Welcome to the final Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop for 2020. It definitely has been aWOW year with lots of fun themes and projects to hop through. Thanks to Angie Mackenzie for inviting me to be be part of this team and for leading and organizing this blog hop so well. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators representative of the Stampin’ Up! markets around the world. It’s sometime Wednesday in each of the time zones we are from when this blog hop goes live.
Our theme this month is Something New, Something Old with a focus on the brand new year of 2021 that is approaching us. I have used some products from the Fine Art Floral Suite which is a brand new product from the January – June Mini Catalogue. That covers my ‘new’. For the ‘old’ I have gone back to basics. Somewhere we all began when we first started out stamping – Simple Stamping. I’ve shown 3 versions of this card, each time stepping it up.
This card is a quick make and would be great for someone who is new to stamping or if you need a card in a hurry, I stamped the flowers in Sahara Sand on the Sahara Sand card base. This provides some interest to a plain card while still keeping it simple and quick to make.
A panel of Designer Series Paper and Mossy Meadow cardstock add interest to this simple card. The Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper is gorgeous and will coordinate with several colours. When I want to create quick cards I always reach for our DSP as it gives me beautiful cards with minimal effort plus being double sided, it gives more choice.I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy, punched out with the Classic Label punch and cut the ends at an angle to match my ribbon.
This card was stepped up by die cutting the centre panels and the sentiment as well. I also added some Antique Corner embellishments which can be found in the Annual Catalogue.
For this final card I used the Stamparatus to stamp the bouquet of flowers in Balmy Blue, Terracotta Tile and Mossy Meadow.
To make the flowers stand out against the DSP, I added a label from the Stitched so Sweetly Dies. This has been embossed with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder which is retiring and that formed another part of my ‘old’ theme.
As I completed this card the Best Wishes sentiment tied in with another way I did think of our theme this month. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue … I think this would make a lovely wedding card (it even has some Balmy Blue in it!). The Art Gallery suite is going to capture you with it’s Gilded Leafing and Golden Acetate sheets. You can find it from pages 32-24 of your new Mini Catalogue.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and I look forward to seeing you back very soon. We’ll be back next year with this blog hop with lots more fun. Subscribe to my blog if you would like to be kept updated of all my posts, events and promotions.
Next on our hop is Cheryl Miller. Click on the Next Blog button to see her beautiful project and make sure you follow the hop right through to see all the lovely projects from these talented ladies.
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