It’s a Stampin’ Up! Week

January 21st, 2008

I am so ready to play with all my new Stampin’ Up! stuff that I’m planning (hoping) for this to be a Stampin’ Up! week.  🙂  My first card uses the set Always and it’s so much prettier in person that I could capture in the photo.

always-mini-tall-jami-jan-08-custom.jpg It’s another mini tall card (3.25″ x 6.5″) to fit in a SU small open ended envie.  The card base is Purely Pomegranate layered with Pretty in Pink and then Berry Bliss designer paper. That Berry Bliss is heaven – I love it!  The bird was stamped onto a piece of the BB dp and embossed with two layers of clear embossing powder.  I wanted the bird to be Pomegranate and of course we don’t have craft ink in that color so I used a neat trick I learned a long time ago on SCS.  I inked my stamp first with Versamark and then immediately with Pomegranate classic ink. I stamped the image and covered it with the clear ep.  Works like a charm.  When I first heard of this trick I was sure the Versamark would ruin my classic ink pad, but I have tried it several times and not had any trouble.  I still woudn’t do it all the time, but it works great in a pinch.  I wish you could see the wonderful glossy dimension on that bird.

The “a” was inked with Chocolate Chip craft ink and heat embossed with one layer of clear ep onto the same BB dp.  Then I punched it out with a 1 1/4″ circle punch and layered it onto a Pomegranate 1 3/8″ circle.  The top  corner of dp was folded back and I attached a square pink rhinestone brad – just the touch of bling  I needed.

Sometimes working with a card size other than the standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ is just what I need to get out of my rut.  I encourage you to try it more often.

Thanks to everyone who played our challenges over at the eclectic Paperie Forum over the weekend (see posts below).  I haven’t heard exactly when they are drawing the winners, but it should be really soon.  You are welcome to upload to the eP gallery anytime you have projects using products they sell.  If you ordered the new cupcake set (and seriously, who didnt?) please upload some samples over there as soon as you can!

10 Responses to “It’s a Stampin’ Up! Week”

  1. joan ervin Says:

    Your card is gorgeous….I just love every element….the embossed bird, the beautiful dp, the fabulous ribbon, and the awesome design!! I got my set last week and have made a few cards….gotta try the long card next. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Debra Says:

    This is wonderful Jami!

  3. Jusgottastamp - Karen Says:

    The *second* I saw this set, I *knew* you would be buying it & created awesome things with it!!! I was *so* right!!! Beautiful…

  4. loricraig Says:

    Yes! This set is so pretty, and your card is wonderful! love it!! 😉

  5. Sue B Says:

    Very elegant and beautiful. That set sure makes lovely cards.

  6. Debby Says:

    What an absolutely beautiful card! I really love that bird!

  7. Taylor VanBruggen Says:

    This is so pretty! Great colors and I love how you folded down the corner and stamped the berry branch there!

  8. Lastel/STAMPINSTEL Says:

    Beautiful , love the colors you used , I think you have sold me on this set !

  9. diane (cookiestamper) Says:

    This is a gorgeous card Jami!!

  10. leslierich Says:

    Beautiful! I love this set and I love your layout with the turned back corner and pretty colors–yummy!

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