Welcome to this month’s installment of the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Joanne Cantrell in a small town at the very bottom of Illinois smack dab in the middle of the United States!
Our theme this month is all about the soon-to-be-released 2019 Occasions Catalog. Each time Stampin’ Up! releases a new catalog, I think to myself, “They really have outdone themselves again!” This time is no different! I think you will agree with me when you get to see it!
So, I was sitting at OnStage (our bi-annual Stampin’ Up! convention-type gathering!) flipping through the catalog. I was loving everything. Then… I saw it… the new Garage Gears Thinlits Dies (148521) just hiding out on the bottom of page 43.
I am not sure why, but my first thought was Steampunk… because who wouldn’t? Right!?! So, my cogs started turning…
If you aren’t familiar with what Steampunk is, it is “is a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.” Or at least it is according to Wikipedia! To me it is just cool. I do knot know why I am attracted to the look of it…
So, here is what I have for you this month…
I always see the steampunk colors being dark and muted mixed with creams. This led me to use a color combination of Basic Black, Early Espresso, and Cajun Crazy.
To give the gears a more vintage look, I used the “Tarnish Foil” technique. This is one of my favorite techniques. It’s all about laying different metallic embossing powders. For this look, I started with copper foil and layered on copper, gold and silver powders. Then, I ran the dies through the Big Shot. It helped pick up that definition in the gears.
So, since I had some left over gears, I decided to do a little gift tag too… ya know, because I could! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Now, go and see what the others have for you… It’s okay. Hop along!
Stamper’s Dozen December 2018 Blog Hop
- Patty Chenail – Stamping In My Flops
- Bonnie O’Neill – Bonnie Stamped
- Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
- Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
- Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
- Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
- Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
- Jodi Reinert – Stamp with Jodi
- Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
- Judy Garza – Creativity Released
- BJ Peters – Stampin’ BJ
- Laura Milligan – I’d Rather “Bee” Stampin’
Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!