Welcome to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This is my first time to participate in a blog hop. I’m so excited to be a part of this fun, creative journey along with some very talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators!!
February’s theme is Sale-a-bration. Each participating demonstrator will be featuring products from the brochure so be sure to visit each of the links at the end of this blog post to see everyone’s projects!
My Featured Products: Amazing You Stamp Set and Coordinating Celebrate You Thinlit Dies
I absolutely love stamp sets and dies that coordinate with each other. I think the Amazing You stamp set is absolutely beautiful! Check out my samples below.
#1 Simple and Clean Amazing You Card
My first sample is very simple, but pretty. Sometimes, less is more. I stamped the words and flowers in Archival Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and layered it on a piece of Smokey Slate cardstock. The card base is thick Whisper White. The word “you” I stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White and then cut it out.
#2 Petal Passion Amazing You Card
For this card, I again used thick Whisper White for the base. On a scrap of Whisper White, I stamped the word “amazing” and hand cut it into a banner. I stamped the flowers in Basic Black Archival ink and used the two shades of Daffodil Delight Blends markers to fill them in. Be careful because the black could bleed so try to only color in the middle. The other option is the stamp the flowers in black Momento or StazOn ink. Once I colored the flowers, I cut along the edge of one side and adhered it to the striped pattern from the Petal Passion DSP. I stamped the word “You” in Craft White ink and embossed with white embossing powder.
#3 Silver Sparkle Amazing You Card
I had a lot of fun with this next card. I used Smokey Slate for my card base. I stamped the flowers in Basic Black Archival Ink. Then, I used a silver Sharpie to color the card stock around the flowers. I love doing this and the effect it produces! I don’t know if there is a name for this technique, but there probably is. If anyone can tell me, I would love to know. I layered this on a piece of Basic Black cardstock and then attached it at an angle to a piece of the Petal Passion DSP which I also used the silver marker to color in all the flowers. The dragonfly is from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits dies from the Annual Catalog and was cut out on a piece of silver glimmer paper.
#4 Silver Sparkle Brick Wall Amazing You Card
This card was also a lot of fun. I used the new silver embossing paste from the Occasions catalog to make the brick wall. I put embossing paste directly on a Basic Gray card base using a template and palette knife from the Annual Catalog. I stamped the flowers in Basic Black Archival ink, sponged on some Pool Party, and cut them out. I dried the embossing paste using my heat tool. I noticed this takes a little bit to dry, so if you are impatient like me, the heat tool works well. Once it was dry, I stamped two flowers in Basic Black Archival ink on top of the embossed brick wall. I added my cut out flowers to the card using dimensionals. I cut out the words “celebrate” and “you” using the coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits dies. These were also cut out on silver glimmer paper. As a final touch, I added the smallest of the clear faceted gems to the center of each flower.
#5 Thank You Narrow Note Card
My final sample used the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards from the Occasions catalog. I stamped the flowers in Basic Black Archival ink and sponged them in Sweet Sugarplum. The “thank you” is from the All Things Thanks Stamp Set from the Annual Catalog. I used the fine tip of a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to add some dots to the card for interest. Finally, I stamped the envelope to match.
I hope you enjoyed my samples. There are so many other ways to use this stamp set and the coordinating dies. To get these free, shop my online store by clicking the link on the right navigation bar.
Don’t forget to check out the other demonstrators that are participating in this blog hop! Click the next button to “hop” on over to the next demonstrator in the list, Laura Kate Mackie. If you get lost, there is a numbered list below the arrow so you can keep track of where you are in the hop. Have fun and thank you so much for joining us!
February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List
Stampin’ Up Products
Below is a list of all the products used to make these projects. If you would like to order, you can click on any of the items or go to my online store by selecting the “Shop My Online Store” link located on the right navigation bar.
Don’t forget! Receive free gifts from me with a qualifying online order. Use Host code C3EE6ZF9 at checkout.