Hi Friends,

So nice to have you here today. I really value your support and visits. I also have a Facebook and Instagram account in which I post a few different items so would love for you to stop by there and have a look.

How has your week been? They seem to be going really fast for me. Less than 4 months for Christmas – how fast did that come around? Timely that our Holiday catalog is here and we can get a headstart on all our Christmas preparations.

Today’s Step-it-Up Sunday is featuring one of my favourite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog – Country Home. Are you getting a bit of an idea that I like ‘country’ things?  It has a couple of options with flowers and cans so you can mix and match I used the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper layered on Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake card stock to form the base for my card.

Basic

This is a very quick card to make but effective. Stamp the can and flowers in Crumb Cake on Whisper White cardstock and layers on to a Tranquil Tide panel. The ribbon has been attached with Tear & Tape adhesive.

Intermediate

To step this card up, colour in the can with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. The flowers have been coloured in with Stampin’ Write markers – Tranquil Tide, Pear Pizzazz, Mango Melody, Blackberry Bliss and Powder Pink. Add a section of Chicken Wire behind the can. I really like the rustic look of the Chicken Wire elements. As it’s silver on one side and white on the other, you can colour it to suit any project.

The sentiment has been inked up in Versamark ink, then immediately in Blackberry Bliss ink and then stamped. Pour Clear Embossing Powder over and heat emboss.

Advanced

For the next card, I created a panel of Tarnished foil with Blackberry Bliss ink. I loved how the rich tones of the Blackberry Bliss ink work with this beautiful Tin Tile Embossing Folder. This is a really popular Embossing Folder. I saw another demonstrator had embossed their Thanksgiving serviettes with it. It looked amazing. So there’s another use for your embossing folders.

These are the steps to achieve the look. You need to heat emboss between each step.

  1. Run the Stazon ink pad down the Champagne foil cardstock. Do this from both ends. Use heat setting 1 to dry it.
  2. Emboss in the Tin Tile embossing folder
  3. Apply Versamark to sections of the cardstock and add Copper embossing powder
  4. Repeat Step 4 using Silver embossing powder instead
  5. Add Blackberry Bliss ink to sections of the cardstock and pour Clear embossing powder over the panel. This seals in the Blackberry Bliss ink.
  6. Repeat Step 1

I love this technique and the colour just adds a little bit extra to tie in the rest of the project.

To complete add a bit of tulle ribbon using Tear & Tape.

If you would like to get these products and have a look at the rest of the Holiday Catalog, please contact me. I will send one out to you. I would love to help you in your creative journey.

Have a lovely week and keep on crafting.


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