Today’s post is a lot longer than usual, but I didn’t want you to miss out on anything that’s going on, and there’s a LOT going on at this time of the year with Stampin’ Up! Many products will be retiring to make way for the exciting new products that will fill the new Annual Catalogue. If you currently don’t have a demonstrator, and you’d like me to send you a brand new catalogue for FREE, let me know so I can organise that for you. Click on Catalogues > Request a Catalogue in the menu bar at the top of this page. They’ll be going out in the mail on May 11.
Well, it’s Friday! And that means it’s time for another Crazy Crafters’ Team Project Highlight, hosted by our fabulous upline, Kylie Bertucci. Thanks Kylie! Be sure to check out all the fantastic projects this week by clicking on the banner above – and don’t forget to vote for your top 3 picks by clicking on the heart in the top right-hand corner of the image. So, here we go!
This card was so much fun to create. While the design is nothing extraordinary or difficult, I’ve just used images and shapes in a different way, giving it a fun perspective. The square image from the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set is echoed in the sentiment layer. I’ve just turned it to create a diamond shape. And I think this card would be a good unisex thank you card to have on hand, as it’s suitable to give to a girl or a fella.
The colour combination is vibrant and cheerful too. Tangelo Twist has to be my favourite amongst the In Colours – I just adore it! And I paired it with the (“masculine”?) Night of Navy. After I’d decided on these two colours, it struck me how nautical they look too (must have been subliminal thinking!). If you like these colours together, feel free to save the colour inspiration image below.
The background consists of an emboss resist image, a little watercolouring and splattering and drips – well, you get the idea. You could do anything you want here really, a lovely soft wash or, like I’ve used, a bit of everything for a grungier (that’s a word BTW) look! I think though, the stronger colours really make the crisp whiteness of the image pop.
And how about that gorgeous sentiment?! I think this is one of my all time faves. The beautiful script font pairs extremely well with the tall blocked font of the “you”. It’s from the Happy Happenings stamp set. It looks regal popped up on layers of Tangelo Twist and Night of Navy.
Finally, I’ve used Burlap Trim to blend the layers and provide texture and interest (I’m sure there’s a nautical link there somewhere!). But rather than just wrap it around I’ve pulled some threads to give it a lattice appearance. I love it when you can use one item in many ways, and I think this makes it the most versatile of all the current Stampin’ Up! range of ribbons and trims.
Here’s the encyclopaedic version for those of you who like to keep all your information in one place!
If you like this card and want to recreate it, get in quick because the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set, Tangelo Twist cardstock and ink, burlap ribbon and Squares Collection Framelits are all on the Retiring Products list!
As I promised you yesterday, I have some more sneaky peeks from the new catalogue for you. Apologies for the slight wonky pics. Are you ready?
Aren’t they fabulous?! If you missed the last sneak peeks you can find them here. And don’t forget to enter my blog giveaway for a chance to win some awesome goodies – you’ll find those details here. Get your entry in by April 24.
Also, a reminder about the super sales happening at the moment – retiring products and clearance rack – click on the images to shop in my online store. Please use the Host Code WX2DTC43 at checkout if your order is under $250.
All the products used in today’s project are listed below. Click on the images to shop in my online store 24/7. I love hearing from you, so if you have any thoughts about today’s post, please do leave a comment below. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!