While I’ve been waist-deep in cardstock and ribbon this weekend (prepping my product shares to be sent out next week), I didn’t have a lot of time to play with all of the amazing, new products that arrived on Friday. The blog has to keep going, though, so I made time to create a super-sweet card with a cute set from the new catalog. For inspiration for this layout, I turned to the CAS(E) This Sketch site. This week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge offers a sweet-and-simple collage. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for Hannelie’s CTS challenge that inspired my card:
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- Message in a Bottle. How sweet is this octopus – and how adorable is the sentiment that pairs with the eight-armed mollusk? This playful stamp set is a perfect Valentine’s Day set – nautical themes with puns that say “I like you.” This set is perfect for a card to an old friend or to a grandchild. The images are cute. I love the octopus – and the the boat, whale, and mermaid are equally as adorable. Here’s a quick look at this set
and here’s an adorable card made by Stampin’ Up! designers with the same stamps I used:
- Create-a-Collage. I admire those who can make beautiful designs in a collage style. I find a “random layering of elements” difficult but had a lot of fun with it here. I stamped the splattering of dots from Touches of Texture with a second generation of Marina Mist ink (I stamped it off once on scrap paper before stamping it here. I then stamped a series of small circles from Pieces & Patterns in a full inking of Marina Mist. That created a great, watery base for my sweet octopus. The cherry on top was the word bubble of hearts from Foxy Friends, which I inked up with Stampin’ Write Markers and snipped out. How fun is that?!
- Color Combination. I don’t often reach for Marina Mist – but when I do, I”m almost always happy I did. I paired Marina Mist with Fresh Fig (perfect for the octopus) and added a piece of Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper for a little movement and another pop of Fresh Fig. I added a tiny touch of Berry Burst with a Stampin’ Write Marker on the hearts in word bubble. If you like this combination of colors, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Message in a Bottle, Foxy Friends, Touches of Texture, Pieces & Patterns Papers: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper Inks: Marina Mist, Fresh Fig, Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Berry Burst, Basic Black) Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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