Saturday, May 29, 2021

Something New

Thanks So Much for stopping by!

Welcome, for those who are here for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball I am an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Canada 

I am so thrilled to be a part of the Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop! Thanks to Jo Blackman for inviting me to participate.  Isn't she great?  She makes the prettiest cards doesn't she?

Today's Theme is Something New and with a brand new Annual catalogue hot off the presses this was easy and do I choose??  So I thought, I am going to use ALL new things...
First I started with is not my go to.  So I thought if I was going to use green, I would pull out a hidden gem from the catalogue Stitched Greenery.  It is a die that is not part of a bundle.  It is SOOO Pretty!!  Here is what I made.

I made a Cardbase from Basic White and Pear Pizzaz.  Then also cut 2 more pieces 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" and ran them thru the Stamp Cut and Emboss Machine to get 2 card fronts with the Stitched Greenery die.
I fussy cut a few leaves from the extra pieces thinking it was a cool way to use those leaves as they are such interesting shapes! I scattered them around my sentiment like Rhinestones for added interest.

I had not inked up the Biggest Wish Stamp set yet and I rarely use Gray Granite. So the big block letters are stamped off once and the cursive hello is the first inking.  I Love how you can layer these sentiments and can't wait to make more!!
Then I took a piece of Gray Granite and embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder..this is where I cheated, this is a favourite as you know if you have seen many of my cards...and I forgot about the Checks and time!!
I also threw in a little more colour on my card with a Highland Heather scallop from the Penned Flower dies...I Love a good scallop!!!

I finished the card with a wee bit of linen thread as it goes really good with the Gray Granite and I didn't't have anything new that I thought would be better.
For the inside of the card I cut a 1" strip from the extra die cut piece.  A nice little surprise for the inside!! 

And lastly...because it seemed like a neat idea to jazz up my envelop I used the Stitched Greenery die on the envelope flap...And EEK it looks so Great!!!

I hope you enjoyed my cards today and that you will keep hopping to see everyone else's something new!! 

Have a Beautiful Weekend!!

Happy Stampin!!

Roll Call

Kim Price

Sue McDonald

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Stacey Marsh

Tricia Butts

Jo Blackman

Karen Egan

Jen Charles

Angie McKenzie

Tracie St-Louis

Gez Carpenter

Annette Ball

Libby Fens

Mo Rootes

Joanna Barnes

Verity Pursglove

Victoria Littlewood

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Jill Chapman


  1. This die is on its way... Can't wait to use it.. you have showcased it beautifully

  2. Sweet cards Annette, love them x

  3. Love the background die and the stamp too! Love using it for the envelope flap! Great idea!

  4. Really pretty, subtle cards, thank you for sharing x


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