Welcome to the LAST blog hop from a few of the Stampin’ Up! demos that achieved the 2016 Mediterranean Cruise Incentive Trip from Stampin’ Up!
Why is it the LAST one you may ask? Because October is the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year and the blog hop will switch to be the demonstrators around the world that have earned the 2017 Incentive trip to Thailand.
And my good news is that I did earn that trip and I still get to blog hop with these talented global demos!
SO our theme this month is THANKFUL! We have our US holidays, including Thanksgiving coming up soon, but really, shouldn’t we be thankful everyday for the gifts in our lives?
Of course we should, and I am thankful for SU! and creativity in my life so lets get to my project.
I wanted to use the product suite Petals & Paisleys and the Designer Series Paper in that suite is just so pretty and appropriate colors for autumn here in the US.
As I was looking at each one and deciding which one(s) I wanted to use, something jumped out at me… 2 of the papers were the same pattern just different colors!
It is very important to me to maximize my beautiful Designer Series Papers, so I cut in even 4″ strips so I can get the pieces I need with no waste of the 12″ x 12″ sheets.
Look at how the pattern matches on these 2 sheets and lines up perfectly!
You know you are a papercrafting nerd when you get as excited as I did over this discovery… lol!
I then figured out the design repeat seemed to be at the 1 5/8ths inch mark.
A mat piece of 3.5″ x 4.25″ in the coordinating Soft Suede cardstock was the perfect backing for my DSP and still left room for my beautiful stamped sentiment.
You can also see my method for attaching ribbon in this picture. The is a trio package of coordinating ribbons in this suite and they are yummy!
I used the Mint Macaron ribbon to go with my base card color and just laid a piece of ribbon across the lower part of the card and snailed it to the back and more snail on it to attach to the base card.
Since copper is one of the elements in this product suite, it seemed appropriate to emboss the sentiment with our simply gorgeous copper embossing powder.
A little tip on embossing this copper powder for you – if you heat just till melted, you get a ‘hammered’ look like I have here.
But if you continue heating a little bit, the look will be nice and smooth. So you decide the look you want to go for with this powder. I kinda like the look of hammered copper.
One more element needed on this card and it is another copper one, this time a copper foil paisley leaf cut with the matching thinlits.
I attached the leaf with glue dots and then added a pearl to the center bottom of the leaf just because.
I tied an extra piece of ribbon around the strip I had previously laid across the front and attached to the back of the mat piece. NO ribbon waste and a controlled and neat little knot.
These are slightly unusual colors to use together, but I just love them! Having all the elements matching just brings everything together and for that, I am also THANKFUL.
Here is the list of the products in this product suite I used to create my project.