Hello and welcome to my blog. The ESAD April 2019 Blog Hop is the first of two Blog Hops I’m participating in tonight. I’m hopping with 24 other fabulous demonstrators showcasing some of the retiring old favourites from the 2018/19 Annual Catalogue and the 2019 Occasions Catalogue. You may have come from Jo Weedon’s amazing project, thanks for continuing on with me. Make sure you visit all the Blogs by clicking on the “next” button at the bottom of each post. There’s also a list of participants at the bottom of my Blog incase you get lost along the way.
I didn’t have to think too hard about the stamp set I wanted to use for this Hop. This was the first stamp set I ever bought from Stampin’ Up! After doing a quick Google search I found this stamp set was introduced in 2001 but sadly this year it will be retiring. Of course I’m talking about Lovely As A Tree.
I’ve made a set of 3 cards all using the same products. I thought it would be good to use up some of my Silver Embossing Paste, and when I say use up I really mean open the jar for the first time lol. Don’t panic as the Shimmery White and White Embossing Paste are still available in the new catalogue.
I thought about using the Embossing Paste like a wax seal so I spread some paste on a piece of Whisper White card stock then stamped my stamp into it.
There was heaps of paste still left on my stamp so I thought I’ll stamp it again on a new piece of card stock.
Then I thought about spreading the paste directly onto the stamp and stamping with it. If you’re going to give this technique a try I have one small tip for you. Clean the Embossing Paste off your stamps as soon as you’ve finished #askmehowiknow
My cards use a few retiring products. Lovely As A Tree stamp set, Silver Embossing Paste, Tranquil Tide card stock (I’m really going to miss you Tranquil Tide), Tranquil Textures DSP and Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.
Here’s some close ups of the Silver Embossing Paste, it looks so much better in real life than in my photos.
Do you like my sentiment? It’s from the current set Itty Bitty Greetings and I’ve silver heat embossed it on Tranquil Tide card stock. It seemed like a fitting sentiment for a stamp set that’s been loved for so long.
Marvi was not sure which card was his favourite. He looks a bit confused.
It’s time to hop over to see Lisa Whitehead’s beautiful project. Just click on the “Next” button below.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for leaving a comment. I love reading them.
Blog hop participant list:
2. Libby Dyson
7. Delys Cram
10. Sandra Mastello
12. Rose Packer
14. Jo Weedon
15. Peta Stephen
16. Lisa Whitehead
18. Rebecca Scurr
19. Mandy Depiazzi
20. Denise Buetler
21. Monique Fielder
22. Kelly Kent
23. Sharon Dalton
24. Rebekah Crisp
25. Maree McIntosh