Stampin' Up! has its new holiday mini catalog out, loaded with all sorts of tempting goodies crammed into its 40 little pages. We'll be able to start showing the catalog to our customers on September 1...in the meantime, demonstrators were able to pre-order a lot of the items for ourselves. One of the most tempting was the shimmer paints. I've been seeing them from other suppliers so was thrilled that Stampin' Up! is offering them. As a test i ordered "champagne mist" which is similar to an un-brassy gold.
I had planned to use it on the new snowflake stamp from the big catalog, but it wasn't that outstanding looking. Next i tried it on the new single reindeer stamp from the big catalog, and loved the result.
The recipe: Ink: champagne mist shimmer paint; Stamp: Dasher; Cardstock: elegant eggplant (card base), textured black and brushed copper from specialty papers taste of textiles, rich razzleberry; Ribbon: ribbon originals masterpiece; Accessories: gold brads.
While i was in the stamping mood, i decided to make a thank you card for my friend April, who took me out to lunch on Tuesday and gave me some very nice gifts for my birthday. The wrapping paper and ribbon that she used were the perfect inspiration! The recipe: Ink: melon mambo; Cardstock: whisper white (for the card base); Paper: double sided gift wrap (the big green piece is one side and the pink with polka dots behind the sentiment is the other side), candy lane designer series paper; Ribbon: white and pink satin ribbons from gift; Accessories: ribbon slide from hodgepodge hardware; Stamp: sincere salutations; Punches: large oval and scallop oval.