Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Good Tidings from the Holiday Catalogue

After unpacking and using all my original pre-order from the Holiday Catalogue, I realized that 1) I really didn't have enough stamp sets from it and 2) there was a lot more that I really wanted. That resulted in another order going in and what you will see this week will be the result of that order. Today's card features the stamp set, Good Tidings, which is a two-step stamping set in photopolymer, with incredibly realistic looking holly sprigs and a wonderful sentiment! It caught my eye the first time I looked through the catalogue, but I hummed and hawed because not a lot of demos were talking about it. But it kept calling to me and I ordered it this time around and I'm really glad I did! I absolutely LOVE the images and the sentiments! You can't really tell just looking at the images in the catalogue how they are going to work together. You really need to see some finished projects with it. So I'm helping you out here:

  • I chose to use the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper to stamp on and it works very well because there are no extra shiny finishes on this DSP. Since we are stamping with holly images here, I used the sheet music with Deck The Halls (with boughs of holly) as my background! Clever, eh?
  • I started by stamping my holly leaves in Tranquil Tide and Emerald Envy. When two step stamping, my advice is to always stamp the more detailed image with the darker ink first, so that would be the Tranquil Tide in this case. Then I used the Emerald Envy on the more solid, less detailed stamp to complete the leaves. It is easier to line up the image when you can see through the lighter coloured ink on the stamp to a darker coloured detailed image.
  • The berries were done with Cherry Cobbler first and then Real Red. The branch was done with Early Espresso first and Soft Suede second.
  • The card base in Tranquil Tide looks so elegant when paired with the Gold Foil sheet and the sentiment heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder on Very Vanilla cardstock. The sentiment is die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the backing in Cherry Cobbler cardstock was die cut using the Layering Squares Framelits.
  • The ribbon is the 3/8" Gold Metallic Edged Ribbon in Very Vanilla and the embellishments you see are the Gold Faceted Gems.
I would definitely recommend this stamp set, especially if you like realism in your images.

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