Friday, 22 November 2019

Paper hugs....!!

Hey my crafty friends...

I am pretty excited to share this card with you as it features one of my very own stamp designs that I had the opportunity to design for "WOW! embossing"!!!!

Can you believe it, It's something I never thought I would have the opportunity to do so this is very exciting for me hehe!!

This set is called "Paper hugs" and it features a fun happy mail background image along with some sentiments and design pieces perfect for creating cards for crafty friends!! 


To create the background I used a fun emboss resist technique...

I stamped the happy mail background stamp with WOW! embossing ink onto some Ken Oliver watercolour cardstock and then heat embossed with Opaque bright white embossing powder.

Then using some colour burst powders from MFT stamps by Ken Oliver I sprinkled on a mix of powders and spirited them with water to create a beautiful mix of colour!! 

The embossing powder resists the colour burst powders and leaves such a pretty result!!


I coloured in the super cute bear on his bike from the "Create a smile stamps" set "Bearmail" (one of my absolute fave CAS stamp sets) with Copic's and added it to a "Postage edge" cool cut piece....


To finish the card off I heat embossed the Paper hugs sentiment using WOW! Opaque bright white powder on some black cardstock and fussy cut it out, a touch of sequins and it was all complete!!

I really hope you enjoy seeing a way of using my stamp set, I'd love to know what you think!!

Happy embossing everyone, Hugz Ashlee

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Oh Christmas tree....!!

Hey everyone...

Have you seen the super awesome new release at "Create a smile stamps" yet..?!
There is so many amazing products in it, the release is huge!!!!

I love this new cool cut die "Christmas tree"... 
It's perfect for shaker cards so I couldn't wait to create one with it!!


I made a base with a lightly inked background using hickory smoke distress oxide ink and the CAS stencil "Twinkle"....

The Christmas sentiment is also a new cool cut called "Christmas x3" which I cut two of the layers, one in black and one red...

It's so fun that you can layer this die in different colours/ways!!


I filled the shaker with some beautiful rhinestones from Studio Katia and some sequins from Catherine Pooler....

I really like the end result and I hope you do too.
Happy crafting everyone, Hugz Ashlee

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Emboss resist with Woodcut floral....!!

Hey everyone

I'm up on the blog today at "Miss Ink stamps" and I have created a Christmas card using a fun emboss resist technique by using some WOW! embossing powder and watercolour inks... 
To start the card I grabbed a piece of Ken Oliver watercolour cardstock and cut it to my desired size. I went over it with an anti static pad and then using WOW! embossing ink I stamped the Woodcut floral background stamp and on another piece of card three of the flowers. I then covered over the stamped image with Opaque bright white embossing powder, tipped off the excess and heat embossed. 

Onto the next step colouring the embossed pieces... for this I spritzed the paper with water and then added on drops of Watermelon and Frida Jane Davenport watercolour ink, spirited with more water (dabbed off with a paper towel) and then kept repeating until I had my desired amount of colour. 
Using a peace die from MFT I die cut that from a piece of card covered in double sided adhesive and then covered in Your carriage awaits sparkles...


I layered on the flowers and finished off the card with a touch of sequins!! 
I hope you like my new card and feel inspired to try this technique...
Hugs Ashlee. 

Monday, 18 November 2019

Sparkly snow angels....!!

Hey my crafty friends...
I am up on the "Gerda Steiner designs" blog today with a brand new card to share with you using the super fun set "Snow angel"...

I couldn't wait to colour up these snow cuties and add them to a sparkly card!!

To start the card I created a super, super sparkly card base using a brand new sparkle from WOW! embossing called Starlight and boy oh boy is it beautiful!!

To do this I just covered a piece of cardstock in double sided adhesive, removed the adhesive cover and then tipped on the sparkles over the whole piece. I then tipped off the excess and burnished it in with a bone folder. 


It's so hard to capture in the photos just how sparkly this is IRL...

Using a die from Catherine Pooler called "Chalkboard frames" I cut out one of each frame in a silver shimmer card and layered them on different angles on the base...


