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My name is Natalie and I love anything to do with card/paper. I have been a papercrafter for many years now and I never get bored playing with all the wonderful products available. I've been married to my wonderful husband Nathan for 35years now and we are still very much in love with each other as the first day we met each other. We have 3 wonderful children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren so we have lots to be thankful for. Since joining Stampin' Up! in 2018 I've grown so much in confidence with myself and I even tackle technology, which for me is a huge step to have taken, but I'm getting there slowly.

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Blog hop Touches of ink - Peaceful cabin


Hi everyone, and welcome to another amazing Touches of ink blog hop. The theme for this month was Christmas, and for those of you that know me you will know this is my favourite theme for crafting along. So whether you have come straight onto my blog or you've hopped over from  Daniela  thankyou, I hope you enjoy seeing all of the amazing makes and find time to hop onto all of the participants and leave them all a comment.

For my blog this time I've used the delightful 'Peaceful cabins' bundle from the mini catalogue. I'm just loving the things that can be created using this bundle, and the papers that are in the suite are absolutely gorgeous, I think they are a must have, in fact I've used so much I've had to order more 😊.

Lights off!

The first project I've made is a diarama card. I've used the papers at the back, as a nice background and then built up my layers using the stamps and dies, the ink I chose to use for both of my projects is Basic Gray as this colour is within the papers and I think it looks really lovely with the snowy scenes! I've used Basic Gray cardstock to layer behind my papers as this gives the card itself a bit more stability. For the front of card I glued the basic gray cardstock to the white layer, and then cut a square out using a rule and craft knife, I then attached the paper and once dry I cut a cross through the middle of the paper this then gets attached to the reverse side of the front piece. This is then cut from the reverse side and glued on the inside, as shown below.

cut across from corner to corner 

cut the corners off before glueing down on the wrong side.

this is what it looks like from the front when glued down.

All of the scenery is stamped and die cut out, shimmery paste is added to all of it using a pallette knife, and then once dry glued to the back, side panels, having different layers making the scene fade into the distance. 
To the reverse side of the front panel I have attached some fairy lights before glueing the front into place.

Lights on!

I've added a bow using the gorgeous white glittered organdy ribbon and glue dots. The sentiment is stamped using basic gray ink again and one of the sentiments from the 'Heartfelt wishes' stampset, this is cut to look like a banner and then attached to the front of the card using dimensionals. 

The second project I made for you to see, was another snowy scene, but this time it's inside a glass bauble. The scene was all made and put together on a die cut circle, cutting slits in the circle to tuck tabs at the bottom of each piece to tuck in and be glued, this holds them nice and securely in place, then the shimmery paste was added. While this was drying I die cut lots of circles out of basic white scrap pieces of cardstock and glued them all together, then I glued them into the glass bauble using a heat glue gun (this enables the scenery to sit nicely inside the bauble giving it a bit of lift). Once the shimmer paste was dry I then glued the whole scenery piece onto the circles using multipurpose glue. The tiny stars on the outside of the bauble were all die cut out using one of the dies in the bundle and attached to the bauble using a tiny amount of multipurpose glue for each of them, being careful not to smear the glass. Loved how this finished off and I think it will make a great gift for someone special to keep forever!

For my third project to share with you, I made a stand alone ornament that has the on/off switch attached to the inside of the base box (this is a box that has 4 sides to it, the top side being what everything is attached to) with a slit to use the switch and a hole the other end for the lights to come out of to then be attached to the underside of the handle. 
The scenery is made the same way as the bauble with slits being made in the card base for all of the elements tabs to tuck in and be glued into place.

This is what it looks like when complete from the back.

Shimmery paste is then added to the whole of the scenery section and left to dry.
The handle was made using 12" x 12" basic white cardstock, covered in the paper, score 1/2" on both of the short sides, and then these tabs are glued underneath a layer of basic gray cardstock ( lights attached using glue dots before both sides are glued down) and then this is glued to the top of the box. 
Once completely dry the scenery section is then glued into place, and when you turn the lights on you can actually see the paste glimmer, I love this effect it really feels frosty and christmassy too!

Well I hope you enjoyed my projects today, it did take me a while to create them but it was such fun watching them all come together.
Now I hope you'll hop over to the lovely Sandra   where you will see her amazing take on the challenge, and at the bottom of my blog you will find the links to all of the talented ladies that have taken part this month in the Touches of Ink blog hop.

Until next time 
Huge Crafty Hugs
Natalie x

Simone Kleine - derdiedasKleine bastelt
Nina Unbehau - NiNa’s Kreative Welt

Karen Egan (UK)  - Craftykarendesigns

Katja Martins - Stempelpfau 

Petra Masukowitz - PetMa-Keativ

Petra Wittig - Cum Gaudium 

Anja Ehmann - Bastelanja

Daniela Klotzsch-Fiehn - Kreativierend

Natalie Arnold (UK) - Crafty Hunny Pots

Sandra Nitschke - Gelettert und gestempelt

Melanie Fischer - MeeFischs Bastelecke

Liane Gorny - Jungle Cards

Gabi Appelt - Bastelbande

Vickie Littlewood - Vickie Lou Designs

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  1. Wow Natalie!
    Your projects are amazing!
    So glad your part of the touches of ink hop!
    Greetings from Germany

  2. Great Natalie!
    Beautiful projects, thank you for sharing

  3. Wowzer, stunning projects Natalie, they are all so amazing, can't choose a favourite! The cabin is so lovely nestled in amongst the trees, many thanks for sharing :)x