Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Riot of Fresh Cuts

I made this card for a swap last night using the new Stampin' Up! Fresh Cuts stamp set and the Riot of Petals background stamp. Fresh Cuts will be available in the upcoming Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog, while the Riot of Petals stamp set will be on the Dormant List. The Dormant list are stamp sets that are still available but will not be pictured in the new catalog.

I don't even know if there's a name for the technique used on the Fresh Cuts background stamp. I started by inking it with Mellow Moss ink and then used the Elegant Eggplant marker directly and randomly on the stamp. Then I huffed on the stamp to moisten the ink and stamped it down on my Confetti Cream cardstock. I used the Cutter Kit to distress the edges of the Elegant Eggplant cardstock and adhered that to the card. I stamped the flower image from the Fresh Cuts stamp set in Elegant Eggplant onto a scrap of Mellow Moss cardstock. Then I punched out the flower using the 5-Petal Flower Punch. TIP: I find it much easier to stamp first and then to punch out so that you can center your image in the punch! Then I sponged the edges of the petals with Elegant Eggplant ink. Using the Mellow Moss and Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon scraps as leaves for the flower, I adhered the flower to the card. I really hope the Pretties Kit will be in the next catalog because I just love it!! The last dimension on the card used the half pearl from the Pretties Kit and Multi-Purpose Glue dipped into Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Everything is better with glitter!!!

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