It's the last Monday of the year, and therefore the last What Will You Stamp? challenge for 2016. To mark the occasion, we in the WWYS? Design Team have chosen a celebratory Stampin' Up! stamp set for this week's challenge WWYS96 - Here's To Cheers. Of course I'm looking forward to celebrating the release of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue and so my project includes a teeny tiny sneak peek to whet your appetite.
I started my project by making the card base using a piece Thick Whisper White Card that I cut and scored on my Stampin' Trimmer. I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I took a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and 'painted' the edge of the front of the card base (about 1/4" all around) and set it aside to dry.
Next I took some Basic Black Card and wiped it with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the streamer image (from the new Balloon Adventures Stamp Set) all over the card. I sprinkled the VersaMark with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess and melted the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high). Then I attached this background piece to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I took some Thick Whisper White Card, wiped it with the Embossing Buddy and stamped the sentiment from the Here's to Cheers Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled the VersaMark with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess, and then removed a few stray specks of powder before melting the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform I cut out the sentiment with the #4 (counting from the smallest) smooth-edged die from the Layering Circles Framelits, and then cut a second plain circle. Using the Large Number Framelits I also cut out two each of the numbers 1, 2 and 7.
With Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached each of the pairs of die-cuts together to make them even thicker, then added the numbers to the front of the card with more liquid glue. The embossed sentiment took the place of the 0 in 2017 and was added with Stampin' Dimensionals.
To complete the card design I 'painted' the numbers and sentiment with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and set it aside to dry while I worked on the liner for my card.
I took a piece of Whisper White Card wiped the bottom right corner with the Embossing Buddy and stamped the streamer image in the corner with VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled the VersaMark with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess, and removed a few stray specks of powder before melting the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high). The embossed piece was then fixed to the inside of the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
All that was left was the Whisper White Medium Envelope and once I'd embossed the same streamer image in gold in the bottom right-hand corner, I was done.
Although this card may appear to have been created with the New Year in mind (which, in truth, it was), around the outside of 'Celebrate' it says 'there is much to celebrate'. So I suppose this card could be suitable for a number of different celebrations throughout 2017 (I'm thinking graduation, wedding, engagement, new baby, buying a new home, etc), just change the colour of the background to suit your purpose.
My project is just one that the WWYS Design Team has come up with to inspire you. Why not pop over to the blog and check out the other ideas for WWYS96 - Here's To Cheers. If you have the stamp set we'd love for you to create a new project using at least one image from the set and then upload a photo to the challenge gallery for us to see. Each week one person is randomly chosen from the gallery entrants and they are invited to be our Guest Designer for the challenge two weeks later. You never know it could even be you!
SNEAK PEEKS START NOW
With only a little over a week before the Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure is released to the public, I'll be bringing you daily sneak peeks of some of the new products and showing you just some of the ways that they can be used. Make sure you check back tomorrow for my next sneak peek project.
I'm currently in the process of sending out the new 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration brochure to everyone who has chosen to purchase their Stampin' Up! products through me this past year, make sure to watch for it in the mail. If you live in Canada and don't already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I'll be happy to send you the catalogue and brochure too.
If you'd like to recreate my project, or just want more information about the Stampin' Up! tools and materials I used, you'll find everything you need in the table below. Click on a link for the details and from there you can add it to your online shopping bag if you wish. As always, all items purchased through my online store can be shipped anywhere in Canada.
BUNDLE BONUS - The Here's To Cheers Stamp Set used on today's project has a set of coordinating Framelits Dies called 'Cheerful Tags'. I didn't use the Framelits on today's project but until January 3rd you can buy the stamp set and dies together using a special bundle code that will save you 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. Although both the stamp set and dies will continue to be available after January 3rd, the discount will not. I've included a link to the bundles (one includes the wood-mount stamp set and the other the clear-mount set) in my supply list below so that you have a chance to look at the offer and decide if you want to take advantage of the discount. Remember though you only have until January 3rd to decide.