It’s the end of another month and we’re edging ever closer to the release of the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue. Today’s sneak peek project is a simple bookmark using the new Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set.
I began with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Whisper White Card, shaped at the top using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.
I wanted to create a subtle background for my deer image and so started by stamping it on the bookmark using Soft Suede ink. Then I stamped it again onto a Full-Adhesive Post-It® Note (purchased at Walmart). Next I cut the deer from the Post-it Note using my Paper Snips to create a mask. Finally I placed the mask over the deer on the bookmark to protect it while I sponged the background.
Using some Stampin’ Sponge I very lightly added some Seaside Spray ink to the top two-thirds of the bookmark. Then with Smoky Slate ink I added some shadows on the snow using the torn edge of some scrap paper to create soft lines.
With the sponging complete I was ready to add the bare bushes from the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set. I inked up the stamp using Soft Suede ink and stamped-off onto scrap paper before stamping it slightly overlapping the deer’s hind quarters. I reinked the stamp, stamped-off once more, then stamped part of the image beside the deer’s front legs.
It was now time to remove the mask and reveal the deer. It was really only at this point that the subtle sponging became really noticeable. It really does look like a crisp early morning.
That just left the Crumb Cake twine from the Nature’s Twine pack. I folded two pieces in half and threaded the loops through the hole at the top of the bookmark. Then I threaded the ends through the loops and pulled to secure them in place.
I love how this bookmark turned out and I can see a set of these created using the fox and rabbit images from the set.
The Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set is gorgeous with simple line drawn images that are perfect for stamping. You can colour them, or not, and they would still look amazing. If you look at the 2019 Holiday Catalogue you’ll find this set on the inside back cover.
It’s also a very special stamp set for another reason. For every Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set sold in Canada Stampin’ Up! will donate $4CAD to mental health organisations in Canada. Let’s hope we can raise lots of money for this very worthwhile cause.
FINAL DAY REMINDERS
As well as being the last day of August, today also sees the end of two Stampin’ Up! promotions.
First, if you earned any $6 Bonus Days coupons by placing qualifying orders in July, you only have until 11.30pm MT tonight to use them. Your e-coupon codes were emailed to you as soon as you entered your order but might have ended up in your junk mail. Once you have your code(s) create an online order, then enter them in the Manage Coupon Codes box and click ‘apply’. The discount will appear in the order review screen so you can confirm it is there before you submit your order.
Secondly, Stampin’ Up! has been offering an amazing deal to anyone who want to join Stampin’ Up! Instead of the usual $165 of product in your $135 Starter Kit, you can choose items up to $205, including from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. Plus you’ll also receive a $14 coupon to spend on a future order by October 31st. There’s lots of information on my Join Stampin’ Up! page, and I’m always happy to answer any other questions you may have. Just remember this offer ends at 11.30 pm MT tonight!