By the Tide ESAD Blog Hop


Have you seen the wonderful Seasonal Catalogue? So many sensational items – well grab a cuppa and settle in for a fabulous blog hop by the ESAD girls, if you came from Chloe’s blog weren’t her ideas terrific, that wine tag is so pretty! If not, sit down and relax as you can join the blog hop at any point.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

One of the stamp sets in the catalogue that I absolutely love is called By the Tide, I’ve only just started playing with this stamp set, but I know I’ll be using it a lot more!


In a technique class last year I did a technique called shaving foam, I had a couple of pieces of the gloss card stock left over and was waiting for the right project to use them – well here it is………lots of fussy cutting, some fish are flat and some are raised up on Dimensionals.


The next was made using only the neutral palette and simple masking, sponging and coloured using a blender pen and ink pad. It also incorporated the natural ribbon trim also in the Seasonal catalogue, it has a gorgeous open weave and sets off masculine items well.


Stamps: Memorable moments, By the Tide

Ink: Soft Suede, Early Expresso, Black StazOn, re-inkers Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, More Mustard, Cajun Craze & Bashful Blue

Card stock: Patterns Neutral Stack, Soft Suede, Ivory, Not Quite Navy, Gloss White, Marina Mist

Accessories: 3/4″ circle punch, 1″ circle punch, Dimensionals, natural ribbon trim.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I made, enjoy the rest of your blog tour and if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to ask, otherwise off to Alisha’s blog you go……

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24 Responses to By the Tide ESAD Blog Hop

  1. Jess W says:

    These are great Ann! Another technique on my ‘to try’ list…

  2. Chlo says:

    BRILLIANT technique Ann. Never tried it before, but it looks awesome. Will have to give it ago this week. Also love the lobster card, the colours are so perfect for that stamp set!!

  3. Ann Craig says:

    Wonderful ideas for the use of this stamp set. I particularly like the colouring on the fish. TFS.

  4. Narelle says:

    Ann I love your cards, especially love the shaving foam background. Great job.

  5. Rhonda says:

    I haven’t bought this set yet but after seeing your cards, I’m having second thoughts.

  6. Monique says:

    Great use of the shaving cream technique, it is perfect for the ocean background.

  7. Angie Jones says:

    great cards and perfect colour choices.

  8. Libby Dyson says:

    I like that technique and it works well for the ‘ocean’. I also like the muted tones of your second card. Great work

  9. Gail says:

    Great cards – I love this set!

  10. loooooooooooooove these cards … especially the second one 🙂 cant wait to see you in Brissie and do Utah with you!

  11. Teresa Leggo says:

    Love the by the tide card, such vibrant colours. Must have a go with this soon.

  12. Wow Ann those cards are fantastic. Love the effect on the first one. TFS

  13. michelle says:

    Love the result of your shaving cream technique looks fantastic

  14. Marilyn says:

    Lovely cards and must try that shaving foam technique now I see how great it looks.

  15. Kelli says:

    So love the neutral card 🙂 colours are stunning and I now have another technique too try out

  16. Helen says:

    Great card the fish look real.

  17. Rochelle Blok says:

    I love your neutral tone card. Very nice! I can feel a CASE coming on (if you don’t mind). Well done! Must pull this set out an have a play!

  18. Caroline Cassidy says:

    Wow love them Anne, the fish are great and the lobster? one, love the colours. TFS

  19. I haven’t tried the shaving foam technique yet Ann. You have inspired me to go and try it. I have that set so it will be great to use.

    Thanks for sharing the ideas.


  20. Christie says:

    The shaving foam technique is just perfect for that card. It is something i must try

  21. Love the projects you’ve done Ann. Using the shaving cream technique for the background with the fish is just so clever. Beautiful.

  22. Yvonne Walker says:

    Great cards love this stamp set, thank you.

  23. Hi Ann

    Love what you’ve done with By the Tide. Thanks for sharing.


  24. Jane Norrish says:

    Haven’t got this set – yet! Thanks for sharing your great cards 😉

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