Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pals July Blog Hop: It's A Pattern Party!

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper as well as coordinating embellishments. What we love about Stampin’ Up! is they make it so easy to mix and match colors. And, the amazing selection of embellishments provides a wonderful finished look to our projects. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I knew the exact piece of paper I wanted to use from the new Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Pack.  The somewhat grungy feel of the wood-like panel called my name in a big way! I stamped the flowers from the Awesomely Artistic set a few times with Soft Suede ink. The card base is made from Pool Party with a layer of Soft Suede between the DSP & the card base. 

Now for the details.

Who knew you could heat emboss sequins?? Not me. However, I knew I wanted to use them, but they were a bit too shiny for my taste for this project. I simply sponged some Whisper White Craft ink across them somewhat haphazardly, then embossed those areas with White Stampin' Emboss powder. They are a bit misshapen afterwards, but they look amazing! I die cut the large swirly circle from Swirly Scribble thinlits using watercolor paper, then wrinkled it up and sponged it with Soft Suede ink. The sentiment from Endless Birthday Wishes was stamped on another piece of watercolor paper using Soft Suede ink after I had lightly watercolored it with Pool Party ink. The somewhat suede looking piece that is under the sequins was achieved by running a bone folder over and over a strip of Soft Suede cardstock, (breaking down the paper fibers) then peeling the layers apart. When you do this, the inside really does almost look like suede! I layered a small scrap of Gold Glimmer paper and some Linen Thread under the central design piece and called it done. I'm happy with the eclectic feel of this project. 

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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  1. Stunning, Kim - I love how this card turned out. And, I so appreciate you sharing your creative processes.

  2. Love this card! How fun to embossed sequins, can't wait to try it :)

  3. OMG! I LOVE this Kim!!! Fantastic card... to Pinterest it goes!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Kim! And I am also drawn to this one paper in the set, wish there were more pieces of it.

  5. Kim, I could not wait to get back to your post to leave a comment! This card is fantastic! Love the rustic feel. Your attention to details is outstanding. Thanks so much for sharing your creation and the steps that you took to make it. Now to pin it!!

  6. Under the Sea was my first thought when I click on your place in the hop. It's as if you can see the sun shining on the water. Gorgeous talent!

  7. Love all the details of this card, Kim! Love the grunge, mixed media feel of this. The DSP is my absolute favorite from this paper stack.

  8. Oh goodness - I have so much to learn... thank you for posting this beautiful card!!!

  9. Simply stunning...I love how the sequins look almost like mother of pearl. ;-) Such pretty details. Thank you, Kim!

  10. Absoutly Beautiful! I am compleatly in love with this card. I am totally amazed that you can heat emboss sequins. All your details really make me fill like I might just be able to case this beautiful card. I adore your style!!!!


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