Sunday, June 3, 2012

The way we see things

Mixed Bunch - a different perspective 

I was over at my friend and fellow Stampin' Up! enthusiast Sara's house when I whipped up the flower card above.  I appreciate seeing what Sara comes up with as my style is colorful, especially using the In Colors and Brights families. Sara's style is classic, focusing on the Neutrals with an accent color, layering and symmetry. She love my card so much she decided to make her own version of it and I agreed to post it to share with all of you, to show that making something YOUR WAY is also considered being creative.

Please note, all page numbers will now reference the new annual catalog.

Stamps: Mixed Bunch #125537 $21.95 for clear, pg 94

Paper: Erika's - 2011-2013 In Color Cardstock 8.5 x 11 #124329 $6.95/20 sheets.
Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party used here.
Sara's - Whisper White Cardstock 8.5 x 11 #100730 pg 156 $8.50/40 sheets,
Basic Gray Cardstock 8.5 x 11 #121044 pg 156 $6.95/24 sheets,
So Saffron Cardstock 8.5 x 11 #105118 pg 154 $6.95/24 sheets.

Ink: Erika's - 2011-2013 Stampin' Write In Color Markers #123002 $14.95/5 pack, pg 152
Sara's - Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad #126981 $5.95 pg 156
So Saffron Classic Ink Pad #126957 $5.95 pg 154
*Gray and Yellow permanent Sharpie markers
Tools: Blossom Punch #125603 $16.95 pg 185
3/4" Circle Punch #119873 $12.95 pg 184
1" Circle Punch #119868 $12.95 pg 184
Accessories & Adhesives:
Snail adhesive #104332 $6.95 pg 206
Stampin Dimensionals #104430 $3.95/300 pcs pg 177
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246 $4.95 per sheet pg 175
How To:
1. First cut your Island Indigo (or Whisper White) cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Fold in half, making the front of the card 2 3/4" x 8 1/2".

2. For Sara's card decrease measurements by 1/4", so cut So Saffron to 2 1/2" x 8 1/4" and cut Basic Gray to 2 1/4" x 8".

3. Ink the flower and circle centers stamps using the markers for Erika's card or the pads for Sara's card and stamp on the appropriately colored cardstock.

4. Punch the inked images out by turning the punch upside down to align.

5. If doing Sara's card, adhere the layers of Saffron and Gray first with Snail.

6. Adhere the flower images and centers with Dimensionals.

7. Carefully adhere the Rhinestones where desired.

8. If doing Sara's card, color the Rhinestones with Sharpies.

Drumroll please

It's finally here! The new Annual Catalog! Click the picture to the right to view it as a PDF. Tell me what you love the most!