Welcome to the very first Pennsationals team blog hop!! We are a group of excited Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who come under the leadership of the fabulous Tracy Penn. You may be starting the hop here with me or have come from the lovely Roslynne.
As you may know, the Holiday Catalogue starts on 1 September 2015. I can’t wait!!! There are so many lovely Christmas stamps, kits and accessories to choose from!! One of the perks of being a demonstrator is being able to participate in a pre-order of products prior to the official commencement date of the catalogue. I love getting things first!! I did get a bit excited and got quite a few stamps set and accessories so I actually had a bit of trouble deciding what to make for the hop.
I eventually settled on the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and the matching Delicate Ornament thinlit dies, which also come in a bundle, saving 15%.
I decided to make a square card so I don’t these very often and these ornaments are fairly wide and needed a bit more space. I’m a traditional Christmas colour kind of girl, so I went with Real Red as my base and then a matt of Garden Green. I cut out the ornament using the new thinlits on the new Precision Plate. All those little pieces cut beautifully and came out easily. You do still have to poke them out but they are all cut through. I noticed that the centre flower of the longer ornament matched the centre of the other ornament so I ran a small piece through the big shot and snipped out the flower and using the new fine tip glue pen, attached it to the red ornament.
Did you notice that there is even a little die for the top of the ornament. Too cute!! I stamped the holly a number of times across the top to look like branches of holly then coloured them in with my blender pens. I also dug out my Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details and added the red dots across the top. And then left it to dry overnight so there would be no accidents!!!
Once the dazzling details was dry, it was time to assemble. Using the new fine tip glue pen to add the gold ornament was so easy. This glue pen is fast becoming one of my favourite glues!!
I used a sentiment from the Versatile Christmas stamp set which has great sentiments for both the outside and insides of cards.
I hope you have enjoyed my card in the hop today. The next stop is my lovely friend, Tracy Penn.
If you would like a copy of the Holiday catalogue, let me know and I’m happy to post one out to you.
Here is a full list of the participants.
Stampin’ Up! Product List