Tuesday, 17 May 2016

2016-2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop

Hello once again my Friends

Do we *ever* have a fun blog hop for you today.  You'll get to see lots and lots of lovely new sneak peeks from the 2016-2017 Annual catalogue.  And trust me - your wish list for the new catalogue is going to grow and grow!

You may be just starting the blog hop here (I'm Cynthia Millan) - or you may have come from the previous person to me on the list.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup is listed at the bottom.  

But while you are here, let me show you my simple but super project.

There are lots of beautiful new stamp sets to show you, but I didn't want you to miss the lovely hostess sets at the back of the catalogue so I am using one of the great images from the Fabulous Flora hostess set.  Earlier this week I made a simple and quick card to highlight this set for my team members - but I used the beautiful silver foil vellum that is available right now, and that is retiring at the end of May.   Knowing that I love this look, I decided I could create my own designer vellum so that this card could be completely current and reproducible!  
My very own "Designer Vellum" on the card on the left -- retired Silver Foil Vellum on the card on the right.

I borrowed an idea from my friend, Lisa Curcio, and used Tear&Tape adhesive to create silver embossed stripes.  In a nutshell, I laid a piece of our cardstock vellum onto our silicon craft sheet and then laid strips of Tear&Tape adhesive diagonally across it.  I trimmed the overhanging tape, removed the protective coating and poured silver embossing powder over the exposed sticky strips.  Heat emboss, and voila....gorgeous designer vellum!
Tear&Tape Across Vellum (on silicon mat)

After applying silver powder and heating - Embossed Designer Vellum

Gorgeous and fun too, am I right?

Returning to the card itself, the flower image was stamped using versamark ink onto a piece of Whisper White then silver embossing powder was added and heated.  I love the crisp look of the silver and white with our new In Color, Dapper Denim, don't you?

Some silver metallic thread and the luscious Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched Ribbon finish this card off quite nicely!

Hope you like my project.  I'll try to give you a video version of how I created my Designer Vellum when I have a bit more time.  For now - you should be getting ready to enjoy some more terrific projects from my friends!  Don't forget to check out all the blogs and leave comments to let us know what you think!
I'd stay and chat but I, quite literally, have TONS left to do!  I'm off to finish my swaps for the Mediterranean Cruise.  Thanks to SU!, hubby and I are flying to Barcelona on the weekend where we'll meet up with hundreds of amazing demos from all over the world (you met a bunch of them as you hopped through these projects!) and we'll cruise aboard the Norwegian Epic to Italy and France with all of them.  Can't wait to enjoy this week with my friends.  Not a lot of wifi on board ship so I'll hope to post pics when I get home.  But until then, enjoy this hop through some gorgeous projects!  And get ready for June 1 when you can order from the new catalogue too!

Have a wonderful week ahead.  And thanks for popping by.  God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><