October 2023 Release in Review, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & Giveaway
Welcome to our October 2023 Release in Review, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & Giveaway. As the Brand Ambassadors didn’t receive their goodies in time to join me for the October Release introductions, I thought it would be nice to have another blog hop to celebrate the release.
If you missed the original release day blog hop & formal introductions, you can catch up HERE. The giveaway is closed on that post, but to keep tradition I have another giveaway listed at the end of this post. Be sure to hop on over HERE for all the Brand Ambassador blog links.
Enough talk, let’s get to the inspiration. I am sharing the cards in the order I made them.
First up Remembrance. I’ve been seeing a trend across social media recently with these beautiful fretwork frames using those offcuts/strips of card and it’s been on my creative list to give it ago.
I started with a top fold card and used a pencil & ruler to mark out a frame to cut out using my craft knife. I don’t have aa rectangle die that would give me an equal sized frame all the way round and in my mind that’s what I wanted!
I’ve been saving up strips of white card and used double sided tape to adhere them. As you might see, I weaved the strips to give the fretwork frame a bit more stability.
As you can see I stamped and coloured one of the Poppies with alcohol markers, fussy cut it out and adhered it using glue to the framework. I finished with a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks II and some enamel dots.
I’ve been wanting to dust off Uniko Style since it came back in stock and it has paired beautifully with this bold sentiment.
I used a variety of Altenew inks in shades of pink and red to stamp these blooms. I did use my Misti Stamping Tool so I could repeat stamp the solid flowers where necessary.
I used my Misti to stamp the thanks sentiment too, fussy cut it out and adhered using foam tape. The friend part of the sentiment is also from the set and I finished with some Ebony Nuvo Drops.
Next I turned my attention to Autumn with Autumn Serenade for another fun frame card and a bit of spotlight stamping of sorts.
This time I did use a die to cut the window for my top layer. The frame is a little thicker this time so I was able to stamp & fit a little more of the serenade of falling leaves on it.
Again I used my Misti to stamp sections of the serenade on the opposing corners on the top frame layer and then again on my base card. I added the sentiment and a few of the smaller single leaves and a few enamel dots to finish.
Lastly for today I inked up Framed Snowflakes to create a fun sparkly shaker card.
I’m a little addicted to these full panel shaker cards! If you missed it, I shared one HERE in my 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration & Giveaways Day 6 video on YouTube.
I didn’t want the frame of the snowflakes to be inked, so I trimmed my panel of Oceanside card to 8.5 x 12cm. I then used Peacock ink to add shading around the panel to create a spotlight effect before partial stamping the lower half of the Framed Snowflakes in VersaMark ink and heat embossing. I stamped this lower part of the frame on the top and bottom of the panel. In hindsight I wished I had used black ink to stamp & heat emboss like I did for the single accent snowflake.
My shaker mix is a mix of sequins, snowflake sequins and glitter glass. My sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks Christmas.
Now to the Giveaway, simply comment along the hop for your chance to win a £20 eGift Code to spend in store. You have until midnight Sunday 5th Nov 2023 to comment and the winner will be announced Monday 6th.
One more treat before I go…