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Friday, June 07, 2019

It Starts With Art, New 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I struggled with this set in a number of ways.  First I struggled to find some samples on the internet to copy or for inspiration.  I did end up finding this one which I changed a bit due to the supplies I had on hand. You can see the original card here.  I like it because it used the buttons embossing folder, which I do not have. I only have this set because my sister attended "On Stage" and received this set.  She gave it to me but I will probably be giving it back to her because I find it very difficult to work with.  The set also comes with matching die cuts, but all I had was the set so I had to do fussy cutting.  I was okay with that but I just kept thinking of what I could do with this card.  

I even struggled with the title here.  I usually type in the name of the set and then add a comma and the type of card it is, such as birthday, get well, etc.  I would think this may fall under the "Friendship" category.  I couldn't even work this into any other category.  I like sets that are versatile.  This one is not.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was embossed with the "Lace" embossing folder.  I taped that to the card base.

Then I cut a 3-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Pumpkin Pie Designer Series paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" paper pack.  Mine is retired but there's new designs in the new catalog.  But I'm using what I had.

I cut a 4-1/2" x 5/8" strip of Bermuda Bay DSP.  And then I cut a 4" x 1/2" strip of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  

I taped the Pumpkin Pie DSP to the embossed piece.  Then I taped the Bermuda Bay piece down and finally the Rich Razzleberry strip.  

Next I die cut the largest square "Stitched" die.  I set that in place using Dimsnsionals.  I didn't stamp the words on because I thought I could find something else that would work.

I had stamped the images using black Memento ink. I fussy cut all the pieces out.  I colored them using both light and dark Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry Blends pens.  I taped the pens in place using snail tape.  I set the spools in place using Dimensionals and the words are from the same "It Starts With Art" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink and used the "Classic Label" punch to punch them out. I taped the left side and used a small Dimensional on the right side. Before I set it in place I took the dark Rich Razzleberry Blends pen and ran the edge of the card stock along the side of the pen.  

I think I had more fun doing the fussy cutting than I did making the card.  And you know how much I love fussy cutting!  LOL  I just can't see myself using this set in the future.  I do like how the original card looks but can't for the life of me figure out who to give the card to and why.  This set is cute, but it's not my taste.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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