I knew you could color the lighter colored glimmer paper from Stampin’ Up!, but I hadn’t tried it yet. So when the November/December issue of Stampin’ Success arrived with ideas to try, I decided to give it a whirl. Both of these ideas are from the magazine – one of the benefits Stampin’ Up! gives demonstrators. I changed a few things (colors, paper, some stamps…).
These use the Holiday Ornaments framelits from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. I cut out the ornaments and the little strip of glimmer paper (for the “A Merry Christmas” card) with my Big Shot and the framelits, then colored them with sponge daubers and classic ink (Primrose Petals, Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant). Two stamps and a little embossing and punching, and you’re finished except for the assembly. Talk about easy! But I think these cards are very elegant and pretty.
Supplies* – Stamps: Tiny Tags; Ink: Elegant Eggplant classic; Paper: Naturals White (102316; $7.50 AC p. 160), Wisteria Wonder card stock; silver glimmer paper (124005; $4.95 AC p. 160); Other: Holiday Frame textured impressions embossing folder (127820; $7.95 HC p. 7), Holiday Ornaments framelits dies (127816; $24.95 HC p. 3), Bitty Banners framelits (129267, $14.95 AC p. 191), Scallop Trim corner punch (118870, $9.95 AC p. 183), Scallop Trim border punch (118402, $15.95 AC p. 183), Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon (122973, $9.95 AC p. 172), Big Shot, Mini Glue Dots, Rhinestone basic jewels (119246; $4.95 AC p. 175), sponge daubers
Supplies* – Stamps: Bells & Boughs (AC); Ink: Baja Breeze, Primrose Petals, Not Quite Navy classic; Paper: Naturals White card stock (102316; $7.50 AC p. 160), silver glimmer paper (124005; $4.95 AC p. 160); Other: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments framelits dies (127816; $24.95 HC p. 3), Primrose Petals 3/8″ stitched satin ribbon (126844; $8.95 AC p. 172), Northern Flurry textured impressions embossing folder (120902, $7.95 AC p. 189), 1/8″ mini brads – silver (122941, $5.50 AC p. 174), stampin’ dimensionals, sponge daubers
You’ll notice I used the Naturals White card stock instead of Whisper White. There are several reasons. It holds up better if you’re watercoloring (I didn’t today, but when I do…). It’s also a little more substantial if you’re creating a one-layer card (like the Baja Breeze/Primrose Petals Merry Christmas card ). Because it has little flecks in it, no one really notices an occasional “stamp booger” (where the edge of the rubber catches the ink and leaves an ugly line). And, finally, it’s about $.02/sheet cheaper. That’s not a huge amount, but when you go through card stock like I do, it’s over $20/year – which is a stamp set or some Big Shot supplies!
Have a wonderful and sparkly day – and thanks for stopping by “Stamping with Buffy!”
*all products are available in current Stampin’ Up! catalogs. Most products are listed in the Annual Catalog (AC); products in the Holiday catalog are marked (HC).