This is a sneak peek of a new Suite that that is in the 2022 July – December Mini Catalog called Whimsy & Wonder. This suite includes the stamp set called Whimsical Trees, coordinating dies called Christmas Trees (and you can save10% by purchasing them in a bundle), Blushing Bridge 3/8″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon, Wonderful Snowflakes (which are iridescent) and Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper. I loved this Suite as soon as I saw it and knew it would be on my list. This catalog will be available to order from beginning August 2nd to all customers. As a Demonstrator I was able to purchase it early (a great perk of becoming a demonstrator).
I used another new product in the Mini Catalog called Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper is Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Basic White and is really beautiful in person. I used this paper to make a night scene on my card. On a side note, after I made this card my husband, Rob saw it and said “I hate that card!”. I asked him why and he said it was dark, depressing and asked me if I was going Goth! I said it is a night scene! There are shiny silver stars in the background! He liked it better after that <insert eye roll>. Here is a close up of the silver starry background. It does sparkle win the light.
To make this card I first cut out the background piece from the Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper and then the trees using the Christmas Trees Dies. Then I cut out the ribbon and the stars using another sneak peek called Silver Foil Specialty Paper. This paper comes in three different “colors”. There is a bright shiny silver that I used, a matte finish silver and a brushed finished silver. I layered all of those together onto a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic Gray card stock and a Smoky Slate card base.
Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Poinsettia Petals in Versamark and then heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. I adhered that using Stampin Dimensionals.
So what do you think? Pretty or dark and depressing? Let me know in the comments. By the way, I can not link and of these new products below because they are not available to the public yet.