This week’s theme over at SU Only Challenges is Summer Anniversaries. As I mentioned in the last challenge, I was married in June and just celebrated my 10th Anniversary. Today’s card is the one I made for my husband.
If you are already a proud owner of the new 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog, this technique may look familiar to you (p. 181). If you don’t have one yet, contact your demonstrator as soon as you can to get one!! If you don’t have a demonstrator, I will be happy to help you. This is an excellent example of why the book is as much for ideas as it is for showcasing new products! I started with Crumb Cake card stock and embossed it with my Big Shot and the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder. Then, using my Aquapainter, I watercolored with Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke ink (from the top of the ink pads). It was so fast and I LOVE the results! I distressed and tore the layer to show some Always Artichoke Textured Card Stock beneath. The Crumb Cake Seam Binding was crumpled and then tied using a Neutrals Button and Linen Thread. I created my own tag with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Sorry I was absent last week from much posting, our family was on vacation at the beach and stamping just didn’t fit in (too much wave jumping and boogie boarding to do!!). I hope to get back in the groove a bit this week. At a minimum, I will be back on Thursday with another ColorLab Challenge. Until then, I hope you are enjoying your summer too!
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke (Smooth and Textured); Ink: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze; Accessories: Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Aquapainter
All products are Stampin’ Up!