Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Greatest Journey Silhouettes for New at SU

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Welcome to our February NEW AT SU! Blog Hop! We love to share creative card ideas from Stampin' Up! with you. Today we have projects featuring the bundles from the 2023 Jan/Apr Mini Catalogue and the little extra twist is that we can't use any Basic White cardstock in our projects!! I chose to use the Greatest Journey Bundle from the Enjoy the Journey Suite and here's how it turned out:

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I mostly used the beautiful Enjoy the Journey DSP and the Greatest Journey Dies, but I did emboss the sentiments from the Greatest Journey stamp set and stamp the tree images to die cut as well! There is a great stamp image for the stars that I used as well, embossing with White Embossing Powder. Here's each card in detail:

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  • Starting with the Basic Black card base, I added a 5 1/4" x 4" panel of Melon Mambo cardstock and a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of the Enjoy the Journey DSP in the Melon Mambo/Pumpkin Pie design, cutting so that the moon is in the piece. 
  • Before adhering the DSP, I heat embossed the sentiment at the top using Black embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Greatest Journey stamp set.
  • Using Basic Black cardstock and the Greatest Journey dies, I die cut a ridge with the edge piece and the hiker with the lantern, which I cut off and instead attached the hiking pole which I also die cut.
  • I added the ridge and the hiker to the card front using black Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals to add some dimension to the card.
  • I coloured one of the compass icon stickers with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Marker and added it to the card front.
Here's the next one:

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  • This card was constructed basically the same way but I used a Starry Sky base with a Coastal Cabana layer and die cut my pieces from Starry Sky, Coastal Cabana and Highland Heather. 
  • To make the lantern light up, I traced the outside shape of it on Very Vanilla cardstock (no Basic White used) and fussy cut it out and glued it to the back of the lantern. I trimmed around the edge. 
  • The moon is die cut from Very Vanilla as well.
  • The stars and the sentiment are stamped with images from the Greatest Journey stamp set and heat embossed using White embossing powder.
  • The rock and the camper are mounted with dimensionals as before.
  • I didn't colour in the icon sticker this time.

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  • This card was a Mint Macaron base and Basic Black layer, but the DSP was a little bigger at 4" x 5" to get the right perspective.
  • The trees were stamped with Garden Green ink on Garden Green cardstock with an image from the bundle and die cut.
  • The sentiment is also from the Greatest Journey stamp set. 
  • The biker and the rock were die cut with dies from the Greatest Journey dies, and adhered with dimensionals as before.
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This is a great bundle if you have outdoor enthusiasts in your family!

I hope you enjoyed this trio of projects made with the Greatest Journey bundle and the Enjoy the Journey DSP, both products from the 2023 Jan/Apr Mini Catalogue! 

Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my project 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. 

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


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  1. This was a bundle that surprised me, and I love your samples. I'm also delighted to earn more of the stunning Designer Series Paper FREE for Sale-a-Bration!

  2. All of your cards are outstanding. I love your color choices.Thanks for sharing this!💕

  3. I'm totally thrilled - you convinced me of the product package. I need it!

  4. This WAS a bundle that was not attractive to me, but now it is! I just love how you showed the prettiness, by using great designs, lovely details (the embossing) and great colourchoises for matting and the base cards. And now.... I am checking the Mini Catalog and adding this set to my wishlist. Thank you for costing me money ;o))))

  5. Fab cards Heather. I've just got this bundle so thank you for the inspiration might just be casing a few. Zoe x

  6. I love your samples because of the paper! Thank you so much for the inspiration!


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