Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – Black for Friday 13th

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Happy Friday the 13th! I hope the day has brought you only good things. We’ve had grey skies and cooler temps here, and I have a poor sick little girl who has missed her last week of school. But you know what that means? The perfect excuse to stay inside and get some stamping done!

This Friday the 13th also brings you the latest Paper Adventures team blog hop – and that can only be a good thing. I hope you’ve been hopping along and have arrived here from our guest this month, Sue Plote aka The Pink Rooster. So great to have her on board! Keep hopping along after this post to see the rest of our team and their brilliant black creations.

I’m a huge fan of black, as a glance into my wardrobe would tell you. In crafting it’s a great base colour and almost always appears on a creation somewhere as an accent, an outline, a sentiment stamped in black. There’s also plenty of on-trend black and white paper in Stampin Up!’s range this year. Black goes with everything, especially with a pop of a bright colour or, like I have done with these projects, with a metallic.

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For this little thank you gift set I went with a Basic Black and Copper combination. The card uses the gorgeous butterfly from the Beautiful Day set from the Occasions catalogue. I love this set for its big, bold designs. They look beautiful coloured in or embossed like this one.

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Also on this card are the recently retired black mini crochet trim (from the 2017 Holidays catalogue) and the sentiment is from the retired but much used by me Another Thank You stamp set. It’s a good reminder at this time of the Stampin Up! year, with a new catalogue and another round of retirements on the horizon, that just because something is retired that doesn’t mean you can’t use it!

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For the bag tag I had this idea to try to both dry and wet emboss it. I first ran it through the big shot with the Petal Pair embossing folder. Then I used my Versamark pad to run over the raised image, sprinkled generously with embossing powder, and heat embossed. It isn’t the cleanest and tidiest embossing you’ll ever see, there’s definitely a lot of little sprinkled bits around, but it looks and feels pretty cool despite this. I was going for that letterpress luxe look, and I hope I at least partly achieved that!

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I love the copper tone! It looks so great against the black.

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I also think the copper butterfly is quite Autumn-y, don’t you? I’m always excited about the changing light at this time of the year, especially the way it filters through the trees at the front of the house in the late afternoons. Not the greatest for taking detailed photos of a black and metallic project, but so pretty!

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Keep up the Black Friday good luck chain by hopping on over next to Mandy to see her black beauty. I hope this blog hop is inspiring you all to make black a focus of your projects and not just an accent colour.

 

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From High Trees House,
S.
Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop for Friday the 13th participants:
Sue Plote (guest designer)
Siobhan Fitzsimmons -you are here!! Hi!

 

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6 thoughts on “Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – Black for Friday 13th

  1. Mandy Depiazzi says:

    I love the black with metallic look! Classic look. The copper embossing powder is my favourite. You have inspired me to try something new with the embossing folder then heat embossing! Wow stunning x

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