There are some many beautiful stamp sets and new tools in this catalogue it's hard to know where to begin.
I was very excited to see the return of Shimmer Paint in this catalogue, in four beautiful colours, Bright Copper, Champagne Mist, Frost White and Vegas Gold.
for this card I used a sponge dauber to apply Vegas Gold Shimmer paint directly to one of the deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set. I stamped this on Early Espresso card stock and cut it out using the coordinating Detailed Deer thinlits.
I add a bit of pizzazz to the background a added a couple of drops of Vegas Gold Shimmer paint to a Stampin Spritzer and topped it up with rubbing alcohol. I lightly sprayed the Cherry Cobbler card stock with this mixture to give it a sparkly shimmer.
The next two cards feature images from the Beautiful Baubles set, which have been coloured with the NEW colours of Blends Markers that are in the Holiday Catalogue. Just in time for Christmas we now have Blends in Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Mango Melody, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze.
Love these new colours! The embossing folder used on the single bauble card is also new, called Swirls and Curls.
The small baubles on this card were embossed in Gold embossing powder and then cut out with the Detailed Baubles thinlits, which cut out 6 of the baubles at once. Much more convenient than cutting them out singly.
These cards will be projects in my up coming Christmas Card Classes, as will the following 3D items.
I thought for something a bit different I would offer a Christmas Gifts Class where we will make this Chocolate Block Holder, a set of Gift Tags and a couple of other Christmas gifts that would be perfect to make for teachers, coaches or work mates.
The Chocolate Block Holder contains a Lindt block but could be adjusted to fit other sizes. The chocolate is revealed by pulling on the ribbon.
The box of Gift Tags contains 6 tags which use the Detailed Deer and Detailed Bauble thinlits and the beautiful Joyous Noel Speciality DSP.
These's plenty of room on the back to write your Christmas message.
The final project I have to show you features my beautiful daughter, who is growing up way too fast, and the also beautiful Blended Seasons Stamp set and Thinlits Bundle.
I stamped the floral image twice on Shimmery White card stock and coloured them with the watercolour pencils.
The leaf image from Petal Garden has been stamped in Frost White Shimmer Paint. The small leaves are cut using the Petals and More thinlits from Granny Apple Green card stock and the larger leaves are from the Eclectic Layers thinlits and Garden Green card stock.
*******Blended Seasons Bundle and Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2 only available until the end of August********