June 6, 2018

Varied Vases - CASE*ING The Catalog

Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday! I know, I'm a day late here, but again, life gets in the way. Yes, I am still dealing with the stolen Instagram account issue. I've now reported the issue through Facebook to see if they can help because my Facebook business page is linked to the stolen account so I am receiving the thief's messages and comments! I really don't need to see or know who thinks the thief is "hot"! Oh yeah, fun times.
Anyhoo, today, I want to share a fun project I made using the awesome Varied Vases stamp set. I actually CASE'd this card straight from the catalog. This set is so versatile and creates some of the most simple yet beautiful cards. It's definitely one you MUST place on your shopping list! It was designed by one of our very own million dollar achievers, Mary Fish. She sure knows what we like!
And of course, I reached for my UH_MAZING new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog for my inspiration and this is what I made. For this card, I started with a card base of Powder Pink, 4" x 8" scored and folded at the 4" mark to create a 4" x 4" top folding card. I then cut down a piece of Grapefruit Grove 3" x 3" and adhered to the front of the card at an angle. I cut a piece of Whisper White 3" x 3" and stamped the large "splay" of flowers with Powder Pink, the flower cluster in Daffodil Delight and the small individual flower outline in Grapefruit Grove ink and then filled in with the solid coordinating stamp with Grapefruit Grove stamped off once. I did this in a random pattern and attached this to the card front straight. I then added a piece of the  Daffodil Delight 1/4" double stitched ribbon with a couple of Glue Dots. I then cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock 3/4" x 3 1/2" and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink and added that to the front of the card over the ribbon with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals. I then made a double bow with the Whisper White Bakers Twine and added it to the front end of the sentiment with a Glue Dot.

To clean my stamps between colors, I used the brand new Simply Shammy! This ranks up there as one of those MUST have tools! I L. O. V. E. the Simply Shammy and you will too! I linked to it down below. But this Shammy is unlike any of the others I have used. It is much thicker than the others and stays wet longer and for cleaning stamps, it's a dream and you only need WATER! Seriously, who knew just plain water and this awesome Shammy could get your stamps so clean..no more muddy stamps! Seriously, this thing makes me do the happy dance. As a matter of fact, I am ordering a couple more to use at my classes! Yes, I like it that much!

I really have enjoyed working with this stamp set and I hope you enjoyed today's card. I would love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to leave a comment. If you would like to receive weekly information and tutorials, please sign up for my email list. And remember, when you need an idea, just reach for you catalog, there are so many amazing projects featured throughout the pages. If you don't have a catalog and you don't have a demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me and I will get one out to you ASAP. Request a catalog here

Happy Stamping,

Product List

No comments:

Post a Comment

01 09 10 Code line 7 9 is for loading jQuery library. Remove this line if you’ve already loaded it somewhere else in your blog. Hint: If your blog has an image slider, carousel or something with fading effect running, chances are it is powered by jQuery. If this widget doesn’t work, the first thing you want to do is comment out or remove this line. To use your own button, replace the URL in line 3 with the direct link URL to the image. Make sure to keep the quotes. To reposition the button, replace