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Sunday, 29 April 2018


Hello and welcome to the ESAD Retirement List Blog Hop organised by the wonderful Lou Kitzelman ! I was lucky enough to bump into Lou in Sydney a couple of weeks ago for On Stage , our SU training day ! That's one of the best things about attending On Stage , meeting up with fellow demonstrators !
I am excited  to share with you two cards I created using the super cute Sweet Little Something stamp set soon to retire from the occasions catalogue .
I decided I'd create a card using a different fold and my first card is a simple fold . just fold your card stock in half as you normally would , then fold the front back on itself in half again !  I love how this is  so quick and easy  and no measurements are required !
I used my stamparatus for the 3 step stamping of the bunny !

I used an easel card style for my blue bunny ! I love this set and will be sad to see it leave .

i am really sad that Charming Cafe is set to ask retire as it has been one of my all time favs ! I used the Tarnished Foil technique to create this card and will have a tutorial for this technique after next weeks classes so stay tuned ! These are tri fold cards but you can use this set as a standard card as well .

I love how on can create a totally different look just by changing papers or techniques !

Now ts time to see what  Megan Lenske   has created for us ! There is a list of participants in case you get lost along the way after the next arrow .

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11. Jo Weeden 
16. Fi Cobbin 

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Sunday, 22 April 2018


Hi and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today .
Last week 10 ladies joined me to learn the Black Ice technique . Here is the card we created in class I thin you may have seen it before in a previous post .

I love this technique discovered by Melissa Kerman . In brief you swipe an Archival Black ink pad down your foil piece , turn and swipe again use only the tip of the pad so as not to get the foil too inky . Do the same to your piece of Crumb Cake matt . Stamp your image and sentiment and heat set . Then using the same swiping technique , very carefully add versa mark to the foil piece in the same manner  and then cover in clear embossing powder. If you have the versa mark pad too flat you will cover your foil in ink and the whole piece will be shiny and flat , this is NOT what you are trying to achieve but it happened with a couple of my ladies , if you get too much ink and powder on , just use a paint brush and remove some , you only want streaks of clear embossing to give the effect of ice .

Next up was a double joy fold card using Sweet little Something to create a baby card . As Gail pointed out this was a very easy card to create because  all the cutting up and scoring was already prepped so it was basically just stamping the image and sentiment and we were done ! We used the stamparatus  which made the 3 step stamping so much easier ! Isn't he just too super cute !
I found a tutorial for the double joy fold card here, thank you Amanda Bates at the Craft Spa .

The last card was super easy and there were two styles  . These cards used the gorgeous Picture Perfect Party DSP , retiring soon so be sure to grab your pack !

That's all I have to share with you today but if you live in the Kerang and surrounding area and would like to learn the Tarnished Foil technique that' s up next  in our May class so be sure to book your space ! The Thursday evening spot is proving to be very popular and is booked out , there are spaces left for the afternoon session and also one space left in the Saturday afternoon class . If interested you can book in on my SU website here for times and dates .

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