Well hello there and welcome to the 2015-2016 Catalogue ESAD Blog Hop!
What an exciting reason for a post after a month’s absence – a Blog Hop – the ESAD Blog Hop.
So not my usual “CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop” which I missed for several weeks as I have been away on vacation.
Where? I hear you say – Hawaii! I had a truly wonderful three weeks on the islands of Oahu & Hawaii (Big Island) with my hubby Roy, with some time also with friends. Magnificent! Once I have some Project Life pages done I’ll share them.
But back to the task in hand – the Blog Hop. You may have come from Lou Kitzelman’s blog or be starting here – either way sit back and relax as you hop through the blogs – all with great projects featuring products from the new annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.
However before I show you my project – I’ll share a little about the ESAD Group.
I must admit for me, it was difficult to choose which new product(s) to use for this Blog Hop – there are just so many cool new stamp sets, colours, tools etc. I’ve used a few for my Catalogue launch and in planning for upcoming classes and events so I wanted to try something I hadn’t used yet. I also had a training evening for my Team and wanted to make something that we could do together.
I decided to go with the Made with Love photopolymer stamp set and the Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper (DSP). The DSP provided the colour combination for my card – Hello Honey, Pool Party, Tangelo Twist, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla and Watermelon Wonder. I’ve only used a couple of the patterns from the pack on my card – there are 12 patterns altogether – so lots to choose from. I find the DSP a great starting point for colour combos.
The wee jump suits in the stamp set remind me of a Stampin’ Wheel we had in the past which I adored.
I am rather taken with circles at the moment and I always enjoy incorporating negative spaces into my cards. This card got both! Of the nine available circle punches (not including the three handheld ones) – I used eight!
The smallest size (1/2 inch) – punched in Tangelo Twist – is stamped with a tiny heart and perfectly fits under one of the embellishments from the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.
The largest size (2 1/2 inch) punched out the opening in the front of the card to make the “window”.
I adhered the circle to the inside of the card to be a focal mat for the jumpsuit.
TIP: To get the circle perfectly placed in the opening – after punching, shut the card and adhere the circle through the window. This makes sure it is placed exactly in line with the opening.
I then punched several other circles from the DSP and coordinating card stock using a range of punch sizes. You may notice that I’ve added texture to some of the card stock by using the embossing folders and the Big Shot. Two of these patterns are from new embossing folders – the Boho Chic and the Elegant Dots folders. The other two (Hearts and Decorative Dots) are returning folders.
The other card stock circles have been stamped on. The Tip Top Taupe has been stamped with the little heart to create a background, while the Watermelon Wonder circle has ben stamped with the bird to make a feature image.
I’ve stamped and coloured two of the striped jumpsuits, cut them out with the Baby’s First Framelits and then adhered one inside and one outside of window opening.
This double thickness provides extra strength to the jumpsuit which is only attached at a couple of small points. It also makes the inside of the card more interesting – and tidy! Another wee jumpsuit has been added to the inside of the card – onto that circular mat I mentioned earlier.
I do love how with the photopolymer stamps you can so quickly and easily stamp one of the many little images onto the front of the plain jump suit – so many variations are possible.
The final design comment I’ve got is that the rounded corners are in keeping with the circles.
I must say I love the way the card came together.
The next blog in the Hop is Monique Fielders – so hop on over and see the gorgeous creation she has to share – click on the button below.
If you’ve lost your way – here’s a list of all the Blog Hop participants – click on any of them to be taken to another creative Blog – have fun!
BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:
1. Rachael Lewsley – http://www.mystampinhaven.com.au
2. Libby Dyson – http://libbystampz.com
Keryn Campbell – http://kerynscards.com
4. Rochelle Blok – http://rochelleblok.blogspot.com.au
5. Liv Ingle – http://www.inkreations.com.au
6. Lou Kitzelman – http://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com.au
7. Jackie Noble – http://www.creativejax.co.nz You’re Here 🙂
8. Monique Fielder – http://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com.au
9. Ria Kaire – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/qraftyqueen/blog
10. Courtenay Heuston – http://bagsthatone.blogspot.com
11. Richelle Fletcher – http://www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com
12. Kelly Kent – http://mypapercraftjourney.com
13. Andrea Buckland – http://creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com.au
14. Narelle Fasulo – http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com
15. Leonie Schroder – http://www.stamp-a-latte.com
16. Pauline Bennetts – http://paulinebennetts.com/stampede
17. Kathryn Ruddick – http://www.katlodesigns.com/stamping_with_kathryn_low
18. Barbara Williams – https://stampingbarb.wordpress.com
19.Cherie Davies – http://cheriedavies.blogspot.com
20. Chloe Evans – http://chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com.au
Until next time