This month on the Ink & Share Blog Hop we will be featuring products from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. This catalog is one of my favorites and it was hard to choose which products I would focus on, as there are so many that I love.
With Mother's Day just two weeks away and less than 2 months until Father's Day, I chose to showcase the Apron of Love Bundle. I love the fact that this stamp set and coordinating framelit die set can work perfectly for both masculine and feminine projects. Today I will be showing you how I created a Mother's Day card and a Father's Day using this bundle.
To create the Mother's Day card, I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and added a layer from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper pack (item #144147). I love the Fresh Fig tone on tone stripe of this paper and the texture it provides to this card. The apron was stamped with Fresh Fig Classic ink onto Powder Pink cardstock and die cut with the framelits. I also die cut the neck tie and apron pocket from Powder Pink cardstock. The lace detail around the pocket was created by die cutting a piece of the Fresh Fig striped Designer Series Paper to layer underneath. I stamped the sentiment "Best Ever" with Fresh Fig Classic ink and then added the "Mum/Mom" stamp in Berry Burst Classic ink. (I am from Australia, so I love that the font of this stamp can be interpreted as Mum, which is what I call my wonderful Mum.)
My favorite part of this card are the cute little baking tools that I die cut from Silver foil. I just love the detail of these adorable die cuts. I attached the tools to the front of the apron with Snail Adhesive and then attached the pocket on top with Stampin' Dimensionals. I layered the apron on top of a Delicate White Doily and attached it to the front of the card. I love all the contrasts of this card that help it to be clean and simple card design feminine card.
For the Father's Day card, I started with a Night of Navy card base and added a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock that I embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item #143708). I burnished the cardstock with Crumb Cake Classic ink using a sponge dauber to bring out the texture of the wood grain and give it an aged, worn look. This time I die cut the apron from a piece of True Gentleman Designer Series Paper and die cut the neck time and apron strings from Night of Navy cardstock. I also die cut the rectangular pocket from Night of Navy cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment in Silver embossing powder. The barbecue tools were die cut from Silver foil and attached to the apron with Snail adhesive. I then attached the pocket with Stampin' Dimensionals. The mitts were die cut from Night of Navy cardstock and I embossed them with Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item #145648). To finish off the card I attached the apron and mitts to the card front with Snail adhesive. The color combination and wood texture of this card design make it perfect for a masculine card.
One of the best things about a bundle is the fact that you save 10% compared to when you purchase the stamp set and framelits die separately. However, the bundle price will retire at the end of the Occasions Catalog, on May 31st, 2018. If you love this bundle as much as I do, I recommend that you order it before the bundle price expires.
Thank you for taking the time to view my projects for this month's blog hop. I hope that you will be inspired to try your own creations with this bundle from the Occasions Catalog. Now it's time to visit Amy Grendel's blog and see what she is sharing this month. Please click the Next Button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call list below if you get lost.
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