Welcome to the Pals December 2017 Blog Hop featuring “All that Sparkles and Shines.” Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
I HAD to use my favorite bundle from the new Occasions catalog for this month’s Pals Blog Hop. It’s the Petal Palette Bundle on pages 22 and 23 of the catalog. I love the black and white Designer Series Paper that goes with the collection, but I’ll go a different direction to make this project “sparkle and shine.”
The precious bird is the first thing that captured my eye at OnStage in November. I was very pleased to see how pretty she looks with shiny, copper, heat embossed feathers.
The Petal Palette Stamp Set also has a wonderful, long, stamp with irregular dots, which I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Powder, same as the bird. I used a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, because I planned to die cut an oval in the middle, and place it on Foam Adhesive strips for dimension.
Behind the oval is a piece of Regular Whisper White cardstock embossed with one of the narrow folders from Petal Pair. You can see the other embossing folder on the envelope flap, which I painted with Wink of Stella for added shine.
Now, let’s talk about the fabulous, delicate, sparkly, die cut branch. Remember the wonderful Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper that sold out last year? Well, it’s baaaack! If I hadn’t been at OnStage to hear about it (with the screaming) I would have missed it in the catalog. It’s on page 37, with the Magical Day Bundle, and comes in three colors: iridescent, light green and turquoise.
I used last year’s green, but other colors would work just as well. I triple layered the branch for sturdiness, glued the tips, and reinforced the bird with dimensionals.
The stamp set has a number of great sentiments that all fit within this die cut frame. I chose “I Just Love You,” popped it up on dimensionals, and added a Metallic Shapes heart as the last “shiny” detail.
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on Jan. 10, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
- Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose