As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator living in New Zealand – I am so excited to participate in my first ESAD Blog Hop.
What is ESAD I here you say … check out all the details:
I’ve always enjoyed hopping my through an ESAD Blog Hop – they are always so much fun and contain lots of inspiration – so decided it was time to join in myself!
You might be starting here or – as you could be hopping in either direction – you might have arrived from Narelle or Carly. No matter how you arrived – a BIG WELCOME! There’s a full list of participants at the bottom of this post.
We are focussing on the fact that there is only one week left of Sale-A-Bration (SAB) – hard to believe — it seems like only the other day that this annual event started!
That does mean that there is only one more week to take advantage of the three ways that you can earn extra Stampin’ Up! product – SHOP, JOIN, HOST.
I have loved many of the SAB FREE products and thought today I’d share a project made with one of my favourites – Pedal Pusher.
In my project I’ve paired it with a fabulous Going Global stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.
The stamps are part of a great suite of products – the Going Places Suite. You can see the whole suite HERE
Here is my card with the two sets together using the Retiform Technique.
I’ve chosen a narrow colour palette – just Night of Navy and Lost Lagoon along with a Whisper White – to highlight the technique and the images.
Remember that Lost Lagoon is one of the five 2014-2016 In Colors that will be retiring at the end of May. I’m going to miss all five – but particularly Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. I’m sure we will get some fabulous new In Colors in June though so I doubt I’ll be sad for too long!
Retiform is not a new technique – but one i hadn’t done for a while. There are lots of variations but they all involve creating a grid pattern – hence the name. Despite looking complicated – it is in fact very straightforward (maybe I shouldn’t have told you that!). The technique involves masking and sponging, and masking and stamping.
Here’s some pictures of the technique in progress
I’ve masked off the bottom, then masked each individual line off and sponged along it – one at a time to get the grid pattern I desired.
Then it’s time to add some stamped images.
Mask off one piece of the grid and stamp your image.
Remove the Post It note masking paper to reveal the image which is contained within the grid.
Here’s a couple more stamped images.
And you just keep masking each grid area and stamping an image into it until your cardstock is covered.
If you are wondering where that skinny Night of Navy ribbon came from – if is the 1/2″ seam binding ribbon folded in half – you know me – I like looking for non-standard ways of using the awesome Stampin’ Up! products.
And of course I had to decorate the inside to co-ordinate 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy all the other posts in the hop! If you’d like to leave a comment – just scroll to the bottom and you should find the comment section.If it’s not there just click on the title of this post to refresh and it should be there 🙂 I’d love to hear from you!
Here’s a list of everyone that’s in the Blog Hop:
4. Kathryn Ruddick
6. Amity Knight
7. Kelly Kent
10. Narelle Fasulo
11. Jackie Noble – You’re here at the moment – with me!
12. Carly Middleton
13. Barbara Williams
Until next time
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