Hello! Thank you for joining me & my stamping friends as we hop on week 14 of Social Stamping. Each week has a theme that somehow applies to the COVID-19 situation and this week it’s about the ‘out of the box’ thinking brought about by the pandemic.
I know I’ve had to be flexible in how I’ve dealt with home, work and stamping since the pandemic hit in March. There’s been a great deal of ‘out of the box’ thinking that has resulted in trying new things and making new connections. As we ease back into our new normal (either post COVID or between COVID depending on how things go), some of the out of the box thinking will carry on with us – making their mark on how we do things forever more!
My project for today was very literally inspired by the term ‘out of the box’. I’ve made a floating frame card where all the fun happens on the outside of the box.
You’ll note the appearance of a long retired but in no way forgotten bundle called Nailed It. Who still owns this? I love those tools and this seemed like the perfect time to release them from the tool-BOX (pun intended!).
This technique has been around for a while, possibly originally shared by Jennifer McGuire. See her post here with a video tutorial on how to use Press & Seal to achieve this look.
Although the tools are retired, the rest of the card features current products available in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. I’ve coloured the tools using Stampin’ Blends – Dark Real Red, Light Cherry Cobbler and Light Smoky Slate.
The frames have been cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The DSP is In Good Taste, the embossing folder for the Gray Granite card base is Subtle 3D and the Happy B-Day sentiment is from Happiest of Birthdays stamp set.
Thanks for coming along with us today to share in the ‘out of the box’ theme. Next up is the wonderful Michelle Strazds who has made a fabulous project for her daughter’s birthday.
To see a full list of participants in today’s hop, click here to visit the main blog host participant list. Thank you to all my stamping friends who joined!
Have a wonderful weekend!