Happy Thursday, friends! Welcome to another OSAT Blog Hop! Can you believe that we're in September already? The kids have been back to school for a couple of weeks and everyone is settling into more of a routine now that summer in unofficially over; something that I welcome with open arms (the routine that is)!
Do you know what else I love about September? It's new Holiday Catalogue time, which is what today's hop is all about! This catalogue is one of the best yet and I know you will just love it! Today's projects in particular, I used the new So Many Stars Bundle. It's a gorgeous set full of whimsical stars and beautiful sayings paired with a large assortment of 23 Stitched Stars Dies.
There are endless possibilities with this set, but I did decide to keep it a bit more simple this month. I used Night of Navy Cardstock and Ink, did a little heat embossing, and added a tough of bling to finish off the card.
To create the star background on the Whisper White Cardstock, I cut out the rectangle layer with the Stitched Rectangle Die for some extra coordination and then used the stamped-off technique to create a softer look with the Night of Navy Ink.
The large Night if Navy Star is adhered to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals with a large Basic Rhinestone Jewel in the centre.
For the ornament, I purchased a distressed wood star ornament from a local craft store and then jazzed it up every so slightly. I wanted to keep the distressed look so I adhered a large Night of Navy star on top and used a Stampin' Sponge and the White Craft Stampin' Pad to create a distressed look on the star cutout.
Once I added the detailed star cut out, I used the new Shimmery Crystal Effects to fill in the small inner areas of the star to add in a bit of shimmer. Just look at that shine! This Crystal Effects is great for outling images and adding in sublte detail to any and all stamps. It's a think glue with white and silver flecks. SO pretty!
I really envision this card and gift set as a tree gift on Christmas Eve. Though it is still only September, you can never plan too early, especially when you make handmade cards and gifts!
I have included a full product list at the end of this blog post in case you'd like to pick up any of the supplies used in today's projects. I would very much appreciate you shopping in my online Canadian Stampin' Up! Shop! Be sure to use the September Host Code for extra rewards: VBK2WWF9.
If you don't already have a Demonstrator and want a copy of the Holiday Catalogue, be sure to let me know! Contact Me directly or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your copy today!
Thanks again for joining me today and I hope to see you again soon. You can click on the 'Next' button to head over to the ever so talented Ashley Fifer's page to continue on with the hop!
Blog Hop List:
1. Sara Levin
5. Liz Yuille
6. Candy Ford
9. Anna Helman
10. Renee Ondrajka
11. Lori Mueller
13. Rick Adkins
14. Lisa Hardie <--- YOU ARE HERE
15. Ashley Fifer
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