Today I am sharing a card that I made for a sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary. Connie Babbert and Mary Brown host a weekly Stampin’ Up! only challenge, and this is my first time participating. I am cuckoo over this week’s sketch and simply couldn’t pass it up. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Stamp on Designer Series Paper. My original idea was to stamp this big ‘ole moth over a rainbow of pastel colors. As I started gathering cardstock I thought would work well, I stumbled on some strips of Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper. No, seriously. I LITERALLY stumbled on them, slid two feet on the Fungeon floor and smacked my head on a box of washi tape. I decided the Swallowtail would look great stamped on light pieces from this Epic Day set of papers. Since I chose to feature more of the Pool Party here, I allowed Calypso Coral to be the accent – and made the card base with Calypso Coral.
- Round the Corners. I like that this sketch rounds the corners in the bottom, right of the card. Since my corner punch went missing a couple of months ago (my original one – which has since been replaced – took an adventurous trip down the interstate on the roof of a customer’s car), I forget that corner rounding is even an option. Duh! It’s always good to be reminded. I like a rounded corner – and I especially like when just one or two corners are rounded like in this sketch challenge.
- Stamping with Offset Pieces. Want to know how I stamped the Swallowtail on these pieces while maintaining the appropriate amount of space between them? I cut out my Designer Series Paper pieces and applied 2-way glue to the back of each piece. I let the glue dry (the glue becomes a temporary adhesive when dry) and positioned the pieces on a scrap piece of paper with small gaps between each one. I then stamped the Swallowtail in Jet Black StazOn over the center of the pieces. My pieces were ready to mount on Basic Black cardstock. Woo hoo!
Stamp sets: Swallowtail, A Dozen Thoughts Papers: Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper Inks: Jet Black StazOn Accessories: 3/16″ Corner punch, 2-way glue pen
Thanks for stopping by today. I enjoyed hanging out and sharing this card.
Rotary Arm and Blades Now Available! Stampin’ Up! has introduced a new rotary arm for your Stampin’ Trimmer, along with some new decorative edge cutting blades. You’ve seen them on page 176 and 177 of the 2013-2104 Annual Catalog (with a note that they aren’t available until August) and on page 24 of the Holiday Catalog. Guess what! They are now available to order. Here’s a quick summary (so you can add these to your next order with me):
- Stampin’ Trimmer, #126889, $29.95
- Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Addition, #129407, $12.95
- Small Scallop Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade, #129410, $3.95
- Straight Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Blade, #129408, $5.95
- Tiny Wave Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade, #129409, $3.95
- Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat, #131375, $3.95
- Perforating Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade, #132788, $3.95