I was very excited to receive an order yesterday with lots more goodies from the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog. But, in all honesty, I didn't actually "receive" the order. My Brown Man doesn't get to my area until very late in the day, sometimes as late as 7:00 or 8:00 pm. So yesterday I went looking for him. I scoured the streets until I located the truck and followed him around town for a bit until he pulled over. Then, success! He surrendered my package! Just so you know, my dear family doesn't know this little secret about me, that I stalk Brown Men. It may cause them a little concern. So I hope you'll please keep this among us, my blogging buddies. I brought my stash home, tore right into the package and this is what I created, using lots of new products.
The inspiration for this project is the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge, one I am playing along with for the first time. I think this is a fun blog as it challenges you to get a head start on your holiday cards.
The first new product I tried out was the Core'dinations Card Stock. This card stock is designed to be embossed (I used the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder), and then sanded using a sanding block, to reveal a lighter shade of color at the card stock core. Love it! The result is so soft and elegant, almost like it is flocked. Also new is the gorgeous stamp set, Watercolor Winter. I stamped it on Watercolor Paper with Black Stazon Ink, and colored the images in with ink pads and an Aqua Painter. The Designer Series Paper is from a stack called Festival of Prints, which is a stack of 48 sheets of 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" designer paper.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter, Family Reunion
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations
Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Stack
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake
Tools: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Ovals Die (retired), Sanding Block
Accessories: Dazzling Details
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