Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts Summer Mini Blog Tour. This tour is a preview of many wonderful creations made using items included in the new Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalog. Items from this mini catalog will be available for sale beginning on May 1st.
If you started this tour from the beginning you came upon my blog after visiting Holly. Didn't you just love her marvelous creations made with the Elements of Style stamp set? If you're starting the tour at my website, follow the link at the bottom of this post to continue on your journey. If you get lost along the way, you can always jump back on the tour bus by visiting Stampin' Addicts for the complete list of participants. This tour will run through Sunday evening ... so sit back, relax, enjoy and come back often!!!
I am showcasing the “Mostly Vintage” Decor Stencils. I adore all the stencils in the Definitely Decorative line, this is quickly becoming my current favorite. I love the versatility, and that the set comes with an additional mask stencil. Fun, fun, fun! I don’t want to hold up the tour bus, so am going to keep things brief. Please check back later in the week for card recipes and more details.
My first project I decided to use both the main stencil AND the mask – wanted to play around a bit and see how these two items worked together. I wish I had taken a few pictures along the way as the original colors in this came out uber-bright … they actually kind of hurt my eyes looking at it. Figuring I was going to probably toss it and start over, I decided to soak it down with my water spritz bottle ……let it sit awhile to dry, added a few details and finishing touches. I decided I loved the muted colors and the final outcome!
My next project was so much fun to make, I used several different items from the Summer mini-catalog. The circle focal piece is actually the very center of the Mostly Vintage mask stencil. I sponged a bit of the mask, punched it out and decided to sponge the edges a bit to give it some depth. I felt this project needed much more of a vintage look, used the new embossing folder and sponged the heck out of it – then sponged some more. The Bashful Blue satin ribbon gives it a little touch of elegance.
For my final creation I chose to use the main stencil from the set, once again using only a portion of it. I masked off the unwanted areas – then sponged until I had the color depth I wanted.
I thought this area of the stencil was perfect for a cute little set of monogrammed note cards and coordinating envelopes. I was amazed how quick and easy these came together, might just sit down and make another batch for myself!
Of course, these wonderful note cards would not be complete without a matching tin to present them in!
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting, I hope you enjoyed my preview of the Mostly Vintage Decor Stencils. Please continue on the tour by visiting Michelle who will be showcasing some great ideas using the Rough Type alphabet set.