layer: Island Indigo 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Top Layer: Watercolour paper 4" x 5-1/4"
Inside panel: Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4"
Ink Pads: Island Indigo, Pool Party, So Saffron

Card Two
Card Base: Pink Pirouette 4-1/4" x 11" scored in landscape position at 5-1/2" for a top fold card
1st Layer: Rich Razzleberry 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Top Layer: Watercolour paper 4" x 5-1/4"
Inside panel: Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4"
Ink Pads: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz

Card Three
Card Base: Cajun Craze 4-1/4" x 11" scored in landscape position at 5-1/2" for a top fold card
1st Layer: Daffodil Delight 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Top Layer: Watercolour paper 4" x 5-1/4"
Inside panel: Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4"
Ink Pads: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Mint Macaron

Card Four
Card Base: Pacific Point 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored in portrait position at 4-1/4" for a side fold card
1st Layer: Soft Sky 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Top Layer: Watercolour paper 4" x 5-1/4"
Inside panel: Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4"
Ink Pads: Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight

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Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The Second Colour Challenge

Hello again.
So it looks like my upline Sue will advertise the colours every Sunday. My plan is to create a colour challenge blog post and publish every Tuesday. That gives you time to create a card of your own before the following Tuesday. This is the plan anyway.

The colours this week are Pacific Point, Sahara Sand and Soft Sky. Here is my card:
 

This colour combination did make me think of the ocean - the sand, water and sky especially having experienced such elements during my recent trip to the Hawaiian Islands. My inspiration came from a card made by Amanda from The Craft Spa blog. The three pearls represent seashells one could find while on a walk. However, I didn't find any. And besides, we are no longer permitted to take anything from a beach. It's really frowned upon. We are to simply look and admire.

This card measures 5 x 5 in Soft Sky. I cut the Whisper White piece to 3 x 3 and the Sahara Sand cardstock was cut with the Layering Squares framelits (one of the scalloped framelits).

I created the sand by dragging the Sahara Sand ink pad across the paper a few times. I did the same to create the sky with the Soft Sky ink pad.

I stuck the Whisper White piece onto the card base with a small piece of removable tape. I inked up my images and stamped, being sure to go over the edges onto the card base.

I removed the Whisper White piece from the card base and glued it to the scalloped piece then adhered them to the card base lining up the images.

This technique is often referred to as double-time or triple-time (3 stamped layers) stamping. You can find a few videos on You Tube to see more of how it's done.

Now go ahead - take out these colours and make a card. And I'd love to see what you come up with.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

A Colour Challenge

I'm participating in a weekly colour challenge created by my upline Sue and I'm challenging you to join me.

How it works: Sue will select a colour combination and post it to her team. The challenge is to incorporate these three colours on a card. The media used can be card stock, ink, or embellishments such as ribbon. We may be given one other base colour such as Whisper White or Very Vanilla as we need these colours for stamping on.

The first colour challenge is Peekaboo Peach, Wisteria Wonder and Smoky Slate.

Now you place those three stamp pads or card stock side by side and see what you think? Not very 'together' is what I thought. Oh well, on with the challenge.

I used the stamp set called Avant Garden, a Sale-A-Bration free item that, by the way, you can till get until March 31. It's a versatile set because of the ability to build the flowers, lovely greetings and a bit of background grunge.


 Here is the card I created:


I loved this card so much, I decided to make another one.


The colours here are Pacific Point, Tip Top Taupe and Calypso Coral and this choice was inspired by a card recently send to me. I decided to film the making of this card so that, if you like, you can make one as well. If you don't have these colours, challenge yourself and pick 3 of your own colours. If you don't have this stamp set, use any other floral set you have. I would love to see what you create so send me a photo.


Here are the card measurements:

Card base - thick whisper white 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
First layer - Peekaboo Peach 4" x 5-1/4"
Second layer - Smoky Slate 3-1/2" x 5"
Stamping layer - Shimmer White 3-1/4" x 4-3/4"

Happy Stamping!