Hello everyone! I'M BACK!!! Can you believe that it's been more than 5 months since I posted on my blog? I can't! I needed to back-off for a bit, to give some attention to numerous home-work-family-personal-child-and other issues! I never dreamed that I would be away for so long! I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to personally e-mail me and let me know that you've missed me. You'll never know how much that means!
Anyway, I'm back now and hoping to rebuild my Stampin' Up! business as well as my blog following! And speaking of blogs -- do you notice that I have a new banner? I created this myself using My Digital Studio 2 and a brand new kit for May called "Be Yourself". I love the colors and swirls!
It's #133426 ($9.95) and can be ordered in my online store (click on the cute little Shopping Mouse in the right side-bar). And by the way, did you know that you can download a 30-day FREE sample of MDS2 and try it out before you purchase it? Yep, it's true! You can do that in my online shopping store as well!
Anyway, enough of that! I've got a beautiful card to share with you today! As you probably know by now, the countdown is on for many of your favorite Stamp Sets and Accessories from Stampin' Up! The new Idea Book and Catalog will be available the end of May (I can't wait!). And that means, many of our favorites from the old catalog are being retired. One of my favorite sets of all time, Just Believe, is among those sets soon to go. So, of course I had to create something special with this fabulous set!
I also used three of the retiring colors on this card -- Baja Breze, Certainly Celery and Regal Rose! I just sponged the ink on a small rectangle of cardstock, stamped the images (with Black Stazon ink) over the top, attached it to the Card Base with Stampin' Dimensionals and Added some whimsical little butterflies! I embossed the Whisper White layer with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder and the Big Shot. A few Rhinestone Brads add the perfect shimmery touch!
If you want to recreate this card for yourself, here are the measurements:
- Layer One -- Baja Breeze Cardstock cut at 5.5 x 8.5", scored and folded in half to make the Card Base
- Layer Two -- Whisper White Cardstock cut at 4 x 5.25" (emboss before attaching)
- Layer Three -- Whisper White Cardstock cut at 3 x 4", sponged with three colors of ink. Stamp the silouette stamp over the top with Black Stazon Ink. Attach with Stampin' Dimensionals. Attach butterflies (created with the Elegant Butterfly Punch) and Rhinestones.
- Layer Four -- Inside of Card -- Whisper White cut at 4 x 5.25" -- stamp a few colorful images for added interest.
I do hope you'll come back soon for more Ideas & Inspiration. I've got some really cool surprises planned for you, including a fabulous new incentive program for those who order through my Stampin' Up! Online Store! I'll reveal the details soon!