Friday, December 31, 2010
Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop: Thanks for Caring
Welcome to stop #5 on the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop! This Blog Hop features 25 Stampin' Addicts members who are sharing their creativity with us. Each stop will feature products from the Occasions Mini Catalog that goes live January 5, 2011!
If you are following the hop in order, you just came from Cheryl's blog Love to Stamp & Scrap where she showcased gorgeous projects using the set Build a Blossom and the coordinating Blossoms Petal Punch. I just loved Cheryl's projects!
Today I am showing some ideas using the stamp set Thanks for Caring. This set first caught my eye as a Sympathy set, although as I worked with it I found it is very versatile.
The first project is a standard sized card and uses the flower image from the set. I colored the stamp with markers, stamped, and then colored in the flowers using my Pastels and a Blender Pen. I also added a layer of Smooch Top Coat Accent Ink over the top to give sparkle.
Over the image is one of the new (largest size) Beveled Window panes. It is held in place with Rose Red Seam Binding and Hemp Twine. The row of stamped images under the ribbon comes from the very top scroll work of the sympathy stamp. I used a Crumb Cake marker to repeatedly stamp just that part of the image.
The next project is a 3x3" card. To make the 'frame' I used the new Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I'll provide a link later to a tutorial. I stamped the butterfly image with Basic Black ink and again colored with Pastels and a Blender Pen. The butterfly has a layer of Smooch Top Coat Accent Ink over the top to give sparkle.
And the last project is a basket using the Big Shot and the Baskets & Blooms die. I sponged the edges, weaved the Crumb Cake paper, and then ran it through the Big Shot. The tag comes from that same die, and I ran the edge through the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. I colored the sentiment with markers and punched out with the 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired by these projects.
Next on the Blog Hop is Rhonda over at The Stampin' Bunny. She will be showcasing the stamp set Baby Blossoms and the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper. Go check out her gorgeous creations, and then continue on in the Hop to see more projects showcasing items sets from the Occasions Mini catalog.
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