Sunday, April 30, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Nailed It Edition
Welcome! I am so happy you stopped by to see what the Stamp Review Crew has whipped up for you this time! We are using the Nailed It stamp set this time, and boy is it fun to play with! So whimsical and easy to create with. My family is very DIY, and my dad is a contractor, so this set is just perfect for creating stuff for all kinds of people.

Now, we choose the sets we are going to use for these hops up to 4 months in advance, so May is always a tough month for us. What we plan to use sometimes is retired before we can feature it, like the Build It dies that coordinate with this set. We decided to go forward with this set because the stamps are still available through May 22, 2017 at least (in the US and Canada only). And to provide ideas for those who already own the stamps and the dies. Enjoy!

 For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.

If you are following along in order, then you have just arrived from Australia and the talented Kelly Kent's blog, 😊 I just love her!

This is another set that I had purchased at the beginning of the Occasions Mini season because I always want the masculine sets, but I had not had a chance to ink it up until this week. I do love it, and I am so glad I got it before it was all retired.
  • This is a stand-by favorite thing for me to do with just about any set. Embossing in Copper, or white for that matter, is always stunning on Kraft cardstock. That is retiring to by the way. To get it in the Annual catalog, you will have to get the Foil Frenzy DSP, which is gorgeous!!
  • I made a mat that is just 3/8" bigger than the Kraft panel for just a hint of color behind it in Early Espresso. 
  • The sentiment is Copper heat embossed on Early Espresso, fussy cut, then adhered to a Thick Whisper White hexagon cut with the die from the Build It framelits. 
  • Wind some linen thread around the Kraft/Early Espresso panel, secure with tape on the back, then adhere to a Thick Whisper White card base. 
  • Pop the sentiment up with a dimensional.
  • Inside, add a few of the nails image in Sahara Sand stamped off once, and the rest of the sentiment in Early Espresso. All done!
This sentiment works for so much more than Father's Day. I was actually quite tempted to put a "Mother's" over the "Father's", as I know a lot of moms that are the handy one in the family, lol.

Look at that detail! I love the polished look that embossing gives any project. It really is a cost effective wow factor too. The embossing powder lasts for ever!

My second card was an "Oh, shiny" moment. I saw something that made me want to go try a Tempting Turquoise/Pacific Point watercolor background. I was rather liberal with my Pearlized water spray too. It's not too girly, is it?
I also used the die in the framelit set the just embosses/debosses. It is subtle, but you can see it run the width of the card behind the saw.
I am also thinking I need to do a card with just the smiles, and add a sentiment from another set saying "You make me smile". I believe there at least 2 sets in the new Annual Catalog that have that sentiment, and I own them both, lol! Actually I made that card, check back later this week 😉

Wow, I just realized I did not stitch on either of these cards. There is clearly something wrong with me ;) The spattered effect on this background has a subtle shimmer to it. I tried to catch it here, but it is so subtle!
The saw is watercolored with an Aqua-painter and Soft Suede and Smoky Slate.

Inside just got a couple of Smoky Slate saws in the corner, and In stamped off once, then stamped twice without reinking.

That's all I have for you. Be sure to come back and see what I do between blog hops. I will be showing lots more Display Stamper stuff, (and a smiley face card with this set!) and some projects that I just haven't had time to write up posts for in the last couple months.

Now it is time to go see what Betty Traciak has created, I am sure it will be something totally unique and inspiring!

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Juana Ambida said...

Love both your cards Tanya. You've showcased the versatility of the set so beautifully. Both the copper embossing and watercolor background are divine! :)

Linda Callahan said...

The copper embossing is fab! And I,love,your blue background behind the saw!

Dawn Tidd said...

What a cute smiling saw! And that blue background is gorgeous. I love the copper embossing, especially on the Kraft card stock. Super cards as usual, Tanya!

Yapha Mason said...

The copper embossing is gorgeous, Tanya, and that saw is absolutely adorable!! Nice job showing the versatility of this set!

Charlet Mallett said...

I love both of these cards. Nice work!!!! The SAW card is so cute and happy and that background is AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Love both cards! The smiley face made me smile :) No sewing something is wrong with you! lol Great projects!

Unknown said...

Love seeing this in copper, and I think I need to give Tempting Turquoise another chance!

Betty said...

Great collage background- I really like that it is on an angle. And I have so enjoyed all your watercolor washed backgrounds- they add such a wonderful "one-of-a-kind" specialness to your cards!

Rochelle Blok said...

The copper embossing on the Kraft is too stunning! I love it! I too will be one that will miss kraft. It's just too sad to think that it will be going. The water colour card is too cute and so fun. Love it! Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

Heidi Baks said...

I love the embossed copper background. Expert stamping!

Twila said...

Wonderful cards, Tanya! I love the copper emboss! Great work!

Kelly Kent said...

Love the copper tones - so clever! Kelly x


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