Happy hump day friends, It’s a good feeling when you get here right? Seeing that Christmas is not too far away and it’s always nice to get a head start on those Christmas cards, I’ve got a card using some of the products we have in the current Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and Online Exclusives range.
I’m following the sketch at Just Add Ink Challenge JAI667, the 2 circles were formed using some of our specialty paper.
This was the first time I had used the base leaf die (not sure why) from the Christmas Pinecones and I really liked the look of layering the two dies together to create a fuller effect.
For the background I used several strips of Parakeet Party Cardstock. This is a great way to use up your scrap cardstock and they don’t even need to be the same width as I’ve done here. Having them at different widths can have visual appeal too.
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Today, Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world have been having a Lovely as a Tree farewell party. ‘Why this stamp set’?, you may ask. This has been the longest serving stamp set in Stampin’ Up! history, being introduced into the 2007-2008 catalogue. It’s service to stampers worldwide warranted a special send off. We have been sharing memories and ideas with this timeless stamp set on the Facebook Demonstrator page. Anyone who is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator can be part of this group where we find ideas, inspiration and encouragement.
We have also been welcoming the latest addition to ‘tree’ like stamps – Rooted in Nature. Together, these stamps can work side by side to create beautiful works of art. My project combines both these sets to create a cute treat bag or gift bag to fill with something special.
I started off by using my scraps of Calypso Coral cardstock to add the stripes between the gold stripes on the bag. Those scraps never go to waste in my craft room and they were perfect for this project.
The tree was stamped in Old Olive and then I added some Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral with a sponge dauber. I used the Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack for the panel behind the tree and also for the sentiment. These colours tied in well with the chosen colour palette.
To create the leaves, I first brushed water liberally over a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. Then I sprinkled Gambouche and a tiny bit of Brilliant Red Brusho Crystal over it. Once dry, I stamped the leaves in Calypso Coral and die cut them.
This bag was not complete without a doily. These coloured doilies are great because they are white on one side which make them suitable for altering the colour as well with Markers, Blends or ink.
Since I had prepared this post, this lovely stamp set has sold out. However, the Rooted in Nature stamp set is available. Buy as a bundle and save.
During the current catalogue you can get the Rooted in Nature stamp and Nature’s Root dies as a bundle which will save you 10% of the total price. Although these 2 items are carrying over into the new catalogue, they will NOT be bundled and will only be available as separate items.
The treat bags, Brusho Crystals and some other items are retiring as well so if there’s something you like then it’s best to get it before it’s too late.
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