Wednesday 11 October 2023

Abundant Beauty for Around the World on Wednesday October


Welcome to a new hop with the crew at Around the World on Wednesday. On the second Wednesday of each month, the team put together a thematic hop to give you some inspiration for your own crafting. We love it when you try out something new or CAS(E) one of our projects. The team is truly international, with members from each time zone of the world that Stampin' Up! operates. You're with me, in New Zealand - the first place in the Stampin' Up! world to change the date. đŸ˜€

This month, we had a sketch to work with. We actually had a choice of two to pick from, one with a bow and one without and I've gone for the 'without' option. 

At heart, I'm a simple girl, so I'm always going to choose texture over pattern. So for me, the strong vertical became an embossed panel. I'd been very keen to try out the new Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks and this sketch gave me the perfect opportunity. After using them, I can tell you, they're the best value $22.25 you'll find in the catalogue!

The stencils are so very easy to use, with notches to assist with line-up and numbering to help you get it right. They can be used to create a flat pattern on paper or, as I've done here, fussy cut and arranged in layers. Colour combinations are endless for a myriad of looks. 

You can see for yourself just how easy it is to create beautiful sunflowers - and to make this card - on the video tutorial below. 

You'll find further wonderful inspiration from Leonie Stuart, who is next up on the hop.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. 

You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking here, or on any of the products below.

If you get lost on the hop, or encounter a broken link, here's a list of participants and links to help you navigate. 

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  1. I love masks and you have used these to make such a pretty card Jan x

  2. I so love these masks, which is why I too have used them. This is gorgeous Jan ... beautiful card x

  3. Stunning card, stunning flowers ... Love this so much Jan! xxxx

  4. Beautiful card! I love the colors you chose. Lovely.

  5. Your card is just beautiful!! Love the coloring on the flowers and that embossing folder in the back!

  6. I totally agree about these masks Jan - they are so fab! I love your warm toned sunflowers and that texture again - I need to use that EF!!

  7. This is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors!

  8. Beautiful! I love those masks!