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January NC Demos Blog – A Perfect Pair

Welcome to our January NC Demos Blog Hop!  This is a GREAT start to the New Year because we have brand NEW bloggers this month!!  Woo Hoo!! I’m so glad to see new people joining our hop, it’s just so much fun and a great way to share.  You may have just come from Frances Wagner’s Blog and I know she had a great project!

Our theme for this month is “A Perfect Pair”.  We were to create something using items from both the current Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog.  I know that everyone gets so excited when we unveil a new Annual Catalog, but a few months after that we come out with the Holiday Catalog.  And then a few months later there’s a new Occasions Catalog. I think we tend to forget our great Annual catalog when all the new goodies come out.  So, this is a great way to make sure we aren’t forgetting it!

My project wasn’t supposed to be displayed until this blog posted, BUT I recently attended our NC Demonstrator Quarterly event and at the last minute, I decided to submit my card in one of the contests that are always held during these events.  And to my honor and surprise, my card was in a 3-way tie for first place!  The category was Simple Stamping (what we used to call Easy to Demonstrate).  I was so glad I decided to submit it!

                                                                                                                                                                    The idea for this card had been bouncing around in my head for a few days.  I love the new Geared Up Garage bundle, but I wanted to see if I could venture outside the masculine mindset.
I immediately thought PINK and from there the rest of the card fell into place.  I colored the car image using Lt. Flirty Flamingo blends and cut it out using one of the car dies.Then I went right to our Fabulous Flamingo set in the Annual Catalog because I remembered that there was a sentiment that said “tickled pink for you”…PERFECT!

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of Powder Pink cardstock and punched it using the Tailored Tag Punch, which is also in the Annual catalog.

 

Using another scrap of paper, this time Smokey Slate, I punched another tag.  I cut that in half horizontally and then mounted each piece so that it framed the top and bottom of the Tickled Pink tag.

 


Next I used the “oil splatter” stamp with Smokey Slate ink.  Then to add a little texture to the Whisper White mat I used the Subtles Dynamic Embossing folder, lightly spritzing the cardstock with water before running it through the Big Shot.  This softens the fibers in the paper which allows it to show much more dimension from the folder.  Just be careful not to saturate the card, just a light mist will do the trick.  The pink car was adhered with Tombow directly to the Whisper White embossed piece.  I cut a small piece of Striped Metallic ribbon and placed behind the tag and then attached it to the card with dimensionals.

      

     
I hope you enjoyed my out of the box idea for this masculine set.  And that you won’t forget our amazing Annual catalog while you are playing with your new purchases from the Occasions catalog.  There are so many opportunities to find A Perfect Pair!And just a quick reminder, no matter which catalog you purchase from, you will earn free Sale-a-Bration items for every $50 increment!  This promotion ends on March 31st., so make sure you are making the most of it!  It’s a great time to shop, host and JOIN Stampin’ UP!  I’d love to have you on my team laugh

I hope you will continue hopping with us and visit our next talented demonstrator and first time NC Demo Blog hopper, Jackie Claes.  And I equally excited to share that Jackie is part of my team, Stamping Companions.  I so happy that she has decided to join us this month smiley.

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