I know, you’re like, what is this woman thinking with all these weird blog post titles! It does actually make sense! I do count my blessings with the Acorns. You see the Acorns is the name of my friend, Fiona Whitten’s, team. I have a wonderful team of my own, the Royal Stampers, but I feel like I’ve been adopted by the Acorns too.

I Count My Blessings With The Acorns

Count My Blessings With The Acorns! I love my Stampin' Up! friends!   Pip Todman Crafty Coach & Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the UK Queen Pip Cards www.queenpipcards.com Facebook: fb.me/QueenPipCards  #queenpipcards #stampinup #papercraft #inspiringyourcreativity Every event, I’m showered with gifts, extra swaps and little tokens of their appreciation. Fiona and I run team training together and her team ALWAYS thank me with a little something. I also got more pressies at OnStage last week too, I’m so very grateful to have these extra teamies in my life. So when the Count My Blessings stamp showed up the first thing I thought of was Fiona and her team. This oak sprig of leaves & acorns is a beautiful accent stamp, but you can use it to really focus in on the sentiment & draw the eye to it.

Count My Blessings With The Acorns! I love this sprig of oak leaves and acorns!   Pip Todman Crafty Coach & Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the UK Queen Pip Cards www.queenpipcards.com Facebook: fb.me/QueenPipCards  #queenpipcards #stampinup #papercraft #inspiringyourcreativity Using opposite corners in your design pulls the eye to the central element. It’s all to do with composition. My mum taught me a lot, since she was an art teacher, and Shaun has taught me more since he started doing a lot more work with his camera. Perspective and composition are 2 critical elements when both photographing a subject and creating a masterpiece! Hahah not that this card is a masterpiece, but I like it a lot!

Colouring Your Acorns

Stamp your acorns in Soft Suede ink, then use a mix of Watercolour Pencil colours ensuring you don’t get the nibs wet. I used Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Early Espresso, and a touch of Pumpkin Pie. Use your Blender Pen to smooth the colours together. Don’t over rub as you will pill the paper and it will go gritty.

Count My Blessings With The Acorns! A card I made to celebrate the Acorns, another demo team who spoil me so much!   Pip Todman Crafty Coach & Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the UK Queen Pip Cards www.queenpipcards.com Facebook: fb.me/QueenPipCards  #queenpipcards #stampinup #papercraft #inspiringyourcreativity Simply stamp your sentiment in Early Espresso and add a few of those delightful Glitter Enamel Dots! Voila! A beautiful card to remind me of some beautiful ladies! I really do Count My Blessings with the Acorns and of course their beautiful leader, Fiona!

Crafty hugs, Pip x

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