Apr 22 2010

One Card, Two Ways – Summer Mini Sneak Peek

Stampin Up Canada

 

Stampin’ Up! is my full time career. And that means that stamping is part of my job almost every day. Maybe I need cards for a class or I have an order for wedding invitations. I actually schedule time to stamp and create onto my calendar and my to do list. 

And then there are days I stamp just for fun. Today’s cards didn’t "need" to be made. These cards were made simply because I enjoy stamping as a hobby as well as a job. How lucky am I?!  Very. I really enjoyed making these cards. If you enjoy seeing them here, leave me a comment.

Both of these cards were made using sets from the Summer Mini catalogue that will be effective on May 1, 2010.  Click Here to request your copy of the Summer Mini catalogue. All copies should be received next week. 

Today’s post is just a little tease of some of the great stamp sets and products that will be available. These two stamps are my current favourites but a girl can change her mind. And I do. Often. Did you notice the new shimmery mist on the brown and turquoise card?

 

 To Order Stampin’ Up! Products in Canada, Click Here

 

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Trio

 

For this first card, I used the Watercolor Trio stamp set and inks in Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip. To get the watercolor look, I inked  up the stamps with a classic ink pad and then misted the stamp before applying it to watercolor paper. To finish, I sprayed the paper with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz Spray. Although Smooch Spritz Spray is a tongue twister you may not want to say too often, you will love the shimmery effect of the spray. And it is available in four colours. And you will want all of them! 

 

Stamps:  Watercolor Trio

Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip

Paper: Watercolor Paper, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Kraft

Punches: 3/16" Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge  

Other: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz Spray 

 

Stampin' Up! Elements of Style.

 

This second card is simpler than the first but also more elegant. I used only Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and added Bravo Burgundy as an accent colour. In addition to the Bravo Burgundy cardstock, I added grosgrain ribbon in the same colour.


Stamps:  Elements of Style

Ink:  Basic Black

Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black, Whisper White

Punches:  3/16" Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge  

Other: Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Don’t think it, ink it! 

2 comments so far

2 Responses to “One Card, Two Ways – Summer Mini Sneak Peek”

  1. Tami Blackon 22 Apr 2010 at 11:12 am

    I love the concept and may adapt this for myself. Both of these cards are gorgeous — there isn’t anything I would change!

  2. Linaon 23 Apr 2010 at 10:44 am

    I loved both cards but especially the black, white and burgundy…very classy! With a different sentiment and main design stamp it could even be a wedding card.

    I stamp/make cards strictly as a hobby and only when I can find the time but I love doing it. You have inspired me to pull out my supplies this weekend…hopefully!

    Thanks,

    Lina

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