Here's another peek from Stampin' Up!'s new stamps and accessories from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The complete Mini will be posted and available for order (24/7) on my blog on October 1. Stay tuned!
Today's layout was inspired by this week's OCC Sketch Challenge by Amy Sheffer. New on "the block" is "Winter Post," offering the skating couple, the postmark, to/from (box) and the snowflake stamp along the top of the card. Although the colors are typical for fall, I thought they were a nice combination for the vintage feel of this set.
The skaters are stamped in Chocolate Chip and colored with Really Rust, Sage Shadow and More Mustard Stampin' Up! Markers. TIP: I used watercolor paper since it's very forgiving when filling in with markers–much more even that when used with normal card stock. A little paper piercing accents the corners and the image is layered on a Sage Shadow Scalloped Rectangle (created with Nestabilities Rectangles and my Big Shot).
Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper is layered over a 4.25 x 5.5 Really Rust card base. TIP: Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig (tutorial here), I lined up this lovely snowflake border (Chocolate Chip on More Mustard card stock). Three Circle Rhinestone Brads add a dash of winter sparkle. Stampin' Up!'s new Sage Shadow 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon blends the two papers together.
The postmark stamp was inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on More Mustard card stock. I stamped it again on Sage Shadow and popped it out with 1/2" Circle Punch. It's adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional for dimension. TIP: Keep your mind open to finding ways to dissect part of a stamp and layer . . . it's makes things so much more interesting.
The pillow box is a combination of Autumn Vine DP, my Pillow Box Die and a Big Shot. Just a few turns of the handle and you have a perfectly cut and scored box. TIP: I have the best results using the Crease Pad on dies which create score lines (Pillow Box, Scallop Envelope). It's accented with sumptuous Chocolate Felt Ribbon (Holiday Mini) and a tag created with Stampin' Up!'s Tag and Small Tag Punches (Sage Shadow over Chocolate Chip). The "to/from" stamp is also from Winter Post. A snippet of Linen Thread allows the tag to dangle. Won't these pillow boxes make amazing stocking stuffers!
Thanks for your positive feedback on my inclusion of the stamp set images on the last two posts. I will do my best to continue this practice. However, the Winter Post set isn't "public" yet, so can't be offered until Oct. 1.
Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary
Stamp Set: Winter Post
Paper: Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper, More Mustard, Sage Shadow, Really Rust
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Up! Markers: More Mustard, Really Rust, Sage Shadow
Cool Tools: Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit), 1/2" Circle Punch, Pillow Note Die, Big Shot, Tag and Small Tag Punches
The Perfect Touch: Circle Rhinestone Brads (Fire Collection), Stampin' Dimensionals, Sage Shadow 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Alpine Ribbon Originals (Felt), Linen Thread