Saturday, February 6, 2010

MY card for Nina with NEW GOODIES!

Earlier today I posted all about my friend's husband's experience making cards for his wife's birthday. Today I'm sharing the card I made for her!

As I said, Nina has a thing for bees. When I received my latest order this week, in it was the Level 1 Hostess set, Cute as a Bug. As soon as I saw the bee stamp, I knew it would be what I would dictate the rest of the card's design.

Also in my box were 2 new punches, the Scallop Trim corner punch and the Scallop Trim border punch. The first one is on sale in the new Occasions Mini, and the border punch is only available as a FREEBIE you can choose from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with the purchase of $50 of merchandise. I knew I wanted to play with these, so I put them on my craft table too.

ALSO available for experimentation was a set called Well Scripted from the Occasions Mini (click on link of cover to the right to view all the offerings of this amazing publication!). The COOL thing about this set is that it is one of several SU! is offering as a CLEAR MOUNT stamp. See and read all the details HERE...They cling to the clear block without adhesive, are made with the same deep-etched red rubber the wood mount stamps are, and they're SO slim for storage. And placement? RIGHT WHERE YOU WANT IT WITHOUT A Stamp-a-ma-jig! You have to try these.

Here's a closeup. Isn't that beautiful? It's made with a 3.75" square and it's easy peasy lemon squeezy! You punch the corners FIRST, then use the diagram included on the border punch to finish the space between the corners. It's so neat! Get the low-down on the corner punch and the new design of the punch itself HERE...

There are clouds that the bee is buzzing by as she flits through the sky. Those were made using the scallop circle punch, creating a "skyline", and sponging over them with Soft Sky ink.

The grass on the Certainly Celery base was added to further evoke the perception of a nature scene for the little bee, and was done using the Live with Passion stamp.

I'd love to show you how to use these new products FACE TO FACE, so contact me and set up a time for a private class for you and your friends! This is just a mere snippet of what's in the Occasions Mini and the SAB brochure, so go check them out and shop til you drop!

1 comment:

paperpotter said...

How brilliant is that masking technique? Really cute card and the best thing I have ALL the stamps to make it!