In yesterday’s post, I shared a sneak peek at Thoughtful Branches, an amazing new set that’s currently available to Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and that will be available to customers starting August 2. I spent most of my weekend playing with the gorgeous images and sentiments in this set – and I’m excited to share these projects with you. How gorgeous are the fonts in this new set? Let me answer that question – very! The beautifully scripted “You’re in my Thoughts” inspired me to make this sophisticated card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Layering Patterns. These prints from Moroccan Designer Series Paper are just gorgeous and pair perfectly with the beautiful sentiment from Thoughtful Branches. When layering patterns, it’s important to make sure the colors or patterns don’t clash with one another – in this case, the base pattern is intricate and detailed, while the next layer is more solid and monochromatic. As such, the papers work brilliantly together – especially when they are separated by that teeny frame of Early Espresso. If you missed my video about how to effectively layer patterns, you can check it out here.
- Measurements. I don’t always share the measurements for my cards (as I explained in this video, I often “saw away at” layers until I get the balance that works best with the pieces I’m using). This card is special, though. Because it features so many beautiful layers of cardstock (9 if you counted them correctly), I wanted to share the measurements with you today: If you are still stumped by my count of 9 layers – I doubled up the Very Vanilla oval so that it would be thick enough to not bend during shipment. 🙂
- Rich and Soothing Color Combination. While there are several other great colors in the patterns from Moroccan Designer Series Paper, these two pages featured only Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon on a base of Very Vanilla. What a perfect setting for a solemn note to a hurting friend. If you like these colors, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Branches Papers: Moroccan Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla Inks: Early Espresso Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Get Thoughtful Banners Now. You don’t have to wait until August 2 to buy Thoughtful Banners – Stampin’ Up! demonstrators can order this amazing bundle now. AND starting August 2, Demonstrators will be able to pre-order from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. We’ll get an awesome Sneak Peek at the Catalog at the end of July. That’s three great reasons to sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – most of my team members are hobbyist who enjoy the discount with no pressure to sell to anyone. Please reach out to me at [email protected] if you’d like to set-up a chat with me – I’d love to introduce you to my group!
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