#stampinup Wow! It seems like it's been forever since we've had a Creation Station blog hop! We post on the first and third Sundays of a month and sometimes there's a fifth Sunday in a month and we don't post...so it has been a little while. I hope that means you're ready for our sensational creations!
This time we're featuring the sensational single stamps in the catalog. I think these stamps get overlooked sometimes. I know I occasionally forget about them. But they're super fun to work with!
Our secondary theme is: bag it up! Some of us will be showing creative uses for Stampin' Up's great line of gift bags.
I initially thought I'd use either the "Get Well Soup" or "Watercolor Thank You" single stamps, but when I went to the stamp shelf, "Blended Bloom" called to me.
I cut a square of Vellum Card Stock and stamped the "Blended Bloom" in Basic Black Archival Ink. Because I'm so impatient, I set the ink with my heat tool. Then I used a Blender Pen and Mint Macaron ink to color the bloom. I really like how the vellum allow colors to layer. I colored the center of the bloom with Hello Honey ink.
I attached the vellum to the card stock with a line of snail adhesive at the top. I covered the adhesive with a thin piece of Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.
For my next project, I started with a Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bag and embossed it with the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder. I cut a 2" strip of Very Vanilla Card Stock and flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. I stamped a sentiment from the "One Big Meaning" set onto this banner in Basic Black Archival Ink. I cut a 2" strip of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and layered this on top so that the sentiment would show. I attached the vellum to the card stock with two glue dots strategically hidden behind a couple of gold polka dots. I wrapped the banners with Gold Metallic Thread and added a Gold Foil Doily behind the banner before attaching it to the bag.
I folded the top of the bag and stapled it shut (pretend there's a wonderful gift inside) and added a length of Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon as a finishing touch.
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