This week at Our Creative Corner it is my turn to set the challenge, and I have chosen a colour theme, using my favourite colour Purple, along with Silver, you can use other colours as well, just as long as purple and silver are the feature colours for your project. Our Creative Corner will taking a break over Christmas and it is our last challenge before our break, so lets make it a Christmas project as well.
I have had fun with the Big Shot and embossing this week on my card. I have used a stamp from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set which I have heat embossed with silver powder onto Elegant Eggplant card stock and then cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Dies. The silver layer is some of the gorgeous Glimmer paper cut using the Apothecary Accents Framelits, and for the white layer I have used the Adorning Accents Edgelits and the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. The greeting comes from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set and I have used a little bit of Pink Pirouette card stock for some interest and some non-Stampin’ Up! ribbon that I found in my stash!
I love this combination, it’s very classy and elegant.
I hope you will forgive the short post again, unpacking and organising calls, and if I don’t unpack I can’t stamp! 🙂
Make sure you check out the what the rest of the design time have done with these gorgeous colours.
I have made a Christmas card for this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I am really enjoying getting into the spirit of Christmas this year, I have done a lot of Christmas shopping already, so thought it would be good to get started on some Christmas cards too.
I have made quite a few of these ornaments, to go on some Candy Canes to hang on the Christmas tree, and as I was making them, I thought how nice they would look on a card, and here is the result. I will show you the Candy Canes in another post.
The card uses the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Papers, and the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. And for the ornament I have used the Snow Flurry die, Real Red Glimmer Paper punched out with the scallop circle punch, and the greeting comes from the Mixed Medley hostess set.
Here is the sketch:
Only two more days until the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue goes live to you. And today I am going to give you a look at some more gorgeous goodies that will soon be available. The colours I have used are Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla, and a new stamp set called Layered Labels. I have stamped in Early Espresso and then coloured inside using a Pink Pirouette marker. The image has been cut out using the new Apothecary Accents Framelits, and the brown layer with the Top Note Die. The vanilla and brown layers have both been run through the Big Shot using a new Embossing Folder called Lacy Brocade. Very lovely and lacey! 🙂
That layer of brown card stock is another new product being introduced into the catalogue, it is called Core’dinations Card Stock, and it is a sandable card stock, great for distressing, sanding or tearing. Looks great, don’t you think? It is available in Early Espresso (used here), Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green (a new In Colour). It also comes with a sanding system and dust buddy.
Now, this card was CASEd from another demonstrator… somewhere…. again, I apologise, but I can’t remember where I saw it. I often do a quick blog hop and have a look at a few sites to get some inspiration, but I usually get ideas and then go and do something else. So, please let me know if you recognise it, but as always, I imaging mine has ended up being fairly different. Anyway, I hope you like it.
And talking about Blog Hops, make sure you come back here on the morning of the 1st Sept for a Blog Hop through some fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators blogs, to see lots of new ideas from the catalogue. In the meantime,