Welcome to the Stamping Around the World Blog Hop for January. This is our first blog hop and I'm so excited!
This amazing group of stampers from around the globe have joined forces to offer you a fabulous tutorial of 10 cards. This is our first month. I can definitely say that I'm very proud to be a part of this group. We decided that you just might want to get to know us a little better. This blog hop will be perfect! I'll get back to the tutorial a little later.
Our theme this time will be to use the same stamp set we featured in the tutorial. This way, you'll get yet another sample for the stamp sets used. I used the Wonderful Romance bundle. Here is my card for today.
I wanted to try using the technique of using blends with gold embossing. I love how this card turned out. It isn't that hard, but it is a little time consuming. You'll also need the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies found on page 28 of the Occasions catalog. The picture is stuck in a corner and might be easy to overlook.
Start with a card base of Shaded Spruce that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.
Cut a frame using the largest two rectangle dies and a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White. Set aside.
Take a piece of Shaded Spruce that is 4 x 5 1/4. Rub the Embossing Buddy over the paper. Stamp over this paper randomly with Versamark and the largest leaf cluster stamp. Add Gold Emboss Powder and heat with the Heat Tool. Now using the 2nd largest rectangle, and skip three to the next to cut a frame from this paper.
Stamp the sentiment from Wonderful Romance in Shaded Spruce in the center of a 2 1/2 x 4 Whisper White piece. Cut using the smallest rectangle that you just used.
Add the Shaded Spruce frame to the card front centering as best as you can. Now add the white frame on the outside. I added this thinner one after the spruce to help keep it straight. Put the last rectangle on the inside of the spruce frame.
Stamp 3 of the larger leaf clusters, 4 of the smaller leaf clusters, and 15 flowers in Versamark on Whisper White. It's great to use up some of your white scraps. Work in groups. Stamp in Versamark, Gold Emboss Powder, and heat until all are done. Use the Light and Dark Shaded Spruce and the Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick Blends to color these. Cut out using the coordinating Wonderful Floral Framelits. This is a lot to cut out. This set of framelits does have 4 of the tiny flower dies so you can cut out a lot at one time! Add these around the frame. Don't cover up the beautiful embossing on the spruce frame. I did put Mini Dimensionals under the outer leaf of the large clusters. Glue the rest. Add the flowers with glue dots.
This is so pretty in real life.
I have another great card as part of the Stamping Around the World Tutorial package using the Wonderful Romance bundle. How can I get this, you ask. You can get it for free by ordering at least $50 before shipping and tax from me in the US. I would love for you to use the Host Code KHZAYXAR. I would also love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Upon notice of your purchase from Stampin' Up!, I'll email the tutorial to you. I'll do that within 48 hours if not sooner. You will love the cards in this tutorial! Click at the top of my blog to find out about my Incentive Program in addition to the tutorial.
You can also get just the tutorial if you wish. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll send you a Paypal invoice. Upon payment I'll email you the tutorial. The cost is $20 US. You can order the tutorial from anywhere in the world.
This tutorial is only available until January 31st. A new tutorial will debut for February!
Don't forget to continue on the hop. There are so many beautiful samples for you to see!