Welcome to the first Monday of the month and another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. Today we are featuring the Alpine Adventure photopolymer stamp set, and the now-sold-out Alpine Sports Thinlits Dies. We had no way of knowing when this schedule was set months ago that it would be gone already! You may have landed here from Ann's blog, The Stampin' Schach, or are starting here. Either way, follow the links at stop to go on to the next blog!
The whole reason I wanted this bundle was for the sled! I have very fond memories of playing with a red sled in the snow when I was a little girl. Okay, stop with the jokes - yes, they HAD invented sleds way back then! But I did have to walk five miles to school in the snow, uphill, both ways.
The sled was built by cutting three layers of Basic Black and gluing them together, then the final layer was cut from a piece of Wood Textures DSP which was colored with a Real Red Blends marker. I cut away the pieces that would have been black metal and adhered the "wood" pieces to the sled. I wanted the look of painted wood, and I think it turned out perfect! The layers really give it a 3D feeling, too.
The wreath was stamped in Call Me Clover with Poppy Parade berries added, along with some Red Rhinestones for bling. I hung it over the Real Red bow and held it in place with a dot of glue.
Besides the Sparkle Glimmer lined snow drifts and snowflake, some embossed snow was added to the background using the Softly Falling embossing folder. (The drifts were cut freehand.) And, of course, I had to emboss the envelope flap to match!
That's all for me....up next is Dawn, at Tiddbits from Dawn. I'm sure she has something fabulous to share!