Oooh, more sneak peeks! I’m having so much fun with the New Holiday Catalog products! Only one more week until you can order. WARNING: If you’re like me, and you’ve told yourself that you will limit your spending on this year’s Holiday Catalog offerings, go ahead and get over it now. This catalog has more must-have’s than ever before. I was able to justify my purchases, because Stampin’ Up! has made collections that can be used in so many ways, year-round. Yep, get ready…
The new Holiday Home stamp set and dies are awesome (and you can bundle them for a 15% savings!). It has 24 amazing stamps (it’s a photopolymer set, which makes for very simple layering of stamps, too!), and includes 5 sentiments that cover more than just holidays. Like I said, it’s a versatile year-round stamp set. NOTE: The sentiment on this card is from another new stamp set, For All Things. I’ll be showing you more from that set soon!
This week’s card is inspired by another fabulous sketch by our Pal, Margaret Moody, for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. Keep in mind that sketches are for inspiration and a starting point for you to bounce off of with your creative spin, and that’s what I did: I rotated the sketch…
In addition to rotating the sketch, instead of the two separate panels, I used one and split it with a wavy line to (hopefully!) resemble the two panels.
To add the Linen Thread, I punched a 1/16″ hole in each corner to thread it through to secure it without having to glue it down all the way around the card. The little house was colored with both Blendabilities and Stampin’ Write Markers, and Crystal Effects was added to the windows and the door. And as for those cute little clouds… do you recognize them? They’re cut with a die from the Word Bubbles dies! Perfect little clouds, and oh-so-easy!
This card was just too much fun… despite the fact that I got ink on my fingers and there is a smudge behind one of the clouds, AND the fact that I stuck my fingers in the wet Crystal Effects, oh, AND the fact that I set the completely finished background piece too close to a roll of packaging tape. Wow, that packaging tape sticks really well! Fortunately, I got it off without too much damage. It just goes to prove that you can salvage some pretty major goof-ups! No piece of paper was irreparably harmed or wasted in the making of this card. :) Like I told Brian King today, Mama said there’d be days like this!
I hope you’ll visit Pals Paper Arts to see what the Resident Artists have created to make your jaw drop this week, and that you’ll play along with us!
Supplies: Stamp Sets: Holiday Home and For All Things; Paper: Smokey Slate, Mossy Meadow, and Whisper White; Ink: Mossy Meadow, Sky Blue, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Black Onyx (by VersaFine) ink pads, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Stampin’ Write Markers in Smoky Slate and Basic Gray; Tools & Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Holiday Home Framelits Dies, Word Bubbles Framelits Dies, Stamping Sponges, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Crystal Effects and Stampin’ Dimensionals. Bold items will be available in the Holiday Catalog and released on August 28th!