Friday, 14 October 2011

everything eleanor

Wow what a set!!! This is a new set in the catalogue and I just LOVE it!! Its called Everything Eleanor and its just absolutely fabulous! I think its my absolute favourite set at the moment! (Its not even in the American catalogue - that's how special it is!!) I'll share loads of cute projects done with this over the next few weeks but here's today's! This is one of the cards I demonstrated at Sue's party on Monday. 

Thank You Kissing Birdie

Stamp Set: Everything Eleanor, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Versa Mark
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper
Embossing: Gold Emboss Powder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Silver Brads
Extras: Sponges, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

So this card highlights the 'kissing' technique. It involves inking up two stamps, a plain stamp (frame) and then another with pattern (flourish). Then you kiss the two inked stamps together. This means the pattern from the second stamp has now been transferred onto the plan stamp. Its a fun technique and really effective on this card. I then stamped the frame and cut it out, and used soft suede ink to sponge the edges and very lightly over the baja breeze frame to give it a vintage feel. I then ran the very vanilla cardstock through the big shot in the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. I stamped the flourish over the soft suede cardstock in soft suede ink to just add a little pattern and then sponged the edges before assembling the card. Oh the other thing I did was heat emboss my brads - I only had silver but wanted a vintagey gold brad so I inked up the heads with versamark, dipped them into gold powder and heated them. This is a great little trick if you don't have the right colour brads! 

I hope you enjoyed this little card as much as I do, please do leave a comment and let me know what you think! As I said there's lots more to come with Everything Eleanor  so stay tuned! 

Happy Stampin',

Amanda xoxo


  1. This is such a beautiful vintage card! So envious that Eleanor is only in your catalog, too!

  2. Usually its the other way around - so many gorgeous things in your catalogue that I really want!! Ah well! x