Last night was a pajama party and "monster" swap with 125 other demonstrators. I'm overwhelmed by all the beautiful artwork and ideas I received from my fellow demos. Karen Duke of Alberta, Canada, proved to be an elegant (and willing) pajama model.
Today's post highlights the card front I created for the swap (with the assistance of my daughter, Caroline) using Wings of Friendship (Hostess Rewards Level 2). Did you know that on-line orders qualify for Stampin' Up! Hostess Rewards? Team up with a few friends and take advantage of the free stamps and merchandise that Stampin' Up! offers beginning at $150 in product. Click here for details.
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
Making 125 card fronts is quite an undertaking. I offset a Very Vanilla square from the bird image layer to create an accent without having to add a more precise (full) mat.
- Punches (like the Large Oval and Scallop Oval used) make sentiments a snap.
- Textured backgrounds like the Finial Press (don't you love the exclusive Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folders?) add a big dose of "wow."
- A single rhinestone is all the bling this card needed. I used both the yellow and red Circle Rhinestones (all sizes) from the Fire collection.
Stamp Set: Wings of Friendship (114308, Hostess Rewards Level 2)
Paper: More Mustard (100946), Ruby Red (102030), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Ruby Red (102259)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Stampin' Up! Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (115963), Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (114889)
The Perfect Touch: Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109055), Circle Rhinestone Brads (109110, Fire), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)