Friday, June 12, 2020

Tasteful Touches in Good Taste

I didn't get this stamp set with my original pre-order from the new 2020/2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, which is now open for business. But I began to see some lovely projects, especially combined with the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, which is part of the same Suite, and I put in a late addition to my pre-order to get it. Not only does the stamp set have some lovely texture-filled images and great sentiments, but the coordinating dies are a great collection of stitched labels, which everyone know you can't have too many of.

I'm not sure if I'm totally satisfied with my first creation with this set. I think, as usual, when I first try out a new product, I'm so excited, I want to use too many elements at once. I should have stuck to the flower or the feathers, instead of both. But the neutrals are very forgiving so it works:

  • On a Gray Granite base, I added a piece of the textile design In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, after stamping the flourish border pattern on it in Gray Granite ink.
  • On some Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment, the flower and one feather in Gray Granite ink and one feather in Sahara Sand ink. I die cut the sentiment with one of the coordinating Tasteful Label Dies, but fussy cut the flower and the two feathers. 
  • The flower was coloured in using the Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo.
  • The feathers were fastened together with Glue Dots and then a double length of linen thread was tied in a bow around the tops.
  • I glued the label just over the sentiment tag. I added the flower with Stampin' Dimensionals over the end of the flowers and the label.
  • The last embellishment was some gold Metallic Pearls.
And just as a reminder: 

A Little Bit of Everything! Suite Shares!

I've had two teeth extracted and been battling some pretty severe dental pain over the last two days, so haven't had the energy to get into my craft room. This is a good day to introduce my Suite Shares for the new 2020/2021 Annual Catalogue!


With Suite Shares, I offer you a half share of all the paper, ribbon and embellishments that are part of one particular suite in the new 2020/2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. That way you get enough to work with, all the products coordinate, you only choose the suites you really like and you have the option of adding the stamp set and tool bundle to your share and earning a special treat from me, if you do. The shares themselves are very affordable, so you can afford to do more than one if you would like to. Check out what I'm offering HERE.

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  1. This is so soft and pretty Heather and I love the texture those papers have provided. I already have far too many papers and have told myself that I mustn't get any more, but I had to make an exception for these!! Vicky x

    1. I know, same here Vicky! And I'm a sucker for the texture, too!


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