Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What's New At SU April Blog Hop Mini Catalog

Welcome to the What's New At SU April Blog Hop as we showcase products from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. You will be visiting with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they share their creative ideas to help inspire you with our own projects. 
When the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog first came out, I fell in love with the Parisian Blossoms Suite (item #153934) and in particular the Parisian Beauty Bundle (item #153778). My family and I were blessed to have the opportunity to visit Paris several times and have wonderful memories of our time there. It's been a while since I have played with this bundle so I decided to get it out and show it some love. I paired it with the coordinating Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (item #151474) which is also part of the Parisian Blossoms Suite. I love the detail of this beautiful embossing folder and just had to ink up the inside of the folder to create this amazing background. 
 To create the card design, I started with a Basic Black cardstock card base and added a layer of Rococo Rose cardstock that I embossed by inking up the inside of the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (item #151474) with Rococo Rose Classic ink and ran it through my Big Shot. I love the way this technique transfers the ink to color the background and enhance the detail of the embossing. I attached this layer to the card base with Snail Adhesive. 
For the oval, I used the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies (item #141706) to die cut the oval from Rococo Rose cardstock and I heat embossed several of the images from the Parisian Beauty stamp set (item #151466) using Shimmer Black Embossing Powder, to create a collage look. To create the swirls, I die cut one of the swirls using the die from the Parisian Dies (item #151463) from Basic Black cardstock and snipped it into two pieces. I attached the larger swirl to the top right corner and the smaller piece to the bottom left corner. I attached the embossed oval layer on top of the swirls, centering it onto the card front, using Snail Adhesive.
 The Eiffel Tower die cut image was die cut from Basic Black cardstock and attached to the card front using Snail Adhesive. I placed it such a way that overlapped the embossed circle, but was more towards the left side of the card front. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image using Whisper White Embossing Powder onto a scrap of Basic Black cardstock and I used the long thin rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies (item #148551) to die cut the sentiment label. I attached the sentiment label to the card front using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. For a touch of bling, I colored Basic Rhinestones with the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blends Marker and attached them to the card front. I love the vintage look that the embossed background creates for this card design and the combination of Basic Black and Rococo Rose is so elegant. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will inspire you to explore the wonderful products in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and create your own beautiful projects. 

Now it's time to visit Sharon's blog and see what beautiful project she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button to visit her blog or click the Previous button to return to Cheryl's Blog. You can also use the Roll Call List to help you find your way. I hope you enjoy our blog hop this month. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. 

April 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call
Anke Heim- Scraphexe
Cheryl Hamilton- Create with Cheryl
Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations
Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries
Jackie Lawless- Stamping Jack
Joyce Whitman- StampinScrapper
Diane Browning- 247inkspiration
Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting
Pat Ertman- Gifted Hands Ink
Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper
Mary Ann Rossiter- StampinMak
Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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  1. I love that Eiffel Tower die. That embossed sentiment really pops and I love the little bit of bling

    1. Thank you Brenda. I love the detail in this die. It was so much fun to play with this suite again.

  2. Beautiful card! Love the inked embossing, so elegant.

    1. Thank you Sharon. I have been using this technique a lot lately and love how it transforms the look of a card design.

  3. I love your card! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you Joyce. I am glad you visited my blog

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  5. Tricia, I just love the rich colours you've used! Gorgeous!

    1. Thank you Heather. I love how this turned out and how the inking of the embossing folder transformed the feel of this card design.

  6. If we can't travel to Paris, at least we can enjoy this card along our blog hop! Thanks for helping us "armchair travel" virtually on our papercrafting tour!

    1. Thank you Loni for your lovely comment. I love exploring different places through paper crafting.

  7. I love this card - everything about it is sumptuous and luxurious!