Friday, November 1, 2019

GSF November Blog Hop Plaid

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends (aka GSF) November Blog Hop as we share ideas to help you use plaid in your projects. You will be visiting with Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world as we share our projects to help inspire you.
 Today I am showcasing products from the Wrapped in Plaid Suite from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. I just love the vibrant colors in the Wrapped in Plaid 6"x6" Specialty Designer Series Paper (item #149596) and  how the designs work with the Perfectly Plaid Bundle (item #151140).
 For my card design, I chose to use Shaded Spruce cardstock for the card base and added a layer of Night of Navy cardstock that I embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (item #150646)  to add texture to the background. I cut a piece of 2" x 5" designer series paper and created a banner on one end using the Banner Triple Punch (item #138292) and attached it to the card front with Snail adhesive.
To create the focal image, I die cut a scalloped circle from Shaded Spruce and added a thin Silver Foil circle frame created with two of the circle dies all from the Layering Circles Dies. I punched out the tree image using the Pine Tree Punch from a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and then die cut the circle around it. I layered the circles so that the Shaded Spruce cardstock showed in the negative space for the pine tree. I stamped the tree image for the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder on the Shaded Spruce cardstock inside the area punched out by the Pine Tree Punch. I attached the circle to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals, layering it on top of the piece of designer series paper.
To finish off the card, I created the sentiment by heat embossing the image from the Cup of Christmas stamp set (item #150491) with Gold embossing powder onto a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock and die cut it using one of the dies from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I cut a slightly larger rectangle from Shaded Spruce cardstock to create a matte and the layered them onto a larger rectangle die cut from Silver Foil. I attached the sentiment label below the focal image using Stampin' Dimensionals. This card design is perfect for a masculine Christmas card with the touches of gold and silver adding a little bling without being over the top.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to explore using plaid in your projects. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.

Now it's time to visit June's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. I hope that you enjoy our blog hop this month.

Blog Hop Roll Call

1. Rachel Macleod
2. Amanda Farlinger
3. Libby Dyson
4. Tricia Butts
5. June Olsen
6. Amanda Bates
7. Angélique Stempelkeuken
8. Jan Musselman
9. Lisa Henderson
10. Marieke Bart
Until Next Time
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Tricia Butts
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  1. Great card, Tricia and I love the gold embossing. It's so elegant with your colour scheme. Thanks for sharing x

  2. Beautiful card Tricia... particularly love the added impact of the gold embossing...

  3. Beautiful card! Love the colours!

  4. Love all the texture and colours!

  5. A very pretty card Tricia. That Pine Tree Punch is my new favorite. And of course I love plaid too. TFS

  6. A lovely card using some of my favourite products. I love that Hammered Metal embossing and your banner just 'makes' this card. Thanks for sharing

  7. Great card! Love the gold I k and how it stands out!