Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Earthen Elegance Suite for New at SU

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Welcome to our August NEW AT SU! Blog Hop! We love to share creative card ideas from Stampin' Up! with you. Today we have projects featuring all the suites in the new 2023/24 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. The suite I chose to highlight is the Earthen Elegance. This suite was love at first sight for me because of the the colours, textures, and due to it being inspired by pottery. I love making pottery when I get a chance, especially throwing it on the wheel. Unfortunately, it's pretty expensive, so I don't get a chance very often, but there is an underlying craving that was partially satisfied by this Earthen Elegance Suite. It's so versatile, too. There are endless projects you can do. I decided to do a fun fold: a side step card:

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On the left side of this side step card there is only one fold, as there would normally be, at 4 1/4". The card base of Copper Clay is partially slit so that the left side is 2 1/2" and the right side is 3". The right side is scored to the slit, from the front edge at 1", 1 7/8", 3 1/4" 4 3/4" and 6 5/8". When folding those score lines, you start at the back and fold down to make a mountain fold, then up to make a valley fold of the next score line, then down again at the next score line to make a mountain, then up again to make a valley, and finally down to make a final mountain. That will give you a configuration that looks like in the next photo:

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(There is a panel glued to the back mountain, so that's why it looks so much higher.)

Take a close look at all the panels here:

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  • On the front of the left hand panel, I adhered a piece of Earthen Elegance DSP in Pretty Peacock, measuring 2 3/8" x 4 1/8". On top of that I added another design of the DSP in Copper Clay
  • On the right side, on the furthest step back I added a panel of Basic White cardstock, embossed using the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder, measuring 2 13/16" x 4 1/8". It is backed with a Copper Clay panel measuring 2 7/8" x 4 3/8".
  • On the front of the second step is a piece of the same Pretty Peacock pattern from the Earthen Elegance DSP measuring 1 1/4" x 2 7/8".
  • On the front of the third step is a piece of the Copper Clay pattern measuring 7/8" x 2 7/8".
  • I stamped 3 of the large vases, 1 each in Copper Clay, Pebbled Path, and Pretty Peacock. I stamped 2 of the smaller vases, 1 each in Copper Clay and Pretty Peacock. I also stamped the feathery grasses in Copper Clay and Pretty Peacock, and a small tree in Copper Clay. I die cut all of those with the coordinating dies from the Earthen Texture Dies.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock and die cut it using the smallest Deckled Rectangle die.
  • I die cut a small vase from DSP, handles for it from Copper Clay cardstock, as well as macrame trim, a big palm leaf from the copper Brushed Metallic cardstock, other grasses from Basic White and Silver Foil.
  • I assembled all the contents and decor on the vases and adhered them to the left front of the card and to the back and middle step on the right as shown in the photo. The sentiment goes on the middle of the front step as shown.

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I hope you enjoyed this project made with the Earthen Elegance Suite available in the 2023/24  Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, pages 70 - 71.
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

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  1. It's funny how a set or collection doesn't speak to someone until you see it in a project. Beautiful. I love it and just may now be tempted to add it to my list.


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