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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 hard...how do I choose?? So I thought, I am going to use ALL new things...
First I started with colour...green 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 Dots...next 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!!