Monday, June 18, 2012

Lots of new sets!

Now that I've had a little time to sit down and get some card making done, here is a bit of what I've come up with using the new Catalog stamp sets. This is the Happy Hour set. It replaced a retired set called Cheers To You which I really loved! This new set is a tad more versatile in that it has some Christmas elements to it as well. No beer mug included this time though, which I really liked to make masculine cards or even kid cards turning it into root beer float images. I used Tangerine Tango, Whisper White and the green is Lucky Limeade. The Designer Series Paper is the Floral District collection. I used the decorative label punch to cut out the drink image. Fun little detail, I used a two way glue pen and sprinkled dazzling diamonds on the rim to make it look like salt/sugar and then popped up the lime wedge with a glue dot. This card uses Betsy's Blossoms and the accent band in Gumball Green is from Summer Silhouettes stamp set. I was perusing my saved blogs looking for inspiration. I really didn't know what to make with this set and it seems to be a favorite set for stampers. Reading Jill Hilliard's blog, she had a card class offering and her card was what inspired this one. I used the same layout and similar color scheme, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse and Gumball Green, just changing up some of the details. I loved her idea of the pearl for the eye. I stamped the front wing in Midnight Muse, cut it out and popped it up with a stampin' dimensional. Used the scallop edge border punch as well as the dotted scallop ribbon border punch. This was a quick one using Blooming with Kindness. Definitely a new favorite! Stamped in Primrose Petals the sentiment and then in Versamark the flower image. Poured clear embossing powder on top and heat set. Using sponge wedges I rubbed the Primrose Petal ink around the flower which allowed the embossed part to emerge. The center is Summer Starfruit ink just to give it a little dash of color. Matted the whisper white onto Primrose Petal cardstock and then onto Textured White cardstock.

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