Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ latest blog hop — this one featuring brand-new products from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini. I’m stop #8, so perhaps you’ve just seen Sara’s Day of Gratitude projects on her blog, Lily’s Ink Pad.
Wow, this mini is packed with fabulous products! I could have been overwhelmed and unable to decide on the stamp set to feature on this hop, but I’m drawn to anything French so — voila! — here are my creations using French Foliage.
To keep your stop short and sweet, I am omitting recipes for the projects — check back next week for the complete stories! Click to enlarge the photos, please.
- I find creating master boards (sheets of all-over stamping) very relaxing and enjoyable. (Not sure how to stamp randomly? See this post for help!) I wanted to avoid the expected fall colors for this Falling Foliage card, so for the card base I chose Bravo Burgundy — a color I have overlooked (perhaps even snubbed) for many years. Suddenly, with the advent of Stampin’ Up!’s Color Renovation, the color is exciting and fresh to me! I’ve been using other pieces of this master board on all sorts of cards.
- My second card, Faux Postage de Foliage, does use autumnal colors. What you do not see in the photo is that each leaf was overstamped with Shimmer Paint. It’s so pretty! BTW, you’ll find the template for the postage on the Resources page of this blog!
- I showed a practice version of this Blocked Foliage card a few weeks ago, when it was the SA Technique Challenge. The stamped rectangle is simply an inked-up Clear-Mount Block! The postal cancellation stamp from this set fits perfectly on the Mini Vintage Tag, and the tag’s beautiful cord creates the perfect tie.
- Last is a quick, simple project — this Foliage Votive Holder. The surprise is that it has no bottom; it is constructed from a 3″ x 8¼” piece of card stock. Without the candle (duh!), it folds flat for mailing! Either use a tea light in a glass votive holder or a battery-operated tea light. The soft light shining through the vellum panels is charming!
Thanks for stopping by — I hope you have some new ideas! You’re now on to the next stop on the hop, Love to Stamp and Scrap to enjoy Cheryl’s projects using Seasonal Sentiments. Bon voyage!