With the National Craft and Hobby Association show in less than a week, I'm keeping really busy finishing up samples for my booth and getting ready for the show. But, I wanted to take a little time to let you in on a pre-show preview of some of the new products that I'll launch at the show...and this is a 3 in 1 preview!
First up, is a new assortment of craft papers called Studio. Inspired by objects around my workroom, the Studio collection is a "must have" if you like antiques and old rusty things. I'm an avid collector of old things, I love having them in my workspace. Inspired by old clocks, rusty skeleton keys, and vintage patterns, Studio is perfect for collage, mixed media art, scrapbook layouts or handmade cards...if you like old rusty things, this new collection will inspire you.
Today, style contributor Debbie Seyer created a beautiful handmade card with the Studio collection. She combines traditional card making elements like die cut paper and satin ribbon along with paper from the Studio collection to create a handmade card with a decidedly vintage feel. With the Studio papers, a lot of the work has been done for you...the assortment features patterns of crumpled paper, old linen, and soft neutral color palettes, you'll be able to create amazingly beautiful "mixed media" looking backgrounds and layers in an instant. Another thing you'll love about the Studio collection...it will be your "go to" paper for masculine cards or projects. It's a versatile paper collection that will let you create in new ways.
Second up today is a gorgeous home decor project that Debbie created with the Watercolor collection. I shared a preview of the Watercolor collection in yesterday's post.
Debbie's project that she shared on her blog today, A Peek Into My Stamp Room,
is really unique in that she uses a found object and diecut Watercolor paper to create a stunning home decor piece. Typically, die cuts are made of solid cardstock. By die cutting the Watercolor pattern, she creates a background layer with subtle variations in color. It's a really nice technique.
Debbie created a really nice video where she explains, step by step how she created this piece...
And make sure to watch the video all the way through...she gives a great tutorial on using Stick It, and she shows how to use another new ink pad that I'll launch at CHA too! Wait til you see this new ink pad. It's really cool!
Thank you for stopping by today. I am really excited to share some of these new products and I can't wait until the show next week. It's going to be fun!