Monday, 4 December 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Wood Words

Welcome back to another Stamp Review Crew blog hop. The Stamp Review Crew is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world that get together on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month for a blog hop. Each hop we will showcase one stamp set and show you just how much you can do with it.

For this hop we are featuring Wood Words.

It is a versatile set that coordinates with the Wood Crate Framelits. Today I am multitasking! I am getting some Christmas cards done and saving time by sticking with the same layout and just changing colours and die cuts.

This is such a quick way to whip up great cards in a hurry. I call it the 'same but different' technique! For each card I started with a card base of Crumb Cake and a piece of Wood Textures DSP - that I had been squirrelling away. I cut each piece of DSP in half to make the most of the gorgeousness. Then I simple added a die cut large shape, a piece of cardstock as a border and some bits and pieces!

Each large shape is cut from Glossy Cardstock, stamped the flower pattern in Versamark, embossed with white and then used a sponge brayer and ink to add the colour. I have also embossed in white a coordinating shape on coloured cardstock.

Add in 'celebrate' from Colour Me Happy, some jute and some wooden Hearts and Stars embellishments and you have some quick, easy yet effective cards.

Wood Words has some great phrases that you can use however for these cards I thought celebrate was perfect. This heart card could be used for Christmas, engagement, anniversary, wedding, pretty much anything really. Multipurpose cards like this are great to have in your stash.

This Rich Razzleberry version might just be my favourite. I would love to hear which is yours!

Make sure you make your way around to see what the other crew members did with this set. Next up is the super talented Heidi Baks. Can't wait to see what she has created!

Product List
Jute Twine
Heat Tool
Glue Dots

Friday, 1 December 2017

Just Add Ink #388 - Just Add Glitter

Nooooooooo! How did December sneak up on me??? Welcome back for another Just Add Ink challenge. This week Rochelle has challenged us to Just Add Glitter.

I decided to have a break from my Christmas card making to use some of my new goodies from the the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue due to be launched on January 3rd. The new Shimmery White Embossing Paste was perfect for this challenge. 

I just added in a teeny, tiny drop of Bermuda Bay reinker to a small dollop of embossing paste so that it coordinated with this new Bermuda Bay Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon. I just love how you can tailor it to your projects and colour schemes.

Now how about that gorgeous cake? It is from the new Cake Soiree stamp set and the foliage is from the coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits dies. I stamped the cake on vellum, embossed in white and used markers to colour in the image on the back side. I attached the vellum cake to a Whisper White cake so that the colours really popped. I used glue dots to attach the vellum in places where they would be covered. Add in some glimmer paper and I think I may just have nailed the brief! Turns out you can never have enough glitter!

I thought this was a really sweet colour scheme - not one I have used before.

Make sure you pop on over to the Just Add Ink page to see how all the other Design Team members got their glitter on. Why not enter your own creation? We always love seeing them!

Product List
Shimmery White Embossing Paste 145645 Available from January 3, 2018
Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon 145502 - Available from January 3, 2018
Cake Soiree stamp set 145745 Available from January 3, 2018
Sweet Cake Framelits dies 145617 Available from January 3, 2018
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