Fall/Winter Sneak Peek: Dreams du Jour 2

Stampin up woodrow wilson dreams
Day four of my Fall/Winter Sneak Peeks Mini Marathon highlights the "Dreams" stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Dreams du Jour set (available Aug. 11).  The new In Color, Riding Hood Red, and Woodrow Wilson's quote give today's card a vintage apple pie feel (or is it just my imagination)?

Stampin up woodrow wilson dreams close
The "Dreams" stamp was inked in Riding Hood Red (in my opinion, the perfect red) and stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.  TIP:  I squeezed the Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette Ink Pads to create a little pool of ink on the inside of the lid . . . just enough to lap up with my Blender Pen and add some color to the stamped image.  I cropped and embossed the image with Nestabilities Ovals (available on-line thru [email protected]).  Ditto on the scalloped oval of Riding Hood Red.  They layer beautifully.  TIP:  For a dash of interest, the edges of the main image were sponged in Riding Hood Red and the scallops each received a jab with a paper piercer.

The horizontal banner kicks off with a chorus line of Riding Hood Red butterflies (also from "Dreams du Jour"), aligned using a Stamp-a-ma-jig (click here for a tutorial).  The edges are sponged in Riding Hood Red and the row of winged darlings is mounted on Riding Hood card stock. 

An additional banner of Riding Hood Red, pierced along the top and bottom (using a template, of course), creates some texture along with the accent of green Dew Drops.  The soon to retire Print Pattern Background Stamp (Riding Hood Red ink) quickly jazzes the Very Vanilla card base (4.25 x 5.5). 

Click here for a list of all Stampin' Up!'s Retiring Stamps.

Please drop me a comment on what you think so far of Stampin' Up!'s Fall/Winter stamps and colors!

Hugs and Pretties . . . Mary

Stamp Sets:  Dreams du Jour, Print Pattern Background
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette
Cool Tools: Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Blender Pen, Sponges, Nestabilities Ovals, Cuttlebug
The Perfect Touch:  Robin's Nest Dew Drops (Fresh Mowed Grass)


  1. Another gorgoeus card – Mary – I love it!!!

  2. Cheryl McAskill

    You are really a temptress!!! I eagerly await the New Catalog!

  3. I love how you used the background stamp on this one. Very striking.

  4. Your cards are always wonderful, but this is outstanding! One of my favorites! I love the colors and I love the background with the butterflies! Just gorgeous!


  5. Oh Mary, this is fabulous! I want it NOW!! But alas, I’ll have to wait until Aug. 11th when the set becomes available! Until then it’s on my wish list! I love the new red and agree with you it’s the perfect shade! Thanks so much!

  6. Love this card and your blog! My stuff is finally coming on Tuesday and I can’t wait!

    And I was just “tagged” so I am tagging you!

    You have to tag 7 other bloggers with links to their blogs as well as mine and tell 7 random facts about yourself.


  7. Love your card and the new set–mine will be here on Tuesday !! Can’t wait

  8. Great card. I love the new stamps and colors. I can’t wait until we can order and get to play as well. Thanks for sharing all the sneak peeks!

  9. Love your treatment with this new stamp. Very “toil-ish” looking!

  10. Colleen Kramer

    Luscious! Love the monochromatic look, especially with this new color. Who doesn’t need a perfect red? I like my pattern paper, but you’ve shown here how gorgeous a card can be using only stamps and ink! Thanks for all your work giving us the sneak peeks!

  11. Im loving this card, love the red,

  12. Hi Mary! I think your cards are absolutely beautiful! I left a blog award for you over on my blog 😉

  13. This IS the best red! I love how you use classic stamps with the new! 4 weeks from yesterday we get the see all the new stuff!!

  14. Mary RED is my favorite color and your card is so pretty!!!!! Everything is perfectly balanced and this set is beautiful.

    God bless

  15. I’m loving this red!!! Your card is wonderful! Thanks for another sneak peek!!!

  16. I love this color. Of course…maroon( it seems to look like this color to me) is my favorite color!

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