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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

For the Birds

Don't  you just LOVE playing with new stuff?  I was at a Stampin' Up! Open House on the 16th and of course I had to order!! I just can't help myself!  There's TOO many new and fun things in the catalog that are on my "gotta have" list!  This set looked like it would be a lot of fun.  It covers quite a few events so it is a versatile set to have.  I bought the clear mount set.  I've been buying them lately, mostly because of the cost.  If you don't have the clear blocks you can always use the back of a wooden stamp that is already mounted.  As long as it's got a finish on it the stamp will stay on.  I don't mind the clear mount sets.  They also take up less room.  

Ok, lets talk about this fun card.  I used the new Summer Starfruit card stock.  At first glance I didn't really like the color but once I set it next to the Comfort Cafe decorative paper I began to like it even more.  I was going to use the Midnight Muse card stock for the base of my card but switched to Pool Party so it had a brighter and cheerier look.  The Midnight Muse was just too dark for my taste on this card.

I stamped my image using Black StazOn.  I colored in the image using the new in-color markers!  I told you I ordered some "new stuff!"  I set that stamped image piece in place using Dimensionals. I did mask off the words on the image.  It read: "with you... is my favorite place to be".  I didn't want those words on my card and as I was working on the card I decided I didn't want any words on it at all. I think it could use a ribbon and I may add one later if I didn't put Dimensionals in the center of the image piece. Knowing me I did!!!  But other than that I like the card.  I LOVE the stamp set and the decorative papers are fun.

I am going to a Stamp-a-Stack on Thursday evening and I'm sure there will be more shopping to do!!!  YIKES!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Runs with Scissors said...

Love it. Your choice of colors was great. I wasn't crazy about the starfish color either, but at the last SU party I was at we did a two-step flower with that and Daffodil Delight. It was fabulous. And you're so right about the clear stamps. But another thing is space. My craft room is almost pouring out into my living room. LOL