Today, I’m featuring the Petal Palette stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalog. One of my favorite images from the stamp set is the little birdie. I love the look of old fashioned polaroid photos so that’s what I tried to recreate here – a picture of a birdie on a branch. He just looks so sweet.
You are going to love this stamp set when you see all the images. And what’s even better is that we have a coordinating thinlet die set with the stamp set. You’ll definitely want to buy both. I did not get to preview the die set so I hand cut everything I used from this stamp set.
I will admit that it took me half a dozen attempts to get the branch stamped just right. Stampin Up is getting ready to release our own stamp positioning tool and it will make this type of stamping so much easier. I’ll have more details on that tool later when we get closer to a preview date. After a few attempts, I realized that the leaves are supposed to have that softer, watercolored look anyway. To get the brown branch with the green leaves, I used my Stampin Up markers to color the stamp and then stamped the image.
I hope you enjoyed my little birdie. To Hop to the next page, click the Next link here and it will take you to Katharina Baranski’s page. Or you can check out any of the pages by clicking on the name below.
As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, there is one more thing to be thankful for… That’s right, a Stampin Up sale! For the first 24 hours, Stampin Up will have a number of stamp sets on sale at really great prices. Tuesday through Sunday, Stampin Up is adding some of my favorite framelits and dies to the sale. And we’ll close out Cyber Monday with a bang. Check back later for those deals.
A brand new product?!? Say what?!? Yes, the Stampin Blends markers are available to purchase starting November 1st. The Stampin Blends markers are alcohol based markers and they help you create beautiful coloring with shading. Check out the Orchid in this picture. It is stunning. You really get the depth of the flower with the lighter and darker areas. With a little bit of practice, you’ll have these markers mastered in no time.