By Royal Appointment – Jay’s Photo Inspiration

Thank you for joining us on this special day for our “By Royal Appointment Guest Blog” post. This is something we will be doing every Monday and each week we will be welcoming a different designer from our amazing team, the Royal Stampers.  

So this week our guest designer is Barry & Jay from Basingstoke, UK. A huge thank you to them for sharing with us this amazing project. All the details can be found below which will also link to Mitosu Crafts website so you can look at the other beautiful creations they have done.

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Name – Barry & Jay from Mitosu Crafts
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Date of post – 24th October 2018
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Hi it’s Jay here with my Design Team card project using the Photo Inspiration Challenge from Paper Craft Crew. 

I created this simple looking card with the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and a bit of sponging. I also used the Stamparatus to ensure the CLEAR mount stamp is straight for the horizon then stamped with Versamark to heat emboss the tree outlines in Black.

To create the sky and grass I created my own stencil by stamping the trees on scrap paper and cutting along the horizon. The two pieces were utilised for the masking and sponging techniques on the card. I then applied Balmy Blue first followed by Mango Melody for the top part. I then switched stencils to sponge the Granny Apple Green grass

On the bottom left of the card, I sponged Soft Sea Foam lightly then stamped another stamp from the same set in the same colour.

Once I was happy with the overall look, I embossed the card front with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder through the Big Shot to add texture to the card.

The sentiment comes from All Things Thanks and was punched with the Classic Label Punch

I was shocked when my sister told me that she preferred the cold weather many years ago. She continued on and said that it’s easier to get warmer than to get cooler! It does make sense and Barry says the same thing also. Which season do you prefer?

Thank you for reading our “By Royal Appointment Guest Blog” & we both hope you enjoyed our creation.

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