I have to tell you that I would be hard pressed to pick a short list of favorites from the New 2013 Holiday Catalog. Today’s card only has two new products, the Silver Foil Sheets and the Expressions Thinlits Dies, along with some “old” favorites, but, “Wow!”, what a brand new look. Tell me what you think:
Like anything that you do or collect for a while, it gets more difficult to be really impressed with new things. You always have your old favorites that are really hard to top. Well, Stampin’ Up! has been “Wow-ing” me all year long, and the products in the new Holiday Catalog are no exception.
This card would not have happened without the inspiration that came from the awesome sketch by Rita Wright for this week’s challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. I’m not usually a fan of circles, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them. Then this thought popped into my head: “When in doubt, use butterflies.” Everyone loves butterflies, so I can get myself out of just about any slump with the help of butterflies.
This is such a simple, quick and easy card. Punches and Framelits make it a breeze to create. The butterfly from Papillon Potpourri was stamped onto three different colors of card stock with black ink and cropped with the Elegant Butterfly Punch.
Two different embossing folders give what would have been a plain card much more interest and texture: Stripes and Square Lattice give emphasis where it’s needed.
The “love” cut with the Expressions Thinlits Dies is what really completes this card. I am crazy about the font and size, and especially love how it looks used with the Silver Foil Sheets.
Can you believe how two new products completely transforms the look of a few old favorites? What a facelift! Are these two items on your wish list???
I hope you’ve enjoyed this design. Now it’s time to travel over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what our hostess, Rita, and the Clean Team have created this week to inspire you. Please play along with us this week! We love to see what you create with our sketches!
SUPPLIES: Stamps Set: Papillon Potpourri; Paper: Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Sky Blue, Marina Mist and Silver Foil Sheets; Ink: Basic Black; Tools and Accessories: Big Shot, Circles Framelits Dies, Expressions Thinlits Dies, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, Elegant Butterfly Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Rhinestones Basic Jewels and Glue Dots.