It's the third Monday of the month and that means it's time for the Stamp Review Crew. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators focused on sharing a ton of ideas focusing on a single stamp set. This week it's a modern flower set called Mixed Bunch. You have likely come from Cindy Beach's blog on your way through this amazing hop. If you get lost, simply click on the banner for a list of participants and get back on track.
Mixed Bunch is a great set for all occasion cards. I was originally going to make a Christmas card, but figured you'd probably had enough of Christmas cards for one season, so here's a generic note card perfect for just about any occasion.
I started by cutting a full set of leaves and a partial set of leaves from the Flower Frenzy BigzL die - one with the gold foil facing up and one facing down. Glue them to the 4'' x 5 1/4'' Basic Black card stock card front Using a Stampin' Glue Stick.
Next stamp the small flowers on Basic Black Card Stock using VersaMark and emboss using Silver Stampin Emboss powder. Heat emboss. Punch out using the 7/8'' Scallop Circle punch. Position using Stampin' Dimensionals.
The main flower was created using VersaMark ink and Gold Stampin' Emboss powder on a Silver Foil sheet. Heat emboss and attach it to a card front using Stampin' Dimentionals. Simple!
Next stop on the Hop is Yapha Mason where she'll wow you with her beautiful design skills.
It's Thursday and that means it's time for the Pals Paper Arts weekly challenge. This week it's a color challenge using Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Soft Sky. This is a beautiful winter palette of cool colors from the Brights and Subtles Collections.
I love the Holiday Home stamp set. I've always had a fondness for house and building stamp sets. This was an opportunity to use this wonderful set in conjuction with the trees from the White Christmas stamp set and my favorite set of all time, Lovely As A Tree.
From my home to yours, have a happy and safe Holiday Season!
I started this project by wiping the entire card face with my Embossing Buddy. I stamped the line of trees from Lovely As A Tree right in the center of the card front using Versamark Ink and White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Emboss.
Then I stamped and embossed the trees from White Christmas right on top of the first image, again placing it right in the center of the card front. Emboss.
The left and right houses were stamped on Pool Party using Bermuda Bay Classic ink. Cut them out using the Framelits dies. Glue them to the card front using a Stampin' Glue Stick.
The middle house was stamped on Soft Sky using Bermuda Bay Classic ink. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up a bit.
The snowman was stamped on the card front using Versamark and White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Emboss. Then stamp the image again on Whisper White card stock using Bermuda Bay Classic ink. Fussy cut it out and glue it to the card front.
Finally stamp Santa and his reindeer above the rooftops using Versamark and White Stampin Emboss Powder. Simple!