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Crafty Challenge Blog Hop – By the Bay Sympathy Card

Hello and welcome to the Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop. Today’s challenge is a dice throw and we had to use each of the sides facing up.

I combined this with a Colour Palette challenge I have weekly on my FB page. This colour palette had Tahitian Tide which is an In-Color for just one more day. It retires at the end of today. I felt all the elements would blend well to create a beautiful sympathy card.

The bird was coloured in Watercolour Pencils and added to a tag die cut from the Tailor Made Tags. These dies are retiring and are one of my must-have dies. They are so handy to have whether you create tags or use it as part of another project. .

I used a blender pen to colour in the bottom of the die cut shells from the Seaside Bay dies with Tahitian Tide ink. As for the other colour that came through on the shell – I think there may have been some residue of another ink on my Blender Pen. It worked out well and I love the shading. To colour in the top part of the shell, I inked up the large crab with Tahitian Tide ink and stamped the body over the shell. This gave the shell a mottled appearance.

Some Tahitian Tide In-Color Pearls were added to embellish my card. I like the soft colours of this card with the white space around which brings a sense of calm and works well for a sympathy card.

I hope you have been inspired by this card and I encourage you to create something with this dice throw. Please follow our hop through for more inspiration.

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AWOW Blog Hop Technique Challenge – Ink Blending with Cutest Cows

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop team are sharing the love of our favourite technique. There are so many great techniques and I can’t wait to see what everyone’s favourite is.

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Our team comprises of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators representative of our global market and on the second Wednesday of each month we share creative inspiration with you.

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The first thing that popped into my head for my favourite technique was ink blending because I seem to use it it some capacity on the majority of my cards. I managed to incorporate quite a few of my favourite techniques on my cards today as I realised there are some I tend to use quite often such as layering and colouring.

First I blended a background of Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sorbet. I had an idea of creating a background of cow spots on this background. To do this, I created a mask from Basic White Cardstock using some dies from the Pansy Patch dies which had the shapes suitable for this. Then I blended Pecan Pie and Early Espresso ink through it.

I die cut the background pieces of the greenery from Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and blended Garden Green ink over it to create a variation in colour. The layer at the back has been embossed with the Elegant Eucalyptus Embossing Folder which had the long sprigs like grass. I randomly blended some Cardstock with a range of greens and die cut the grass from it. I love how this provides different shading across the die cut pieces.

The Old Olive panel towards the front was embossed with the Fern embossing folder which added the textured look behind the grass.

As part of this challenge, we were also encouraged to double up the challenge and find out the technique of one of our team members. I really enjoy finding out more about our team like this because we are friends and it’s nice to get to know your friends better. I reached out to Danielle Kassing who let me know that her favourite technique is creating Ink Blended backgrounds (make sure you check her post out). So I’ve created a card focusing on this fun technique.

Using the large grass die cut from the Garden Meadow dies I blended a range of greens down the panel of Basic White Cardstock. This creates a fun ombre background and it’s a great way to use your different coloured ink pads.

The flowers were fussy and I added the cute cow on top. On both the cows today I added a bit of sponge daubing with Pecan Pie ink to add a dusting of earthy dirt!

A panel of White Cardstock embossed with the Stripes embossing folder adds some lovely texture. This embossing folder is part of the Stripes & Splatters pack and you can get it free with a $90 order during our Sale-A-Bration promotions which runs through until 29th February.

What is your favourite technique that you just love? Let me know in the comments. I hope that you have enjoyed the projects I’ve shared with you today and try out some of these fun techniques.

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Beauty of the Deep Watercoloured Card

I’ve got a beachy card for you today, using a couple of our nautical sstamps and dies. Make sure you watch the video which I’ve linked below for the full process on recreating this.

I used this inspiration photo from Just Add Ink Challenges #686 as my starting point for this card. All along while creating my card I thought it was the colours that inspired me. Although this was probably part of it, I think subconsciously my mind saw those palm leaves in the background and went ‘BEACH’.

I watercoloured a sheet of Fluid 100 Cardstock with a few colours and once dry, die cut the coral. This gave me a beautiful shaded look. Watercolouring is just such a fun technique.

The Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper offers a lovely ‘sandy’ background for my seaside elements

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Celebrate at the Beach

Today I’m sharing with you a beachy card which has been inspired by the pretty colours of the Just Add Ink Challenge #659 and the theme at Paper Players Challenge #647.

I love this combination of Pretty Peacock, Coastal Cabana and Lemon Lolly and it inspired me to create this coastal card. I began with watercolouring the strip of shells on Fluid 100 cardstock. Then I fussy cut around the image to create the shell border adding some ‘sea foam’ with Embossing Paste. This is such a fun product to create beautiful texture. On top of this I added a strip of Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper which I cut along the guide of the printed torn paper. This added to the textured look of the waves.

With the Rays of Light stamp set I created a two-tone background of Coastal Cabana and Pretty Peacock. The base layer was blended with Lemon Lolly ink for some sunshine.

The sentiment had an open centre which needed something and using the Radiating Stiches Dies I created a sun which I coloured with a Blending Brush. A few little shells were die cut from Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper. This gave them some lovely (and easy) shading and finished the card off well.

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Registration is open for my Summer Craft Retreat. You will get a pack of goodies and kits to make 8 Make & Take projects from the comfort of your home with a beach theme using the By the Bay bundle. You will enjoy creating these projects with these beautiful new products.

Your kit will include a Show Bag filled with products valued at over $60 and pillow gifts plus the 8 Make & Take kits. You will receive all the Cardstock and additional die cut pieces which I prepare for you. All the cards are packed and labelled so you can get crafting right away.Every project will include a PDF and video tutorial for you to craft along with.

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