Welcome to the first Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop of 2020. We hope you've enjoyed all the international inspiration over the last year and we can't wait to share more. Our theme this month is Party! I'm not sure why but I've had such a struggle with this theme! One of my crafty resolutions is to use up the pieces I've already created and this theme helped me out.
I had a "party" playing with the new Pigment Sprinkles a couple of weeks ago and created this background. The Pigment Sprinkes are powder pigments in six Stampin' Up! colours - Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody and Melon Mambo. I'm always a little hesitant to use up unique backgrounds but this was the perfect piece to showcase my gold embossed sentiment.
I created a card blank from Whisper White cardstock. I used Shimmery White cardstock for the Pigment Sprinkles panel which is a great cardstock for water-based techniques. I added Pigment Sprinkles in Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo and sprayed generously with water to get the colour moving. I'm not sure I could ever recreate this particular pattern again! I dabbed up the excess colour using more background pieces which I'll use for other projects.
I stamped my sentiment from the Everything Amazing stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder on Vellum. I used the Stamparatus to line up the smaller sentiment elements which made it really easy to get a perfect image. I die cut using the Stitched Nested Labels with the largest sized die. I added my vellum piece with Liquid Multipurpose Glue and finished with some purple Noble Peacock Rhinestones.
I hope you've been inspired to get partying! To keep hopping please head to Anastasia's brilliant creation. If you get lost, there is a roll call list below.
2. Rachel Macleod ***You are here***
5. Tricia Butts
6. June Olsen
8. Marieke Bart