Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Pine Woods Dies for New at SU Blog Hop

                            


Welcome to our November NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are showcasing any current Stampin' Up! products and using them to create Happy Holiday projects to help you get into the Holiday crafting mood! I've been anxious to get a chance to use the Pine Woods dies with their stylized evergreen die cuts so that's what I'm showing you today.


  • I think the best thing about the Pine Woods die cuts is that the asymmetrical cut of the tree really shows up against any background. 
  • They look especially good against a watercoloured background.
Let's take a closer look at the first card :


  • All my cards today feature a water-coloured background. I used Shimmery White cardstock for this and a drop or two of the ink refill in the lids of the stamp pads. 
  • The new Water Painters require a little getting used to, but by the end of my session, I was liking how they worked. The only drawback was that I found that they sucked some of the colour back into the reservoir and I had to keep changing the water when I changed colours.
  • I applied a very light wash, using lots of water, let it dry (or helped it along with the Heat Tool) then applied a darker layer in another, slightly overlapping area. Finally, I added splatters and water drops.
  • In an effort to be more diverse in my card making, this card has a Happy Hanukkah sentiment, but it's a very small step and one that I would like to expand!

  • The pine trees are die cut from Fluid 100 watercolour paper onto which a small amount of watercolour in the same colour has been added before die cutting. After die cutting, Wink of Stella is added to the trees. Very hard to photograph, I'm afraid!
  • A layer of vellum behind the trees softens the brighter colours of the water colouring.

  • The background designer series paper is from Artistry Blooms DSP for the Granny Apple Green and the Flirty Flamingo cards, and Snowflake Splendour for the Coastal Cabana Card.
  • The sentiments are from Itty Bitty Christmas for the Granny Apple Green card and Snowflake Wishes for the Coastal Cabana card


I hope you enjoyed my project with the Pine Woods Dies. Now please hop on over to Joyce Whitman's blog to see what's new with SU in her world:




Here's the list of bloggers in our New At SU November Blog Hop to help you keep on track:

Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my projects or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper

Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions about products, or the techniques shown here. If you live in Canada, you can use the links below to order products from me or join my Papercraft Cats team.  

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2 comments :

Pat Ertman said...

Great use of watercolor! And so many options!

Jeannette said...

Love the watercolor effect!