Good morning and welcome to my little part of the 2011 In Love With Stamping Mini Catalogue Blog Hop organised by the lovely Erika. Hello to all that have hopped here from Laura's Blog. I am looking forward to checking out all the lovely projects my fellow Demo's have created.
My apologies to begin with. I did have a lovely big scrapbooking LO planned for this Blog Hop. However life has taken over a bit recently. I start a new job on Monday and have been helping my Dad wind up his business over the past couple of weeks. So preparation and Mini Catalogue playing time has had to take a bit of a backseat. So instead I have a few smaller projects that I have been working on.
I created this 4x4inch mini card for a Demonstrator Swap I joined in with through In Love With Stamping. I wanted to have a go at creating a masculine type card using the single Sail Away stamp which can be found on the last pages of the Mini Catalogue. For this it was time to dust off my brayer and break open my Stampin' Up! glossy paper. I used Peach Parfait and So Saffron to brayer the sunset (with a 1 inch Pumpkin Pie circle punched to create the sun). I then tore strips of Bashful Blue and Marina Mist and sponge daubered White Craft ink onto the edges to create the crests of the waves. I finally stamped the Sail Away boat in Basic Black onto Stampin' Up! Vellum and attached over the image with 4 complimentary coloured brads.
This was a beautiful project I cased from the samples board at the recent Stampin' Up! training tour. The moment I saw it I fell in love with the Springtime Vintage DSP, seam binding ribbon, Four Frames set and the gorgeous Decorative Label Punch. This card sums up ALL the things I love the most about the Mini Catalogue.
The colour combination for this card is Rose Red and Pear Pizzazz on a Very Vanilla Cardstock base. It is such a great card for showing off the designs of the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper.
I probably shouldnt be posting this one just yet. But I've made my Mum promise not to come online till tomorrow. So I might get away with it. This is my Mum's Mother's Day card which I have created using my shiny new Big Shot and the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder. I've used Soft Suede and Marina Mist Card Stock with a strip of Springtime Vintage and Basic Pearls. I've created the spiral flowers using Elegant Soiree offcuts (which beautifully compliment the Springtime Vintage DSP). The 'Mum' is stamped using the Broadsheet Alphabet in Marina Mist.
Thank you for stopping by my blog on todays Hop. Now jump on over to Natalie's blog to continue with the Mini Catalogue creativity....
Happy Crafting all ;0)