Friday, August 17, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Extraordinary Blog Hop - Happy 2nd Anniversary GSF

It's hard to believe it, but Global Stamping Friends is celebrating it's 2nd Anniversary, so we decided to have a blog hop to celebrate. Our theme is celebrations, whether it be birthdays, anniversaries or any other special occasion that we love to celebrate. You may have just visited Amber's blog or perhaps you are starting your journey with me. I hope that you enjoy the projects we have to share with you today.

Today I am sharing with you a Gatefold card, which is a simple fancy fold card design but when you add the layers created with the Stitched Seasons Framelits (item #149013), it can turn it into a Wow card for a special celebration. I chose to use Calypso Coral cardstock for the card base and middle layer combined with Whisper White cardstock for the large and small layer. I just love the contrast of these two colors together.

The layers were adhered together with Stampin' Dimensionals to really make the focal design pop against the card base. You can really see the detailed stitched edging on each of the label layers die cut with these amazing framelits dies. 

The floral design, from the Bike Ride stamp set (item #143716) was stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink and I colored the flowers and leaves with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (item #149014), which are only available until the end of August, or while supplies last. I used a Blender Pen to soften the coloring to give it a watercolor look.  The Happy Birthday sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (item #143666) also with Stazon Jet Black ink. I added Basic Pearls to the design to finish off the card design. 

The Stitched Seasons Framelits are my favorite go to dies at the moment and I am so sad they will no longer be available to order soon. If you would like to order these framelits or any of the products in the Color Your Season Promotion, place your order now before they sell out. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. Now it's time to visit Kimberley's blog and see what she has created today. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call list below to find your way. I hope that you will be inspired by our projects to create your own for family and friends. 

Anniversary Bloghop Roll Call

Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',

Tricia Butts
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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Karie. It was fun creating a gatefold card and I love this color combination. :)

  2. I'm loving those dies...hope I can order them before they go away at the end of the month! Thanks for sharing :-D

    1. Thanks Kimberley. I hope you can get them too. They are so versatile and I just love the stitched detail. :)

  3. Beautiful project Tricia. I love those framelits.

    1. Thanks Narelle. I love them these framelits too. I can't stop using them. :)