Each month, Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the globe share projects they've made using only current Stampin' Up! products. We hope you get some inspiration as you hop from blog to blog.
The project I made to share used one of the Hostess Sets at the back of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue, called Prince and Princess. All Hostess products can be purchase at a discounted price, when you host a qualifying party or place a qualifying order. This particular set goes for $14 Hostess Dollars. It's a GREAT value, as the set is worth $24! ... but I digress! Check out the card I made!
- I started with a standard card base in Basic White measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", folded in half
- I ran that base through the Cut & Emboss machine with the Meadow Moments embossing folder.
- I cut a layer of the DIVINE new Soft Succulent card stock, measuring 3 1/2" x 4 3/4".
- I cut a layer of the EQUALLY DIVINE new Evening Evergreen card stock, measuring just "two ticks" smaller than the Soft Succulent layer, so 4 1/2" plus two ticks x 3 1/4" plus two ticks. (In grown up language, that is 4 5/8" x 3 3/4").
- The top Basic White layer measure 3 1/4" x 4 1/2".
- I ran the top layer through the Cut & Emboss machine with the Meadow Moments embossing folder along the top of the paper.
- I then worked on the bottom of the layer, using my Blending Brushes and Soft Succulent ink.
- I stamped the water in Evening Evergreen.
- I then stamped the swan image on the new Shimmer Vellum paper in Evening Evergreen ink. Because the vellum doesn't absorb the ink, it stays wet for quite a while. This allows lots of time to cover the image with Clear Embossing powder and heat set it. I prefer this method, over using Versamark, for a few reasons. Firstly, I don't love using Versamark with photopolymer stamps. They just don't seem to clean well. Secondly, when I stamp using the INK, the image can be green. We don't have a green embossing powder so I couldn't get the same effect an other way.
- Next I grabbed a good movie and my paper snips and I fussy cut 20 of those gorgeous little swans!
- To attach the swans I put a pool of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on my silicone mat, grabbed a chunk of sponge and dabbed the back of the swan, covering it completely. I then stuck it to the card layer.
- I made a 2" x 1/2" banner, stamped the sentiment and popped it up on mini dimensionals.
- Some of our Champagne Rhinestones finished it off.