Monday, February 5, 2024

Stamp Review Crew - Perennial Postage

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Perennial Postage edition! The "Crew" is 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. If you landed here from Jay's blog, welcome! There are five of us today. If you get lost on the way, click the banner above for the complete blog roll.

The Perennial Postage bundle is a set of ten greetings with twelve piece dies that are part of the Perennial Lavender Suite. Bundle them together and you save 10%, but you can certainly get them separately if you want. Being the die junkie that I am, I just had to have them!

I have two cards and a confession....on one of the cards I used something that I didn't realize was retired until I made the product list. I thought the Fine Shimmer paper had carried over, oops! My bad, so sorry! So, let's get that one out of the way.

The largest postage die was used to cut the DSP and a Starry Sky mat was added before it was adhered to the retired Fresh Freesia Fine Shimmer Paper. (Note: I cut the two small square postage pieces from that shimmer beforehand.)

The stamped greeting was cut with the third largest rectangle postage die and layered over a Starry Sky mat. The shimmer squares were adhered and everything was popped up on dimensionals. The butterfly was colored with the Light Starry Sky Stampin' Blend and popped up on the square, then some shimmer gems were added.

The second card started with the 4" x 5 1/4" DSP adhered to the Crumb Cake base and then various patterns were cut from the DSP using the third largest rectangle die and the largest square die (that was overlapped on the right side).

A 2" x 3 3/8" piece of vellum was adhered with glue dots and tiny dots of liquid glue hidden behind the embellishments and greeting.

After coloring the butterfly with Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends, I went over it with Clear Wink of Stella to give that shimmery effect. After stamping and fussy cutting the greeting, it was popped up and foiled gems were added to finish the card.

That's all I have to share for today, so click "Next" to see what Ellen created, or "Previous" to visit Jay again. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. I love the Starry Sky card, and what stamper among us does not use retired product??? (I'm happy to see how people continue to use their supplies.) I'm for shimmer in whatever form!


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