Pootler's Design Team, Stampin' Up!

Pootlers Design Team – Crafting Forever – Week 1

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I’m so excited to be a part of the Pootler’s Design Team again. Every Thursday throughout December, myself and 9 other ladies from our team will be showcasing projects made with the Crafting Forever stamp set.

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When I saw this set in the annual catalogue I loved it but never got around to actually buying it so when it arrived on my doorstep I was so excited! When I started playing with it I realised I had losts of ideas, however when it came to doing the actual project I had lost my crafting mojo as I was, and still am, full of cold. This isn’t the project I had planned but I’m really pleased with it and what I’ve learned is don’t give up if you are struggling. So here’s my project for week 1.

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I started this card using Stampin’ Markers but then remembered I still hadn’t used my Stampin’ Blends. So I redid it and preferred the final look of the pens.

I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock, which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, using the trio of pens image.

I coloured them in using the dark and light Night of Navy and Old Olive pens and then I used the dark Cherry Cobbler and dark Pink Piroeutte pens for the final pen. For the ‘metal work’ of the pens I used dark and light Smoky Slate pens.

Using the Lots of Labels Framelits I cut the pen image from the third largest die, then using the next two larger dies, I cut out one from Smoky Slate and Basic Black cardstock respectively.

On the Basic Black cut out, I adhered a piece of Silver 1/8″ ribbon to the front. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the stamped image and adhered this to the Smoky Slate layer. I then used Fast Fuse to adhere to the Basic Black layer.

I cut a card base from Melon Mambo and then added a mat from the Naturally Eclectic Designer series paper. I chose to use the blue design as I thought this would compliment the colour scheme best. I adhered this and the topper to the card base with Fast Fuse.

For the sentiment I used Flourishing Phrases stamp set. I used a scrap of Basic Black and heat embossed the sentiment with Versamark and white embossing powder. I used the Everyday Label punch to cut it out and then punched it again further down to make a smaller image, again I adhered this with Fast Fuse and added a bow with a mini glue dot.

Well that’s it, I hoped you liked my project for the first week, I’m really looking forward to sharing next weeks project with you.

Until next time….

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