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This week we have open slather to take our inpsiration from any project in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. Woohoo, we don't get let off the leash very often, lol!
I didn't get very far into the catalogue before I saw the lovely sample above using the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle on page 13. I think the blue and yellow colour combo (one of my favourites) caught my eye initially. I don't have this bundle, but I decided to go with the layout using other new goodies from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. Here is what I came up with.
I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and decided to add a layer of the new Misty Moonlight In Color Designer Paper. I chose the woodgrain look for the subtle pattern and adhered it to a layer of Whisper White to give it a bit more body. Next up, I dry embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then cropped it with the largest of the scalloped rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I trimmed off the top and adhered it to the Misty Moonlight panel.
I stamped the flower image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set with Basic Gray ink and then coloured them with Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends markers. This is a Disinktive style stamp set, so it has a lot of extra shading in the stamped image and can look a bit intense when stamped in black ink, I think. I used a combination of Gray Granite and So Saffron for the centre of the flowers. The Tasteful Labels Dies that come in a bundle with the Tasteful Touches stamp set are fabulous, but do not crop any of the images in the stamp set. So, I've fussy cut them leaving a tiny white border. I prefer fussy cutting on the line, but with Distinktive stamps it isn't a simple solid line and I think you lose some of the detail in the process.
The foliage has been die cut from Sahara Sand card stock as I wanted to keep any additional colours neutral. I've used the largest leaf spray from the Forever Flourishing Dies and cut it into pieces. It is a large die, so I only needed one. I also have a couple of the small rounded leaf die cuts from the same set, in Misty Moonlight.
The greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays was heat embossed in white on Misty Moonlight card stock and I've used the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to crop the decorative end and also for the white mat it is adhered to. If you haven't noticed this punch in the new Annual Catalogue, it is such a great value tool.
You can see the punch above on the left, which has 2 sets of slots, for the 2 different styles of edge. The image on the right shows how the shape changes as you move from the smallest width (1/2" or 1.3cm) size to the largest size width (1" or 2.5cm) for each of the 2 styles. How cool is that? I've mixed the 1/2" (1.3cm) design on the left with the 3/4" ( 1.9cm) design on the right for my label. The huge benefit of this tool, is that you can create labels of any length you want. Mine is pretty long, but it doesn't matter now. I recommend that you cut your strips the width required for the punch; punch one end of the strip and then stamp your greeting where you want it to finish. I use the Stamparatus to make sure I have it straight. In my case, I didn't need to cut the other end as I tucked it under the flowers. If you do, mark on the strip where you want the the end to be and then add 1/4" (6mm) and cut the strip. Pop the end into the punch to cut the decorative edge and it will be the right length.
I layered up all the elements onto the Whisper White label, popping up both flowers at different heights. I finished by wrapping some of the new Misty Moonlight & Silver Bakers's Twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack around the top, which was much easier with the firmer base. The finished panel was adhered to the white card base and I finished with some rhinestones.
For the inside, I have a mat of Misty Moonlight for my writing panel. I've stamped the foliage image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set in Sahara Sand ink in the bottom right corner and added a stamped, coloured and fussy cut flower over the the top.
|Stamps||Tasteful Touches, Itty Bitty Birthdays|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, 2020-22 In Color Designer Paper|
|Ink||Basic Gray, Versamark, Sahara Sand|
|Accessories||Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Basic Jewels Rhinestones|
|Tools||Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Forever Flourishing Die, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, White EP, Heat gun, Stampin' Blends (Seaside Spray, Gray Granite, So Saffron)|
There is still time to order my 2020-22 In Color Starter Pack, so you can get your hands on all of the coordinating In Color products and start creating with Misty Moonlight and the other lovely In Colors. Click here or on the image below, to get the full details.
We would love to see your projects, inspired by the new Annual Catalogue. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.
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