Thursday, August 9, 2018

Blended Seasons Alaska Cruise Swap

Here is my swap I made using the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Seasons Framelits for the recent Alaska Cruise incentive trip.  I LOVE this bundle!!!  I have made many projects using the bundle and I am still having a lot of fun:-)

I used the Gold Emboss Powder and Gold Foil Paper to add an extra fancy look on my card.  It's really gorgeous!   The Stamparatus was my BF to perfectly align stamp images, especially I had to make 30 cards!

One of my favorite techniques is using a negative die-cut as a template on the platform of the Stamparatus instead of stamping first and then die-cutting each time.  This is a time-saving technique when you have to stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely.  To use this technique you want to die cut your pieces first and then stamp.

For my Early Espresso layer piece, I stamped the image in VersaMark once as shown, and then turned the piece around to stamp the bottom part of the die-cut in the same manner.  And then I heat embossed it with the Gold Emboss Powder. 

To stamp the Whisper White die-cut piece, I inserted an outer frame of the smallest framelit into the same template I used for the Early Espresso piece.  This way I can stamp the same image precisely and my layer pieces will match exactly.

For this piece I used the VersaMark and Gold Emboss Powder to heat emboss.  I also stamped "Merry Christmas" in Real Red ink using the Stamparatus (not pictured here).

I chose to use Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green) to quickly color the stamped images.  So pretty!!!

For the background, I adhered 3 strips (1-1/4" x 4" each) of the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.  To finish the card, I embellished with some die-cuts from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and the Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon and Gold Mini Sequin Trim.  Hope you like my card!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Blended Seasons
Paper - Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Under the Mistletoe DSP
Ink - VersaMark, Real Red
Tools and Accessories - Gold Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green), Granny Apple 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim
Big Shot - Stitched Seasons Framelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

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