One item that should be at the top your wish list from the new 2014 Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up! is the “Perfect Pennants” stamp set. This set of 10 stamps has such on-trend images and sentiments. When I saw this set, with it’s coordinating framelits dies bundled to save you money, it went straight to the top of my wish list!
This week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge provided the perfect layout to showcase this stamp set.
I decided to go out of my comfort zone and make a round card! It was so easy that I don’t know why I don’t do this more often.
The Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge for this week is a classy combination of Island Indigo, Gold and Whisper White.
So I decided that I would use that color combination and be able to post this card for both the Mojo Monday sketch challenge AND the Pals Paper Arts color challenge.
So here’s my submission: The gold embossing on Island Indigo looks MUCH BETTER in person; but it’s camera shy and just wouldn’t cooperate with getting its’ picture taken. But trust me, it really makes a statement!
I used the Scallop Circle Bigz die #113468 for my card base. TIP: I folded my cardstock in half and set the fold just under the top edge of the die. While it does give a flat top, it also allows the card base to take the round shape. The Circle Collection Framelits dies #130911 allowed me to crop an Island Indigo circle. A piece of DSP from the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP #130141 gave me the patterned Island Indigo piece. TIP: Glue this piece to the Island Indigo BEFORE cropping out the circle.
I used the Gold Metallic Encore Ink Pad #132141 for the Gold banners. Didn’t get this in the Holiday Catalog? No worries, it is carried over into the Occasions catalog so you get this now! TIP: You can add Clear Embossing Powder to the Metallic Encore inks and heat emboss. No versamark ink needed!
Are you diggin’ the scallop tag top on the sentiment? Me too! That punch was another MUST HAVE item that went to the top of my list my first trip thru the new Occasions catalog! You can find this beauty, and it’s angled cousin on page 35.
So, what do you think of my double-punch knockout? Does this make you want to step out of your comfort zone and try something new? The round card was not all intimidating once I got started; and well, the garbage can was nearby if it turned out to be a flop, so I figured I had nothing to lose!
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