Thursday, March 23, 2017

Guest Designer - Newton's Nook - Newton's Summer Vacation

Hello everyone, here is my third post for Newtons Nook. Today I'm using the Newton's Summer Vacation to create a simple beach scened card.


 Check out the Newton's Nook blog for more information on how I made this card! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

- Eloise

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps - Color Me Happy

This is the second post for today, click here to see the first.

Hello everyone! I was on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog on Monday using the Color Me Happy Stamp Set along with a ton of other stamps!


Check out the blog to see how I made this card!

- Eloise

Pretty Pink Posh - Thinking Of You (Video)

Hello everyone! I was up on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog the other day, featuring a video using the Bee Friends stamp set - which is a freebie for the month of March with qualifying purchases and also showing a fun new technique - Bubble Watercolour!


Make sure you check out the video below to see how I did this fun background!

The video is linked down below to the Pretty Pink Posh channel.


Thanks so much for stopping by and check by the blog for more information!

- Eloise

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Guest Designer - Newton's Nook - Garden Whimsy

Hello everyone! Here is my second card for my Guest Designer spot for Newton's Nook.


Today I'm using the Garden Whimsy stamp set to create a circle garden themed card.


Make sure you check out the blog today to see how I made this card!

- Eloise

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps - Froggy Friends

Hello everyone! I'm up on the Sunny Studio Blog today featuring the Froggy Friends stamp set. 


Make sure you check out the blog to see how I made this card!

- Eloise



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hello Friend (Video)

Hello everyone! Today I'm back with another card and video. Today I'm using the Hello Friend Wishes stamp set by Mama Elephant along with Ken Oliver Color Burst. They're so fun to use and I'm pairing them with making a rainbow background today too!


To start my card today I first pulled some watercolour paper, mini mister and Color Bursts out. For my first attempt, I first sprayed the entire watercolour panel first with water, tapped on some of the colour and sprayed the colour again with the mini mister so it would move around, and repeated this step until the entire panel had been coloured in rainbow order. I then heat set the entire panel and set it off to the side. I liked the way this turned out first, the colours mixed well together - the only down side is they mixed a little too much and you lost a few colours and were over powered by others. I do love the flawless blend between the colours though.

The next time round, I sprayed the entire panel first, then added the first colour, next colour etc until I had tapped on all the colours of the rainbow around the cardstock. Once I had done that I sprayed all the colours at once and let them blend and get wet all at the same time. This time, you don't get the flawless blend like you did the first time, but you see more of the individual colours, which is nice. I then heat set this panel too and now I could heat emboss my sentiment.


I took the Hello Friend Wishes stamp set from Mama Elephant and my Mini Misti, lined up the panel inside and the sentiment. I first applied my powder bag to the background, then inked up the sentiment and stamped down. I did this on both panels and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. 

To finish up the cards I foam mounted the panels onto two card bases and then added some Sparkling Clear Sequins onto my background with some glue. 

The video is linked down below.



I hope you enjoyed my card today and the short video! 

I'll be back soon with hopefully a new video series. :)

See you then!

- Eloise



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh March 2017 Product Release Blog Hop (Video)


Hello everyone, welcome to the March 2017 Product Release Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh! I'm super excited to be joining in on the fun today with all these other amazing designers. 

The blog hop is two days long and there is 25 different designers helping celebrate this product release, which is absolutely amazing!

Also with this release, there is a free gift with orders over $80, so be sure to check that out also!


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There are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs (2 winners each day) and all you have to do is leave a comment on the blogs to be entered to win. Comments must be left by 11:59PM PST time on the 17th March 2017 and then the winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog!

Okay, so now onto the hop!

You should have made your way here from the amazing Amy Yang's blog. 

Full Blog Hop List:

Eloise Blue - You Are Here!
Wanda Guess

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Okay, now we've got all through the details of the hop, let's move onto the card I made.

I used the new Easter Friends, Stitched Notes Dies and Scalloped Square Tag Dies and Fresh Garden Sequin Mixes (4mm6mm) to create my projects today.



To begin my card today I stamped out all the images I wanted to use from the Easter Wishes stamp set on some white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then used various Copic Markers to colour in my images. Aren't these images just the cutest?! Anyway, for my colour inspiration today I used the Fresh Garden Mix and pulled the colours out of that to use on my card today. Once I had finished colouring I used the coordinating dies to cut out all my images.

Once they were cut I could move onto my background. I'm using five colours of Distress Ink for the background today, again picking colours from the same sequin mix. I used Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron and water-coloured a line of each onto a piece of watercolour cardstock cut with the rectangle die from Stitched Notes.

Once I was happy with how my lines looked and they were vibrant enough I heat set them with my heat tool. I then flicked some water droplets on top and picked it up with a paper towel to give that water splotch effect and then dried it once more. 



For my sentiment I stamped the 'Happy Easter' sentiment from the same stamp set with some black ink in the top left hand corner. I used my MISTI to help stamp it twice to get a nice black impression. Once my panel was done I could adhere my images. I used some foam tape to adhere them all together at the bottom of my card. 

For my card base, I was tossing up which colour of cardstock to use. I couldn't decide between the two colours so I used them both. This is a trick I use all the time and it gives the card something extra I think. Before adhering the two colours together I ran them through an embossing folder from WRMK called Quilted. I love the extra texture it gives! I then adhered the blue piece onto my card base and then the green piece that I cut at a diagonal on top. I then used a piece of fun foam behind the main panel and adhered it on top to finish it up. For a last finishing touch I pulled the same Fresh Garden Sequin Mix and adhered a few on top of their coordinating colours on the background. 



I really wanted to make a shaker tag from the new Scalloped Square Tags as well. So I die cut two of the largest tags out of white cardstock. Then I die cut a square out of one of them in the centre. I adhered acetate behind the one with the window cut out of and added two layers of foam tape around it. I picked out the Fresh Garden Sequin Mix once more and added some 4mm and 6mm inside and then used the Daffodil Seed Beeds to add some inside too for the noise of a shaker. Once my tag was filled I removed the foam tape and added the solid die cut tag on top.

I had a couple of left over images from before so I added them on top of the acetate with foam tape also. I used my hole punch to punch a hole at the top of the tag and threaded some ribbon through. I then used some old twine from Pretty Pink Posh also and tied a bow to hold my ribbon on and that finished up both my card and tag today. 

I hope you enjoyed and there is a video that goes along with todays post, too! The link is below as well as the video.



Thanks so much for stopping by today and remember to check out the new release, leave a comment and the next person to visit on the hop is the amazing Nichol Spohr!

- Eloise

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