28 February 2022

Seas the Day

Well after a bumpy start to the 2022 new stampin' year, with delays with shipping etc the NZ SU! demos decided it was time to do a demo swap highlighting something new we'd bought from the new mini catalogue for January-June.

I had an idea what I wanted to do but took me quite a few different colour combos to settle on something that I liked . In the end I ended up using Coastal Cabana as my base and for the die cut piece and stamped the Gentle Waves background stamp on Pool Party with Soft Sea Foam to make my background. I had to do a bit of ink blending with Sahara Sand to make a "sandy bottom" as the Gentle Waves is a horizontal stamp and the die is a portrait aperture. I found when I stamped on white card stock with various inks the wave pattern appeared too dominating rather than being a background. 

I chose to buy Seas the Day as I don't actually have any stamps similar to it and I thought the matching dies would make good embellishments for scrapbooking pages as well.

Cutting Dimensions:
Coastal Cabana: A5 card (21 x 14.8 cm) and 10.5 x 14.8 cm for die cutting
Pool Party: 10 x 14.3 cm

I share a really cool tip in my March Newsletter how to get the perfect die cut even when you're making 14 cards for the swap. So make sure you have signed up so you can see the tip. The signup form is on the top RHS of my blog.

Supply List (all SU!):
Stamps: Seas the Day, Gentle Waves (background stamp)
Ink: Soft Sea Foam, Just Jade, Sahara Sand
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Mango Melody, Basic White
Dies: Sea
Other: Dimensionals, Irridescent rhinestone jewels, Stamp-a-ratus, blending brush, Tombow

I'm looking forward to seeing what the  group of ladies in my swap team created and will share with you when I receive them
✿ Karen ✿

3 February 2022

Another Simple Stampin' Card

Happy weekend all I blogged the other day my pink Biggest Wish birthday card for the #simplestamping challenge. You can see that blog post HERE

I thought I would share my first go at creating the card but my bottom Happy ended up right on the bottom line and there was white space at the top,  but it wasn't a bad mistake so I just trimmed the top to match.

Using the Stamparatus it was so easy to just lift the plate and move the word down 1 notch, clean, reink, stamp, lift and rinse and repeat. The stamp critics in my house (my partner Pete and his son) like this version best and I have to say it is a HAPPY card all right.

Now to the best of my recall the ink colours are Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody (also the cardstock), Granny Apple Green. Polished Pink, Midnight Muse and Early Espresso

Well I hope you all have a fab weekend it's a long weekend in NZ and both these #simplestamping cards have been sent out to some friends for their birthdays so I think I'd better make some more!

✿ Karen ✿