Monday, July 2, 2012

Stamp to the MAX New Catalog Blog Hop

Hello Stampers and welcome to the Stamp to the MAX New Catalog Blog Hop. If you are following along, you probably arrived here from Sharon Loring's blog. If not, the blogs are listed below along with each blogger's address.

I have created two colorful notecards for you today. When I say "notecards" I mean that I did not include a sentiment on the front of the cards so I can use these anytime to drop a line to a friend. Both cards feature heat embossing techniques and, of course, new stamp sets from the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

The first card features the Pleasant Poppies background stamp embossed on Whisper White cardstock using Tangerine Tango embossing powder. This is the first background stamp that is available in clear mount (to the best of my recollection). The card base is Baja Breeze cardstock layered with Tangerine Tango cardstock and a scalloped Baja Breeze border trimmed with Adorning Accents Edgelits and texturized with Adorning Accents Folders. A fun strip of Floral District DSP gives this card a bit more color while a slip of Pool Party Seam Binding finishes it nicely.

The next card features the butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set stamped in Summer Starfruit on Whisper White cardstock and then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder to give it lots of sparkle. Each butterfly is embellished with a cute little 5-cent postage stamp which I made using the new Lovely Little Labels stamp set and coordinating Little Labels Punch Pack.

You will see that I did a new fun fold on this Marina Mist card by using the coordinating Large Scallop Edgelit and Delicate Designs Folders. The cool thing about the edgelits is that you can trim two pieces of cardstock at one time. This makes it easy to trim both the front and back of the card so they match up perfectly. No more guessing :)

To stabilize the card somewhat, I attached it to a 4-1/4 inch x 5-1/2 inch piece of Midnight Muse cardstock. Lastly, I would like to mention the Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon adorning this sparkly treat. The Stitched Satin Ribbon is available in all five 2012-2014 In Color choices.

I hope you enjoyed my card creations. The next stop on the blog hop is Elizabeth Harris. Thank you for stopping by and happy stampin'!    

Sharon Loring -
Elizabeth Harris -