Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sunny Studio Stamps - Summer Picnic & Comfy Creatures

Hi everyone, welcome back! I'm up on the Sunny Studio Stamps Blog today with a fun project. I decided to make a stencil out of some heart dies and create 4 punny thank you cards!


Make sure you check by the blog to read for more information about how I made this card. :)

- Eloise

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thank You (Video)

Hello everyone, today I'm back with another card and video. Today I'm featuring the new Pix's Favorite set by Mama Elephant along with creating my own background using the Fine Trimmings dies - that actually emboss (they only cut out the little circles).


To begin my card I stamped out my images from the Pix's Favorites set using my Mini MISTI, I just used 4 of the little rabbits and the tree stump. Once they were stamped I coloured them in with Copic markers and then cut them out with my Brother Scan N Cut.

I then took the Jumbo Fishtail Banners dies from MFT and cut the largest one out of some Neenah cardstock in my Big Shot machine. While I had my Big Shot out I used the Fine Trimmings dies from Mama Elephant and kept them together and ran them through diagonally on a piece of Desert Storm cardstock from Neenah.


I then decided to ink blend my banner piece. I used a couple of masks I had previously made with some 2" Post It Tape and blended over the top and then the bottom using a couple colours of Simon Says Stamp Ink. Once that was done I pulled out my Mini MISTI again to stamp out the 'thank you' sentiment, I used Versafine Onyx Black ink for this. Now it was time to put my card together. I adhered the background piece to a white Neenah cardbase with some scor tape. I then used fun foam to adhere the banner to the card base and them 3M foam adhesive to adhere the bunnies. For a finishing touch I tied a bow to the top of the card with some hemp cord from Hemptique and that finished up my card.

The video is linked down below and I hope you enjoy!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Ellaahrawr


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed!
- Eloise

(I now try to link to products I use to Australian stores too. Most items I buy are from Simon Says Stamp which is located in America. But I know that not all people want to purchase overseas, so I now link to Scrapbook Boutique and Craft Online for Copic Markers so that you can buy here too. Not all products are linked to both stores because Australian stores don't always stock all the products I use. But hopefully this helps out a bit! SSS = Simon Says Stamp, SB = Scrapbook Boutique and CO = Craft Online)  


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sunny Studio Stamps - Island Getaway

Hello everyone, I'm back on the Sunny Studio Stamps Blog today featuring the new Island Getaway stamp set.


Make sure you go check by the Sunny Studio blog today to see the full blog post on how I made this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

- Eloise

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hello (Video)

Hi everyone, I'm back with another card today featuring a couple of different companies to make a fun picnic scene. I'm also going to be colouring with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens to do some watercolouring. 


To begin my card today I pulled out three stamp sets, Tandem Ride and Tandem Extras from Mama Elephant and Summer Picnic from Sunny Studio. I stamped out all of my images I wanted to use on some Canson watercolour paper with some Versafine Onyx Black ink so I could then Clear Emboss them once they were stamped out.

Once heat embossed I used various colours of Zig Clean Colour Markers to watercolour them. Once coloured, I dried them all with a heat tool. I then lined up all the coordinating dies and ran them through my Big Shot machine. Once die cut out, I grabbed two pieces of MFT cardstock and used my Landscape Trio dies also by Mama Elephant to cut down my green piece. I adhered the two cardstock pieces together and arranged my scene onto the background.


I used various types of adhesive to adhere down my scene to make it all become flush with each other. Once everything was adhered I adhered my panel to the card base and then stamped a extra sentiment on the inside of the card from the Tandem Extras stamp set with some black ink, so it would feel more complete. I decided to leave the overhang of the bike and tree since at the time I thought it looked a little better.

The video is linked down below and I hope you enjoy!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Ellaahrawr


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed!
- Eloise

(I now try to link to products I use to Australian stores too. Most items I buy are from Simon Says Stamp which is located in America. But I know that not all people want to purchase overseas, so I now link to Scrapbook Boutique and Craft Online for Copic Markers so that you can buy here too. Not all products are linked to both stores because Australian stores don't always stock all the products I use. But hopefully this helps out a bit! SSS = Simon Says Stamp, SB = Scrapbook Boutique and CO = Craft Online)  


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sunny Studio Stamps - Comfy Creatures

Hi everyone, I'm back with another card for Sunny Studio Stamps today.


Check out the Sunny Studio Blog for more information on how I made this card. :)

- Eloise



Saturday, May 14, 2016

It's Your Time To Take Off (Video)

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I  have another space/galaxy themed card, but this time I'm using MFT supplies along with making an interactive card.


To begin my card today I started off with stamping and colouring my images. I'm using the MFT Out of This Word stamp set today. I stamped my images with my Mini MISTI due to stamping on textured watercolour paper. I wanted to have to option to stamp twice if I needed too. I stamped the two images with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then clear embossed over them to keep the watercolour contained when I colour them in. To colour my images in today I'm using Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and these are so fun to use! Once my images were coloured I dried them and fussy cut them out.

I then made my background and moon. For the background I used various pinks, blues, purples, greys and a black and blended them altogether to make a fun background. I also splattered some random shimmer and paint on the background also. Check out this video to see how it was done, since it's not featured in this particular video. I then dried that with a heat tool also and made the moon. To cut the moon shape I used the edge of a piece of watercolour cardstock and an oval die and cut it out, I then also blended some greys on to make it look realistic. I also made sure that was dry before I moved on.


Now for the interactive portion of the card, I used the new Surf and Turf dies from MFT that were released in a recent card kit (it is sold out now, but the dies will become available in the coming months). I took out the curved die in the set and cut that out of the background panel. I then used the circle dies that came in the kit as well and placed one under the panel, I then adhered a spin and slide disc, also my MFT on top of that piece and then the second circle die on top of the spin and slide disc. I waited for that to be dry to check how it would work. Once it was dry I also added a second one so my image would only slide, not spin. I then adhered my rocket onto the top of both the circles.

