Hello Crafty Friends! I hope you are well, and enjoying the final days of summer as we begin the transition to fall (if you live somewhere in the US). Today I have the second set of cards in the Re-seasoning Your Stash series.
I used the new Spellbinders’ Paper Arts Clear Stamp and Die Club along with the August Embossing Folder of the Month, but I encourage you to shop your stash and see what goodies you can re-purpose for this project. (Unless you love these products as much as I do, and join the clubs. LOL)
TIP: Most of these stamp images had two or three stamps for the finished image. So, I began by die cutting the images from Catherine Pooler white cardstock. This helped me determine which stamps worked together, and I think is much easier than lining up a bunch of dies with stamped images. I’m kind of a lazy crafter, and look for ways to speed up the process.
I used warm ink colors from Catherine Pooler in yellows, peach, orange, and yellow greens for the fall stamping, and red, pink, and soft greens for the winter card.
Next I used the August Embossing Folder of the month for a white Christmas background panel, and Neenah Desert Storm for a fall background to pair with the warm colors.
Then I layered the backgrounds on a card base, and began to layer the die cuts for a pretty floral design. I even heat embossed some WOW Embossing Powder for the large flower centers, and added some foiled foliage to complete the layout.
The final touch was to add some gold flat-backed beads. How simple to move your crafty stash from season to season just by changing your ink and cardstock colors? What do you think? Thanks bunches for stopping by the blog today. Stay tuned for the final post in this series. Love and crafty hugs!
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