Stampin' Up! True Friend and Beautiful Wings!
The challenge for this week's Pals' Paper Arts is an inspiration photo. This is truly one of my favorite kick starts and I find it fascinating how different people interpret the same photo. It's like the difference between Rembrandt and Picaso! But every one is a masterpiece!
Also a heads up that Next Tuesday is the Pals' Paper Arts Hop paying tribute to all our retiring Stampin' Up! Products. And what a tribute it is! Every Hop participant will offer blog candy for visiting their site and leaving a comment to their posted question. Simply post your answer to participate. I'll be offering a Pendant Notes Cards and Envelopes set and a 8 1/2” x 4 1/4“ piece of every retiring card stock color (except for one). So visit the Pal's Paper Arts June Blog Hop on Tuesday, June 8 2010. Click here to see the list of retiring stamps!
Stamp Sets -
- True Friend (100378)
- Watercolor Trio Clear Mount (120084 - Summer Mini)
- Old Olive Classic (102277)
- Gable Green Stampin' Write Marker (100049 - retiring color)
- Basic Black Classic Ink (101179)
- Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
- Basic Black Card Stock (102851)
- Gable Green Card Stock (102795 - retiring color)
- Old Olive Card Stock (100702)
- Only Orange Card Stock (102837 - retiring color)
- SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
- Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
- Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (118138 - Occasions Mini - still available)
- Lattice Bigz Die (115958)
- Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976 - Summer Mini)
- Sanding Block (103301)
Putting It Together Tips:
- I think what gives this card ”drama“ is the double matting with Basic Black. It really tends to make the images pop. I cut my mats only 1/8” larger. That gives a slim 1/16“ border - almost as if you've edged the mat with black ink.
- The Gable Green butterfly in the foreground of the card just looked unfinished. But I didn't know what to use to give it a body. I cut a 1 1/2” piece of 1/16“ wide Basic Black card stock. Then I just sliced it about 1/2” in using my paper snips - and I had antennae!
- The Sanding Block is really an indispensable tool for card making. The stamp I used just didn't want to give me the nice bold color I was looking for. I gently rubbed the rubber with the sanding block and BAM! (Thank you Emeril!) Don't be afraid - just be gentle. The rubber is more durable than you think!
- I just got the Lattice Die. I love it! I like the lattice image that I bought the die for; I love all the little leaves and diamonDs that come out of it; and I love the frame that is left from the cut. All have design possibilities with virtually no waste! I can hardly wait to play with it again!
If you are located in Palm Springs California or anywhere in the Coachella Valley,
Please contact me about my upcoming Card Making Clubs! I'd love to have you!