Friday, January 22, 2016

Stampin' Addicts' Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts' Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog Blog Hop.  It is such fun to see everyone's ideas with the new stamp sets and Big Shot items!

If you are hopping in order, you've arrived after seeing Heidi's lovely designs on her Running with Scissors Blog. Should you get lost or want to chat about the hop, here is a link to the chat thread on the Stampin' Addicts website: Chat Thread

I'm using the Rose Garden/Rose Wonder Bundle for my creations....There are so many amazing things you can do with the main image of this stamp set and die cuts that I've decided to list them for you!

First with the Rose Garden thinlits, you can cut the main image from black, white, gold, silver or a color of cardstock with green leaves. You could then, use it as is, sponge or water color a white die cut, or you could also fill the voids with colored cardstock, glimmer paper, designer series paper, vellum or shimmer paper.  You could also just use it as a mask and sponge around the Rose Image Die Cut.

With the stamp set you could heat emboss it, and then emboss resist, watercolor, sponge or color with your favorite coloring technique.  I plan to try them all eventually!

My first cards use Stampin' Up!'s card design from page 19 of the catalog.  I used Daffodil Delight and So Saffron as well as Watermelon Wonder and Calypso  Coral.  I like the stained glass look of black with this die cut especially.  I made this orange card about a month ago, but sadly, another blogger has already posted a picture of this idea. Great minds think alike I guess, so I decided to go ahead and post.

I found that using the Mono Multi liquid glue worked best for me for this card.  I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen when I first tried it, and I found I had a bit of "seepage" on the the card base at the top of the flower.  Sadly, the adhesive eraser removes the Mono Multi easily, but didn't remove the "shiny" look of the dried Fine-Tip Pen's glue at all.  The Mono Multi also gives you more time to put your pieces into the voids.  The Fine-Tip Glue Pen dries very quickly.

After you've made one of the cards above, you are left with some lovely green and yellow line die cuts which can (and should :) ) be made into a card.  I made the So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz into a simple sympathy card and the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive into a Thank you Card. The "with Sympathy" sentiment is cut out using the great new label die in this bundle, and I'm weird in that I think sympathy cards should not be embellished much.

Finally, I "Winked" the line rose stamp with Wink of Stella Clear and intentionally smeared the Real Red and Old Olive a bit. It would be fun to play with this in every color a rose is, I think and to try adding more ink here and there.  I especially like the way the Wink of Stella looks just directly on our cardstock as shown here on the Real Red.  I'm easily amused. :) 

Now, it is time to continue to Sara's blog to enjoy her lovely designs with the Going Global set and Going Places Product Suite on her Lily's Ink Pad blog.


Twila said...

Beautifully done, Rhonda. I love the stained glass look cards, but my fav has got to be the last one with the "Wink of Stella" added to it. Great work!

Mickey Roberts said...

These cards are so pretty, Rhonda! I love how you shared ways to use the excess pieces from the first two cards for a completely different look. Very cool!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful, Rhonda! How did you go about cutting the edge of the framelit for your card in the first two cards? Trace and cut or use the Big Shot?

Tanya Boser said...

Your hard work on these cards paid off, just lovely! The stained glass look of the first 2 cards is beautiful, and isn't it fun how the Wink of Stella is kind of like an Aqua-painter?!

Betty said...

Just lovely! Super collection of techniques!!

Barbara Welch said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. Love the colors and the wink of stella!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Way to use those extra pieces! They are beautiful!