Stamp Night!

Tonight I went to a stamp and chat night to create new products from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue and learn some new techniques. We created a fall card, a Christmas card and a Halloween treat bag.

The fall card used the Paisleys and Posies photopolymer stamp set and the Flourish thinlits dies for the imagery and phrases. The paper uses Stampin’ Up! very vanilla and soft suede card stock and Petals and Paisleys specialty designer series paper. The embellishment is very vanilla thick baker’s twine that was split in half to thin out the threads and pull them a part a bit for a softer look. Take a look at the front of the card:

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Check out the inside of the card – more baker’s twine and thinlits embellishments:

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The Christmas card was made using white and soft sky card stock with the wonderful year clear-mount stamp set. The ink color is sweet sugarplum, and the “wishing you a joyful Christmas” phrase was stamped with versa mark ink and embossed using silver embossing powder that was heat set. For the background rubbing we used sponges and rubbed a little ink off on scrap paper to make sure no sponge marks were put on the card itself, which gives the soft watercolour effect. Embellishments included the 3/8″ (1 Cm) Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack (sweet sugarplum) whole and a piece that was pulled to make threads, silver sequin trim and fancy frost sequins. Check out the finished product:

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Halloween treat bags are so fun and easy to make! The one we made used a petite cafe gift bag, the jar of haunts photopolymer stamp set, everyday jars framelits dies, aqua painters, watercolour paper, and inks in garden green and basic grey. The striped paper is halloween night specialty designer series paper, and the banner tag was punched using the triple banner punch and a piece of black card stock. Embellishments include staples and halloween night baker’s twine. When we were done the treat bag looked spooky and the treat bag is low cost enough to make a bunch for a party – check it out:

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Have you tried any of the products from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue yet? What did you think?

Ciao for now!

Vanessa

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