Monday, 27 February 2017

A High Tide Night of Navy 'Just Because' Card from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Good morning and a very happy (rainy) Monday to you all. It is blowing a real hooly here. We've just opened our front door to find two ducks have taken up residence is a substantial car park puddle as well as seeing our beautiful local red squirrels sheltering in the trees (hanging on for dear life in this wind more like).

So on that note I have a lighthouse card to share today. I adore the High Tide stamp set and especially this sentiment. I've been talking to crafty friends recently about how we should all send more 'just because' cards. People expect cards on birthdays and Christmas but think about the delight we all feel receiving a lovely piece of handwritten  post unexpectedly. I've decided that from time to time I will post a card to a loved one just to say hello. This card will be the first one in box of cards to send. I love the sentiment and the little ray of sunshine it may bring to someone.

For this card I decided to keep it all tonally one colour. I simply used Night of Navy and Whisper White. When inking I created different shades by stamping off on to a scrap piece of paper before stamping on to my Whisper White. This is a simply technique for giving different variations of the same colour and adding depth to your stamping.

The High Tide Stamp Set has the two stamps for creating the layering and shadowing on the lighthouse. I love the 3D effect it gives the stamped image as well as the gorgeous detailing around the top of the house.

Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! and their products. I would be happy to help. All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love an opportunity to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party.  As the hostess you earns exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.


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