I know I say it every year but I really REALLY mean it this year! This is the best catalog SU has ever had! I LOVE the stamps, accessories, and the SAMPLES!!!!! They are just fabulous this year and I've cased more already than I think I ever have in a catty! So I sat down tonight after work and the gym and dinner and managed to get TWO done, woo-hoo! AND I actually LIKED them both, lol! So tonight's post is a two-fer!
First up is the card that I semi-cased from page 2 of the catalog. It was a little 3 x 3 but I wanted to make it bigger so here we go:
Stamps: Best of everything, tiny tags
Paper: Whisper white, pool party
Ink: pool party, daffodil delight, old olive
Accessories: Large circle punch, daffodil and pool party ribbon, jewelry tag punch, linen embossing folder
I used the best of everything stamp set. It's so cute! I was on the fence about getting it but was able to earn it FREE with the new hostess benefits! Free stamps = GOOD stamps:-) All I did here was stamp the bird and a couple of flowers and cut them out. The stem is stamped on the circle punch and then I popped it all up on dimensionals.
And want to know a lil dirty secret about this card??? I messed up and used a bigger circle than was called for on the supplies so my flower didn't go over the top and it didn't look right...so I just added the second one to make my flower taller and ta-da all better:-) There are NO mistakes in stamping...only opportunities to embellish!!! I also layered the ribbons and I LOVE that new in color ruffled ribbon! It's so fun! A tiny tag rounds this card out!
Next up, field flowers. I don't usually go ga-ga over floral sets but WOW! This one caught my eye right away! I tried hard to resist it but alas I caved:-) And I'm glad I did, just look!
Stamps: Field flowers, tiny tags
Paper: crumb cake, calypso coral, first edition DSP
Ink: Old olive, calypso coral, blushing bride
Accessories: crochet trim, vintage tags
Wow-eeeee! This is a two step stamp so I stamped the more solid image in blushing bride first and then went back with the detail stamp in calypso coral and I LOVE the way it turned out! I was afraid calypso was too bright for a vintage card to start with but it works! I also sponged the DSP with blushing bride. And a vintage tag and some crochet trim finish this one nicely.
Hope to be back soon! Happy stamping!