The spanking new, tr?s cool Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die (114517) is now available. My demo order arrived last night along with this die and lots of goodies from the Occasions Mini. I have so much to share (new stamps, rub-ons, designer paper) in the upcoming days!!! TIP: The Manhattan "die" does not cut but creates rich texture similar to a Cuttlebug embossing folder and coordinates beautifully with Stampin' Up!'s Manhattan Collection of stamps, Designer Paper and more.
TIP: Take the beautiful results up a notch by embossing on Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper and lightly rubbing the textured area with a sanding block. Unlike Stampin' Up!'s card stock (which is dyed all the way through), the sanded Designer Paper evolves into an interesting distressed finish. Basic Gray Designer Paper from the Hostess Level 1 Patterns Pack is shown here.
A pretty strip of Baja Breeze satin ribbon (Stampin' Up! Ribbon Originals) pumps up the blue and three Robin's Nest Dew Drops (Cowboy, www.ucutathome.com) define the bottom corner. I layered the embossed layer on Baja Breeze and a 4.25 x 5.5 Whisper White card base.
The sentiment reveals a peek at two new items from the Occasions Mini Catalog, available for customer order on April 1. The stamp set, called Oval All, offers four lovely sentiments that coordinate with Stampin' Up!'s Oval Punches. I stamped "fabulous friend" in Basic Gray ink on Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock. I snipped out and layered the Baja flower. Better yet, add to your wish list the new Scallop Oval Punch used to produce the pretty bottom layer in Baja Breeze.
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COMING UP: More Occasions Mini Sneak Peeks.
Stamp Set: Oval All (113790, available 4/1)
Paper: Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II (Basic Gray, Hostess Level 1, 114325), Baja Breeze (111352), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Manhattan Flower Impressions Die (114517), Scallop Oval Punch (114889, available 4/1), Large Oval Punch (107305), Sanding Block (103301)
The Perfect Touch: Valet Ribbon Originals (114318), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Robin's Nest Cowboy Dew Drops (www.ucutathome.com)