Hey everyone! Happy Monday!! I hope your week is starting off on the right foot. I do have to take a moment and say that my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Texas. I know it’s total devastation right now, but I also know that when something like this happens, there are good people out there to help others through it. Speaking of which, even Stampin’ Up! is helping demonstrators that are being affected. There’s also a group of fellow demonstrators that have put together a response team and we get donations to send to demos affected too. I have to say that being a part of this company and meeting my fellow demos has made a huge difference in my life and if I take nothing else from this, I can honestly tell you that this really is the very best company to work with!! If you ever find yourself looking for a company to work with, this should be your very first choice!!
Ok, back to my card. You know when you hear about paper crafters being paper hoarders? Well….this paper is going to end up in my hoarding stash! I absolutely LOVE this designer series paper!! I love each piece, both sides!!! But there’s something about the sunflowers….they just make me smile! Whoever designed this paper did a heck of job because it looks like it has been painted (hence the name, right? lol). So here are the dimensions of the card:
- Early Espresso Card Base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- So Saffron 5 1/4″ x 4
- Whisper White 5″ x 3 3/4″
- DSP 2″ x 4″
I love that it’s a 2-step stamp set too, meaning that the sunflower is stamped twice in two different colors for the petals. I used So Saffron for the base and then Crushed Curry for the accent. The center of the flower is stamped in Early Espresso, but I stamped it off first since it’s such a dark brown. The first time I stamped it I stamped the center first generation and it was just too dark. I then stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso. I adhered all the pieces, but before I adhered everything to the card base, I added the Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon. This style of ribbon is my very favorite and I have kept all the colors that have retired to use until it’s gone. It just has such a nice feel to it and ties beautifully. Once the ribbon was tied, I adhered it to the card base and added some of the Glitter Enamel Dots and called it done. Just a sweet and simple card. Here’s a look at the inside:
I bet you can’t wait to be able to get your stamp set and designer series paper! And you only have 4 days to wait until you can purchase it! I really think this Holiday Catalog is going to be a huge success! Come back tomorrow to see one of the cards we’ll be creating at this Saturday’s Christmas Card Class. It may be 110 here, but we’ll be keeping cool in the A/C and makin’ cards! Have a great evening!