Welcome and Happy New Year to you!! In keeping with the ‘New’ theme, our first blog hop showcases products from the about-to-be-released Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs. Hope you enjoyed what Di had for you – here’s my project:
My card starts out with a base of the Whisper White Thick cardstock and is layered with a sheet from one of the new Designer Series Paper packs called Wildflower Fields that you can get for FREE starting January 5th when the Sale-a-Bration catalog goes live! I created a layered tag using Blushing Bride and Whisper White cardstock and the Triple Banner and Ornate Tag Topper punches. The cute little chick and balloon is from a set called Honeycomb Happiness – also available as a FREE Sale-a-Bration award! I stamped the chick and balloon once on the tag, then stamped the chick again on a scrap piece of Whisper White. He was watercolored with Daffodil Delight ink and shaped to give him a puffy tummy. I used dimensionals to not only adhere the shaped piece to the card, but to keep his tummy from flattening out. You could also use a tiny bit of cotton ball to maintain the shape as well. I think my favorite part of this card, however, is the balloon, and it’s done with one of the Honeycomb Embellishments from the new Occasions Catalogs. These little accent pieces come in White, Blushing Bride, and Mint Macaron – so cute!! After I watercolored the bow on the balloon, I gave it a bit of shimmer using the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen – another new item from the Occasions catalog! Here it is close-up:
It’s a little hard to capture the lovely shimmer this pen leaves (not so hard to see my coloring oops! Ha!) but this pen is by far becoming one of my favorite items in the catalog. It comes in Gold too! My card was finished off with a Blushing Bride Cotton bow and a piece of a Tea Lace Paper Doily.
You should have received your new Catalogs by now – if you didn’t, please get in touch with me and I’ll get a set sent out to you. You’ll especially want to see the Sale-a-Bration catalog as soon as possible. For every $50 in merchandise, you get to select a Free item, and this year, there are three Limited-Time products that are only available through February 15!
Your next stop on the Hop is Crystal, so off you go to see what lovely project she has in store for you! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope 2016 brings you Health, Happiness and Prosperity…
Barb http://www.beelinestamping.com (you are here)