My new trimmer arrived yesterday and I’m absolutely thrilled with it. I was planning to write a review here on my blog, but I think it’ll be a much better idea to make a video. I know there are already several videos on YouTube, but the two I watched yesterday didn’t point out another plus that I’m really pleased to see! I’m thrilled that the bar now has inches for us here in Europe, but it’s not good news for demonstrators who work in metric.
Stampin’ Up! are in discussions with the manufacturer about having a bar with metric on. It may be that the manufacturer will produce a bar that has metric only, so it can be purchased as an extra – it’s very simple to remove the bar from the trimmerboard. The Simply Scored is made in inches, and there’s a metric score board available to purchase that sits on the imperial board.
Today’s card answers my question “why is there a sprig of holly in the same stamp set as baubles”? I saw this idea on Pinterest, so I put me own spin on it! The colour I’ve used is Pretty Peacock which is one of this year’s In-Colours. All five colours are great but I think this is my favourite! I coloured the holly, which I’d stamped using Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock (CS), using my Stampin’ Blends in Mossy Meadow and Real Red.
There aren’t any dies with the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set, although there are two bauble punches, so the holly had to be fussy cut. Fortunately the design is quite straightforward and not too much of a challenge to fussy cut! Apart from the holly, everything about my card is Pretty Peacock and Very Vanilla. The card base is Pretty Peacock CS with a layer of Very Vanilla. The top layer is from the co-ordinating Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).
I chose two more designs for the two baubles, which both look identical, except one has Copper Foil highlights in it. I cut a piece of Very Vanilla CS with my super-duper new trimmer, and made it 5/8″ shorter and 5/8″ narrower than my DSP top layer. The sentiment SEASON’S GREETINGS is from the Still Scenes Stamp Set , and I stamped it on my Very Vanilla CS using Pretty Peacock Ink.
I adhered this layer to my card base using Dimensionals, and then I used Tombow to adhere the right-hand side bauble above the sentiment. I placed it as high as possible without the holly going off the top. I adhered the left-hand bauble with Dimensionals as low as possible without interfering with the sentiment…..well, just about!
Inside the card I added a layer of Very Vanilla CS for the sender to write the greeting. In the bottom right-hand corner I added another image of two holly leaves and four berries. Once I had put all the card together, I needed something for the final touch. My first thought was to paint the holly berries with the Fine Tip Glue so they would be shiny. I changed my mind and used the Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots, and also added three more below the sentiment.
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