Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for December 2017. This month our theme is Sneak Peeks of the Occasions 2018 Catalog. This is an exciting time for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, because we are able to purchase the 2018 Occasions products a month early, and begin experimenting with possibilities.
Everyone will be able to purchase these products in January, so get ready to enjoy these sneak peeks. You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Su Mohr, or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
I’m always in need of masculine cards, so I was happy to see the True Gentleman Suite on pages 44-45 of the catalog.
And, here is my creation:
The True Gentleman Designer Series Paper has great, masculine colors, and I chose my favorite sheet, illustrated with glasses.
First, I selected Dapper Denim as a card base to go with this fantastic print. Then, I used the Large Letters Framelit Dies to cut the letters D-A-D at the top of the DSP.
Next, I triple layered the letters with cardstock, applied tiny pieces of dimensionals, and placed the letters on top of the holes from which they came. Someone coined the name “eclipse” for this method. It has a cool look, doesn’t it? I just noticed those glasses hanging off the bottom of the “A”!
The coordinating paper is so wonderful, I cut a 1″ strip to show off the “Lookin’ Sharp” tag, punched with the Tailored Tag Punch. I stamped the tag with Tranquil Tide ink, punched a hole in the top, and tied it with Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine. It’s freely swinging.
Just to prove you can’t have too many glasses, I used the stamp and die from Pocketful of Sunshine (current annual catalog) to make a “real” pair of sunglasses.
This was a fun card to make for a DAD, and I hope I inspired you with this sneak peek.
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop! Remember that currently you are at my blog, Su Mohr, so check the blog hop line up to see who is next in the list.