Friday, September 2, 2016

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Seasonal Catalog with a Twist!

This is a BRAND NEW blog hop, and you'll get to meet some stampers from all over the world in it! My name is Kimberley and I am in the United States, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. You might notice that the blog post refers to a "seasonal" in North America, our seasonal catalog is called the Holiday Catalog. I believe in the UK, their catalog is called the Autumn-Winter Catalogue. The theme of this blog hop is a "with a twist", which I took to mean using something from the Holiday Catalog in a way other than it might have been intended to be used. For my project, I am featuring the Totally Trees stamp set, which looks like this:

Cool set, huh? There are solid images that you can stamp in color, and then stamp the branches or leaf detail over the top in a dark color, and it looks like a tree with a bit of depth. This is an AMAZING set because you can really use it any time of year. Just grab yourself a versatile saying set to use with it, and you're good to go. Of course, being in the Holiday Catalog, it was intended to be used for Fall/Winter looks. But, I came up with something summery, and it's not just the palm tree. Well, the palm tree helped. Take a look and then I'll explain a little:

So, you can probably pick out a couple of the images I used, but these waffle cones might have you stumped. I'll give you a closer look.

To make the waffle cone texture, I first inked up the "cone" shape in Sahara Sand, then I inked up ONLY the trunk of the palm tree in Crumb Cake and stamped criss-cross lines all over the inked up stamp. Then I refreshed all the ink with a little exhale on the stamp, and stamped it down. Actually, the two outside cones are Sahara Sand/Crumb Cake, and the middle cone is Crumb Cake/Soft Suede. There was a tiny squiggly dot in the stamp set that I used as a chocolate chip on the Mint Macaron scoop, and a tiny oval I inked up and cut out to be like a cherry on top of the chocolate scoop. I covered the cherry with the Fine Tip Glue Pen so it would be all shiny and round. Those clear sequins on the Flirty Flamingo scoop come from the Metallic Sequin Assortment.

The saying at the bottom comes from the You're So Sweet stamp set, I markered in only the words I wanted on the image. The Soft Suede card stock underneath was run through the Big Shot with the Sparkle Embossing Folder--twice. I shifted the design a bit after the first time to fill in the spaces a little more. I thought it sort of coordinated with the criss-cross look of the cones. The green dots are White Perfect Accents that I colored with a mint colored Sharpie.

That wraps it up for me, click the Next or Previous arrow below to find more twists around the world!

1. Sarah McDermott
2. Kimberley Anne Morris -- you are here!
3. Miriam Biegun Permut
4. Christine Wrede
5. Kristie Neal Walthall
6. Jenn Charles
7. Marieke Bart

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  1. Wow what a great twist! I would never think about that myself.

  2. Such a cute card, Kimberly! Great, unique idea to make trees into ice cream cones!!

  3. This is such a clever twist and a super cute card!

  4. That is very very clever! I never ever would have come up with this idea so thank you so much for sharing your creation. Shows how really adaptable a set of tree stamps can be.

  5. What a fabulous idea! I would have never come up with ice cream cones from that tree set. Love the idea for the waffle cone too. So clever!

  6. This is a very clever idea. I was on the fence about this stamp I really want it. Such a versatile use!

  7. Oh, that taste of summer! Great idea!

  8. Ingenious! I love the card and the idea for making the stamp set more versatile than just stamping trees with. Thanks for a great idea!


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