Over the next couple of days Stampin’ Up! will be revealing new products from the January to June 2021 Mini Catalogue to Demonstrators. It’s always an exciting time especially since we’ll be able to order them starting in December. Between the reveal and then we just have to make our lists and endlessly check and adjust them. What we probably won’t find out until next week though is the list of products that are retiring from the August to December 2020 Mini Catalogue. There are a number of things that I hope won’t be retired just yet. One of these is the Brushed Metallic Cardstock used on this project I made in early October.
HOPE AND CROSS
This project all started with the “Hope” sentiment and cross image from the His Love Stamp Set.
I wanted to stamp onto the Brushed Metallic Cardstock but was a bit concerned that the smooth surface might make the stamps slip. So it was definitely a job for the Stamparatus.
After placing the Brushed Metallic Cardstock onto the Stamparatus platform I then positioned the cross image on the card surface. Then I closed the hinged plate to pick up the stamp. The Brushed Metallic Card is not as porous as regular card so I opted for StazOn Jet Black ink.
TIP – After using StazOn ink on my stamps I always immediately clean them with StazOn Cleaner. Then I rinse them off in clean water to remove any remaining cleaner. This is because StazOn Cleaner can damage the cling mount label.
After stamping the cross image I then turned to the “Hope” sentiment. As before I placed the stamp onto the Brushed Metallic Cardstock and closed the hinged plate to pick it up. Then after inking it up with StazOn Jet Black ink I stamped the sentiment in place. StazOn can take a bit longer to dry so at this point I simply set the Stamparatus aside while I got to work on the rest of the card.
This project was all about the image and sentiment so I wanted to keep the rest of the card very simple.
I began by using my Paper 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 a card base.
Next I cut a piece from the In Good Taste 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. The rough stone tile design would make the perfect ‘wall’ on which to ‘hang’ my inspirational plaque. So I cut a piece just a bit smaller than my card front and fixed it into place using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
While I had the paper there I cut and glued a piece to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the DSP to shape with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Finally I cut one last strip 3/4″ wide. After fixing it along the right-hand edge of a layer of Very Vanilla Card I attached the layer inside the card base. All I had to do now was create my layers for the focal point.
First I cut some Early Espresso Card and mounted the stamped piece onto it with liquid glue. Then I fixed the layers to a larger piece of Soft Suede Card. Finally I attached the assembled piece to the front of my card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. With that my project was complete.
I really love how this project turned out. It’s simple yet the various elements all work well together. I hope you like it.
The Brushed Metallic Cardstock is only one of the products in the August to December Mini Catalogue that I hope won’t retire just yet. I wonder what you’d like to see still available after the current Mini Catalogue sales period ends on January 4th? Let me know and perhaps I’ll feature it in a future blog post.
For some more projects using the Brushed Metallic Cardstock see these earlier blog posts:
- Velveteen paper is gorgeous
- Another card using small scraps
- Notebook collection grows again
- Joy and frustration in equal measure
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