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

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Twas the Night Before Christmas.....

New challenge for Team A at Moving Along with the Times.  Our challenge theme is the poem 'Twas the night before Christmas...."  As you can see I've gone with "Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!" or his friend for that matter.  I've had this stamp in my stash for absolutely years and I'm ashamed to say this is the first time I've inked it up.  It's just darling and I have added to it with a little touch of fairy dust from my inevitable Stampin' Up! stash.  The sentiment is just perfect from Snowflake Sentiments and the stockings are from Stampin' Up! set Ready for Christmas and I've shortened them to make sure they fit the snug little beds of these two uber cute mice.  I stamped and coloured the images with my Stampin' Blends and then fussy cut the mice, nutshells and the candle out. I stamped the whole image again onto my matting layer and just coloured the match stick and then stuck on the cut out piece.  I've then layered the design onto a piece of Merry Little Christmas designer series paper and finally onto a card base of cherry cobbler.  A sprinkle of gold metallic enamel stars and I'm done..

Please do join our challenge at MAWTT and share your Christmas joy.

Thanks for stopping by

Zoe xx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Using Stampin Up ink for Mixed Media Christmas Cards for the Achievers Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop.  Our theme is anything goes and I'm sharing two cards made from one piece of background that I created with  re inkers and embossing on watercolour paper.  

 I've used the fabulous Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder thinly dies to create two scenes along with the Layering Circles dies.  Also featured the Softly Falling embossing folder, stamp set Teeny tiny Sentiments and also Snowflake Sentiments for the large Season's Greetings above which is heat embossed with silver powder onto vellum. 

I absolutely love the silver trimmed ribbon which is just gorgeous for cards but also gift wrapping all your Christmas presents to give an extra touch of luxury.  

The deers are adhered with Stampin' Mini Dimensionals and you need to make sure that the dimensionals don't land on the glimmer paper as the two are very friendly and don't stick well together.  Add rhinestones for extra bling.  The top design is layered onto stampin up tranquil tide card stock with the lower design matted onto a thick whisper white card base.  I've made several of these cards and you can see that you can create different effects just by adjusting the depth of colour used to colour the embossed background.  This is great fun for Christmas cards for is you want to add different media to your projects.

Remember that you can visit all the other stampin up demonstrators across the globe by using the list below to visit and find out their choices of 'anything goes'.

Thanks for visiting me, I look forward to your next visit.

Happy crafting Zoe x