Nuts & Bolts

Today’s card was created in February at our Stamp Camp using the Nuts & Bolts Stamp set. This set is so super cute and is available to purchase in the January to June Mini Catalogue.

This stamp set was never on my wishlist but I just love it and enjoyed creating these cards with it. Pairing the stamp with the 3D Hive embossing folder works so very well.

You can check out more projects I’ve created at the Stamp camp here.

Product List
Nuts & Bolts Cling Stamp Set
Card Stock A4 Smoky Slate
Hive 3 D Embossing Folder
Real Red A4 Card Stock
Real Red Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Basic White A4 Cardstock
Stitched Rectangles Dies
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

OnStage Swaps

At every major Stampin’ Up! event we, as demonstrators, have the opportunity to swap ideas with other demonstrators.  We are encouraged to make a card front or 3D item to swap with other demonstrators so we can get some additional ideas.

I was really struggling with ideas this time around but after a great chat with one of my downlines I was inspired by re-using one of my ideas that I’d used previously as a demonstration.

So I made these card fronts as my swap using numerous colours.  I used the Faux Bleaching Technique.  I started by sponge braying ink onto the card stock in an ombre look.  I then spritzed the hexagon embossing folder with water and then placed the card stock with ink facing down onto the embossing folder.  Take the card stock off and you should see that the water has taken off the ink in the wet places.  Let it dry and then stamp another image over the top in a darker ink.

You can purchase all the products to make these cards at my online shop.