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Since I've been stamping way before I started scrapbooking (even before there was a scrapbook "industry"), I'm always excited when we have the chance to participate in a swap with a rubber stamp company – which this week features a swap with Sweet Stamp Shop. For my project I'm using the "Happy Hour" stamp set which was perfect for creating a New Years layout. And this is also my first project featuring the newly released "Elegant" line of paper from Authentique – and I can't get enough of this new line of paper!
Here's a close up shot of the 14 (for 2014) at the bottom left corner of the page. I stamped the fireworks image using Delicata Silvery Shimmer because it shows up so wonderfully on the dark background "Elegant Eleven" paper. This was then layered with a Spellbinders die cut piece of "Elegant One" paper with the number one chip board number covered with "Elegant Twelve" and the number four covered with "Elegant Eight."
I used some of the different phrase and graphics stamps from the "Happy Hour" set through out the layout. Here you can see that I stamped the champagne glass with Memento Luxe Bahama Blue. "Happy New Year" was stamped with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black, then heat set with black embossing powder. I then stamped the star bursts with Delicata Silvery Shimmer.
I hope that this project has given you some inspiration to create a layout (or two!) of this past year's New Years celebrations before the next one arrives!
Authentique Paper "Elegant" paper collection
Sweet Stamp Shop "Happy Hour" stamp set
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Luxe: Bahama Blue, Tuxedo Black; Delicata Silvery Shimmer; Shimmer Spritz Sparkle; Fireworks Bahama Blue, black embossing powder
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four, Shapeabilities Tapestry, A2 Scalloped Borders Two
I started this little card by looking at the ombre patterns on the back of the Classique: Elegant 6x6 Bundle. The art teacher in me just had to make a sweet little value scale from Sweet Stamp Shop's Color Wheel Set. I stamped each section, then paper pieced it together so that each of the shades was displayed. I wanted the varied greys to stand out, so kept the rest of the card monochromatic in both papers (Classique: Twelve) and embellishments.
I even used some wonderful new ink from Imagine Crafts, Tarnishing Silver Delicata Pigment ink. In the light, it sparkles. Stamped the sentiment from the Color Wheel set onto a doily cut from a page of the 6x6 Bundle, and it was perfect.
As soon as I saw the next stamps, I knew I wanted to make the little dust bunnies from the Press It Wash It set. I started by stamping those with the same Delicata Ink from the previous card. I then colored those with a few Spectrum Noir pens, and cut each one out. I then stamped the vacuum, colored that in colors that mirrored the base pattern paper I had chosen and cut it out as well. Did you notice that I used patterned papers from the Precious Collection? I love using themed papers in other ways.
Once the pieces were cut out, I used some foam adhesive to create dimension, then added the sentiment by stamping it onto a banner from the What's For Dinner set. I added a bit of "dust" by taking a silver Signo gel pen and adding some little spots around the bunnies.
Lastly, I created this fun menu board using a piece of Dapper from the Suave Collection, and the animal and vegetarian stamps from What's For Dinner stamp set. I started by cutting the paper to fit the clipboard, then stamped using Memento ink (Nautical Blue).
Once the paper was covered with animals, I ran it through my Xyron 900 Creative Station, and attached the paper to the clipboard.
Now I'm ready to write up the menu for each day or week!
Authentique Paper: Classique: Elegant Collection (Twelve, 6x6 Bundle), Precious (6x6 Bundle), Suave (Dapper)
Sweet Stamp Shop: Press It Wash It, Color Wheel, What's For Dinner
Additional Supplies: Top Dog Dies (Cherish Doilies & Tags), Memento (Tuxedo Black & Nautical Blue), ImagineCrafts Delicata (Tarnishing Silver), Spectrum Noir pens, Petaloo Ribbon, Neenah Solar White coverstock, Signo Uniball pen (silver), Xyron 900 Creative Station, clipboard
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