November 27th is a big day. It’s the 5th anniversary of me signing up to be an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I’ve had so much fun over the past 5 years and I cherish every friendship I’ve made during that time. It’s also the start of the final 48 hour online extravaganza promotion and I have a feeling it’s going to be really popular. This final sale is all about tools and inks so almost all the products used on today’s project are reduced, including the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
Let’s start with the tag base. This is a 2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Thick Whisper White Card that I punched at the top using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
Then I took an identical sized piece of Vellum Cardstock and punched that too.
To create the background snow effect I placed the vellum inside the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then I ran it through the Big Shot between two cutting plates. When I removed the vellum the embossed areas had turned white to give it a really cool snowfall effect.
Finally I attached the vellum to the tag using a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue across the piece and about a third of the way down.
COOKIE CUTTER CHRISTMAS
Thinking about everyone I’ve met and come into contact as a Demonstrator had me looking for the perfect sentiment. I found it in the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and using Memento Tuxedo Black ink I stamped it onto some Thick Whisper White Card.
Then I stamped the child image onto some Thick Whisper White Card with Tuxedo Black ink and got ready to colour using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.
I began by giving the child some rosy cheeks using the Light Flirty Flamingo. Then I coloured the whole face using the Ivory marker. Next came the fur on the jacket, coloured using the Light Soft Sea Foam.
To complete the image I used Light and Dark Pool Party for the jacket, with Light and Dark Crumb Cake on the mittens and shoes.
With the image coloured I was ready to complete the finishing touches.
I began by using the Tailored Tag Punch to punch out the sentiment. Then I fixed it to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals and hiding the liquid glue visible under the vellum.
Next I used the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to punch out the child image. I used more Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the child to the tag, but this time stacked the Dimensionals to give them more height.
All that was left was the ribbon for the top of the tag.
As I don’t have any Pool Party ribbon I decided to make my own, and make it ombre as well. To do this I used the brush tip of the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blend to colour along the edge of a piece of Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon. Then I used the brush tip of the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend to colour the whole ribbon. I flipped the ribbon over and touched up the back and then set it aside to dry completely.
Once the ribbon was dry I threaded it through the slot at the top of the tag and secured it in place with a small bow tied from some Whisper White Baker’s Twine and I was done.
STAMP INK PAPER CHALLENGE
I was right in the middle of typing up this blog when an e-mail hit my inbox from the folks at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.
Would you believe that this week their challenge is SIP178 – Pretty Punches.
I think that as my project used three different punches it certainly meets the design criteria..
So although it wasn’t exactly planned, I’ve now uploaded my project photo to their challenge gallery for SIP178.
ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA PART 3
Today and tomorrow you can get 10% off most tools and inks from the Stampin’ Up! 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue. You should note that there are a few exceptions, and quantities of each item are limited.
On my project today all the punches, the ink pad, Stampin’ Blends, embossing folder and adhesive are all included in the promotion.
To see everything in this final 48-hour promotion visit the Online Extravaganza section of my online store. If you want to take advantage of these deals please place your order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.