Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up! ® Spring/Summer catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!
Welcome to those who have come here via Erna's blog hop post.
Gosh, there are so many fantastic new things in the new Spring/Summer Catalogue! I have found it really hard to choose which to showcase here for the Pinkies Blog Hop... I eventually decided to show you a card that I made recently as a team training day swap:
I used the fabulous new stamp set called "So Very Grateful", stamped it in Jet Black Stazon ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then coloured the flowers and leaves with Stampin' Up! Write Markers... The card is 3"x3" in size.
Here is the card front:
...Ta-daa!! As if by magic the flat card turns into a shadow box! The style of the flowers reminds me of tattoos for some reason, so that is why I added a little Happy Birthday banner across the punched out heart - to resemble the scroll across the heart that you see so often on classic "pin up" 1950's type tattoos (am sure there's a proper name for that style of tattoo, but I can't remember it!). The sentiment comes from the "Remembering Your Birthday" stamp set - I used the omitting technique to just get the words I wanted from the stamp onto the cardstock.
Here's another photograph taken from a different angle to show the shadow box construction a bit better:
Almost every person who I gave this card to "oooooh-ed" out loud when they realised that it moves when you open it and the inside turns into a box!! I love cards that move and do things - I call them mechanical cards...but I am sure that's not the right word for it! (Someone will correct me, I'm sure!!)
While I was playing with the stamp set, I couldn't resist making a few more things with it and as the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is another one of my favourite things from the new catalogue, I thought I'd use it too - it is SO versatile, you can make so many more things with it than just tags... Here are a couple of bookmarks I made - this time using just one colour of ink (Strawberry Slush) and an aqua painter to make a mono-chrome, softer look, topped with, um, well, the topper punch and a little bit of matching Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim...
Well, that's it for today. Hope you enjoyed my Pinkies Blog Hop Post, be sure to come back soon to see some more projects that I have made with some of the other gorgeous new catalogue items... in the meantime, please click the "next" icon below to go to the lovely Sarah's blog hop post: