Hello stampers I am finally using voice dictation and it sure is a different way to write a blog post. I definitely have to get used to it; it’s hard to think what you want to write and I’m sure I have to go back and fix some mistakes. Hopefully this break will make my thumb feel better. It really is amazing what technology can do! Yesterday I made a card using some retired products and today I’m going to show you what I did with brand new holiday catalogue products: the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and some of the other products in the Brightly Gleaming Suite. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.
Brightly Gleaming Suite
Before you design the card it’s a good idea to lay out all your supplies on the table. This gives you a great visual and helps to get your creative juices flowing and I also stamped a few of the ornaments in different colours and in different embossing combinations to see what might work best. I absolutely love the beautiful vibrant colours in this suite of products you can see copper, pretty peacock, night of navy and old olive. It was hard to cut into this beautiful paper but then I remembered the #loveitchopit philosophy. I cut strips of 4″ by 12″ and that was safe for transforming into any cards. Once you decide to cut into your pretty paper it really gets easy to design cards.
I used the same sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as I did yesterday. This is a totally different colour scheme with all blues and coppers rather than red and green. What do you think? Do you like this non-traditional look?
Card base: pretty peacock 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4″
very vanilla – 4″ by 5 1/4″
copper: 7/8″ by 4″
Brightly Gleaming specialty paper: 3/4″ by 4″
Small square: pretty peacock 2 1/8″ by 2 1/8″, Brightly Gleaming patterned paper 2″ by 2″
Larger rectangle: pretty peacock 2 1/8″ by 3 1/8″, Brightly Gleaming patterned paper 2″ by 3″
I coloured three pearls with the pretty peacock dark Blends and embossed the two ornaments with copper embossing powder on very vanilla cardstock. I used a small piece of copper trim tied in a knot and frayed on each ornament, these are secured with a glue dot.
I always love a picture of the whole group of cards together; there’s something striking about the pile of swap cards laying there prettily. I hope I’m not breaking any rules by posting a picture of my swap card. I just sent them in the mail today and this is all I had for a blog post so I hope I’m forgiven and I haven’t ruined any surprises.
If you live in Canada you can get these products now already if you choose to get the amazing deal on the starter kit. Yes, you can put items from the brand new Holiday catalog into your starter kit. In fact, you can put $205 worth of products in there and pay only $135. You will also get a $14 coupon code to use on your order in September. I hate to break it to you, but you will probably want more than just $205 worth!! Thankfully you have until the end of December to use your own discount without having to fulfill any minimum purchase requirements. Have I told you that I would love to have you on my team? That there is no pressure from me, only encouragement to help you meet YOUR goals. To get the starter kit, you can simply click here. Remember to click “no” when asked if you have a host code for the kit and then click “apply”.
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