With the arrival of the brand new Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Idea Book and Catalogue, comes so many amazing new stamps, dies and tools! In this hop, the Artisan Design Team will be sharing gorgeous new things with you, so hop along!
For my Abstract Impressions project, I showcased the amazing dies that come as part of the bundle, along with the cute floral stamps and greetings.
Embossing with Dies
I want to share an amazing new tool with you that will transform the way you see and use your dies, the ones you already have and the ones you need. It’s out amazing Big Shot Embossing Mats! They look deceptively average in the catalogue, but they are thin silicone mats of wonder! I paired them along with the dies from the Abstract Impressions bundle to make impressions in both sides of my cards, but not cut out.
To create this effect, place the Big Shot platform on top of your Big Shot, with a cutting mat on top. Then place your die facing UP, with the paper or card on top, and then the blue silicone mat, and then the white Impressions Pad. If you place the die facing down it will not work, ask me how I know! 🙂 I passed both side of my card front through the Big Shot and made this decorative edge down the sides.
Then it was a simple rectangular greeting and some peeking flowers. I used Grey Granite for my card base (love it!) and paired Mint Macaron and Merry Merlot flowers with it. To make the two tone flowers, stamp off the lighter outside petals and then stamp the inside petals first time.
Gift Box with a Difference
To make the little gift boxes, I used the Garden Impressions papers and they were perfect for bright, fun boxes.
I used the Butterfly and Flower die from the Suite and layered ribbon, a Vellum card stock Starburst punch and a hand cut greeting.
The boxes were made with the Gift Box Punch Board but I missed some steps. You can see how I made them here.
Embossing and Layering
The second card was embossed the same as before, and then layered over with a die cut version. The embossing pops up through the die cut and adds dimension. For the thread behind the greeting, I pulled out the sides of the metallic ribbon and unravelled it to make some pale pink thread to layer over.
I hope you like these projects and have fun using your Embossing Mat and this beautiful bundle.
For my giveaway this month, I’m giving you the chance to win the Stampin’ Write Markers New Colour Kit. To be entered, just follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube (one entry for each follow) and comment below which you’ve done, as well as which is your favourite paper from the Garden Impressions DSP.
This month’s customer orders will be entered into a prize draw to win my projects from last month.
Last month’s comment winner of the Watercolour Pencils was Linda! Please email me your address for shipping!
Last Month’s customer winner was Andrea Gilbertson! Congratulations! I’ll get your projects out to you asap!
Thanks for joining me! Now it’s time to see what Sarah has in store for you! Click the pink button to hop to her blog.
Rhoda MacPherson (you are here!)
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