Building

Building

Welcome back stampers. Winter has arrived in the northern hemisphere (Brrr - chilled to the bone - today is the official first day of the winter solstice). Just in time for my grandparents to fly in from Florida for the holidays. Sure hope they brought lots of long johns and sweaters to stay warm. We may need to build them some fires and have them sip some hot beverages during their stay.

So onto my card for the day. It's not related to what I was just chatting about above. I just wanted to play around with some more new products from the 2017 Occasions Catalog and participate with the Stamp Ink Paper challenge.  I was channeling my father with this card. For those who do not know, my father was a tool maker and so I NEEDED the Nailed It stamp set bundle in my preorder.

You must think I'm crazy just stamping a bunch of capital T's in a corner. Seriously they are nails and come with the set. I think if I'm ever in need of a capital T and I don't have an alphabet stamp set available I know exactly which one I will gravitate towards. So these nails are heat embossed in silver to make them look somewhat realistic.  The silver enamel dot to the right of the nails was supposed to look like a nail head that was just hammered into the wood planks.

The hammer is stamped in StazOn and then colored using the aqua painter with Smoky Slate and Dapper Denim. The ruler is part of the Build It framelits. The ruler impresses the measurement lines in the card stock. How about that adorable pencil? There were various framelit/thinelets used to create it. If you look close enough there is a score line in the middle of the Daffodil Delight section. Oh and that is a piece of scrap 1/8" silver ribbon under the eraser.

Challenge

I found a new to me challenge. This is my first time playing along with Stamp Ink Paper (#SIP79) challenge. Anything but Christmas. I think I can handle this one. Let's play along with all the new Occasions and Sale-A-Brations products.

Creative Color Combination

Need to throw in some colors when working with tools.

Supplies

Click the photo(s) below to purchase the products used to create this project directly from my online Stampin' Up! store.

Shaker Sequins Snowman

Shaker Sequins Snowman

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

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