Using the Merry from the snow angels set I stamped that with tuxedo black memento ink, fussy cut around it and then added a larger christmas sentiment from Create a smile stamps called "Christmas x3"....


I coloured up the adorable snowman and santa using copics, cut them out and then added them onto my base with some foam tape for dimension....

I just love these Christmas cuties...

Because you can never have too much sparkle I finished the card off with a few CP Tinseltown sequins!!

I hope you enjoy my new card, I will be back with some more "Gerda Steiner designs" inspiration for you later in the month!! 

Happy crafting everyone, Hugz Ashlee

Sunday, 17 November 2019

WOW! and Gerda Steiner Designs blog hop....!!

Hey everyone....



There is a super fun blog hop colab underway with WOW! embossing and Gerda Steiner designs and trust me you are totally going to want to hop along because it is full of amazing creations!!

I have two cards to share with you using a combination of the companies and for both of my cards I was inspired by a technique shared by the lovely Jennifer McGuire lately where she uses stencils and glitter so I thought why not try the same technique with embossing powder!!

This first card uses the embossing powder with the technique so what I did was cut a piece of cardstock with double sided adhesive to the size I needed for my card base and then placed the stencil over the top of the adhesive...


I tipped on my first colour of WOW! powder "Jealous guy", tipped off the excess and then removed the stencil. I then got my second colour of powder "Angel eyes" and filled in the rest of the open space on the adhesive. 

Once I tipped the excess of the second colour off I then heat set it with my WOW! dual heat gun!! It resulted in a cool background with a slight crack effect in it....

I used the gorgeous stamp set "A whale of a time" from Gerda Steiner and coloured them in with Copics!!


I also heat embossed a sentiment from the same a whale of a time stamp set using Opaque bright white embossing powder...

Onto my second card...

This one uses the same technique as Jennifer did with sparkles!!

I did the same for the card base with the adhesive and then for my sparkles I picked WOW! bio sparkles Mahi, Mahi and then my second sparkles Sea fan!!


It turned out SOOOOO sparkly and pretty!!

For the images I used one of my new fave Gerda stamp sets "Ghosts"....
They have such fun and unique expressions and I love it!! 

These ghosts are also perfect for use on cards any time of the year....


and how funny is that sentiment??!! hehehehe....


I heat embossed the sentiment using Opaque bright white powder on black cardstock...
I love using the white embossing powder for sentiments on different colours of card!!

Of course with any awesome blog hop there is prizes up for grabs and you certainly want to be in with the change for these goodies!!

To be in with the chance be sure to leave comments on each DT blog post (including WOW! embossing and Gerda Steiner Designs blog post)

By leaving a comment on each stop along the way you will be in with a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Gerda Steiner Designs or WOW! embossing powder stores...
It will run for one week with the winner being announced on Monday 25th of November!!

Here is the blog hop list, have lots of hopping fun....



Hugz Ashlee

Monday, 11 November 2019

You spin me right round....!!

Hey everyone...

I'm excited to be back with my second post as a guest with "SugarPea designs" for November and December!!

Today I'm sharing a card I created using the "Greatest hits standalone die"/"stamp set" along with the "Hey honey stamp" and "co-ordinating die"...



To start this card I got out my Distress oxide inks and blended a bright background using Picked raspberry, Mustard seed and Carved pumpkin...

It was then time to cut out multiple records using black cardstock and white for the centres so I could stamp some sentiments and patterns on some!!



I placed the records all over the background using foam tape and then cut off the excess around the edges...

I thought it would be fun to have the Hey honey bear popping up from the bottom so I stamped him with some Memento tuxedo black ink and then die cut him and the pieces for his nose. I then covered his nose pieces with some distress oxide ink!!



I finished off the card with some die cut music notes from the greatest hits die set which I also covered in distress oxide ink in Mustard seed as used in the background along with some pretty sequins for a bit of bling!!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are feeling inspired by this post and I can't wait to be back with my next one for you....
Hugz Ashlee