Global Stampers January Bog Hop – Myths & Magic Suite
Hello and welcome to our January blog hop. This month we are sharing our favourite products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue. It was easy for me to pick the Myths & Magic Suite. My niece had given birth to a son, Tyler. Excitingly, this was the first male born into our family for over a couple of generations. As soon as I saw the Myths & Magic Suite in the Occasions Catalogue at OnStage, I knew I would be featuring it on Tyler’s Name Plaque. Whilst the Suite has some feminine images, the Myths & Magic Suite is full of ‘boy’ stuff – wizards, dragons, boys and soldiers. I couldn’t wait to start this project and it was so easy to design. It isn’t always this easy….
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The Story Behind the Myths & Magic Suite Name Plaque
Every now and then your creative juices just flow. And this was one of those projects. Some of the images are stamped and die cut using the coordinating dies whilst others were fussy cut from the Designer Series Paper, called Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). The castle was cut free hand. Now I am not that artistic (might be creative), but this was easy. The most difficult part was cutting up the patterned paper – it was too cute and it is double-sided. But I bit the bullet after procrastinating. Do you have favourite products that you can’t bear to use?
I used an A4 Frame with a mat (Big W, Australia), but you could design this project for most rectangular box frames.
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Time required: 4 hrs of absolute fun Experience Required: suitable for both beginner and experienced crafters
The tower roof was fussy cut from Basic Gray cardstock. The Tangerine Tango ‘flag’ (right tower) was fussy cut from the DSP – it was originally the plume from a soldier’s helmut. The shutters were punched using the Everyday Label Punch and trimmed to shape.
The brickwork on the towers was created using Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Embossing Paste coloured with Smoky Slate reinker on Smoky Slate cardstock (allow to dry).
The battlements (I had to look that word up on Google!) were fussy cut and I didn’t worry if they weren’t particularly even.
The door was fussy cut from DSP. Tyler’s details, including name, birth weight and date of birth, was printed on the PC.
To provide depth to the scene, I used Foam Adhesive Strips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The Fresh Fig background paper is the Myths and Magic DSP.
The name was created using a faux Eclipse Technique. I die cut two versions of ‘TYLER’, one in Whisper White C/S and one in Bermuda Bay (Myths & Magic DSP). The Bermuda Bay version was adhered to the Whisper White layer, slightly offset, with Foam Adhesive Strips.
The crystal ball, held by the wizard, was punched from Glimmer Paper with a 1/2″ circle punch.
Stampin’ Up! Product List
For further information about the products used in this project, click on the items below to view in my Online Store. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don’t already have one and live in Australia. All these products can be purchased through my online shop or ordered through me. Please allow Demonstrator contact when ordering online so I can thank you properly. Stamp sets used in this project may be available in other mount options (wood-mount, clear-mount or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used. If you are shopping online and your order is under $250, please use current Host Code PG9UJE3J.
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