Friday, September 20, 2019

Stamp Off Merry Moose on Mercury Glass

Today is my favorite post day, our Stamp Off Challenge,
hosted by Susan, Buffy and myself.   This is a good one,
as we pull out our Stampin' Blends (page 179) and color.

I used Stampin' Blends in three ways on this project.
I cut a strip of the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate
(Holiday page 33), which can be colored with Blends.  I tried several Stampin' Blends on the back side of the Acetate.
Old Olive and Mossy Meadow turned sort of yellowish.
Dark Shaded Spruce worked perfectly, because it held it's
green hue and looks shimmery behind the Acetate. 
You could also place a piece of colored Cardstock behind 
the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate, but it yields sort
of a dull look.  The Stampin' Blends coloring creates
a much more vibrant appearance, that goes well
with the brilliance of the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.

Just a note:  Directions on the Mercury Glass Designer
Acetate say that you should peel the plastic off the Acetate.
I could not see/feel the plastic, 
so mine is straight out of the package.

For the images, I used (SURPRISE!!) Merry Moose 
(on Holiday page 27),
colored with Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate Blends.
I also used the Color Lifter, to create some
lighter spots on the moose.

I colored some linen thread with my Shaded Spruce
Stampin' Blend and tied it in a bow, around
the moose's neck.

Now that you've checked out my card, 
please stop off at Buffy and Susan's blogs to
see their Stampin' Blends projects.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Harvest Hellos with Royal Peacock

This is another one of the cards that I created, while
stamping with friends Mary and Jo.  Our get-togethers
are sooooo much fun!

For this project, I used the Harvest Hellos set on page 49
of the Holiday catalog.  This is such a smart set, because paired
with a punch, it enables you to make both apples and pumpkins.
It is a perfect fall bundle.

I colored the apple with Stampin' Blends and used the
sentiment from Royal Peacock on page 26.  I layered everything
on to a piece of Subtles Designer Series Paper (page 168),
to complete the fall look.  

Monday, September 16, 2019

Tropical Dies

The Tropical Dies on page 197 are a set of dies
that can be used on their own, or paired with the amazing
and coordinating Tropical Chic stamp set on page 93.
These products are so versatile that they work for
any occasion or gender.  In this example, I lightly
sponged the foliage to create a leafy cascade.  However,
I could have sponged them with fall colors to create
a seasonal card option.  This is a set of product that
allows you to create different looks, over and over.