31 January 2022

Making your own DSP with masking tape

Looking online for the masking tape technique I can see there were a lot of posts approximately 8 years ago on the internet but it was a totally new technique to me. This was a technique my upline Rhonda Fawcett showed us at a team training on ZOOM and I just loved it so thought I would like to share with you in case you also missed it "8 years ago".

The "DSP" behind the sunflower is ink transferred from an ink pad using masking or painters' tape. Just make sure your strip is big enough so you can hold the tape and not touch the ink pad.

Cutting dimensions:
Basic White : 8.5 cm square
Old Olive : 10 cm square
Soft Sea Foam : 11 cm square

Supply List (all SU!):
Stamps: Celebrate Sunflowers
Ink: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Card: Soft Sea Foam, Old Olive, Basic White, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
Other: Masking tape, Sunflower (dies), Expressions in Ink ephemera pack (small gold leaf), Metallic Mesh ribbon

✿ Karen ✿

30 January 2022

Simple Stampin' Challenge

Wow I hadn't realised it has been such a long time since I blogged!!

I'm still crafting away and enjoying spending times catching up with my crafty friends though a lot of catching up seems nowadays to be online. I'll see if I can do better in 2022 as Pete and myself have settled into our new home and my craft room is as set up as it can be in the 2nd biggest bedroom I managed to snaffle for "me and my toys".

My upline Rhonda Fawcett from the Star Stampers has challenged the team to make a simple birthday card just using card, ink and stamps, no folds, no embellishments.

I earned the Biggest Wish stamp set after attending an online SU! event and I thought it would be the perfect stamp set for this challenge. My first go was multi-coloured but I didn't like it maybe my choice of colours was wrong so ending up doing a "pinkish mix" and I'm really happy how it all turned out. 

I had never used my Stamparatus before but it made it so easy to move the stamp and use another colour so am rapt it is part of my tools now and the alignment is perfect.


Supply List (all SU!):
Stamps: Biggest Wish
Ink (from top to bottom): Polished Pink, Calypso Coral, Magenta Madness, Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade
Paper: Magenta Madness, Basic White

#simplestamping #starstamperschallenge #prettyinpink