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Friday 20 November 2020
Isn't the year going quickly? It's already time for another monthly hop with the 2020 Artisan Design Team. This month, it's our pleasure to be sharing with you creations made using the Snowflake Splendour suite. This suite has beautiful stamps with coordinating dies, an embossing folder, delicious DSP along with some Balmy Blue Glimmer paper, holographic ribbon and the most spectacular blue adhesive-backed embellishments. Here's a glimpse of the whole suite. Did you know that if you want to purchase an entire suite, you can use a single product code rather than having to enter each item separately? The product code for this suite collection is 155115.
Since Christmas is mid-summer in New Zealand, we don't see much snow. Even so, many of us still buy into the mythos of 'a White Christmas' experience, even if we don't have it ourselves. In the case of a suite as wonderful as this, sometimes you just want to embrace the beauty and creative possibilities no matter what the actual Christmas Day weather forecast is likely to be. That's certainly what happened to me - I put the swimming pool out of my mind and just enjoyed the beauty of this suite. And a beauty it is.
Here are my three projects - two cards and a Christmas tree ornament. I'll share more information about each one.
1. Christmas Card with semi-embossed sentiment
This is a straight-forward card to make and you could choose any of the patterns of DSP for this and match the card base accordingly.
I've used Highland Heather as the base and attached a full card front of DSP to it. I cut a piece of Whisper White narrower than the card front and randomly cut the negative space snowflake die three times before embossing it with the Subtle embossing folder. After attaching this piece to the card front, I cut one medium and two small snowflakes from the Balmy Blue Glimmer paper and attached those too.
Attach a loop of ribbon to the back to hang it on the tree. They look nice in a variety of sizes, so don't be afraid to experiment. Once you've made one, they're very easy - and quite addictive - to do.
The rest of the Artisan Design Team have beautiful creations to share with you, so why not carry on around the hop? Next up is the fabulous Lauren Alarid.
Tuesday 17 November 2020
This week at Retro Rubber, we have a theme challenge for you. I'm sure it's one you'll enjoy because who doesn't need birthday cards in their stash?
The colours I've used in the sponging are Crushed Curry, Mango Melody and Cherry Cobbler. I've stamped in Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler.