Monday, October 19, 2015

Thank You (Video)

Hi everyone, today I'm here with another card tutorial for you all.

Today's card features some Mama Elephant and Clearly Besotted stamps along with the Ranger Texture Paste, Distress Inks and Copic Markers.


I first started off with the Ranger Texture Paste and an Simon Says Stamp stencil - I love this grid stencil, so simple and because of it being quite intricate, you can get a lot of colour in it. I used my palette knife to scoop some texture paste out and I applied it over my stencil. I then set it to dry one I got the layer nice and smooth. I then moved onto my colouring. It was some super simple colouring today. I used my copic markers along with the Ella and Friends set by Mama Elephant. I coloured the elephant, mouse & umbrella. I then die cut those out with the coordinating dies.

Once they were done I prepped the card base and sentiment, I just used a simple Thank You sentiment from a Clearly Besotted set and white heat embossed it on some black cardstock, by Simon Says Stamp and I then used that same cardstock to cover my card base.

Once that was completed my textured pasted piece had dried. So I grabbed out some distress ink in rainbows colours. I then placed the stencil back over my texture pasted piece and adhered it back down over top. I then ink blended in all the colours of ink over top to create a rainbow. The texture paste does this well and doesn't peel up! Along as it's dry of course.


Once it had all been coloured, it was time to assemble the card. I added some fun foam to the back on the texture pasted piece and then adhered that piece onto the card. I then grabbed my elephant and sentiment and adhered those onto the card with some 3M foam adhesive. At that stage I didn't like the way the umbrella & mouse looked on the card so I left those off. But, you'll see on this picture that I decided to add those on after all!

So that basically finished up the card. Look below and I'll have the video link for you. :)


Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon!
- Eloise

(I try to link to multiple sources now, so that any Australian viewers that don't purchase overseas may be able to get the products I use too. All items are linked to Simon Says Stamp though, unless stated otherwise. CO = Craft Online, SB = Scrapbook Boutique, ST = Scrap Therapy, ME = Mama Elephant & SSS = Simon Says Stamp) 



Sunday, October 11, 2015

Much Thanks (Video)

Hi there! Today I'm back with another video using my MISTI for some mass production of some simple thank you card, along with some inks from Simon Says Stamp and a older stamp set by Mama Elephant.


So these are the cards I made in today's video. I made four cards using my MISTI tool and they took no time at all to complete! I don't know about you, but I go through lots of thank you cards, probably more so than birthday cards since a lot of time for me anyway, happy birthday messages are done using social media.

I used some newer colours of ink by Simon Says Stamp to stamp out the flowers and leaves - those images are from the Water Blooms stamp set by Mama Elephant and it's an older set, but still right up there as one of my favourites! To create that oval mask I didn't have any oval dies - I must get some as I found it a nice basic shape. I cut that shape out using my silhouette die cutting machine. I just drew a simple oval shape and then cut that shape out using some cheap lighter weight cardstock as otherwise you'll get a line in from the cut shape and won't get a full stamped image - this still happened to me, but using the MISTI tool I just pressed down firmer more times to get the full stamped image and it turned out fine!


Down below will be video link and I hope you enjoy!


Thanks for stopping by today and I'll catch you all soon, I have more videos ready to go just need to find the time to upload / link them all up for you all!

- Eloise

(I try to link to multiple sources now, so that any Australian viewers that don't purchase overseas may be able to get the products I use too. All items are linked to Simon Says Stamp though, unless stated otherwise. CO = Craft Online, SB = Scrapbook Boutique, ST = Scrap Therapy, ME = Mama Elephant & SSS = Simon Says Stamp) 


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Thank You Friend (Video)

Hello everyone, I'm finally back with another process video for you.
I have like 10 videos waited to be uploaded onto my YouTube channel, but I haven't been able to find the time lately to do up the links and whatnot..

Anyway, I have some time now so onto the card.


This is the card I made in this video, I used some Mama Elephant stamps along with Copic Markers and a water coloured background.


Steps will be explained in my video posted below. :)



Thanks for stopping by today everyone and I hope you enjoyed the card.
I'll be back again soon.
- Eloise


(I try to link to multiple sources now, so that any Australian viewers that don't purchase overseas may be able to get the products I use too. All items are linked to Simon Says Stamp though, unless stated otherwise. CO = Craft Online, SB = Scrapbook Boutique, ST = Scrap Therapy, ME = Mama Elephant & SSS = Simon Says Stamp)