2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop February

By | 11th February 2018

Welcome back to our second Kre8tors Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be part of this fun collaboration with fellow demonstrators. The creativity and skill of these ladies is just awesome. If you missed it, you can check out last month’s hop here

Kre8tors Blog Hop

This month’s theme is Saleabration, as in the freebies available between now and the end of March for every £45 you spend! There will be some new additions available from later this week (16th February) so watch out for those.  I can’t wait to show you my project but I have to tell you I had a really hard time choosing which product to use (they’re all so gorgeous!!).

In the end, I chose the Beautiful Peacock stamp set. I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m a fan of peacocks, but I do love the images on this one and featured the card below in last week’s Facebook Live. What a fabulously elegant peacock! To find out how I made it, you can watch the video here.

Stampin Up Beautiful Peacock Simple Card

 

But I think this set has so much more to offer than a peacock! Which is where today’s card comes from – not a peacock in sight and a completely different look. I love the versatility of this set in that it allows you to get such different looks. I also used a colour I don’t use very much – Always Artichoke – and have resolved to give this colour some more love as it definitely deserves it!!

Stampin Up Beautiful Peacock and Brusho

I decided to use the emboss resist technique, so started by heat embossing the flourishes and the small flowers onto a piece of our watercolour paper (13.5cm x 9.5cm) using white embossing powder.

Then, by pressing on the lid of my ink pad while it was closed, I got a pool of ink that I used to do a watercolour wash over the heat embossing using my aqua painter. I added quite a bit of water as I wanted a very soft effect but you could make it as dark as you like.  When the ink was dry (a couple of minutes) I gently wiped any excess ink from the embossed areas.

Then I stamped the sentiment in Always Artichoke.

I used my Bronze Stampin’ Blend marker to colour the pearls (what a great extra use of our fabulous Blends – you can do this on your rhinestones too!!)

I adhered my panel to a layer of Always Artichoke (14cm x 10cm) using double sided tape. I usually use liquid glue but the heat embossing and watercolouring will warp your paper slightly so I find the tape helps to hold it in place flat on my card. Finally, the whole think was adhered to a Very Vanilla card base (14.5cm x 21cm).

Below is a list of all of the supplies I used, which you can purchase in my Online Shop and remember to claim your Saleabration reward! Plus, use this month’s Host Code to claim an extra Thank You gift from me.

 

Thank you for hopping to my site and checking out my project! Click the NEXT button below to head over to Linda’s blog to see her awesome project!

 

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If you get lost, there’s a  list below so you can keep track of where you are. Have fun and thank you so much for joining in!

 

Melissa Tennison

Amy Grendel

Su Mohr

Becky Browning

Laura Kate Mackie

Tricia Butts

Kathy Maurer

Deb Naylor

Jackie Lawless YOU ARE HERE

Linda Handford

Lisa Kmiec

Kirsteen Gill

Alexanra Rauf

Nichole Loe

Mary Trautner

Sanda Roberts

Maria Calia

Hiske MacKay

Jacqui Lawrence

Leisa Pedersen

Diana Tillery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38 thoughts on “2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop February

    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thank you Hiske – I love getting different looks from the same set

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  1. Tricia Butts

    Wonderful cards. I love that you shared a different look for this stamp set with a color that is often overlooked. They both look great. 🙂

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thanks Tricia – I’m glad you liked them. I’ve been trying to challenge myself to use those unloved colours more often rather than reaching for the same ones all the time 🙂

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  2. Amy

    This is one of the SAB stamp sets I don’t have yet – love how different each card is between both looks!

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thanks Amy. I think it’s a close second to the Party Pandas for me – I can see so many possibilities with those flourishes 🙂

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thanks so much Jan – I love to find extra uses for stamps so it stretches our stash a little further!

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  3. Leisa

    This is so great that one set can be used in totally different ways – I think I am going to start a blog segment on this – maybe one set 3 ways or 4 ways or similar – so glad you showed the versatility xx

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thanks Leisa – that sounds like a great idea. Glad to have been able to inspire you a little 🙂

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thanks Sue – it’s a colour that doesn’t get much love from me, but it’s definitely growing on me now!

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thanks Deb – I love a clean card but sometimes the challenge is knowing when to stop. I’m glad you liked it

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thanks Kathy – I think this set has so much more than just the peacock. Those flourishes can be used to make all sorts of gorgeous backgrounds or elements.

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thanks April – it’s always fun to find ways to get extra use from our stamps!

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thanks Mary – I love to find extra uses for our stamp sets. I’m glad you like it!

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  4. Melissa Tennison

    WOW! The second card is absolutely STUNNING! So elegant, I love it! Thank you so much for sharing the versatility of this set! Can’t wait to CASE and play! 😀

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thanks Melissa – I’m so glad you like it. Feel free to CASE 🙂

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Mine too Sandra – although when I first saw it I really wasn’t at all sure. Now I can’t seem to put it down!!

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  5. Maria Calia

    Amazing! 2 totally different styles of cards using the same set! Beautiful!

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    1. stampingjack Post author

      Thanks Maria – I love it when I can get different looks from the same set

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