Saturday, 28 October 2017

Some reminders as October draws to a close

Here I am at the crafting table, busy making swaps for the OnStage Stampin' Up! event in a just a couple of weeks and whilst here and as some ink dries, I thought that I'd pass on some reminders as I don't want people to miss out on any October promotions.

The Merry Patterns free stamp set promotion ends on the 31st, after that, it is gone.  You can't buy it, it is simply one of those things that Stampin' Up! does to reward customers.  It's a great stamp set, the 'jumper' reindeer is just so cute. Don't forget the clearance rack, there are some huge savings to be had.  Find out more here.



 

 

What with free stamps, don't forget the free paper promotion.  This also ends on Tuesday where you can buy 3 packs of paper and get 1 free on selected Designer Paper Series paper packs.  If you are needing to stock up, now is definitely the time to do so.  What papers are included, check here.


Enjoy!


 

 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Tutorial Total eclipse of the card!

You may have seen the cards that have the eclipse technique, or maybe not.  I am not sure where it came from initially, but the time has come to give it a go.

First I stamped my image (beautiful you) and then coloured it in.  Next, using the alphabet dies, I die cut 'birthday' over the stamped image and trimmed this down to the size I wanted. (This is where I discovered I lost my dot for my "i").



For the next step, for the card, I trimmed down a piece of coffee break dsp and stuck this to my card front.  Taking the die cut piece - being careful not to lose any of the die cuts - I put a piece of black cardstock behind the spaces. Then I stuck this onto the card front.



The next bit is a bit fiddly, but worth it.  Taking the die cut letters, I put some foam pads on and then replaced them in their respective spaces.



I gave the eclipse treatment to the following card.  This one I simply die cut the cake from the dsp and backed it with some black cardstock.



I hope you feel inspired to give it a go.  The effect is worth it.

Enjoy!


 

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