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May Pals Blog Hop is Stepping Out


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Gift of Love, 2016 - 2017 In Colors, Faux Patina, Copper Emboss, Would you believe that I had so many ideas to share that I ended up changing my mind at the very last minute! Yep, this card was started yesterday morning.  But I am so pleased with the final results and am anxious to share it with you.

Stampin’ Up! has brought back the copper emboss powder!  I still have some of it in my stash from the last time it was offered.  A good thing since it cannot be ordered by demonstrators (unless you participated in the premiere product purchase as an attendee at one of the demonstrator OnStage events last month) during our pre-order period in May. It will be available for purchase by everyone on June 1st.

Following the Faux Patina tutorial shown in Splitcoaststampers resources, I incorporated a couple of the new In Colors as my background color palette.  I started with Sahara Sand as the base color for the Lovely Lace textured impressions embossing folder and sponged Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macaron and Dapper Denim inks. VersaMark was sparingly applied with copper emboss powder and heat set.

The floral image is a two step stamp set “Gift of Love” available as a hostess set in the new 2016 – 2017 Stampin’ Up! catalog.  It was inked up with Memento black ink as the first step, and then Peekaboo Peach for the flowers and Emerald Envy for the leaves.  Don’t you love the sentiment font?  Since this is a photopolymer stamp, it was easy to curve it just a bit so that it could be easily cut with a new punch called Duet Banner.  Additional cardstock layers utilize Peekaboo Peach and Emerald Envy.  Did you notice the triple bow?  It was made with Dapper Denim Ruch ribbon.  The lighting makes the ribbon just a bit brighter than it is in hand.  Hopefully you will see differences in my additional pictures…


The inside sentiment showcases a new textured impressions embossing folder “Floral Affection.”  Please note that the stitched oval dies are not SU products but are a gift from my sister for my birthday.  I love the stitching and was hoping that SU would have some available this year.  Unfortunately not!  I do love the extra texture that the stitching provides.  Should you have any questions regarding my project, please do not hesitate to leave me a comment.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!  

Have fun hopping and stamping,


Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  6. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  7. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  8. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  15. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  18. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  19. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  20. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping  * You are here in the blog hop lineup*
  22. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  23. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love

10 thoughts on “May Pals Blog Hop is Stepping Out

  1. DebiKT

    Love the faux patina…. this is a technique that im certainly going to try and it works wonderfully with your choice of embossing folder. Katy, you need to do a video on that triple bow. Lovely card!

  2. Cindie McDuffee

    Oooooo love that background! I have some of the original EP, too, LOL. Glad you used yours with such success!

  3. Debbie

    This card was perfect for the hop’s theme! You are having so much fun with new products!! Love the faux patina technique. I really have to try it sometime! That stamp set will definitely be on my June order! Already pinned… LOL

  4. Pam Dotts

    Oh, Katy! I love your Faux Patina background! This technique looks so nice with the Lovely Lace TIEF. The colors are perfect, can’t wait to buy some copper embossing powder. I am a huge fan of this technique!

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