Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sorry I Forgot (Video)

Hello everyone! Today I am back with sorta a one layer card. All the stamping is done on one panel and then adhered to the card.

I'm featuring the WPlus9 Unforgettable stamp set - I love this set it's super cute.


I first stamped out all the images, masking them off as I went along with some full sticky post it notes. So, I stamped the hat, masked it off. Stamped the elephant, masked it off and then stamped the balloon, masked it off. I also then stamped the sentiment in some Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then used some pre-made masks to do the grass and sky area. For the grass I used Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint and for the sky I used Tumbled Glass and Broken China. Before I finished the sky though, I masked off some clouds using the Puffy Clouds die by Memory Box and then finished ink blending the sky. Once that was complete I copic coloured in all the images. I then used some normal adhesive and adhered the panel onto a 4" x 5 1/2" card base I created with Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock and the card was complete.

Here's the video, I hope you enjoy.


Thanks for stopping by and watching today.
- Eloise


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thanks (Video)

 Hi everyone, today I have a super quick card for you today.

I'm featuring some Avery Elle stamps and Mama Elephant pigment inks. Have I said before that these are my absolute favourite inks?



I just stamped out the flowers on some Neenah solar white cardstock with various colours of inks. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I grabbed a white cardbase, cut to 4" x 5 1/2" and adhered most of the flowers on with Tombow Mono Multi glue and then the biggest flower with foam tape by Scotch. I stamped the sentiment and heart with some Versafine Onyx Black ink and that was it.

As I said before, super quick card to make - easy to replicate, because not a whole lot of product is used.

I hope you enjoy the video!



Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise



Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thank You (Video)

Hi everyone, today I'm back with a colourful card featuring a Sweet Stamp Shop Stamp and distress inks.



I really love how this turned out, it's very bold and bright and I think the block sentiment works well for this design.

I was inspired by a card that Laura Sterckx did in a video of hers.


I loved how she diagonally masked off her background and ink blended it. So I took that idea but did it in quarters instead using some of my favourite colours from the distress ink line.

I hope you enjoy the video below. :)


Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back soon.
- Eloise




Monday, April 13, 2015

Miss You (Video)

Hi everyone! Today I have a card for you I made a little while back and forgot to upload the video for it. :)

This card features the Mama Elephant - In My Heart set. I love this set, it's super cute.


I coloured the two background pieces with some Simon Says Stamp inks - Sea Glass and Green Apple and added some clouds in the sky with a stencil by Clear Scraps with some Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink. I coloured in all the children with some Copic Markers, die cut them out with the coordinating dies and then adhered them on the card. I stamped the sentiment out using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Here's the video - I hope you enjoy! 



URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L9YqWQG-XI


Thanks for watching and stopping over at my blog today!
- Eloise


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thanks So Much (Video)

Hi everyone! Today I have another video for you guys.

I'm currently in the process of sort-of moving house.. so I'm packing up mostly everything but just keeping out supplies that I use and need all the time. 

So, I deliberately kept my Prismacolor Pencils out because I spent a lot of money on them and needed to use them. So before I started this card I decided to store my pencils differently and I'll show you that in my video - it's nothing new or original I've just seen it around and thought it would be perfect for me. :)

So anyhow, before the video I did some practising to find out how these pencils work best for me. So I found out for myself, that I think I like using these just how I use copics. Start with the light, go in with the medium. Then instead of going back to the light - how I would with copics, I use gamsol instead to blend the two together. Once they are blended I move onto the darkest colour. Then I use gamsol once again to blend that in with the previous two colours. I hope this makes sense. I will show in the video what I mean. I also sometimes switch it up, but I find when I did all 3 colours at first, the dark over powers all the colours. So I think I will be sticking with the first way - just like I use my copics.

Okay, enough babbling, this is the card I made in today's video. 


I used the Mama Elephant Freestyle Florals and Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Winter Wishes. I love the sentiments in this set - the handwritten-ness? of them, haha. They're gorgeous. I just LOVE Kristina Werner's handwriting. So anyhow, I basically just stamped out those flowers & leaves with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and used Clear Embossing Powder from Simon Says Stamp to cover the black and then heat embossed it so I could have some raised lines. I then coloured those in my Prismacolour Pencils. Arranged them on the card, stamped the sentiment, also in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then adhered that on a piece of Green Apple Cardstock also by Simon Says Stamp and then adhered that onto a card base and that was it.

