Wednesday 24 June 2020

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop - Something New

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! If you have been hopping along you most likely arrived here via the wonderfully talented Janneke de Jong! Her projects always inspire me! 

The theme for today is Something New! Given that the 2020-2021 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue was recently released this month, I figured I would play with one of my favourite new embossing folders for today's hop! As you can see I also chose to combine some of my favourite older carry over items on today's project! These items are all available in the current Stampin' Up! line of products!

When creating the background that you see here today I first created a wash of Balmy Blue Ink on a sheet of Stampin' Up! Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. I did this by using the smoosh technique. If you have yet to try this tehnique it is super easy. You first ink up a piece of wax paper with your classic ink pad. Today I chose Balmy Blue Ink. You then spritz the ink with water and created a nice dilute puddle of Balmy Blue on the wax paper. Then you take your Stampin' Up! Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and press it into the pool of inky water. After allowing it to dry I then stamped this background with the rain drop stamp from the Stampin' Up! Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set, again using Balmy Blue Ink. Lastly I ran this background through my Die Cutting & Embossing Machine with the Stampin' Up! Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. Check out this embossing folder in the Stampin' Up! image below...

Is it not beautiful? I can't wait to see all of the wonderful project ideas that other's come up with using this folder! It gives your projects that weathered aged look, without much effort at all! I love it! What do you think?

I hope that you all get a chance to check out the fun new products in this year's Stampin' Up! Catalogue, & that today's hop inspires you to get inky with a few new treasures! Up next in today's hop is Brian King! I can't wait to see what he has to share with us today! He is always coming up with clever ideas!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today! If you are in Canada and you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up! products, I would love to have you visit my Stampin' Up! online shop! Just click on the shop button below if you wish!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