Welcome to another Blog Hop from the ESAD girls!
I do love the new Annual Catalogue and there are so many lovely new sets and products to share with you but for today I thought I’d highlight the gorgeous Garden in Bloom stamp set …
It’s so gorgeous and you know how I love two step stamp sets and now they are photopolymer I love them even more! I love too that we have the beautiful English Garden Designer Series Paper pack that uses images from this set but today I want to show you how you can make your own paper and how to create a bundle of cards using the paper you created. This technique is called “One Sheet Wonder” or “Take Ten”. I have shared this before but not for a number of years and it’s good to go back and do those old techniques and freshen them up!
So here’ s my sheet of ‘Patterned Paper’ ….
I stamped the images randomly and fill a sheet of A4 Whisper White. Then I created a template to cut it up so all my pieces would make 10 cards! You could also use this template with a sheet from the English Garden DSP pack if you didnt want to do all the stamping. This template is now available to download for free in my Tutorial Shop
Here’s the stack of cards I made ….
Now I was going to share every card with you but then thought wow that would be the longest post ever so thought I’ll highlight just a couple and here’s a gallery of the cards for you view …
Now you may notice there’s a colour theme here and you’d be right. I thought if you wanted to make these yourself it would be easier if I used just a few colours so I chose Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. So why those colours? well they just so happen to be one of the Card Stock packs you can get to match our Patterned Paper packs and this one is the Sweet Lil Things Cardstock pack so if you want to recreate these cards you just need that paper pack as you’ll get 8 sheets of the three colours and thats more than enough for this set.
One of the cards I wanted to highlight is the Sending Good Thoughts card …
You may notice the background I have here. I love how this turned out and it was easily done with the ink pad and blender pen! Yes!! I used a Blender Pen! It gives a lovely water colour look on the outline stamp. I will do a video on that this upcoming week to show you how I did it as it really gives your card a little more depth and more uses for your stamps!
The other card I wanted to highlight was this double layer card …
I took the piece that was 148mm x 105mm and trimmed it slightly to give a border around and then using my Stampin Trimmer I cut the middle panel out so I havent wasted any stamped cardstock. I’ve then layered that onto a piece of Watermelon Wonder and you cant even see the gap underneath!
I do hope you have liked the cards I’ve shared here today and if you’d like more information on this technique or any of the cards I’ve shared please dont hesitate to leave a comment or contact me to ask. I love to share how I do things and am happy to share with you!
Now it’s time for you to hop along to the next blog in the hop which is the lovely Pauline’s blog ….
Now if you get lost along the way or one of the links isnt working here’s the complete list of all the ESADers hopping today …
- Rachael Lewsley
- Libby Dyson
- Keryn Campbell
- Rochelle Blok
- Liv Ingle
- Lou Kitzelman
- Jackie Noble
- Monique Fielder
- Ria Kaire
- Courtenay Heuston
- Richelle Fletcher
- Kelly Kent
- Andrea Buckland
- Narelle Fasulo
- Leonie Schroder – you are here!
- Pauline Bennetts
- Kathryn Ruddick
- Barbara Williams
- Cherie Davies
- Chloe Evans
Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to leave the hopper’s some comment love.
Catch ya latte …