Welcome to the December Freak's Blog Tour, where your intense, passionate desire to see all the new SCHTUFF coming up in Stampin' Up!'s new Occasions mini catalog and Sale-A-Brations brochure is about to be gratified!
If you came by Connie Babbert's blog, you are in the right place! If you started here, fear not, you will be able to get all the way around the tour if you just keep clicking onward at the bottom of each post.
While I haven't had a whole lot of time to stamp lately, I managed to come up with a couple of cards to show you for the tour! Both my cards feature the new set "Nature Walk". Lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - Nature Walk, Occasional Quotes; Paper - So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Botanical Gazette DSP, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Old Olive; Ink - Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron; Markers - So Saffron, Marina Mist, Early Espresso; Other - Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Modern Label Punch, Color Spritzer Tool, Framed Tulips Textured Impressions folder, paper piercing tool, Old Olive and Early Espresso 3/8" taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, gold brads
OMGOJUS!!! (YILM!) I must say I am seriously addicted to this new embossing folder and can't stop using it!
You may be looking at the bird and asking yourself, HOW did she manage to watercolor over Early Espresso ink without making it run? Hee hee...That's a little secreto of mine that I hope to reveal later in the week in the form of a video tutorial, sadly lacking on this blog lately. I hope to get some breathing space this week and crank out more than one!
Now, are you ready for even MORE stampin' jeenyus? I hope so, 'cause lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - Nature Walk, Occasional Quotes, Woodgrain; Paper - Marina Mist, So Saffron, Very Vanilla; Ink - Early Espresso, Old Olive, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla; Other - Medium Jewelry Tag punch, Metallic brads, Vintage Trinkets, linen thread, 3/8" Old Olive Taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, sponge wedges.
Yes, I combined the Woodgrain technique with this embossing folder, producing the look of carved wood. I know, I know! Sheer STAMPIN' JEENYUS and GOJUS to boot! (YILM!) I had this notion for a naturalist's sketchbook and it just evolved from there.
I again used my special technique with watercoloring the images on this card. Stay tuned later for a tutorial on it!
And now, you must onward travel to Ilina Crouse's blog. Ta!