Monday, May 25, 2020

A Jar of Sunflowers

I'm so excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci's Winners Hop today!  Thanks to all of you who voted for my card (here), allowing me to join the top 10 winners and Kylie, herself, today.  This is truly an honor.

Today, coincidentally, is the 69th wedding anniversary of my parents.  Can you imagine?  So I decided to incorporate a few products from the upcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalog to celebrate this special day.

I just had to send a bouquet!

What new products do you spot?  I'll list them for you:
  • Greenery Embossing folder (for that marvelous running strip of leaves on the left side of the card; I used the folder to emboss Vellum cardstock)
  • Jar of Flowers stamps and Jar punch (to create the jar and stems for the flowers)
  • Celebrate Sunflowers (for the actual sunflowers)
  • Cinnamon Cider ribbon
  • Tasteful Labels dies

My sunflowers were stamped with Soft Suede ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils and an Aquapainter.  They were cut with the Sunflower dies.  I added a few extra leaves and the "wheat" included in the die set.

Check out that embossing!  This is such a cool folder...and there's a bonus!  The package actually contains two (TWO!) embossing folders for double the fun!  They are sized for the new Mini Cut & Emboss Machines that will be released at some point after the catalog goes live.  

And that greeting - from Strong and Beautiful, a current stamp set that is (happily!) carrying over.  This was stamped and cut with the new Tasteful Labels dies.  

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

I can't wait for the catalog to go live!  I have so many more items on my Wish List.  What's on yours?

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you will take the time to peek at the other talented artists on the hop, and be sure to leave a comment - we all love comments!  

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sneak Peek - Forever Fern

My second pre-order of new Stampin' UP! products arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to discover what I could do with the beautiful new Forever Fern bundle/Forever Greenery Suite.  This gorgeous stamp set of a variety of leaves along with the coordinating dies is making a splash all over the internet; add in the spectacular Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper and now I know why!

Take a look:


Check out that background:

I stamped a variety of the leaves using Pretty Peacock, Pool Party, Old Olive, Soft Seafoam and Shaded Spruce inks.  Each one was cut with the matching die.  I then adhered them all to a piece of Whisper White cardstock (dotted with the speckled stamp) and ran it through my die-cutting machine with the Subtle embossing folder.  Wow!

See that Gold Foil frame with attached leaves?  That's just one of the MANY pieces in the Forever Gold DSP, all pre-cut and ready to use.  I simply added a greeting from Peaceful Moments, cut with one of the dies from Ornate Frames and popped it all up on a bunch of Dimensionals.

The card base is Pretty Peacock, with a layer of Gold Foil, then the stamped/embossed piece.  And I finished with a few Gilded Gems.  Love how it all came out!

The 2020-21 Annual Catalog will be live in just another week; add Forever Fern to your wish list and you certainly won't be sorry!

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