Thursday, June 18, 2020

Third Thursdays Blog Hop - A few of my NEW Favorite things!

Welcome once again to our Third Thursdays Blog Hop! This month our theme for the hop is A few of my NEW Favorite things! Our posts will feature projects with product that is NEW to the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog and/or Beginner Brochure!.
{you'll find Product Purchase Links for current items I've used, below the Blog Roll}

There are only two of us participating the blog hop today, so it's more only a skip or a jump! I'm featuring the NEW Whiskey Business stamp set, along with the NEW Stacked Stone background stamp. The card base is Sahara Sand Cardstock, and so is the layer onto which I stamped the background. I used the Basic Gray Ink Pad to ink up the image, then before I stamped it down, I tapped a Stampin' Sponge along it in random areas so the ink was a little lighter in places. Then, I randomly sponged areas inking up the Stampin' Sponge using the Early Espresso Ink Pad, and the Soft Suede Ink Pad, to give the wall a little more depth and dimension.

I stamped the decanter and glass with the Basic Gray Ink Pad, onto Shimmery White Cardstock, and colored them with the Stampin' Blends. We don't really have a "whiskey" color, so I mixed the Light Pumpkin Pie with the So Saffron Combo. For the decanter and glass, I used the Seaside Spray Combo...and the Color Lifter was a very important tool to blend and lighten areas. To give the decanter and glass some sort of surface to sit on, I grabbed a piece of Basic Gray Cardstock and cut an angle off one end, then dragged two sides of it across the Basic Gray Ink Pad to sort of give it something that looked like a shadow on the side and back.

The greeting was also stamped with the Basic Gray Ink Pad on Shimmery White Cardstock, and I backed it with a layer of Basic Gray Cardstock. I just used my Paper Snips to fussy cut the edges. Underneath the greeting, I layered some Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon. I just rolled Stampin' SEAL+ along the back of it (and then made sure to wrap any overlapping adhesive to the back side), and sort of laid it down...kind of folding it over itself in a couple places.

One thing I really like about our Paper Trimmer, is the ability to easily cut a "frame" out of a piece of paper you are going to use for a layer. The Brass Foil Sheets come in a package of only two 12"x12" sheets, so it's wonderful to be able to cut that chunk out of the middle and save it for something else!

Here's a last look at the card - it has the fold on the top instead of down the side. To cut your letter-sized cardstock for this style of card, cut it in half the long way, so you have two pieces that are 4-1/4"x11". Then just score each at the halfway point of the 11" length (5-1/2") so that it folds over to 4-1/4"x5-1/2". With this card, I would suggest the Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes, to keep that neutral, muted tone consistent.

Stampin' Supplies: Whiskey Business Cling stamp set, Stacked Stone background stamp, Shimmery White Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Basic Gray Cardstock and Ink Pad, Soft Suede Ink Pad, Early Espresso Ink Pad, Stampin' Sponges, Brass Foil Sheets, Faux Suede Ribbon, Stampin' Blends (Seaside Spray, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Color Corrector), Stampin' SEAL+, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Scrub, Stampin' Mist (to clean cling stamps).

NEXT UP: Head back to Susan's post to see some of her favorite things...

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1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE that stacked stone stamp. I will definitely be getting it!! Great card!


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