I hope you've had a really super weekend.
Yesterday I met up with a group of fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators for a get-together to share some projects we've made using new products, exchanging small paper craft gifts and doing make-n-takes.
I wanted to share the Thank You card that my team leader Kim organised for all of us but I still feel it's a bit early to start showing projects that have been created with new products. As an alternative, I've used Kim's design but with current products that are very similar. I think the design of this card works brilliantly with both current and new products.
Kim used one of the new colours, so I chose a retiring colour, Hello Honey. I started decorating my Whisper White card front, by using Basic Black Archival Ink and stamping the Thank You sentiment from the Sassy Salutations (which is retiring soon) towards the top left hand corner and the bottom right hand corner and the third one halfway between the other two.
I chose one of the flower stamps from the Flower Shop Stamp Set and stamped two flowers, both going off the card stock, one on the right hand side and one along the bottom. I used the Pansy Punch to punch out one flower from the sticky part of a Post It Note. I adhered this over one of the flowers and then, using Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the bobbly ring stamp from the You're So Lovely Stamp Set (also due to retire very soon), so it went through the centre of the flower and just about off the card stock. Then I did the same to the second flower.
I changed ink to Hello Honey and the stamp to the long lines stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. I positioned the stamp over the top Thank You so it went off the edge on the left hand side. I used my flower mask to cover the right hand side flower, and stamped the lines in Hello Honey over the second Thank you but making sure this on went just over part of the flower.
I removed the mask and placed it over the second flower. Then I repeated the stamping with the lined Gorgeous Grunge Stamp. Kim had finished her card by adhering some Rhinestones. I decided to stamp two of the flowers onto some Whisper White Card Stock using some Hello Honey Ink. Then I punched the centre out of each flower using the 1/4" Hand-held Punch (this is also retiring soon). I adhered one in the middle of each flower using Tombow Glue and then painted them with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
To put my card together, I adhered a layer of Basic Black Card Stock to my Hello Honey card base. Then I adhered my card front to the Basic Black layer. This is a great design although totally different from anything I'd come up with myself - many thanks, Kim, I love it!
That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.