Pootlers Blog Hop | Merry Christmas with Trimming the Town

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah and to the Pootlers Blog Hop for the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue. Gosh, I feel like autumn winter has hit us early this year, but then I suppose that that also means that 2020 will end sooner rather than later, which can only be a good thing right?!

Anyway, I’ve got a fun Christmas card for you today for the team blog hop. I have been loving the Trimming the Town suite of products in this latest catalogue. The stamp set, dies and Designer Series Paper just coordinate so perfectly (like, the dies cut out the Designer Series Paper!!!!), and using Stampin’ Blends to colour the houses has just been making my heart happy.

Merry Christmas Card using Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card is actually Poppy Parade, but you can’t really see much of it as the whole card from is covered with a piece of Designer Series Paper cut to 14.8 x 13.5 cm. The paper is scored at 10.5 cm and then folded back to give this pop of people down the right hand side.

The main focus though is that circle embellishment. I cut two circles; 1 in Poppy Parade and 1 in Whisper White, and then further die cut the Whisper White one using one of the dies in the Home Together dies to create a sort of snow drift effect.

Then I stamped two of the houses and a tree from the Coming Home stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured them using Stampin’ Blends.

I haven’t done any fancy Blend colouring here, rather just adding a layer of the lighter tone of the colour over the whole area, and the picking out the areas that could be in shadow with a single line of the darker tone. I love that Stampin’ Blends now come in pairs, so you always have the perfect colour partners when either basic colouring like this, or doing more complicated Blending!

The sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade and is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp set which you can find in the Annual catalogue.

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