I also adhered my alien next to my rocket on the moon. I then cut a strip of red cardstock and stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment on to it and then adhered the strip onto the top right hand side of the card. To finish up the cad I added some very dimension foam adhesive onto the back panel and then adhered it to a white card base. I then adhered some clear sequins by Simon Says Stamp to complete the background.

The video is linked down below and I hope you enjoy!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Ellaahrawr


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed!
- Eloise

(I now try to link to products I use to Australian stores too. Most items I buy are from Simon Says Stamp which is located in America. But I know that not all people want to purchase overseas, so I now link to Scrapbook Boutique and Craft Online for Copic Markers so that you can buy here too. Not all products are linked to both stores because Australian stores don't always stock all the products I use. But hopefully this helps out a bit! SSS = Simon Says Stamp, SB = Scrapbook Boutique and CO = Craft Online)  


Monday, May 9, 2016

Sunny Studio Stamps - Stars and Stripes

Hi everyone, I'm back on the Sunny Studio Blog today featuring the new Stars and Stripes stamp set, in a little bit of a different way than it was intended. :)


Make sure you check out the Sunny Studio Blog for more information about how I made both of these cards!

- Eloise

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Strike Up The Band (Video)

Hi everyone! Today I have another video for you guys featuring my new Dr. Ph Martin watercolours along with the Strike Up The Band stamp set by MFT.

I used to do rainbow backgrounds so often and I don't do them much anymore, but today I wanted to break out these watercolours and create a fun rainbow background with them.


To begin my card I started on the background. I pulled out my Dr. Ph Martin watercolours and chose 7 of the colours to use. I wet my piece of watercolour paper first and then dropped in the colour with a brush. For the green, I didn't have a green in the set I used that would work, so I grabbed a darker green from the other set I owned and then mixed it with the yellow from the previous set I was using. I finished up the watercolour panel working through the colours in rainbow order and then set the piece aside to dry.


I then pulled out the images of the mice from the Strike Up The Band stamp set and I knew I wanted them to all be facing one way so I chose the three mice that were facing to the left. I placed them all in my Mini MISTI and stamped them on a piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I used various shades and colours of Copic markers and then ran them through my Brother Scan N Cut machine to cut them all out. Once they were cut out I pulled back over my water coloured panel and dried the rest of the way with my heat tool.

I then placed the panel into my Mini MISTI and stamped out the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I could have used an acrylic block but I wanted to make sure my stamped impression was perfect on top of the warped and textured watercolour paper. Once I stamped my sentiment I adhered the mice down with some foam adhesive. I then popped up the panel on some fun foam and then adhered that onto a white card base. To finish off the card I added a little wink of stella for some shimmer.

The video is linked down below and I hope you enjoy!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Ellaahrawr



Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed!
- Eloise

(I now try to link to products I use to Australian stores too. Most items I buy are from Simon Says Stamp which is located in America. But I know that not all people want to purchase overseas, so I now link to Scrapbook Boutique and Craft Online for Copic Markers so that you can buy here too. Not all products are linked to both stores because Australian stores don't always stock all the products I use. But hopefully this helps out a bit! SSS = Simon Says Stamp, SB = Scrapbook Boutique and CO = Craft Online)  


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sunny Studio Stamps - Woo Hoo

Hello everyone, I'm back on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog today to feature the new Woo Hoo stamp set.


Make sure you stop by the blog today to see more information!

- Eloise

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy For You (Video)

Hello everyone, I'm back with another video today. Today I'm featuring the new Rooting For You stamp set by Lawn Fawn along with using some Copic Markers along with Altenew Inks and Distress  Inks to create a fun garden scene.



To begin my card I started off with all my image stamping. I used pretty much all the solid images within the Rooting For You stamp set along with my Altenew Crisp Inks - which are layering inks and they are amazing!

Tip: to get a great stamped image with solid stamps, run an eraser over the top of them, clean off it excess and then stamp. Your images should stamp super well after that.

Once I stamped out all of my images I used some Copic Markers in similar colours to the stamped images and added some shading to the sides of the vegetables to make them more dimensional. I then stamped out the eyes and cheeks from the stamp set also using more colours of Altenew Inks. I then ran all the images through my Brother Scan N Cut machine.


I then die cut two backgrounds with the Wonky Stitches dies from Avery Elle out of some Canson Watercolour Cardstock and then used the A2 curved dies from Simon Says Stamp to cut down one of the pieces. I blended some Distress Inks over all the individual pieces to layer up on each other. I then sprinkled some water to create the popular water splotch look. I dried them off and arranged my scene. Once I was happy with how it looked I cut slits into the brown layer with a craft knife to stick my vegetables inside, it looks a lot more realistic this way!

I then adhered all the pieces together, then adhered the watering can along with stamping the water down onto the panel as well. Once that was done I adhered my panel onto my cardbase and stamped down the sentiment which is from the same stamp set just using different pieces from it and that was the card complete.

The video is linked down below and I hope you enjoy!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Ellaahrawr




Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed!
- Eloise

(I now try to link to products I use to Australian stores too. Most items I buy are from Simon Says Stamp which is located in America. But I know that not all people want to purchase overseas, so I now link to Scrapbook Boutique and Craft Online for Copic Markers so that you can buy here too. Not all products are linked to both stores because Australian stores don't always stock all the products I use. But hopefully this helps out a bit! SSS = Simon Says Stamp, SB = Scrapbook Boutique and CO = Craft Online)