Thursday, 31 December 2020

Social Stamping - #20 Oh 2020

Oh 2020 and Darling Donkeys with Oh So Ombre DSP

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 20th Social Stamping Blog Host.

This is the final Social Stamping Blog Host for 2020. What a year it has been, however, one of the highlights has been regularly joining with this amazing group of creatives. Paper crafting has helped me maintain a level of sanity during this difficult year and the Social Stamping blog hop has given me specific focus to create. Also, I have learnt more about blogging and become more regular with my posts.

Symbolically, I am really looking forward to the end of 2020 and a fresh start to herald a much better year. Logically I know that a new year will not magically bring the changes we would like. However, I am so thankful that we are in one of the best countries in the world.

Darling Donkeys and Oh So Ombre Stampin Up card, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Valley Inspirations, Adelaide foothills, Australia

My project this month is symbolic of my desire to kick away 2020 and celebrate a new year filled with hope for better things. The focal stamp set is new and one of the Sale-a-bration offerings available from 5 January that can be choosen for free with a purchase of $90 worth of Stampin' Up! products. This cute set is called Darling Donkeys. I have seen a couple of projects that show the donkey kicking away 2020. To add my own twist I thought I would add some celebration of the incoming 2021. After creating my card I have seen a number with the same idea - great minds think alike! Time had run out for creating another card so I am sharing my interpretation. 😁

Darling Donkeys and Oh So Ombre Stampin Up card, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Valley Inspirations, Adelaide foothills, Australia

This card is a Triangle Fun Fold card created from an A4 sheet of Thick Whisper White card-stock that was scored down the centre, both lengthwise and across the width. Then the sheet is cut in half diagonally from corner to corner. (Two cards can be made from one sheet of A4.) The card-stock was folded and burnished along the score lines so that the diagonal edges meet in the middle. This is the card base.

Darling Donkeys and Oh So Ombre Stampin Up card, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Valley Inspirations, Adelaide foothills, Australia

Two of the donkeys were stamped on Whisper White card-stock in Gray Granite Classic Stampin' ink. The donkeys were coloured using Stampin' Blends Combo Packs in Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Basic Black as well as Ivory and the Colour Lifter. Then both donkeys were fussy cut and shaped a little.

Darling Donkeys and Oh So Ombre Stampin Up card, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Valley Inspirations, Adelaide foothills, Australia

A piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet was attached to some Gray Granite card-stock and some Rainbow Glimmer Paper and the numbers 2 and 0 were die cut from Gray Granite and 2, 0, 2, 1 from differing colours of the Rainbow Glimmer. The numbers came from the Playful Alphabet die set. The glimmer numbers had pieces of White twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo pack attached to the bottom. Later these lengths of twine were adhered to the upright donkey's teeth.

Darling Donkeys and Oh So Ombre Stampin Up card, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Valley Inspirations, Adelaide foothills, Australia

The card front was cut from another Sale-a-bration product, one of the Bermuda Bay ombre sheets from the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper. The two triangles of DSP were mounted on Gray Granite card-stock, which in turn was mounted on the card base leaving a small boarder of the white card base. The donkeys and numbers were manoeuvred to find the appropriate positioning. To ground the donkeys, some grasses from the Beautiful Moments stamp set were stamped directly onto the DSP card front using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin' ink (the ink coordinates with one of the colours in the Rainbow Glimmer Paper).

Darling Donkeys and Oh So Ombre Stampin Up card, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Valley Inspirations, Adelaide foothills, Australia

The sentiment was created using the New Year's die from the Word Wishes die set. It was cut four times from Whisper White card-stock, with the "s" trimmed off. The pieces were adhered together to create some dimension. Two labels from the Tasteful Labels die set, one from Whisper White card-stock and the other from the remaining Bermuda Bay Oh So Ombre DSP. The trick with the labels is to only adhere part of the bottom label to the upper flap of the card front so that it will still open. In my post-Christmas vagueness I'm so glad I remembered! While the camera has picked up the added Wink of Stella, It makes the words "New Year" look grubby rather than glittery - oh dear. In reality it actually looks quite shimmery.

Darling Donkeys and Oh So Ombre Stampin Up card, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Valley Inspirations, Adelaide foothills, Australia

A Whisper White card inner was stamped with the third donkey from the stamp set and coloured with the same colours of Stampin' Blends. To coordinate with the card front the inner was mounted on Gray Granite card-stock leaving a fine mount.  Another 2 and 0 were cut from Gray Granite card-stock (without any foam sheet attached). The gray numbers were adhered  as if they had fallen from the card front and knocked the donkey on the head. To further coordinate with the card front a Whisper White C6 Envelope was stamped with one of the donkeys using Gray Granite Classic Stampin' ink. "Happy" was stamped in Basic Gray Classic Stampin' ink. This stamp was already on my table as it comes from another new stamp set - the Art Gallery set from the new January - June Mini Catalogue. There is so much gorgeousness in this new catalogue and something for everyone.

Darling Donkeys and Oh So Ombre Stampin Up card, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Valley Inspirations, Adelaide foothills, Australia

To finish the card ... oops, as I was finishing writing my blog I realised that I forgotten to add some of the gorgeous clear Elegant Faceted Gems. All of the photos above won't show these gorgeous gems, but hopefully the photo below will. I must go and add the gems now and take another photo. 😔

Darling Donkeys and Oh So Ombre Stampin Up card, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Valley Inspirations, Adelaide foothills, Australia

I hope you are enjoying this month's Social Stamping Blog Hop which has focused on the "Oh 2020" theme. If you started at the beginning with our amazing Social Stamping Host, Kelly Kent, then the next talented crafter is Narelle Simm at Eleventh Hour Stamping. Click on Narelle's name to be taken to her blog or click on the "next" graphic. 

To to see the full list of participants click on this next link to be taken to Kelly Kent's Host Blog Post at My Papercraft Journey where you will find all the individual links that can take you to each person's blog.


I hope to see you again next year. I'm not sure whether the Social Stamping Blog Host will continue - keep an eye on Kelly Kent's blog.

Do look after yourself and your loved ones. I hope the New Year is a better year for us all with many good things in store. Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others in these strange times. 

Andrea 😘

4 comments:

  1. This is such a fabulous ode to what has been 2020 - such a pain in the ass for so many!!! Thank you for joining in with so many Social Stamping hops this year Andrea and sharing your awesome creations. Happy new year, Kelly x

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  2. Great way to say good by to 2020

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  3. What a perfect card to celebrate the start of a new year! Great fancy fold idea too-Happy New Year :)

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  4. What an amazing fold for such a perfect sentiment at the end of the year!!! Best way to use this stamp set too!!

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