Welcome to the final Stamping’ Creative blog hop of 2016. It has certainly been an interesting year, with so many twists and turns both personally and across the world. If you’ve hopped to me from Louise or started here, it’s lovely to have you. Our theme this month is of course, sneak peeks from the almost live Spring/Summer and Sale-a-bration catalogues. Demos are always able to pre-order and so we have plenty to show you!
One of the free stamp sets you can choose with an order of 45 pounds or more (forgive the formality, I’m typing on a US keyboard and have no idea where the symbol is) is called So Very Much and it’s a lovely versatile set with “Thank You” as the main sentiment. I took my colour inspiration from the Spring/Summer catalogue as well and decided to use emboss resist and metallics to make my sentiment really stand out.
My card base is Elegant Eggplant and is 4.5 inches square. The mat is Whisper White and is 4.25 inches square. I rubbed embossing buddy over the Whisper White, stamped the “Thank You” in Versamark and then heat embossed in metallic gold – I never get tired of seeing the transformation from dull power to shiny metal! I used four colors for my sponging – I almost didn’t add the Crushed Curry but I think the small amounts of it really add something and echo the gold. The other three are Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Elegant Eggplant. Inside I stamped “So Very Much” from the same set.
Inspired by a previous blog hop post of Mikaela’s, I’ve recently been making boxes to put some presents in (remember her beautiful red paired with embossed white and matching ribbon?) and I decided to make a box to show you as well. I think everyone has fallen in love with a set called Beautiful You, especially as Stampin’ Up! have also introduced watercoloring pencils, which are just made for it. I decided though, to use one of the sentiment stamps to create DSP for my box lid.
The base is Emerald Envy and I’ve stamped the sentiment in the same colour ink on Whisper White and then made my box lid. The base of the box is 2.5 inches square and its sides are 3 inches – perfect for a small gift! I used the gorgeous Emerald Envy ribbon from the annual catalogue to tie it all together.
That’s it from me! I hope you’ve liked today’s projects – click below to hop to Gina, or there’s a full list of all the links at the end of this post.
Thanks for joining me today, I hope you’ve enjoyed my sneak peeks.
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