Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Stamps are here!

The new Spring/Summer 2009 catalog is here, and I'm in love. Love, love, love. New rubber arrived via Mr. Brown today and I've already completed a card with a new set Friends 24-7. When the new catty arrived I immediately fell for the sample cards on page 85. However, these are not sets that I have or ordered (yet) so I improvised and this case is what I came up with.

Stamps: Friends 24-7, En Francais, Sanded
Paper: Kraft, Confetti White, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Classic Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Craft Whisper White,
Misc: Aqua Painter, Tool Kit, Hodgepodge Hardware

The finished card is 3"x6" folded. I used craft white to pattern the saffron background paper to mimic the pattered paper used in the catalog sample.

Other adjustments to my version of this (85A) card include a stripe of saffron paper instead of saffron twill, different stamp sets, and finally I paper pierced the top and bottom chocolate chip pieces to bring a little more to the card.

Admittedly, it was quite fun to go stamp and not have to recreate the wheel. That's why the Stampin' Up IB&C is so great, right?

Enjoy and happy stamping!

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