A good Saturday morning to you all! It’s supposed to be a scorcher here on Long Island today and from what I saw the rest of the country too. On days like today I like to stay inside in the A/C and craft! What better way to spend the day than being cool and creative?! 🙂
Today’s post is for this weeks Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week they have provided us with this nice sketch…
I am a big fan of anything that is flagged so I love this! I also finished mounting my stamps from the new Holiday Catalog and couldn’t wait to use one set in particular. I love the Affection Collection* Stamp Set. It has a great whimsical tattooed feel to it. The base of my card is Basic Gray Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Real Red Card Stock with the new Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. I took a piece of Pool Party and Basic Gray and flagged the ends. I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and the Paper-Piercing Tool on the sides of both and adhered them to the card with SNAIL. I stamped one of the images from the Affection Collection* Stamp Set in Basic Gray on Vellum Card Stock and adhered a piece of Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon to it with Sticky Strip. All of the other images are also from the Affection Collection* Stamp Set. The scalloped background piece is stamped in Pool Party, the flagged #1 is stamped in Real Red and the heart with wings are stamped in Basic Gray and Real Red. I cut all of the elements out with my Paper Snips and used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to hold them together. A small piece of Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon completes the collage. The greeting, also from the same set, is stamped in Real Red and cut out with my Paper Snips too and mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’m in love with this Stamp Set and can’t wait to play with it some more. I can’t wait for you to get your copy of the new Holiday Catalog and start making your lists! I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge card and, as always, thank you so much for stopping by. Stay cool and have a great day!
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Real Red and Pool Party
Specialty Paper: Vellum Card Stock
Ink: Basic Grey, Real Red and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Set: Affection Collection* Clear Mount
Embellishments: Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon and Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
* 2012 Holiday Catalog (Starts August 1, 2012)
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