“What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.
We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and
blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD
Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.
So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.”
I am so excited to be taking part in this blog hop for the first time even though I've been a member of ESAD for about three years !
I have to admit that the stamp I used for this first card I had hardly used but always was wanting to use it to try out the zen tangle technique . I guess I was nervous to try this and afraid of making a huge mess of it ! I'm so thrilled with how , this , my very first attempt turnerd out . It's really quite easy all you'd do is doodle in all of the separate sections of the flower . When I was done doodling Imounted my flower that I had cut out with my paper snips onto a Basic Black circle cut using the Circle Framlits this was mounted on a piece of Go Wild DSP which was then mounted on a Basic Black card base . I stamped the greeting on Whisper White and mounted it into a Basic Black piece.
Sassy Salutations , retiring
Blended Bloom , retiring
Basic Black ink pad and marker
Basic Black Cardstock
Whisper White Cardsstock
Go Wild DSP stack , retiring .
Isn't t this flower just gorgeous ? I stamped the flower , the butterfly and the sentiment onto Night Of Navy cardstock using Versamark and heat embossed them in white . I then took a few drops of White craft re inker and washed over rhe flower image with my Aqua painter . I dried this off using my heat tool and added back some blue using a drop of Bremuda Bay re inker and again my Aqua painter . A few rhinestones completed my card . This technique is called Whitewashing .
Night if Navy
White Embossing powder
For my last card I used the Cups and Kettles framelits and marching stamp set . I was inspired by a set of mugs I use for my class ladies . First , I cut the cups and the kettle out with the framelits and then stamped using Tip Top Taupe onto Very Vanilla to create the patterns on the cups . The background was created m using the Softly Falling textured embossing folder which is thankfully not retiring !
Chalk Lines , retiring
Enjoy the Little Things , retiring
A Nice Cuppa , retiring
Tip Top Taupe
Softly Falling TEF
Cups and Kettles framelits , retiring
Now be sure to hop along and see what the amazing Carolina Evans has for you today .
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