Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps - A Bird's Life

Hi everyone, today I have a card over at the Sunny Studio Stamps blog featuring the 'A Bird's Life' stamp set. This one is super cute and I created a fun No Place Like Home card for today. 


Check out the Sunny Studio Stamps blog for more information on this card!

- Eloise

Friday, May 19, 2017

Craftie Cafe - A Very Merry Christmas (Video)

Hi everyone, today I have another project for Craftie Cafe and this month we are doing the theme Christmas in July – which is great because you can get a head start on Christmas cards and also, I love making Christmas cards so I’m so happy I get to make some now.


To begin my card I first went ahead and stamped my images. I’m using the Special Delivery stamp set from Waffle Flower and also the Toasty Greetings stamp set from My Favorite Things. I stamped down the bag image, a snowman and penguin image and coloured them all in with Copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies for the Toasty Greetings images and then hand cut the bag image and placed them off to the side.

I wanted to make my card interactive, originally I thought the bag image was wide enough for a gift card, but it wasn’t so I changed it up for a money holder. I cut a strip of white cardstock, long enough and wide enough to slide up and down my bag image. Once my piece was cut I then took a little bit off each side to create a pull tab also. I then folded up my bill, adhered it to the piece with washi tape and make sure that it slid fine. It did so I went ahead and put around three of the sides two layers of foam tape.


Next up it was time to work on the background. I took a piece of watercolour cardstock and used some Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Inks to do some ink smooshing. I pressed some ink down onto some acetate, spritzed it with water and pressed it down onto the watercolour paper. I did this a couple times for both colours and then heat set with my heat tool to dry faster. I then ran the piece through my Big Shot in a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder to give some texture.


 Now that my background and all my elements are ready. I first adhered down my bag, then my snowman and penguin to the right using some more foam tape. I then slid in my money slider piece and made sure it worked fine.

I then white heat embossed the ‘A Very Merry Christmas’ sentiment from Toasty Greetings onto some black cardstock and also adhered that to the right side of my card with foam tape. For a last finishing touch I added some Wink of Stella to my images and popped up the panel onto a white cardbase.

The video is linked below.



I hope you enjoyed my card for today, I love interactive cards and I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by!

- Eloise

-- SUPPLIES --

Craftie Cafe Supplies:


Other Supplies:

Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock
Neenah White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Versamark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Copic Markers – R24, R27, R89, YG01, YG17, YG23, B21, B24, B26, C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, Y13, Y15, Y19, YR12, YR18, 0
3M Scotch Foam Tape
WRMK Geometric Embossing Folder Set
Fun Foam
Big Shot
Tim Holtz Mini Snips
Cutterbee Scissors
Wink of Stella 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy For You (Video)

Hello everyone. Today I have a card and video featuring some Your Next Stamp products. I guest designed for them back in March and was sent so many products, I was so grateful and so I filmed some extra videos to feature these products more and thought I'd post them now. These videos were created months ago when I first received the products, but I still wanted to share.


To begin my card I stamped the little Crocodile from So Happy For You with some black ink and coloured him in with Copic Markers. Once he was coloured, I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. 

For my background of my card, I wanted to stamp directly on my card base and ink blend on it today. I first stamped the 'Happy' sentiment from the same stamp set using my MISTI on the card base and then stamped the 'for you' underneath. I used some thin washi tape around all four sides of my card base and then stamped the 'Happy' sentiment onto a full sticky post it note, cut it out with my knife and adhered it over the letters. I then took a ray stencil from Tim Holtz, adhered it down and ink blended over it with three yellow colours of Distress Ink. I pulled off the stencil and washi tape border to reveal the sun rays. I peeled off the masks and coloured in the individual letters with Copic Markers also, in rainbow order. I left out the green, since there wasn't enough room and also the green is one of the most prominent colours used in the card, so it still appears like a rainbow. 


Once everything was coloured, I look a piece of watercolour cardstock from Tim Holtz and blended some blue Distress Inks onto it and then flicked it with water and heat dried it. I also used a Impression Obsession waves die to cut the top (although this seems to be discontinued now, so I linked to the Lawn Fawn ones that seem to match the most). I used fun foam behind the panel and adhered it onto my card base, leaving the same amount of white space on the sides and at the bottom.

To finish up my card I adhered down my crocodile with foam tape and adhered some clear gumdrops from Your Next stamp around the image. 

The video is linked down below.



Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed and I'll be back on Friday with another video. 

- Eloise

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps - Two Scoops

Hi everyone. I'm up on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog today featuring the Two Scoops stamp set. I used a simple design to feature the layering aspect of this amazing stamp set. I love layering stamp sets so much and these ice creams are so incredible to layer up. 


Above is the card I made and to read more details on how I made this card, check out the Sunny Studio Blog for more information. Thanks for stopping by! 

- Eloise

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh May Product Release Blog Hop (Video)



Hi everyone! Welcome to the May Product Release Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh! I'm so excited to be here along with a ton of other amazing designers for this blog hop!

There are 25 different designers over the two days of this blog hop, so make sure you follow along to each of them to see a lot of inspiration!

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There are four $25 gift certificates to be given away in this blog hop (two per day). So make sure you leave comments on the blog's comments to be entered and they will then be picked randomly and announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog. Make sure you leave comments by 11:59PM PST time on the 17th May 2017 to be entered into the giveaway!

So now onto the hop. The entire blog hop list is down below! 

Eloise Blue - You Are Here!
Virginia Lu







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Now let's get onto the card I made. I used the new Woodland Critters, Stitched Hexagon Dies and 4mm/6mm Navy Sequins. Along with the previously released Blissful Butterflies and Camping Friends sets. 


To begin my card today I first went ahead and stamped down all my images from Woodland Critters and coloured them in with Copic Markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Once my images were ready I went ahead and worked on the background. 

I used the new Stitched Hexagons dies and cut four of them out of some white cardstock to create some windows in my card panel. I then took a piece of watercolour cardstock to place behind the panel and traced around each hexagon onto the watercolour cardstock and then I could ink blend on the background. 

I took some Distress Inks and coloured each of the traced hexagons on the background, to make them look like a night time scene. I also used some masking tape to cut hills so I could mask over the bottom of each of the hexagons, to colour them green to look like grass. Once everything was ink blended I flicked on some water, picked it up with a cloth and heat set it with a heat tool.


I added foam tape all on the back of my white die cut panel and adhered it over top of the ink blended background and then adhered down all my images into each window. I even added butterflies - I don't know if they were the best thing to add into a night scene, but I wanted something to fill the sky - so they are there anyway. Haha!

For my sentiment I wanted to use a sentiment from the Woodland Critters set but they wouldn't fit, so I pulled out the Blissful Butterflies stamp set and white heat embossed the hello on some black cardstock and then used the coordinating die to cut it out. I foam mounted that on a banner I had cut from some yellow cardstock and adhered it onto my card. I took a black marker to add some stitched lines onto the side of the banner so it tied in with all the black outlines. 

To finish up my card I went ahead and added some Navy sequins around my card and also added a moon I coloured with Copic Markers to the top from my card from the Camping Friends stamp set and that completely finished up my card. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today. If you want to see the video it's linked below. 



Thanks so much for stopping by today, if you want to be entered into the giveaway make sure to leave a comment and the next stop on the hop is the amazing Virginia Lu!

- Eloise

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