I planned out today’s card before I sat down to create it – it was going to be the most gorgeous, over-the-top floral creation with bold, diagonal stripes, a bright flower, a gorgeous butterfly and a sweet sentiment. The more I played with that card, though, the more it transformed. Only the sentiment remained. The final card is still beautiful (in my opinion), but it has a much simpler and more masculine appeal. Here’s my card:
- Awesome, New Stuff. While I’ll still be sharing gorgeous products from our Holiday Catalog and Annual Catalog over the next month, I can’t help but to dip into some new, gorgeous products from Stampin’ Up!’s upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog. The sentiment, which I love, is from the gorgeous Butterfly Gala. This set pairs with a double-butterfly punch. You are going to want both, so go ahead and start making your list. 🙂 Here’s a look at the Butterfly Gala stamp set: When the gears in your mind start turning, it’s hard to make them stop. Although I intended to pair the “you’ve been on my mind” sentiment with a beautiful flower and butterfly, I thought it worked perfectly with the gears from the Garage Gears Thinlits, too. Here’s a look at JUST ONE of the dies in the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies:
- Textured Cogs & Wheels. This collection of cogs and wheels are cropped from a Tranquil Tide piece of Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – a page that’s filled with Tranquil Tide-on-Tranquil Tide texture, but check out the texture created from the impressions by the die – this is going to be one of my all-time favorite dies:Rather than just squaring off the ends of my 1/2″ sentiment, I cut them at an angle on either side. I played with other additions (like banners on either side), but I opted to leave it alone.
- Fresh Color Combination. When I set out to make my gorgeous floral card, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry were a great base for a bright flower. I was excited by how well the Tranquil Tide gears worked with the pale blue and rich purple. If you like this combination of Pool Party, Tranquil Tide and Rich Razzleberry, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Gala Papers: Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Thick Whisper White Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, 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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