I'm thrilled that Stampin' Up! gave customers the ability to purchase the Love You Much Bundle (115405) right now, weeks before the release of the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog (release date Jan. 19). Better yet, the bundled price is 20% off. It's such a fun assortment of stamps, paper and coordinating heart punch for love, valentines and friendship projects. The Heart to Heart Punch will be featured in my next Sneak Peek. Click here for details on the Love You Much Promotion.
Today's card incorporated So Saffron, Orchid Opulence and Cameo Coral from this week's Splitcoast Color Challenge, CC198. Although I tend to be pretty open to experimenting with color, this trio initially suggested "Clash of the Titans" to me. TIP: When in doubt, add lots of white. It works every time. I now like it . . . go figure 🙂
For added dimension, I stamped the Love You Much love birds on Whisper White and Cameo Coral (using Jet Black Stazon Ink–my favorite for crisp and dark line images). I snipped out the bird bodies and layered them on Stampin' Dimensionals. TIP: Stampin' Dimensionals are easy to cut and shape, especially for small objects like my birds.
My sketch and "lovey dovey" inspirations are from Our Creative Corner challenges. The Orchid Opulence card base is 4.25 x 5.5 with layers of So Saffron and Whisper White on top. The white layer is embossed using my Big Shot and a Cuttlebug Paisley Embossing Folder. The large Cameo Coral circle was created using a Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and Nestabilities Circle Die.
Other touches include snipping the corners of the bird image with a Ticket Corner Punch and adding So Saffron Brads. The "LOVE" sentiment from Fundamental Phrases was inked in Cameo Coral and stamped on Whisper White. It pops out with ease using a Small Oval Punch–a perfect fit for this Hodgepodge Hardware Label Holder. Two purple Rhinestone Circle Brads add a shot of bling.
I'm having such a good time with my 5-Petal Flower Punch. I punched it twice and adhered each layer, including the 3/4" circle center, with Stampin' Dimensionals. The So Saffron polka dot pattern (horizontal banner and flower center) is from Stampin' Up!'s Parisian Summer Designer Paper. Voil?!
TIP: I have added a Spring/Summer Sneak Peeks category on my left side bar for convenient viewing of the soon-to-be released products in one place!
Stamp Set: Love You Much (Love You Much Bundle, 115405)
Paper: Parisian Summer (112149), Whisper White (100730), Orchid Opulence (100969), So Saffron (105118), Cameo Coral (100475)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon (101406), Cameo Coral (103035)
Cool Tools: Small Oval Punch (107304), 5-Petal Flower Punch (109041), Ticket Corner Punch (107214), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Nestabilities Circles, Cuttlebug Paisley Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch: Circle Rhinestone Brads (109111, Ice), Hodgepodge Hardware Label Holder (111325, Styled Silver), So Saffron Brads (106953, Rich Regals), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)