Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Simple ... Perfectly Plaid






The Christmas Season has definitely started now. There are gorgeous Holiday projects all over the internet! :o)

One of the new offerings from Stampin' Up! is the Perfectly Plaid bundle. This consists of a beautiful Tree stamp set and a coordinating punch. Purchase them together and you will save 10%

I couldn't wait to test mine out and decided to create two cards, one being a 'stepped up' version of the first.


These plaid Trees are just so lovely. I stamped two directly onto my Whisper White panel using Shaded Spruce ink. The centre Tree was stamped onto a separate piece of Whisper White and punched out - I added Dimensionals to the back of this one.


I used one of the Designer Elements for the 'Star' on the top of the Tree - just perfect!


The Designer Series Paper is from the Wrapped In Plaid 6" Specialty pack. This had gold running through it all and is beautiful! I topped each panel with a very thin strip of Gold Foil.

The Rhinestones come from the Holiday Rhinestones pack.


The sentiment panels for both cards were cut using the same Rectangle Stitched die. I used a die cutting technique for this second one to make the panel a little shorter - just so you could see more of the ribbon :o)



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Monday, 16 September 2019

Nature's Beauty - Classic Fox


I finally got the chance to use this little Fox image from the Nature's Beauty stamp set :o) I had left him until last because I thought he'd be the hardest to colour - and I was right!

I had a couple of practice attempts and looked at some picture of 'real' Foxes before producing this panel. I'm really happy with it. My first attempt looked very 'wolf' like, so the image could easily be used for one if you wanted it to :o)

I really like this card and think it has a very Classic look.


The gorgeous paper is from the Wrapped in Plaid 6" stack. It has Gold running through it so I paired it with a couple of Gold Foil mats.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas set. I used my Stamparatus to stamp this with Night of Navy ink before overstamping with Versamark and embossing with Clear powder. I love the texture you get with this technique and the fact that you can have any colour you want to embossed.



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