It's time for another post from me - your Stampin' Up! lady! I have been carving out a little time for myself lately and the creativity is finally starting to come. Instead of having to push, pull and squeeze the cards out, lately they have been flowing.
I hope you enjoyed my photo tutorial showing you how to do a plaid background using the Stripes Embossing Folder. After I was finished, I had this piece of background laying around, and since I don't like wasting anything (you should see my UFO box) I decided to make another Easter card.
Here you go -
Once again I used Whisper White for my base and cut the background piece to a more managable size of 3" x 4 1/4". Because I used Marina Mist for the plaid background I needed a complimentary color and I chose Daffodil Delight. I punched out the card stock with the 2 3/8" scallop circle.
I then used my paper piercer and went around the circle. I sponged More Mustard around the edges. I used a More Mustard marker to color in the Happy Easter for the greeting. I used a 1 3/4" circle punch and Whisper White card stock and then glued it to the More Mustard scallop circle.
I stamped the focal image with black Stazon and colored in with markers. Popped the whole thing with dimensionals and yippee! DONE!! I won't call it a 10 min.. card but it was close!
Now on to some Stampin' Up! business!!!
As usual Stampin' Up! has been working to bring their loyal following a better stamp. This time they have developed a clear stamp using PhotoPolymer! What you ask is that? Here's what SU has to say!
We've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we've found it. We're excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps!
The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options.
They are clearly a great choice.
Recommend clear blocks A, B, G, F, and I. Purchase separately.
Includes 57 pieces. (Don't faint! This is a good overwhelming feeling.)
The Fine Print