Hi and welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop, while this could be seen as a bit of a sad hop as we say goodbye to some of our favourite retiring items, I like to think of it as a way to celebrate some of our favourite products.
Whether you have come from Ellen's page, or are starting here, just keep hopping from blog to blog by clicking the link at the end of each post until you get back to where you started from.
You can see here how I have used just a 1cm strip of the DSP to decorate the inside of the card, to mirror the lovely Blushing Bride on the front of the card, I used the brush tip of my Stampin' Write Marker - with a ruler of course!
My second card also uses the same Framelit from bundle, but this time I have added colour using the paper piecing technique, first cutting the whole image out of the centre square, then cutting it again using Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush and Pool Party, and using all the little pieces to colour in the gaps, a bit like a stained glass window. Thankfully the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies are not retiring and you will keep seeing them in my future projects.
The DSP on this card is one of the pieces from the Serene Scenery DSP Stack, I love the subtle texture it gives to the background without being too over the top. I am really going to miss this paper too.
You can see in this image how I have again used a strip of the matching DSP and a thin marker line on the inside of the card. I think even this small amount of decorating inside really steps a card up and makes it feel complete.
Maree is saying farewell to.
Here is a list of all the blog hop participants:
Blog Hop Participants:
2. Kelly Kent
9. Libby Dyson
10. Rebecca Jacovou
11. Rosalie Desmond
12. Megan Lenske
13. Leonie Schroder
14. Kristel Rimmer
15. Tanya Bell
17. Pauline Bennetts
18. Mandy Depiazzi
19. Ellen Woodbridge
20. Monique Fielder - You are here
21. Maree McIntosh
22. Cathy PinchbeckHappy Hopping