Friday 17 August 2018

Ink it Stamp it Design Team Blog Hop: CASE the Holiday Catalogue

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Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - we hop every month so be sure to pop back and visit us again!  Today we are highlighting products from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.  

You are currently at my page - Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker.  At the end of my post there is a full line of team members, please click on the name after mine in the list to continue the hop.

I've cased one of the cards pictured on page 4 of the Holiday Catalogue featuring the All Is Bright Suite.  

This is my version.
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A Christmas Card with non-traditional colours and suitable for a masculine recipient

I've chosen to use the very beautiful Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper and have taken my colours from the paper.

I cut the Floral Frames label from Early espresso cardstock to give a deep, rich colour for the copper foil to glow against.  I had cut the Tranquil Tide foliage for a different card but stole it for this one!

I stamped the greetings onto Gray Granite offcuts with Early Espresso ink, cut them out with the frame dies in the coordinating die set that comes with the Merry Christmas To All Bundle and then added some gorgeous copper shimmer to the edges with paintbrush and the new Copper Shimmer Paint.  I also added some of the White Frost Shimmer Paint to the foliage.

I cut the word "Merry" from the die set in both Gray Granite and Copper Foil Sheet and off-set them when I adhered them to the card.  TIP:  placing Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock before die-cutting makes it much easier to adhere fiddly pieces such as this!

Products I've used from the Holiday Catalogue:
Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
Merry Christmas To All Bundle (stamp set and dies)
Shimmer Paint - Frost White
Shimmer Paint - Bright Copper

The Holiday Catalogue sales period will be  5 September 2018 to 2 January 2019. If you live in Australia, don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like your own copy of the catalogue full of amazing products and beautiful inspiration, contact me.

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month when we'll be presenting 3D projects! I'm Stephanie Fischer and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next with another great project.

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'Til next time

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  1. Oh wow - this card looks great in nature tones, I like the Die cuts you’ve used from the annual catalogue behind the sentiment! Can’t wait for this bundle to go live.

    1. Thank you Carolina! I do like to mix things up between the catalogues.

  2. Love the mixture of current and new items - I would not have thought of neutral tones for christmas, but they look fab!

  3. Oh, how pretty! The colors are just perfect, love your die cut sentiment too. The leaves peeking out from under the focal image are beautiful! :)

  4. This is a gorgeous card! Love your color choices.

  5. Beautiful card, Stephanie! I love the colours and layers you've used to create such a great Christmas card x