Thursday, July 12, 2007

Beautiful New Sets!

I promised I'd share card samples using some of the new sets from the Fall-Winter Collection, and here they are! I have been very surprised by how much I like the new In Color collection, which will be available from now through next July 2008 only.

The first card is made with a Level 2 Hostess set called Garden Silhouettes. A gorgeous set with different floral patterns and 2 little words: "lovely" and "charm." I'm not quite as sold on the words, but these stamps help you create stunning cards! For this one, I challenged myself to use Groovy Guava. It may be hard to tell from the picture, but I'd describe it most like a terracotta. It's paired with Blush Blossom, another color I've never used before, since I'm not much of a Soft Subtles kind of gal!

The BB base is stamped with BB ink to create a background, designer paper sort of look. The whisper white is stamped first with BB and then with GG. You should see the envelope! Those who are attending my open house tomorrow night and Saturday will get to make this card. After the open house, it will be in the mail to my great aunt who just had knee replacement surgery at the age of 83! She's a great woman, and I hope it will brighten her day before I can get over to see her.

This card is made with another new set--although not one only hostesses have access to--called Baroque Motifs. It is very difficult to make an ugly card with this set! I love the large swirl, and there are 3 other pieces and the words "cherish" and "kind" included. I chose Purely Pomegranate as the next color to experiment with. Love the fruit, so why did I think I wouldn't like the paper? It's RICH and made this card quite elegant.

The swirl is stamped first with PP, and then overlaid with craft white ink. It creates a great shadow effect, which I hope to perfect as I get more chances to work with it. This card style is one I found from another demonstrator at her blog, and you can get 3 cards out of 1 piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock. This also fits in the medium sized envelopes, but it also slides in nicely in the short end envelopes SU! sells.

Well, I hope those attending the open house enjoy making these samples. Now I need to go order more paper and a few other goodies for upcoming workshops this month and next month's Stamp-A-Stack!
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Amy said...

Wow! The guava with the blush is just stunning! And the small popped up flower is a great finishing touch!

Flossie's Follies said...

Your get well card is fantastic, love the softness of the colors and stamp,

Amy said...

You are a hoot! I just got the coment you left on my blog--you are so right to be thinking I might be sneaking some Cheezits during this stressful time. I'm not eating as well as I should be (but I haven't delved into those for a few days:)!!! Thanks for stopping by!