One of the things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is that I get access to new catalogues and new catalogue product long before they are released on the open market. So guess what? I am going to share with you a card I made using a couple of the new in-colours, Midnight Muse and Primrose Pink. Aren’t they gorgoeus names? Also a new stamp set called Betsy’s Blossoms. These fantastic new products will be available to you on the 1st September.
I made this card for the challenge at Craft Project Central this month. I ran Whisper White card through the Big Shot using the Stripes Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Primrose Pink card stock. I stamped the bird image from Betsy’s Blossoms onto Whisper White card using Midnight Muse ink. These new ink pads are fantastic. They have foam pads not felt like the previous stamp pads and what a difference it makes to your stamping. Forget rubbing and pushing into the ink pad, the recommended way to use them is to tap lightly on your stamp, so in most cases, lay you stamp down on its back and then lightly tap the ink pad onto the stamp. (I didn’t do this, just habit, and I had ink everywhere, so lesson learned, follow the recommendation!). I was really amazed at the great coverage these new ink pads gave, usually an image that is solid like this bird has stamped slightly patchy, but not with the new ink pads. I think I am going to have to get more of these.
Anyway, after stamping the images I punched them using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. I also used my Circles #2 Die and cut Old Olive card using the 2″ circle on the die, a perfect mat for my images. I attached the images to the card front using dimensionals only under the middle image. I stamped “hello” from the Tiny Tags stamp set onto Whisper White card using Primrose Pink ink and then used the smallest framelit in my new Bitty Banners Framelits. Then I discovered that this tiny banner fitted on the Word Window Punch with just the tiniest frame showing. I just trimmed the ends with my paper snips. The close up of this shows me that my punch needs a little sharpening! I attached the greeting to the card front using dimensionals also.
While it may not be a stunning card, I had such fun making it. If you would like to win one month’s free subscription to Craft Project Central, then entering the monthly card challenge is a great way to do it. For every 10 entries, one free subscription will be given away.
Bye for now, Kris.