The four-hour event I held yesterday for Demonstrators went really well (even if it did over-run a bit). We made a total of five cards and five other projects using lots of new products from the 2019/2020 Annual Catalogue. I’ll show the projects to you in future blog posts, but today I’m on duty as a member of the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Design Team. Our challenge this week is #WWYS217 – Happy Tails.
I have a feeling you might see a lot of projects featuring the dog, so I decided to do something completely different.
This project is all about the animal print (small spot) image from the Happy Tails Stamp Set.
I began with a layer of Very Vanilla Card and wiped it with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Then I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the spots all over the piece. As the VersaMark is clear, each time I stamped I then sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder then tapped off the excess. This meant I could see where I’d already stamped and where to place the next image.
Once I’d covered the piece with my stamping and the embossing powder, I removed any stray specks. Then I melted the remaining powder with my Heat Tool Set on 2 (high). and set the piece aside.
Keeping with the spotty image I then used Soft Suede ink to stamp all over the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
For the inside of the card I decided to keep the animal print confined to a triangular section in the top right corner of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. I used some scrap paper to create the diagonal edge to the triangle and then stamped the spotty image using Soft Suede ink.
Next I used my retiring Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create the card base.
With that done, I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the embossed layer to the front of the card base. I followed this by adding the other layer with the stamped corner to the inside.
The focal point of the card is the ‘friends forever’ sentiment from the Happy Tails Stamp Set.
I wiped a piece of Very Vanilla Card with the Embossing Buddy then stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink. I sprinkled the sticky ink with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess then removed a few stray specks. Finally I melted the rest of the embossing powder with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
To complete the design, I used liquid glue to mount the sentiment onto a layer of Soft Suede Card. Next I cut three pieces of 1/8″ copper/vanilla ribbon from the retiring Tea Room Ribbon Combo pack. Then I wrapped the ribbon across the top left corner of the layered sentiment and secured it on the back using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Finally I added the sentiment to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and my project was complete.
So that’s my project using two stamps from the Happy Tails Stamp Set. Now I need Ito check out the blog to see what other members of the Design Team came up with.
Do you have this stamp set? If so we’d love to see your creations too. Simply choose at least one stamp from Happy Tails and create a new project (it doesn’t have to be a card). Then upload it to our challenge gallery for #WWYS217 – Happy Tails.
At the end of the challenge we’ll randomly choose one person to be our weekly winner. They’ll get bragging rights and a winners badge to post on their social media. They’ll also be invited to join us as our Guest Designer two weeks later. Wouldn’t it be fun if that was you!
For now though, I have to go prepare for another event for a second batch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. I can’t wait to see their reactions when they get up close and personal with all the new things I have to show them.
BUNDLE BONUS – Right now you can get the Happy Tails Stamp Set and the Dog Builder Punch (not used today) as part of a bundle. This means you buy the two products using one item number and save 10% off the cost. Although both items will appear in the new catalogue, the bundle offer will not. So if you know you want them, and want them at a discount, please ensure you order by June 3rd.
RETIRING PRODUCTS – For my project today I used two products that are on the Stampin’ Up! retiring list, the Stampin’ Trimmer, and the Tea Room Ribbon Combo. Both items are only available while stocks last. To see what’s still available from the retiring list please visit the Last Chance section of my online store. While you’re over there, don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack with older retired products available at up to 60% off.