Good Morning, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! You know what Saturday means around here! A new Sketch and Challenge from the Operators at Stamping 411. For those of you who may not have heard of Stamping 411, this is a site that is shared by a few close friends (myself included) which is designed specifically for the new and inexperienced stamper. We strive to put detailed instructions, tutorials and helps on the site which will give new stampers the confidence and knowledge to develop their own stamping and paper-crafting skills. We try to go beyond the usual explanations for things and try to not assume that people just automatically know what we're talking about and trying to achieve. If you ever have questions about the techniques and projects on Stamping 411, please let us know. Chances are, if you are wondering about a question, someone else is as well! With that said, here is this week's great sketch -- SSC130!
And here's the card that I created for you today! I just love the new Stamp Sets, papers, ribbons and accessories that will be coming out in the Occasions Mini Catalog, available January 5, 2010! Today's card uses two new stamp sets -- Messages for Mom and Well Scripted. The butterflies are made with the new Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die (used with the Big Shot). And the beautiful Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon is so elegant and beautiful! Other supplies used on this card include the Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects and Frost White Shimmer Paint. Good news! Stampin' Up! announced this week that the Shimmer Paints (Frost White, Champaigne Mist and Platinum) have been so popular that they will continue to be offered even once the Holiday Mini Catalog expires! How fabulous is that!
Okay, here are the details for today's card:
- Layer One -- Card Base of Rich Razzleberry -- cut at 5.5 x 8.5", scored and folded to form a card that is 4.25 x 5.5"
- Layer Two -- Lovely Flowers Designer Series Paper cut at 4 x 5.25". This is from the Level 3 Hostess Bundle. You could substitute Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper for a similar look.
- Layer Three -- Lovely Flowers Designer Series Paper (Old Olive Print) cut at 3.5" square. Again, you could substitute with Cottage Wall DSP.
- Layer Four -- Rich Razzleberry Cardstock cut at 1.5 x 3 5/8"
- Layer Five -- Whisper White cut at 1.25 x 3 3/8". I stamped the MOM image using Rich Razzleberry Ink. The little "pearls" are made using a technique that I learned from Carole Anne. Using your stylus, you "drop" on tiny dots of Crystal Effects and let it dry for a few moments. Then you drop on tiny dots of Frost White Shimmer Paint and let it dry for a few moments. And then you top it off with another drop of Crystal Effects. What a great idea and technique! Thanks, Carole Anne!
- Layer Six -- The Scallop Oval Punch cut from Rich Razzleberry Cardstock. Stamp the sentiment with Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White and punch out with the Large oval Punch. Attach the two punchies together with SNAIL adhesive and adhere to your card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- Layer Seven -- these darling butterflies were cut using the Beautiful Wings Embosslet Die and Pale Plumb, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Cardstocks. I inked the edges and embossed ridges with a sponge and Rich Razzleberry Ink and attached them to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
- Once the card is completely assembled, I used the Horizontal Slot Punch to cut little notches out of the card on the fold and outer edge, ran my ribbon through the notches and then tied a bow. By doing this, your ribbon will show on the inside of the card as well.
- And speaking of the inside of the card, I attached a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4 x 5.25" and stamped the little floral spray in the corner with Rich Razzleberry Ink.
Well, that's it for this post! I do hope you will take a few minutes to visit the Stamping 411 site and see what the other Operators have created with this great sketch. And don't forget ... we want to see your work as well. Once you've created your project with today's sketch, go back to Stamping 411 and leave your name and the URL where we can find your project on the Mister Linky Widget. As always, we can't wait to see where your imagination takes you!