Sunday, 15 April 2018

On Point Birthday

Whilst I had the Concord and 9th Stuck on You dies out for Friday's post, I thought I'd play with the stamps too whilst they were on my desk - I love how there are so many elements that you can mix and match together and I really wanted to play with a textured background for a change as its not something I do often.

I wanted a simple one layer card, but also wanted to have a water coloured look - so started with a nice thick base card that wouldn't warp too much with water.  I stamped and masked the pots, added the cacti, the flowers and sign to create my scene and kept all my masks to the side.  Using the elements to decorate the pots with blue ink finishes the scene.  I stamped all the cacti elements again onto masks for later.

I then used Altenew ink cubes on my block with the tiniest bit of water sprayed onto each colour to get my watercolour look.  I used 3 sets - Warm and Cozy, Sea Shore and Tropical Forest.

Then it's a case of covering it all up with your masks so you can stamp the dotted background for some textured fun  (I used morning frost - the palest grey from the Warn Gray set) and then stamping the x's across the bottom.


  • Unfortunately, Mama Elephant had an issue with one item in this month's release so it shipped very late and we haven't actually received it yet so we won't be able to release it today.  It is due to arrive tomorrow but our deliveries now come late afternoon as we're further out from the depot (we used to get them around lunchtime) so it unlikely to be live until late tomorrow or early Tuesday.
  • Our Concord and 9th delivery is on hold in US Customs.  We will try to get it cleared tomorrow but it will then still take time to get to us and clear UK customs.  Hopefully we'll get it before the end of the week.
  • Our AlteNew delivery is in transit so should be here at some point this week.
  • Both Newton's Nook and Sugar Pea Designs have new releases on Friday 20th.   We will have the Newton's Nook release on the day as it has already shipped to us.  Sugar Pea have not shipped, nor provided an estimated shipping date so I don't know when we will get that but it is on order.
  • Lil' Inker Designs have a new release on the 23rd which we should have available on the day.
  • Our massive Lawn Fawn restock order will hopefully ship this week and be here next week.
Don't forget we are now running our new monthly challenges in our customer only group on Facebook which is proving a bit hit with around 400 members already.  We hoped it would be a great place for customers to "meet" and share projects, hints and tips and ask questions in a friendly environment and it is proving to do exactly that.  Click the link to join but you have to be a current customer of our store so will need to provide either an order number or the full name you order under and agree to the rule so we can confirm your membership and let you in!

1 comment:

  1. Your card is certainly on point! I bought this stamp set but haven't inked it up yet, so thanks for the reminder and the inspiration. I also appreciate your weekly round up as it helps me to plan how much money I won't have left!


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