Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sneak Peek - NEW COLORS!

I'm still hosting Chat & challenges over on SUDSOL (the online community for SU demonstrators), and this week, instead of giving a sketch - I gave 8 tasks or steps that asked participants to gather certain supplies. Once all 8 steps were given, they then had 30 minutes to design a project using only what they had just gathered. My inspiration for the steps came from THIS CARD I had done earlier. I actually got time to play along with my own requirements this go around (it's been a loooong time since I could do that!) I wanted to use the "July Fourth" stamp set currently in the Summer Mini, also available as a digital download! The 'stamping off' technique works wonderfully to create a sky full of fireworks - don't you agree? :)

Notice the colors? The blue is the past In Color Pacific Point - it's back as part of SU!'s Color Renovation of our core color families. The red is a BRAND NEW color - Cherry Cobbler - aslo part of the Color Renovation and the new core color families which will be released July 1st with the NEW CATALOG & IDEA BOOK! If you don't already have a demonstrator, and would like a Stampin' Up! 2010/11 Idea Book & Catalog - contact me or order it via my SU website on July 1st. you'll also be able to view it online via my SU website on July 1st. If you're like me - nothing beats a hard copy of an SU catalog though! :)

This design also uses: "Fundamental Phrases" & "I (Heart) Hearts" stamp sets, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Curly Label Punch, Build-a-Brad, Fire Rhinestone Circle Brads, Eyelet Border Punch & Dimensionals.

Oh yes - and here are the 8 Requirements if you'd like to play along... 3 colors of card stock (one can be DSP), 2 stamp sets, 2 coordinating ink colors (can match if you like), 1 punch shape, 1 border (can be a border punch or anything else), 3 embellishments; 1 popped up item & at least 3 layers (can have more, but not less). It was fun to see all the different card layouts that came out of these 8 requirements. GIVE IT A TRY! Then link your creation back here so we can all see what you came up with.

I'll be using this card as a wedding anniversary card for friends who were married in the beginning of July. ENJOY!

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My Digital Studio Wedding Hybrid

Here are my two hybrid wedding cards, which we used this month! I LOVE weddings!! You can see the original digital card in this post.

I printed the cover images on my home printer - they turned out wonderfully! Then I mounted it on Elegant Eggplant card stock, added Certainly Celery 5/8" Satin Ribbon as a strip and as the knot bow. I also added the Rhinestone Brads (circles on one, squares on the other), used my "Define Your Life" stamp set for the sentiment stamped in Elegant Eggplant -layered on Certainly Celery and popped up with Dimensionals.

Inside, you can see I also layered, using either the Scallop Trim Border & Corner Punches or the Eyelet Border Punch. I also used the "Fifth Avenue Floral" stamp set for the lily image here and on the envelope. The verses inside come from a retired SU stamp set.

I received the version of this card I ordered via Stampin' Up!'s Professional Printing Service - and it is lovely! The card stock it is printed on is a very heavy weight. I had it so the insides of the card were both printed in the Elegant Eggplant color - and plan to layer that too, when I use the card. It came with a nice, quality envelope too. For now, I will keep my professionally printed card as a sample to show you all. In the coming months, I hope to complete a photo album and calendar too. ENJOY!

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