Friday, August 13, 2010

Creative Day!

I was pretty excited to FINALLY have a Stampin' Day this week, with my favorite "creative-partner-in-crime", Dawn! To celebrate the new SU! catalog, we decided to do a little challenge amongst demos! Our mission: to create a simply, fabulous card with the new Artistic Etchings stamp set.

Note: whenever Dawn and I get together it traditionally takes 3+ hours before we even get STARTED on a project. We are usually too busy chatting and chomping away on chocolate treats to stay focused. :)

After MUCH deliberation, I finally put this card together. I combined the Artistic Etchings set with the Love Letter Designer Series Paper (from the new catty). Then I threw in a couple of new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog, which makes it's debut on September 1st. Contact me today to get your copy!

I started by using a (non-SU!) background stamp on the focal image. Then I added the circle image from the Artistic Etchings set in Riding Hood Red. The Eiffel Tower image was stamped in Versa-Mark ink then heat embossed in black. Because every gal loves a little SPARKLE, I then gave the image a shot of Smooch Spritz. (Sorry, it doesn't show up well in the photo...) I also used the Color Spritzer tool to "age" the background on the red cardstock behind the main image, along with the cardstock behind the sentiment. The embossed "Bonjour" sentiment came from the retired set, Carte Postale, which I still adore! I inked the edges of most of the layers in black, because I felt the card needed to look a little "dirty" to maintain that "shabby chic" feel.

The Glimmer Brad, Silver Glass Glitter (adhered with Sticky Strip) and Black 1/2" Lace Trim are all previews from the Holiday Mini Catalog!! Pretty exciting, huh?

**QUICK NOTE: use caution when applying the new Glass Glitter. After applying it to the Sticky Strip I pressed down gently to make sure it adhered and...OUCH, guess I should have paid attention to the word *GLASS* in the product description. I chalk this up to a "blonde-moment"!

Below is the result of our little challenge! Check out Dawn's Blog (<-- Click her name) to get the details of her beautiful card! I LOVE her color combo, the embossing on the background and the sparkle on the crown! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Carte Postale (retired)

Ink: Riding Hood Red classic ink, Basic Black classic ink, VersaMark ink

Paper:Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla cardstock, Love Letter DSP

Accessories: Ticket Corner punch, 1 3/8" x 5/8" Large Oval punch, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Large Oval punch, black embossing powder, Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer, Color Spritzer Tool, Stampin Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, black marker

Brand Spankin' New Accessories from the Holiday Mini Catalog: Glimmer Brads (basics assortment), Silver Glass Glitter, 1/2" "Raven" Lace Trim

Non-Stampin' Up! Supplies: background stamp, silver staples

Happy Stampin'!


  1. Love your card AM. I can't wait to get my hands on that paper!!! So glad you started this blog!

  2. Love it, love the name and love the blog! You both did a great job!!


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