My sweet little tree stamp is from Trendy Trees ($17.95, all images shown below). You can mix and match retro trees and trunks, using different colors. Based on my personal experience with customer orders, this newly released set is the "it" set under $20 from Stampin' Up!'s Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog.
Fifth Avenue Floral, Branch Out, Thoughts and Prayers, Friends 24/7 and Good Friend are hot ticket items, too. Three Little Words (p. 136) is a sleeper, but versatile and a fabulous value at $13.95.
What is your "it" stamp set from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog? Please leave me a comment. I would love to hear what makes your heart go pitter pat 🙂
I began my card today by heat embossing the tree with White Embossing Powder on Not Quite Navy card stock. TIP: A Stamp-a-ma-jig makes precise placement possible. Click here for my tutorial on using a Stamp-a-ma-jig. I paper pierced the corners and adhered the image to Whisper White card stock with Stampin' Dimensionals
This week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge (SC214) provided the road map on where to continue my design along with the requirement to combine it with Designer Series Paper for my Stampin' Pretty Pals Demo Challenge. Note that I flipped it–perfectly acceptable. TIP: The Urban Garden Designer Series Paper adds jazz but maintains the monochromatic look.
The crisp, white sentiment is a new Rub-On from Fashion District. The card base is 4.25 x 5.5 in Whisper White, topped with Not Quite Navy Textured card stock. The final touch is a snippet of Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon. TIP: I play favorites when it comes to Stampin' Up!'s Taffeta Ribbon. It's so pretty and easy to tie. I used the Stay Put Bow Method to lock it into place. Want to learn how, too? Click the Stay Put Bow Video.
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Stamp Set: Trendy Trees (113258)
Paper: Urban Garden (112042), Not Quite Navy Textured (108697, Earth Elements Assorted) and Smooth (101722), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools: Paper Piercer and Template (104310, Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit), Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), White Embossing Powder (109132), Fashion District Rub-Ons (113884), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)