While I’m on the subject I thought I would share the cards I made last week for our monthly team swap. The Inky Fingers local to Wollongong get together once a month to stamp and chat and each month we create around approx. 10 cards to swap with other team members. It’s heaps of fun seeing what everyone creates. Usually we base it around a theme…… and this month…..as you may have already guessed …..it was Christmas!
Our brand new Mini Catalogue isn’t out ’til next week but I thought I would use one of the sets that I pre-ordered from Stampin’ Up! for my swaps this time around. There’s nothing like a new stamp set to get the creative juices flowing!
I love embossing so I get really excited when it comes time to make Christmas cards because it’s a great excuse to get out the Heat Tool and the Gold and Silver embossing powders.
I actually stamped and then silver embossed the ornaments from this lovely set called Tree Trimmings onto some of the new Ski Slope Christmas papers. You can see a strip of the stripy pattern across the top of the cards above.
Here’s a close up of the embossed ornaments :
As with all Stampin’ Up! stamps, the detail in these is just amazing and , once again, all the new sets are Diecut – YAY!
Here’s the list of ingredients for you –
Stamps: Tree Trimmings stampset (from the new Spring Mini out in August!), Occasional Greetings stampset.
Ink : Versamark, Ridinghood Red Classic Ink
Paper : Chocolate Chip, Ridinghood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White cardstock, Ski Slope Designer Series Paper (also from the new Spring Mini)
Accessories : Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Brads, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Paper Cutter with Scoring Attachment, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Like to receive a complementary copy of the Spring Mini Catalogue?
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post one to you anywhere in Australia.