Basic Sponging meets…

… the beach & the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.


Our card today is one we created in our class a couple of weeks ago.  You may have seen the 1st one I shared with you already.   I love it when I can get multiple uses from my Stamps & Dies & this is just one of those occasions where I am doing a happy dance & created Beach Huts.  You can see another card I created using the same Edgelits here.

In our classes we have started on Techniques & the ladies are loving them.  I have a list that they would like to try out so that saves me trying to think of new ones to teach.

Don’t forget you are able to download the Technique Tutorials for FREE by clicking on the Free Techniques Tutorials Page.  Yes, SU! Demos are able to use them for their classes too.  The page will be updated every 2 weeks with new techniques.

To grab your Free Tutorial to create your own card, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


272. Celebrate – Hometown Greetings Edgelits


Technique Card # 2…

G’day Stampers,

Today’s post is the 2nd card we did in our Technique Class last Sunday.  We had a play with the Aqua Painter, Re-Inkers & the Shimmery Card.027a

It is taken from one I saw on Pinterest a little while ago. I did a couple of minor changes including the colours.  This is my version of the “Gatefold Latch Card“.  I had never created one of these cards previously, but somehow I think I will be doing more of them.

The ladies loved both cards we created which always gives me a great feeling.  It is great to hear that they love their cards as sometimes you try & create them, never knowing if they are going to over well or not.

Of course, as with all card classes, especially Technique Class, no 2 cards ever end up the same.  I love how this happens.  We all start our with the same kit, but end up with entirely different results.

This card will be the 2nd card repeated for one of the Technique classes next month, so be sure to check back next week to see the dates this class will be held in July, by clicking onto the “Classes” Page.


Supplies used for this card –

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It seems so long since my last post that I actually had to check out the last card I did….

The challenge this week is to use Old Olive, Chocolate Chip & 1 Netural Colour, as well as the sketch.  It was my turn to create the challenge.

I did create a card for the challenge a couple of days ago, but when I went to post it, suddenly realised all the colours were wrong!  Wouldn’t you think I would check the 2nd part of the challenge first?????  Never mind, I will post that one in a few days.

Measurements –
Base Card – Very Vanilla – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Old Olive – 4″ x 5 5/8″ or 10cm x 14.5cm
Layer 2 – Very Vanilla – 5 1/2″ x 1 5/8″ or 4cm x 14cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/8″ or 4cm x 5.5cm
Layer 3 – Old Olive – 3 1/4″ x 2 7/8″ or 8.5cm x 7.5cm
Layer 4 – Chocolate Chip – 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ or 8cm x 7cm
Layer 5 – Very Vanilla – 3″ x 2 5/8″ or 7.5cm x 6.5cm

Close up of Embossing & Distressing…

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Artistic Etchings
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Cardstock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ribbon – Crochet Trim – Victoria
Embossing Folder – Final Press
Accessories – Bigshot, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Glue, Sponge, Spong Dauber,  Designer Sanding Block, Cutter Tool, Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals, Smooch Spritz – Vanilla Shimmer

Card Inside…

Using Choclate Chip Ink & Sponge, I covered the piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock ensuring it was really well covered.  I then run it through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Final Press.  When it comes out, you will notice that some of the raised embossing is showing bits of Vanilla Cardstock.  This is what you want!  Grabbing my Stampin’ Up! Sanding Block, I then rubbed it over the raised areas of the embossed piece.  I was pretty rough with this, as I wanted it to be torn & well worn!

Grabbing a Sponge Dauber, I inked it in Old Olive Ink & rubbed it over the raised areas so that small bits of Old Olive were showing through.  I then sprayed the whole piece with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  Not only did this give a shimmer to  the card, but it also made the Choclate Chip a little softer.  In fact, I had to look at the Ink to check if I had actually used Chocolate Chip, as I thought it was Soft Suede.

Once the piece was dry, I cut it according to the above measurements & went around all the edges with my Distressing Tool.  Again, I was fairly rough, as I wanted it to be torn in places & bits of the Very Vanilla to show around the edges.  This piece was adhered to the Old Olive Cardstock with Multipurpose Glue.

Stamped Images…

I adhered a piece of the Crochet Trim across the middle with Snail Adhesive & tied a knot to the Right Hand Side.

Grabbing the smaller piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, Old Olive Ink & Sponge Dauber, I daubed ink all over the Cardstock, working in circular motions.  I did wipe the Dauber onto a piece of scrap paper prior to daubing onto the Cardstock, as I wanted it to be a little softer.

Images were randomly stamped in Old Olive & Chocolate Chip, stamping off once or twice prior to stamping some of the images in Old Olive.  I should have distressed the edges prior to adhering to the layers, but completely forgot until I had the card completed.  I sprayed Smooch Spritz over the top & let dry prior to adhering firstly to Chocolate Chip & then to Old Olive with Snail Adhesive.

I opted not to add the sentiment, so hope Kris & Gwen will forgive me!

Don’t forget to pop over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris, Gwen & our Guest Designers have created.  While you are there, why not play along?

Until next time, Happy Stampin’