Monday, August 11, 2008

Make over Monday

In case you haven't heard... Stampin UP's new idea and catalog is released today at noon (MT). Don't forget to check it out Here
This is another card using new set inspired by nature. We made it at convention.

We used sponge dauber to make some images on the stamp darker. Cool technique to get more mileage out of ink pads you have.

You will also notice the wide oval punch which is new to the fall-winter IB & C. I just used my finger nail to rough up around the edges. Also, we used one of the clips from clip assortment, this one is like a mini paper clip. Also, returning to catalog is 1/4 inch chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon. So, happy about this one.

So, how did I make this one over? Well, really just cased it to be a standard card size, vs. 3 x 6. I also simplified it to do at my customer appreciation party I am having this Thursday.

card recipe:
stamps: inspired by nature
ink: kiwi, choc chip
cs: kiwi, very vanilla
access: label punch, dimesionals, 1/4 gros cc ribbon

I used the kiwi kiss ink vs. versamark. I did not have the wide oval punch so went with the label punch. This card took about 5 minutes to make, super simple.

Quote to live by:
"There are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities to use more embellishments."

This is a big stamp, and I did not press evenly and my petals did not ink all the way onto cardstock. So, it is covered with the sentiment.


Tiffany Bauer said...

Aren't you just loving this stamp set?? I know I am!!! Great job with it here on your card!!

Jana Emmert said...

Great card, Kathy! I love how you hid your boo-boo with the sentiment. This set is on the order I placed yesterday, and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Emily said...

This is so pretty Kathy! This set is on my wish list. I love what you've done with it! TFS!

Marge said...

This is such a gorgeous set, Kathy! Reminds me of the coneflower I planted in a pot on my patio; it was so lovely until a big green worm devoured it! I was so mad! ;-{
I love both these & your great "save" in placing your sentiment right where it was needed! Looks awesome!