Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop! This month's theme is Christmas in July. Wait, I am not even ready to start thinking about Christmas. I have a few Christmas stamp sets from prior years but somehow that didn't feel right, then an idea came to me.
I just received the hostess reward set, Artfully Folded and thought it would be a great set to use for Christmas. Origami cranes are a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times. It is believed that if you fold a 1000 origami cranes your wish will come true. In fact when we got married (it will be 32 years this September) friends of mine folded 1000 gold cranes for us. At our reception I had strings of gold cranes hanging from a white paper umbrella. It was beautiful and full of so many wishes for a happy life.
All the images on the card are embossed in silver embossing powder. If you look very closely you can see a few flecks of glitter in the swirl image (Star of Light stamp set). I mixed in some Dazzling Diamonds glitter with the silver embossing powder. I wanted to add just a little more shine to the star swirl. Do you see the shimmer in the crane? I first colored in the crane using Wink of Stella. It was pretty but very subtle. I had a Wink of Stella that was pretty much empty and one of my team members reminded me that I could add some alcohol to it and even some ink refill, so I did. I filled the Wink of Stella pen with alcohol and added a drop of Smoky Slate ink refill. The result is a silvery Wink of Stella shine. Love it!
Be sure to check out all the projects on the hop.