I’ve been having so much fun playing with the new Blended Seasons Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! It’s a little sad to think that it’s a limited edition set and is only available in August while stocks last. The set has the most gorgeous line art images that have been designed to be coloured, but what if you don’t like colouring, or simply don’t fancy that today?
Well when I pulled out the falling leaves image I’d planned to use watercolour pencils to create gorgeous fall colours. However once I’d embossed the image, I liked it so much I left it as it was.
So I started this project with a piece of Very Vanilla Card wiped with an Embossing Buddy. This removes any oils and static from the card so the embossing powder only goes where it’s needed. Using VersaMark Ink I stamped the falling leaves image onto the card and sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Next I tapped off the excess powder and removed some stray specks, before melting the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
On another piece of Very Vanilla Card wiped with the Embossing Buddy, I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the ‘I Just Miss You’ sentiment from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set. Once again I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. After removing a few stray specks I melted the rest of the powder with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
It was at this point I decided to abandon my colouring plans and simply let the copper shine through.
Using my Stampin’ Trimmer I cut and scored a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
I thought the image needed a very narrow border of copper to compliment the delicate lines of the embossing, so I cut some Copper Foil Sheet and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the image to it. The layered image was then fixed to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next, using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform, I cut out the sentiment with the #2 square die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (counting from the smallest up). Then the sentiment was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete the sentiment I tied a small bow from the 1/4″ Copper Trim and attached it with a Mini Glue Dot.
I think decorating the envelope and inside of a card really adds something to the overall feel of the project. Today I stamped the leaves image twice on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope using Soft Suede ink.
Finally I stamped the Soft Suede leaves image twice down the right side of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. The stamped layer was then fixed inside the card base with liquid glue.
I love how this project turned out, the clean and simple lines really draw your eye to the copper embossing. It just goes to show the versatility of this stamp set.
You can see other projects I’ve made with the Blended Seasons Stamp Set in these earlier bog posts:
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