It's a mixture of new and old products, but definitely on the glitzy side:
- I don't know if I'm breaking a cardinal rule of the Arts, but I'm mixing my metallics! This card features gold and silver embossing powder, gold foil sheets, silver glimmer paper and gold sequins. I like the way it looks so, if it looks good, break all the rules!!!
- I decided New Year's was a good celebration to use up some of my Modern Medley designs that I tend to overlook. Here I mixed a mosaic design with some variable width stripes. I'm such a rebel today!
- Everyone watches the clock for midnight New Year's Eve, so I used the Clockworks stamp set for that great pocket watch. I had to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to center the clock face, but I had SUCH a hard time with it. Part of the problem is that my Clockworks set is clear mount and that can pose a problem with two-step stamping, especially if you have to clean the stamp in between stamping the acetate of the Stamp-a-ma-jig and inking up in Versamark so you can add embossing powder. The cleaning of the stamp moves it slightly on the clear mount block. If I had it to do over, I would definitely get this set in wood mount, and that goes for any two-step stamping set.
- The sentiment is half of one of the Christmas Messages set stamps. I carefully inked it up in Versamark ink as well and embossed it with gold embossing powder. Don't forget to use your embossing buddy for these kinds of projects, so you don't get embossing powder where you don't want it.
- I used an old neglected friend, the Curly Label punch, for the sentiment and it was just the right look! Yay for old friends: "Should Auld Acquaintance be forgot...."
What are your plans on New Year's Eve? We are going with two other couples to see the Hobbit Part 2 and I am so excited about that. Have I mentioned that I am a huge Tolkien fan? And that the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is my favourite movie series ever?
Click on any of these products for a direct link to my Stampin' Up! On-Line Store!
- Clockworks Clear-Mount Stamp Set
- Christmas Messages Wood-Mount Stamp Set
- Christmas Messages Clear-Mount Stamp Set
- Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
- Gold Foil Sheets
- Silver Glimmer Paper
- Basic Black 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
- Versamark Pad
- Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
- Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder
- Embossing Buddy
- Heat Tool
- Curly Label Punch
- Gold Sequin Trim*
*Available starting Jan. 3, 2014 from the Occasions Catalogue.