After Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event, I came home with a new catalog and bits-and-pieces of products from the new catalog. What fun! I used a scrap of new Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (such a gorgeous stack of paper!) to make my card for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Nature’s Poem. As the name suggests, the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper is inspired by nature. The paper is part of a suite of gorgeous products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog – I can’t wait for you to get your hands on these products. While the colors, patterns and images have an Autumnal feel to them, they are perfect for any time of the year. I love this Tranquil Tide panel of paper – so soothing and sweet.
- Pops of White. My card features Tranquil Tide and Sahara Sand in bold panels of color. It’s the delicate pops of white, though, that really help these colors to shine. Some of the leaves in the paper are white, so I pulled inspiration from there. Not only did I frame each panel with a thin border of Whisper White, but I added three White Perfect Accents on the band the runs across the panel for an additional pop. The dots also add a little texture to the card, which I love. Tip for placing enamel shapes in threes: When adding a trio of enamel shapes, I always place the first and last shape before the middle shape. That makes it easier for me to make sure everything is balanced perfectly when I place the center one between the two that are already placed.
- Color Combination. These colors couldn’t be more tranquil, could they? I guess there’s a reason they call it Tranquil Tide! While the papers list Soft Suede as the brown in this pack of designs, these are so lightly colored that I paired them with Sahara Sand. Love it! If you love this combination of Tranquil Tide, Sahara Sand and Whisper White as much as I do, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Amazing Congratulations Papers: Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide, Sahara Sand, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: White Perfect Accents,Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch team page to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Now that demonstrators have seen Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog, the list of retiring items is available to everyone. These items will no longer be sold after this catalog period ends on May 31 OR while supplies last. Yikes! In addition, bundled pricing on all bundles (even those where the stamp set and coordinating punch/die) will retire on May 31. Click on the image above to review all of the retiring items in my online store.