Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Monday, June 25, 2012

Field Flowers

Oh my, I hope you haven't given up on me. I'm still here, just unable to spend much time in the studio these days. I am hoping that is all changing and I'll get back to a regular posting schedule.

So much going on. The New Annual Catalog was released on June 1. It is amazing ~ as usual! I know I say it every year, but Stampin' Up! has outdone themselves again. I for one am loving the new layout. Then there's the new products ~ Totally Awesome. No need to make a wish list, I want it all! The New In-Colors are scrumptious. Perfectly bright colors great for the summer and elegant enough for transforming into fall & the holidays. Speaking of scrumptious, wait until you try the newly designed ink pads. They are no longer felt, they are now Firm Foam. The Firm Foam releases more ink onto your rubber stamp, and stamps all your images beautifully. The new Designer Series Paper is gorgeous. There's something for everyone, and something for every occasion. And the new ribbons are fun too ~ Love the Stitched Satin and Grosgrain.

Today's project is one of the cards we did at my last class. I hosted a Card Buffet. I got the idea from a fellow demonstrator, and decided to try it with my customers. I designed several cards, and much like a food buffet, they got to "pick & choose" which cards they wanted to make. They each got to make 12 cards. It was a huge success, so I'm already planning my Christmas Card Buffet.

This card features the stamp set Field Flowers, and Designer Series Paper First Edition. This is a 2-step stamp set, which means you stamp with multiple colors & stamps to create one image. I stamped the stem first using Always Artichoke Classic Ink. For the flower I used Calypso Coral first, then stamped the outline with Cajun Craze. I love the look of stamping on printed paper, especially the words. I sponged the edges of the DSP with Always Artichoke to give it an aged look. The little butterfly was cut with my Big Shot and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

If you don't have a new catalog yet, let me know, and I'll get one to you right away.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Debbie D.

1 comment:

Bev Gomez said...

Cute card Debbie. TFS!