Friday 7 October 2016



Thank you for joining us from Marieke Bart's blog
2 Big Girls Crafting, that is Cary and Gill have joined into a blog hop.

We have both made projects, so please have a look for 2 different projects.
The colour theme of the blog is using the Stampin' Up! colours below. 

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Cajun Craze, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso and Real Red.
With the addition of Whisper White, Very Vanilla or Basic Black.

Below is the card that Gill made as a Retirement card.

Using Very Vanilla as the base card and mat, I sponged the background using Cucumber Crush
and Soft Sky (sky only looks right if it's blue)!
The birds were die cut using Birds and Blooms Thinlits dies.
Cut from Early Espresso and all the little pieces taken out and a Very Vanilla bird
 laid over the top and the little pieces popped through into the Early Espresso birds.
 A little fiddly but fairly easy.

The die cut leaves were coloured using daubers, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, 
Crushed Curry and Real Red. 
The trees were made by cutting up the Woodland
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in Early Espresso. 

Additional materials used: Botanical Builder Framelets, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Birds and Blooms Thinlits, Leaflets Framelets, Woodland TIEF.
 Banners For You and Wild about Flowers stamp sets.
Basic Black and Soft Sky Ink pads.
Here's Cary's card. The card was made using a resist technique called emerging colours.
The image is first stamped in versamark then clear embossing powder is applied and heated. You then apply ink usually with a sponge or sponge dauber then gently buff with a dry soft cloth to remove the ink from the embossed areas and the stamped image emerges. 

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  1. Love both your cards. Great techniques shown in both and really love the colours in them, really lovely for this closing in evenings. Thanks for joining in.

  2. I love how you colored the leaves before cutting them out on the first card and on the second card, WOW! I always forget the beautiful technique of sponging over white embossing. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These cards are both so pretty. I love all the little details.

  4. Very rich Autumn cards, thanks for sharing!