Friday, July 28, 2017

Craftie Cafe - Reach for the Stars (Video)

Hi everyone, today I'm here for Craftie Cafe and I’m making a good luck type of card, using the WPlus9 Little Dreamers stamp set along with the Stardust stamp set. Even though this set looks to be illustrated towards baby themed cards – but the sentiments included in both sets really push the limits with the stamp set and can be used for so many occasions.


To start off my card I took the stars from the Stardust stamp set and I repeatedly stamped all over the background until it was covered. I then used clear embossing powder coat the stars and heat set the background. Once my background was done I pulled out my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolour set and began colouring my galaxy background. I first did two layers of yellow, pink and purple – heat drying in between layers to get the depth and then once I was happy with the vibrancy I went over with a blue and then a black to achieve the full galaxy look. I heat set it once again and then splattered white and shimmer paint to resemble stars. I dried it off again and then used the Starry Skies dies from Lawn Fawn to cut out some stars out of opposite corners of the panel.

Once my panel was complete I set it aside and could colour my images. I stamped out all my images from the Little Dreamers stamp set onto some Neenah White Cardstock and coloured them in with Copic Markers. Once they were all coloured I die cut them out using the coordinating dies.


Now that everything was ready to go, I added some white cardstock behind my water coloured panel to be able to peak through the die cut stars and then I added foam tape behind the entire panel and adhered it onto a black cardbase. I then used more foam tape to adhere down all my images onto the background. I’m not sure if the galaxy and clouds go together well, but I do like how it turned out, haha! Next up I white heat embossed a sentiment ‘Reach for the Stars’ onto a strip of black cardstock and then adhered it to the card with foam also.

To completely finish up my card I took some Multi Medium Matte and Sparkling Clear Stars from Pretty Pink Posh and adhered them randomly over the background and that finished up my card.

The video is linked down below.



Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed and I’ll be back soon!

- Eloise

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Craftie Café Supplies Used:


Other Supplies:

Mijello Mission Gold Watercolours
Kuretake Gansai Starry Colours Watercolours
Tim Holtz Watercolour Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Pretty Pink Posh – Sparkling Clear Stars
Multi Medium Matte
Fun Foam
3M Scotch Foam Tape
Press N Seal
Tombow Mono


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh - Techniques with Mermaid Markers (Video)

Hi everyone! I'm up on the Pretty Pink Posh blog today with 5 cards and a video for you all using the Summer Friends stamp set along with the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. 


The video is linked down below that's over on the Pretty Pink Posh channel!


Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure you check the blog for more information and I'll catch you all next time! 

- Eloise

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh July Product Release Blog Hop (Video)



Hi friends, today I'm hopping along in the second day of the Pretty Pink Posh product release blog hop! Yesterday we had the first lot of designers sharing inspiration, now were onto day two of sharing the new release and honestly it's a super amazing release so you won't want to miss checking out all the 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 18th July 2017 to be entered into the giveaway!

Okay, so now onto the hop. The entire list of designers participating for this day are linked below. 

Eloise Blue - You Are Here!

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So for my card today I used the new Summer Friends stamp set to create an ocean scene along with the Scallop Rectangles Dies and Clear Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.


To begin my card today I first stamped and coloured my images from Summer Friends with Copic Markers. I made sure I used bright colours to help set the scene for summer. Once they were coloured, I die cut them out using the coordinating dies. While I had my die cutting machine out, I also die cut a Scalloped Rectangle Frame out of white cardstock.

For my background I went to my go to thing to do which is use Distress Inks. I pulled a couple pieces of Tim Holtz Watercolour Paper and first I used Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean for the sky and then used Mustard Seed and Fossilised Amber for the Sand. I then flicked some water onto the sandy piece to give it some more texture and then for the sky background, I took my favourite stencil from Tim Holtz, the Rays stencil and placed it over top of my sky background. I then sprayed a ton of water over top of the stencil. I left it there for a little while and then pressed a cloth over top to mop up the water. When I pulled up the stencil it revealed a bleached look, I really like how it turned out. 

Now all my elements were done I could adhered my card together. I adhered my sky and sand pieces together using tape adhesive and then used foam tape to adhere my frame on. I then also used foam tape to adhere all the kids in a line on my card as well. I used the 'Sending You Sunshine' sentiment from the Summer Friends stamp set and stamped it into the middle of my card with black ink. 

To finish up I added Clear Droplets around my card and adhered my panel to a card base. 

The video is linked down below. 



Thanks so much for stopping by today, the next person on the hop is the fabulous Christy Reuling and don't forget to comment to be entered to win the prizes!

- Eloise


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Pretty Pink Posh New Release:




Other Supplies: