Saturday, 20 June 2015

Crazy Crafters June Blog Hop - Favourite New Product

 
 


Welcome to our June Blog Hop.

The new annual Stampin' Up! catalogue 2015-2016 started a few weeks ago so it is time for us to pick a favourite new products. With so many new stamp sets, pretty papers and other fun things to choose from, this was not an easy task. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. Get your wish list ready!

 You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Rosalie Desmond or may have come from the person previous to me in the list below. If you get off track at any time, the full line-up below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

One of my latest favourite product is the Expressions Naturals Elements (p. 160). To my surprise my favourite product is an embellishment! These guys are cute little wooden words. Each pack contains 15 pieces, 5 in each of the 3 designs. "Congrats", "Thanks", and "Celebrate". These 3D greetings can pretty much cover most occasions.





This month I have combined the blog hop theme of "Favourite product" with my need to make an engagement card for tonight. I didn't want to make the card too flowery or girlie, but elegant. So I decided to make a centre step card, and use black and white with some sliver.





The side panels are from a new DSP stack called Neutral Colour Collection (p. 144). It is a stack of 40 Sheets of DSP in a range of colours. The colour I choose for this card was silver. It does look a lot like grey in this picture but looks pretty amazing in real life.

To make the embellishment in the centre of the ribbon I used a button from "designer very vintage" (p. 161) and embossed it in silver. I then cut out a circle using the owl builder punch and added a rhinestone. Pretty simple and very different.








The greeting on the front of the card is from the expressions naturals elements, which are actually a wooden colour. I simply heat embossed it in silver to obtain the colour I was after.






Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Rosalie Desmond, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list as you don't want to miss out on seeing one blog and the amazing inspiration.

32 comments:

  1. Just beautiful!! I love your embellishment - very clever!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. It was a little more fiddly than I would like, but I loved how it turned out.

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    1. Thank you Emille. It looked better in person. I love silver and black for wedding and engagement cards.

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  3. That's really elegant Rosalie! It's stunning. I hope the recipients love it!!

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    1. Thank you Nicole. I was trying hard to not add flowes or butterflies.

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  4. Wow!!! How cool to emboss in silver!! Awesome idea. I am sure they will love this engagement card Rose.

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    1. Thanks Kylie. I have a few more ideas for these guys, so I'm sure they will feature again shortly.

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  5. Such a beautiful, elegant card Rosalie. I love the silver-embossed sentiment!

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    1. Thank you Christine. The sentiments have sure had a workout in my house. Adds that something special.

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    1. Thanks Petra. It was a fun card to make.

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  7. Love the clean simple lines of your card Rosalie. This card looks so elegant and would be great for a fancy invitation or a manly type of card. Very nice.

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    1. What a great idea Patricia! I'm currently loving the centre step cards. I always thought they would be hard to make, but they aren't at all.

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  8. The button in the middle rocks. It is a very nice engagement card. congrats to the happy couple.

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    1. It definately opens up a whole new world. Thank you.

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  9. How nice does that wooden greeting come up with some embossing! Love the elegant look.

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    1. Thanks Sue. A little bit of embossing powder sure changes the whole look.

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  10. Very pretty and elegant. Thanks for showing us how to take an embellishment and step it up to be something even more beautiful than it is with the silver embossing.

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    1. It's amazing what we can come up with when we need to. The embellishment just had to be silver and black, and yet amongst my overflowing craft supplies (just ask my husband), I had none.

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  11. Très sophisticated! Beautiful.

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