Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Hugs From Shelli Hop

Happy Thursday! It is the LAST Thursday of the month and we all know what that means! It is time for the...
For those of you who are new to the hop let me give you a quick back story. This hop came together by pure accident when the "A Sara Thing" kit came out, it was impromptu, quick but it was amazing because at the time there was nothing out there like it. Here we are almost two years later crushing it each month with alternative ideas for each months kit!

This month is special, it is designed by Stampin' Up! Shelli Gardner, so I wanted to make the hop special by adding some of my friends from the Artisan Design Team as well as some the alumni. This was the first time that Paper Pumpkin was offered globally and I can't be more excited! Enough about that!!! Let me show you what I have whipped up for this super special hop!

There isn't an element of this kit that I wouldn't use in my stamp room DAILY, but if you KNOW me you know that I gravitated to the feathers... I HAD TO USE THESE FEATHERS!!!!! It took me like 10 tries to figure out just exactly what I was doing. This amazing emboss resist technique was created with Pretty Peacock and Pool Party! I can't believe how well these colors worked together. After achieving my ombre effect, I flicked some water on it create some water spots on it to give it a bit more visual texture and die cut it with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. Next, I took the new In Color 2019-2021 DSP and tore a piece of the Pretty Peacock piece with words to give it a bit of a shabby look. This is layered under a 1/2" strip of Whisper White that is stamped with the Dear Friend sentiment from the kit using Pretty Peacock ink. This is adhered over some Whisper White Bakers Twine that I have Doubled Up with Stampin' Dimensionals. My Pool Party stamped feather was the perfect touch, I even sponge daubed the edges with Pretty Peacock. To finish this amazing card off I layered it over a strip of Whisper White that I have embossed with the 3D Corrugated Embossing Folder and added a few sequins from the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment. Now let me show you my 3D...

So, I have used A Lot of little pieces in this from this kit... including fussy cutting the nest! I have used an inexpensive white frame with a thin piece of cork to create this amazing framed art piece! I have colored the eggs with Stampin' Blends and added Wink of Stella (You can't really see it in this picture). A few flowers from the kit and the branch from the Seasonal Layers Dies was the perfect touch. I wish that my cork had been a bit thicker so that I could have turned the little metal embellishments into pins for the cork! This is all nicely layered on my remaining piece of Pretty Peacock DSP and nicely accented with the Pretty Peacock Velvet Ribbon!

I want to thank you ALL for touring the large but AMAZING hop! The people on this hop inspire me daily and I can't wait to share that inspiration with you! The link list is below, happy hopping!!