As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I am able to pre-order items from the 2015 Occasions Catalog a month early (and can already earn Sale-a-Bration products at the same time), so you’d better believe I’ve stocked up on some fun, new supplies and stamp sets. I’m really excited to share a sneak peek at some gorgeous new Designer Series Paper and a wonderful new stamp set from the Occasions Catalog (available for ordering on January 6).
Here’s my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- A Painted Look with Stamps and Paper. It’s Spring, y’all! And Stampin’ Up!’s Painted Petals stamp set and Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper will soon hatch to help you create beautiful projects with gorgeous images and colors. Who doesn’t love the look of beautifully water colored flowers? Achieving that look is super-easy with this set and this paper. AND…the sentiments in this set are AMAZINGLY wonderful! Check it out!
- Minus One. I love to create projects with inspiration from sketches. Sometimes, though, an element of the sketch doesn’t “work” with the rest of the card. I tried my darnedest to include a little piece of Blushing Bride twine in this design (and ultimately remade the center panel), but I ultimately decided to center my sentiment and remove the twine. The focal panel needed to be more “clean” to stand out against the busy – but beautiful – background.
- Fresh Color Combination. The cardstock colors I used for this card were inspired by the colors in the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper. Throughout the Fall and Holiday seasons, I’ve barely touched Wild Wasabi, so I’m happy to see it turn up here. The colors in this paper include: Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi on a Whisper White base. Phew! That’s a lot, but they sure do work well together – and it’s nice to play with some fresh, Spring colors.
Stamp Sets: Painted Petals Papers: Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride Accessories: Scallop Edge Border punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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