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Elements of Style Mosaic Cards

I had a lovely afternoon yesterday with some of my favourite stamping friends coming over for a Sale-a-bration Party. Despite how hot it was, we had a very creative time and got to try a couple of newish techniques for the group.

One of these techniques had a few steps to it, and rather than making a finished card, we just concentrated on getting the technique done.  With 9 people squeezed into a small space and trying to juggle the heat gun, embossing powder and only 6 blender pens, it was an awesome effort by everyone to at least get that far.  Now I know the girls are dying to know what to do with their sample, so here's what I came up with this morning :

Elements of Style Mosaic Cards (1)

Now, credit where credit is due!  My lovely team member Elaine Hannam in St Helens, Tasmania is the star behind this technique.  She showed me her sample cards using the Open Sea stamp set and told me how to do the technique when I visited her earlier this month. I couldn't wait to rush home and use up my rubber scraps to make my own mosaic block!

Elements of Style Mosaic Cards (2)

One thing I have really been finding this year that suits me perfectly is that in lots of cases, LESS is MORE!  I have been been adding less and less to my cards and liking them much better!  Of course I love a card or layout that has lots of delicious layers and looks like someone has put hours of LOVE into it, I love a project like that too. But when there are a dozen birthday's a month, thank you cards to be made, invitations to make, all the other occasion cards on top of that, it really feels good to create something that looks great but only took a short while and you know you can make a stack in one sitting if you need to!

Elements of Style Mosaic Cards (3)

And if it's for someone really special, just add some lace and a few pearls!

So what have I used?

Elements of Style & Thank You Kindly Stamp Sets,

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper

Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, River Rock & Sahara Sand cardstock

Blender Pens for colouring the Elements of Style old roses image

Versamark Ink pad & clear embossing powder, set with a heat gun.

and the Top Note Die

If you are interested in attending some techniques classes to learn how to do different things with your stamping supplies, then please ask me for more details. I will be running techniques classes one Thursday night a month in Croydon North.

See you again soon!

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