First Frost Bundle
Welcome to my blog on this second sunday of December… this is Stamping Sunday Second Sunday team’s monthly blog hop hosted by Sara Levin, the Artful Inker. Today we are featuring our favourite stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue (which is coming to an end at the end of December). My hands down favourite is the First Frost Stamp Set and the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies. I have loved every single thing I have created with this set and today is no different.
First Frost Bundle
Rubbing Alcohol Background
I had a bit of fun with the background for my card today. I created a background using Ink Refills and Rubbing Alcohol. This mix makes a faux alcohol ink. I say “faux” because rubbing alcohol has additives that mean the effect is not quite like regular alcohol inks. You do still get some movement in the ink, but it also soaks into the Gloss Card a little more and takes some of the shine out of the gloss effect.
I created an Ombré effect by using three shades of green, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover. I mixed about 6 drops of each Ink Refill with about 10 drops of Rubbing Alcohol in a palette. Pick up the ink colour with a sponge and lightly dab onto the gloss card.
The colour is quite bright when it is wet.
Once the panel dries, the colour does fade back quite a bit. While I had all the inks out, I created a few different backgrounds. The panel on the left lost some of it’s texture as it dried, so I “flicked” it with rubbing alcohol to add some lighter spots. The middle panel is my second attempt and the far right is just using up the inks in an all over pattern.
The middle panel was my chosen background for my card today.
I stamped the berry twiggy image with Jet Black Stazon all around the edge of the panel, which frames the Christmas greeting and the thistle type flowers, along with some white vellum leaves.
Take Out Treat Box
I have created a little gift box with another of my favourite products from the Holiday Catalogue, the Take Out Treat Box Framelits Dies. Unfortunately, this very cute little die set is retiring …. The little treat box is such a great size for a couple of very special chocolates.
The Stamping Sunday (second Sunday) team have more great ideas for you using all their favourite products from the Holiday Catalogue. Here is the full list of hop participants … visit them all and be inspired.
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Thanks and cheers,
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