Inspired by….

Ok, so I have a confession to make, I watch A LOT of YouTube! A LOT! my excuse for this is that its my main source of inspiration. I love watching other people craft and create, I love watching craft room tours, and more than anything I love the mass of different ideas all in one place. I know a lot of people use pinterest for this, but for me its YouTube.

I subscribe to a countless number of crafters, creatives, organisers and others, giving me a diverse selection of ideas and projects, and this project is a ‘mash-up’ of YouTube and Stampin’ Up!

One of the people I watch a lot is Jennifer McGuire (her blog is AWESOME, go check it out!). Jennifer uses a number of different products, and I’ve made it a big of a mission to re-create some of her ideas (or CASE – Copy And Share Everything) using Stampin’ Up! product, so this is what this is……

Stampin' Up! festival of trees

This card uses the new Festival of Trees Stamp Set, available on the 28th of August. I love this stamp set, its so versitile, I can see ice-cream cones in its future! but for now I’ll stick with Christmas! It has a matching punch, making it super easy to ‘cut out’ the tree shapes, and it’s photopolymer so you can get these amazing two-step / layered stamping looks.

I love a couple of the techniques on this card, using Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the stamp (yes, it works on photopolyer stamps to!), using Old Olive and Early Expresso to colour the tree. I then used my Real Red Ink Pad to stamp the red dots (baubles / orniments / etc.). I stamped the stars in Crushed Curry on a scrap piece of Whisper White – I love that this stamp set also coordinates with the Star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack!

stampin up festival of trees

But my favourite technique on this card is the embossed edge! I stamped the chevron stamp from Work of Art down the side of the card blank in Versamark Ink, and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I then assembled the card, attaching the Whisper White piece with the trees stamped on, to the Early Expresso Card Blank. This looked a little bare to me, so, like Jennifer, I added a strip of colour, in this case a 1/4″ strip of Old Olive card stock.

The sentiment is also from the Festival of Trees Stamp set, stamped in Early Expresso. I added the stars using Glue Dots, and called this card finished!

The Seasonal Catalogue launches on the 28th August, drop me and email for a copy!

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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