My number one tip for producing a card you're proud of–start with a good sketch. Margaret Moody of the Stampin' Pretty Pals has an incredible sense of style and balance. Give her sketch below a try and participate in this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA48). Check out what the PPA Design Team has drummed up using this sketch and see who this week's Featured Stamper is by clicking here.
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- The new Stampin' Up! 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (show here in Marina Mist and available in the new Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog July 1) is the essence of luscious. I'm nutty about the white trimmed edges (see photo on the right).
- The two tiny "flower" and stem images are from Playful Pieces, a Hostess Level 3 stamp set (available July 1). "Playful" is an understatement–it's a load of fun! Lots of shapes and patterns to mix and match into cakes, presents, balloons, butterflies . . . stay tuned for more samples.
- My original stash of clear Bitty Buttons is almost depleted. Time to order more! With a Mini Glue Dot (almost invisible behind the button), you can tuck one of these cuties anywhere for a little zip.
NEED A NEW STAMPIN' UP! 2010-2011 IDEA BOOK AND CATALOG? Click here for details on how to get one fast!
Stamp Sets: Matchbox Messages (113800), Playful Pieces (Hostess Level 3: Wood Mount 119993, Clear Mount 120145)*
Paper: Marina Mist (119682)*, Night of Navy Textured Card Stock (108696), Baja Breeze (111352)*, Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink (101731), Night of Navy (102977), Marina Mist (119668)*, Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker (119697)*
Cool Tools: Scallop Border Punch (112091), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403)
The Perfect Touch: Itty Bitty Buttons (118761), Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119257)*, Mini Glue Dots (103683)
***Items with an asterisk (*) will be available in the new catalog beginning July 1.