How I Store: my coloured pencils. I just took them out of the huge case - I only have a small work area and having the big box out all the time, I found it was harder to choose colours and more awkward. So I just used two IKEA jars. I have linked them below, but as you can see they have lids. All I did was just take pliers and ripped off the metal holding the lid on and threw those away so the pencils would fit. :)

Here is the video, I hope you enjoy!


Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hoppy Easter Goodie Bag (Video)

Hello everyone! Today I have another video for you guys and I'll be making a super easy and quick easter goodie bag and I'll be sharing some ways of making these less product heavy. I only made 1 in this instance, but if I was going to mass produce them, I wouldn't have made them so product heavy.

Anyhow, this is the goodie bag I made in todays video.


Okay, so basically all I did for this goodie bag was just die cut the Goodie Bag die from Lawn Fawn - this is honestly one of my favourite ever dies. I use this for christmas gifts, small birthday gifts, everything. So anyhow, I ran that die through my big shot twice out of some Sea Glass Cardstock by Simon Says Stamp. I then used my Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Border 1 dies and cut that out of some Green Apple Cardstock so I could have a grass-y base. I then stamped out all the images and coloured them in with copic markers. For the sentiment I stamped that out in Versafine Onyx Black ink using the Honey Bunny stamp set by Mama Elephant and then die cut that out with the A Birdie Told Me die set by Lawn Fawn. I adhered the scene together then assembled the bag, tied a double bow on top and it was complete.

I hope you enjoy the video!



Okay, so I loved the way this bag turned out, very simple and quick to make. But, if I was gonna make a ton of these as little gift baggies I would not want to use that much coloured cardstock or use my copics and colour each image. It would just be too product heavy, in my opinon. So here I'm gonna share a few tips to make this not so product heavy. Because this is just a goodie bag - honestly most people I think would just throw this out after they eat the goodies. So.. 

1. I would just find some cheap white cardstock to make the goodie bags out of.

2. To colour the goodie bag and grass piece, you could just mask off the other parts of the goodie bag and just colour the front of the bag with some blue distress ink. The whole bag doesn't have to be blue. For the grass you could still use the border die and just colour that part with some green distress ink.

3. For colouring the images, unless you want to use coordinating dies (but honestly, I found it pretty quick to cut out with scissors) you could use a sponge dauber or mini ink blending tool and use some grey or whatever colour distress ink and colour the bunny in and then just take a pink marker or pencil and colour the inside of the ear / nose if it bothers you to have it all grey. You could do the same thing with the eggs and then just colour over the base colour in the dots with a pencil or marker. I don't think you have to use expensive markers or pencils for this - I just use these because I have them.

4. For the green grass inside, it was only cheap for me to get my hands on this. But maybe even a cheaper option would just to get some green crate paper and cut the grass yourself by hand. You could probably get a lot more for your money and you don't have to use as much as I did in my video.

5. For the last point, you don't have use a double lot of twine or twine at all. It could just be a single strand of twine or just leave the bag open, I think both options would be cute.

I hope these tips were helpful and I hope you enjoyed.

Thanks for stopping by!
- Eloise



Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Birthday (Video)

Hi guys! I have another video for you guys today.

I'm featuring some Altenew stamps today along with the Kuretake Gansai Watercolours - honestly, I think these flowers are just crying out to be watercoloured and these are just the most amazing watercolours. I love them to bits. :)

Okay so here is the card I made in today's video.


I basically just stamped out all the flowers from the Hennah Elements - Altenew stamp in some Versamark ink and coated them in some white embossing powder by Simon Says Stamp. I then coloured all the flowers in with the Kuretake Gansai Watercolours. Once they were coloured and dried I put some white thread on the card and covered it with a sentiment also by Altenew. Once that was all adhered onto the panel I put a piece of Green Apple Cardstock by Simon Says Stamp on the cardbase and adhered the panel on top.

I hope you enjoy!


Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise