Merry Christmas Eve Eve !! LOL Since I am SUPER organized (hahaha) and all of my Christmas stuff is ready, I got some time yesterday to play with my Spring Preorder stuff !! It was SO hard trying to narrow down what I wanted to play with first !! This card is chock full of preorder items, but the "msin event" os the beautiful Just Thinking single stamp ... as soon as I saw that one in the Spring Catty I knew I had to have it !! And the fact that it co-ordinates with the Window Frames Framelits is a super bonus !! Take a look at what I came up with !
Isn't that beautiful !! I am REALLY proud of how this card turned out !! First, I picked out my color combo. I decided I wanted to use this awesome pattern from the Sycamore Street DSP (which you can get for FREE during Salebration when you spend $60, starting on January 22nd), and I decided to the colors Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Sahara Sand. Definitely not a color combo I would have thought of myself, but I really love how they look together !! I stamped my Just Thinking stamp 3 times, once in Summer Starfruit onto Summer Starfruit cardstock (which I die cut with the Window Frames Framelits), once in Island Indigo onto Whisper White cardstock (I fussy cut that circle using my Paper Snips) and once in Tangerine Tango onto Tangerine Tango cardstock (I fussy cut that little strip with my Snips as well).I layered the circle onto the Summer Starfruit piece with some Dimensionals, and added the little Tangerine Tango strip with my 2 Way Glue Pen. I used my Blender Pen to color in the little flower at the top, and then my focal piece was finished !! So gorgeous.
I took a piece of Sahara Sand measuring 3-3/4" by 5" and ran it through my Big Shot with the brand new Honeycomb embossing folder. LOVE that beautiful texture !! I then cut a 1-1/2" strip of the Sycamore Street DSP, layered a piece of Island Indigo that I had punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch behind it, and adhered it to my embossed piece. I still felt like there was something missing, so I decided to to break in my new Bitty Butterfly punch !! This brand new punch matches the small butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set. I took the realistic looking butterfly from that set and stamped it in Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Summer Starfruit onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I punched them with the punch, and adhered them to my card with some Mini Glue Dots. LOVE them !!
Well, thats my card for today !! Start making your wish list for the Spring Catalogue now, because it will be going live on January 2nd !! Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Sets: Just Thinking* (wood only #129940), Papillon Potpourri (wood #123757, clear #123759)
Ink: Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad #126991, Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad #126946, Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad #126986
Paper: Tangerine Tango #111349, Summer Starfruit #126839, Sahara Sand #121043, Island Indigo #122923, Very Vanilla #101650, Sycamore Street DSP** #127540
Accessories: Window Frames Framelits #129021, Bitty Butterfly Punch* #129406, Honeycomb Embossing Folder* #129378, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch #119275, Blender Pens #102845
* Spring Mini Sneak Peak, Available January 2nd, 2013
** Salebration Sneak Peak, Available January 22nd, 2013