Welcome to the New Catalog Blog Hop!

Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ latest blog hop — the first one of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog year!  And that’s what we’re celebrating, of course, with 13 stops along the hop.  Buckle up!

I’m stop #8, so you may have just seen Tanya’s projects using Serene Silhouettes on her blog, Tinkerin In Ink With Tanya.  I regularly follow her blog — she never disappoints!

If you’ve been following along in the new catalog, flip a few pages to Fine Feathers (p. 79), the affordable set I’m featuring.  I chose it because its images are suitable for a variety of occasions and for both masculine and feminine layouts.  (To keep your stop short and sweet, I am omitting recipes and tips for the projects — check back next week!  Click to enlarge the photos, please.)

I hope this first card reminds you of a Navajo Blanket, because that’s the impression I was working towards.  These feathers were stamped on Vellum using a brand-new, new-style Basic Black pad — very black and very inky, which explains the variation of stamped images.  Normally Classic ink dries surprisingly quickly on Vellum Card Stock, but not this time!  I actually drew lines on my grid paper so that I could stamp with somewhat consistent angles.  It’s not as easy as it sounds!

Debra Burgin Navajo blanketNext, this Peacock Thoughts card recalls fancy Miss Kitty from the saloon, with sparkly buttons and ribbons and feathers on a Vellum overlay.  BTW, did you see my Tuesday Tip on using the Finishing Touches Edgelit?  It’s a beautiful edge and so much easier than a border punch!

Debra Burgin Peacock thoughtsUsing this postage template is one of my favorite ways to stamp a smallish image like this feather.  I made an acetate reverse mask so I can neatly sponge inside each postage stamp.  After stamping the feathers, I painted a bit of Shimmer Paint on each one, and the shimmer is repeated in the Brushed Gold mat.  An black, Argyle-embossed mat ensures this Feather Postage card is not too girly.

Debra Burgin Feather postageThere’s another Fine Feathers project waiting in the wings, so check back with me in the days ahead.  But meanwhile, there’s more inspiration ahead!  You’re now on to the next stop on the hop, Rhonda’s blog, The Stampin’ Bunny, to check out all she’s done with the stamp set Horse Frontier.  So giddy-up!

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15 Responses to Welcome to the New Catalog Blog Hop!

  1. Adriana says:

    Debra – beautiful projects. I wasn’t sure how to use this set, but now it’s on my wishlist. As you said, it works well for both genders and I really like the postage idea. TFS

  2. Debra, these projects are just gorgeous. I especially love the postage stamp card. Stunning!

  3. Sue says:

    Great projects! I like how you demonstrated the versatility of this set!

  4. Yapha says:

    Such great cards! I love that peacock one! I wasn’t sure about that Edgelit, but I clearly need it. Thanks for another great blog hop!

  5. Mz Cookie says:

    I absolutely loved your ideas. I bought the stamp set thinking there would be some awesome ideas out there and you are proof there is. I loved all 3 but my favorite is the stamp one. thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity

  6. Betty says:

    Beautiful!! The vellum on the first two is wonderful and the reverse masking adds such a classic touch to the postage card!

  7. Twila Davis says:

    Debra, what a beautiful set of card. I’m going with the second one for my favorite. I guess I love the soft touch it seems to have.

  8. Sara Mattson-Blume says:

    Beautiful! I’m going to have to case the blanket for my day job on the Rez! The postage one is a perfect use of this set!!!

  9. Carmen says:

    Wonderful projects … love the stamp one the best!

  10. Kim s1itcher46 says:

    Beautifully done Deb! I didn’t even notice this set in the catalog.

  11. Heidi Baks says:

    Awesome job, Deb! I might just have to get this set for that peacock image! I love your postage stamp card!!

  12. Love all of these Deb. It’s hard to pick a favorite but I think it’s the postage stamp one . Or maybe the peacock. No wait, it’s the first one. 🙂

  13. Tanya Boser says:

    Your first card certainly does remind me of a Navajo blanket! Great hint with the grid paper for image placement! Although I have to admit, the postage stamp card is my favorite. Just love the way you sponged the centers and added the shimmer!

  14. Katherine says:

    So glad someone finally posted some images with this stamp set – I love what you did with it here! I am especially liking the postage stamps!

  15. Rhonda G says:

    I love how you got elegant, clean and Navajo styles all from this set! Wonderful job and gorgeous projects!!

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