Not Just Another Catalog

Did you know our Catalog is special? It’s not just another Catalog that you’ll save for a awhile and then end up tossing. You’ll want to hang onto your Catalog for years because it’s so much more than a Catalog. It’s an Idea Book too. There are so many fabulous ideas inside the Catalog designed by professionals that you can replicate with your supplies at home. No art degree required!

Today’s project was inspired by the project on page 47. This is quite lovely and would look stunning on your wall at home. Stampin Up goes to a lot of work to give us tons of ideas for projects. And yes, you are totally allowed to copy the projects!I was so inspired by the project in the Catalog, that I made my own version. Honestly, I started out with similar colors for my flowers, using colors on white card stock. Then I decided to change it up and used color card stock for each of my flowers. And this project totally POPS now! Oh my goodness! I love this.  So, let me show you how I put this together. I liked the Stampin Up version and how it used the embossing paste with a stencil for the background. The Catalog looks like it’s just the plain white embossing paste. I used the Shimmery White embossing paste instead. I placed my stencil on an angle just to give it a little different look. Since I did it on an angle, I had to let the paste dry a little bit before moving the stencil to the next section. 

Once the paste was dry completely, I used a dauber and a little bit of pool party ink and colored in the paste. I placed the stencil on background so only the paste would be colored and not the entire sheet of card stock. I didn’t worry too much about even coloring. I wanted the mixed effect with some spots of paste darker than others. Here is a close up view of what the background looks like. I love how it turned out. The flowers are actually three different stamps: the base petals, the top petals, and the center. Each layer is glued down with a dimensional to give it a more realistic look. 

The pearls are from the multi-colored pack of Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. This package comes with five different colors of pearls, but not a single green pearl. I used my Old Olive Blends pen to color the lightest color of pearl green. Amazing!

Just in case you’re wondering, my frame is 9×9″ square. It was sold as a shadow box, which is perfect for a project like this that has lots of layers. 

So I took the project in the Catalog and made it my own. You can do that too. Or you can make it exactly like the one in the Catalog. The choice is yours.

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